Tuition & Fees

Piano Lessons in Herndon, VA

When students enroll, they are reserving their placement in the studio for the entire school year (September - June). Tuition is charged by the term and is payment for the student's whole course of music study, payable in advance by 2, 4 or 10 monthly installments from September through June.

Registration Fee:
An annual registration fee of $75 is due July 1, 2015 to cover the costs of recital venue, tuning, Spring Festival, studio lending library and incentive rewards/programs. Other optional events offered throughout the year have additional registration fees (Baroque Festival, Holiday Concert at Dulles Mall, etc.) Student materials and music are not included in this fee.

Tuition is based upon enrollment for 30 weeks of private instruction (September - June), 4 Group Classes, one studio recital, one studio performance class, and a fall studio party. The annual tuition fee for 2016/2017 is $1300 for weekly 30-minute lessons and $1850 for 45-minute lessons. You may choose to pay in 2, 5 or 10 equal installments. Tuition is nonrefundable. Payment for piano lessons is due in full whether the student attends each scheduled lesson or not. Each student is scheduled for a specific weekly time slot. Your payment reserves that time slot. Student materials and music are not included in this fee.

Payment Due Date/Late Fee: 
If you choose to pay in 10 equal installments, payment is due at the first day of each month. If you choose to pay in 2 equal installments, payment is due September 1st and February 1st. If you choose to pay in 5 equal installments, payment is due September 1st, November 1st, January 1st, March 1st, and May 1st. There is a late fee of $10.00 for each week payment is past due. Please include the late fee with your late payment.

What Else Tuition Covers: 

  • Tuition covers not only the contact time spent with the student, but also the time spent in preparation for the student.
  • An individualized plan for the student's course of study
  • Development of teaching materials
  • Recitals, including preparation of programs and refreshments
  • Professional organization memberships to enhance teaching skills and provide students with opportunities for competitions, exams, and festivals
  • Piano tuning and repairs
  • Continuing education

Online Billpay: 
You have the option of paying your tuition online by logging into Music Teachers Helper or through PayPal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay online.

Terminating Lessons:
The teacher may terminate lessons due to negative behavior, failure to practice, or failure to comply with studio etiquette.  Terminating lessons before the end of the year (September - June) must be by mutual agreement between the teacher and parent.  Any termination initiated by the parent or student requires at least 1 month written notice.