Rates & Policies

RATES

A FREE 30 Minute Consultation is available for all prospective students. These are an opportunity for you to try out the online format and talk with me about your musical interests and goals. Schedule your consultation quickly and easily here.

Weekly Rates are billed in monthly bundles of 4 lessons.

  • 30 minutes weekly: $200/month ($50 per lesson)
  • 50 minutes weekly: $320/month ($80 per lesson)

Drop-In Rates apply to lessons scheduled irregularly or less frequently than once a week.

  • 30 minutes: $60
  • 50 minutes: $90

General Lesson Policies

  • Please be on time.
  • Online Students: I will always call online students to initiate the lesson. Please DO NOT CALL ME so as not to disturb a lesson prior to yours.
  • If studying guitar, banjo, fiddle, or mandolin, please bring your own instrument and whatever accessories you require (picks, finger picks, capo, extra strings, bow, rosin, etc.). 

Scheduling

  • For weekly students, I will always oblige myself to be available for at least 4 lessons at our standard time, or else pro-rate your tuition. 
  • In instances where there are five lesson days in a month (e.g. 5 Tuesdays in a month), I will likely take one lesson date off and notify you in the month prior. 

Payment Policy

  • The smartphone app Venmo is currently the preferred payment method. Instructions regarding this will be emailed to you after our lesson schedule is confirmed.
  • In the event of planned student or teacher absences resulting in fewer than 4 lessons in a month, I will prorate tuition. If this becomes a frequent necessity (e.g. several months in a row), the student’s billing may be switched to the “per lesson” rate described above at my discretion.

Lesson Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by Teacher

    • If I am forced to cancel a billed lesson for any reason, the student may choose one of these options:
      • Reschedule the the lesson within thirty (30) days
      • Credit the tuition of the cancelled lesson towards the following month’s invoice

Cancellation by Student

    • Students must notify of missed lessons at least 24-hours in advance. Email is preferred.
    • There are NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS available if less than 24-hours notice is given.
    • If more than 24-hours notice is given, students may request via email a makeup lesson, or else have the lesson fee credited towards the next month’s bill.
    • A student who does not notify me of a cancellation/missed lesson prior to the lesson time (“No Call; No Show”) forfeits the fee for that lesson and is not eligible for a make-up lesson.

Cessation of Lessons

  • If the student wishes to be permanently removed from my studio schedule, notification is required prior to the next billing cycle (month). NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be given to students who cease lessons in the middle of a pre-paid billing cycle.