Alyssa Lawson Cello Studio Studio Policies 2018-2019
Tuition and Fees
Tuition includes 32 private lessons, two recitals (one accompanied by cello and one accompanied by piano), and a rehearsal with the pianist.
Tuition is paid in installments every month from September to May, for a total of nine payments. Tuition is determined by lesson length:
30-minute lessons: $159 per month 45-minute lessons: $184 per month 60-minute lessons: $219 per month
Payment is due on the first day of every month. I highly encourage you to set up nine automatic payments directly from your bank account. Although I will accept paper checks, I prefer electronic payments (eg. Zelle or Popmoney—most banks offer one of these services).
A late fee of $10 will be applied to payments arriving after the first day of the month.
A registration fee of $100 is due on August 1.
In case you wish to discontinue lessons at any point, you may stop the monthly payments and we will finish out whichever month we are in. There are no refunds.
There are no make-up lessons for student absences. The only exception is in the case of an emergency such as a funeral or hospitalization of a family member. Athletic events, school events, and most illnesses are not considered emergencies.
If I have to miss a lesson for any reason, it will not count towards the 32 lessons that are included in your tuition. There are additional dates available for lessons in early June to account for unforeseen circumstances. In some cases, students will complete their 32 lessons before the end of the school year. At that time, additional lessons may be available for an additional fee.
Please consult the swap list in case you encounter a conflict with your lesson time. Students who are unable to attend their lesson and unable to swap also have the option to send me a video of their playing, and I will use their lesson time to provide written feedback.
In case of extreme weather, a Skype lesson will be offered.