Rice Home Studio, Chapel Hill, NC
8/28 Makeup for Labor Day (Monday Students Only)
9/5 Session begins
9/22-25 Fall Break (Monday/Friday students)
10/30- 11/3 Group Week
11/3 (Friday) Adult Salon
11/19 (Sunday) Fall Recitals at Brightleaf Square 2:00-4:00
11/13-17 Make up lesson week
11/20-25 Thanksgiving break
11/27 Session begins
12/18- 1/3 Winter break
1/4 Lessons resume
1/15-20 Group week
2/9-11 Winter Recitals at Yates Baptist
2/26- 3/1 Make up lesson week
3/4 Session begins
3/25-30 Orange County, Durham Public School Spring Break
4/1- 6 Chapel Hill Carrboro Spring Break
4/8-13 Group week (TBD)
5/3-5 OR 5/17-19 Spring Recitals at Yates Baptist Church
5/20-24 Make up lesson week
5/27- 31 Extra make up week (as needed)
6/1 Session begins: a minimum number of summer lessons required between 6/1 and 8/31 to maintain individual lesson spot for Fall 2024.
Piano Lessons: Policies
Students enrolled in private lessons meet once a week. Tuition is based on $75 per hour of instruction. In special cases, I teach lessons in student's homes, if they end before 3:00 and are a reasonable proximity to my home. I charge an additional $18 each week to come to your home.
One eleven week session includes individual lessons, performance classes, recitals, and one make-up lesson. Group lessons and recitals cannot be made up, and no credits or additional lessons are issued should a student be unable to attend. In addition to the time your teacher spends directly with each student in the lesson, your tuition also pays for lesson planning, learning, and organizing the best possible ways to educate each student.
Private lesson tuition, per session:
30 minute lessons: $375 ($356 for any additional family members)
45 minute lessons: $562.50 ($534 for any additional family members)
60 minute lessons: $750 ($712.50 for any additional family members)
30 minute lessons: $125 ($118.75 for any additional family members)
45 minute lessons: $187.50 ($178 for any additional family members)
60 minute lessons: $250 ($237.50 for any additional family members)
5% off each additional family member enrolled
5% off lessons that conclude by 3:30pm weekdays
Each student enrolled in individual lessons will receive one free make up lesson at the end of each session. These lessons are used first to offset any teacher absences including inclement weather, and then for any student absences that may occur. If neither you nor your teacher misses any lessons in a session, you may still attend your lesson during makeup lesson week. Group lessons and recitals cannot be made up, and no credits or additional lessons are issued should a student be unable to attend. Other makeup lessons must be approved by the school’s director. Students who give less than 24 hours notice of cancellation may still be charged for that lesson.
Groups & Recitals
We have one recital per session, and other opportunities to perform if students are interested. We also have one group class per session. Group lessons are in place of regular lessons, one week a session. They are informal performance opportunities in a group setting with a music theory component and a great way to build a musical community. Group lessons are held at Triangle Music School, 4815 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC.
Payment is by check, cash, or Paypal link found in your invoice. Late payments will be charged a $20.00 late fee. A $20 fee will be charged to your account if your checks are returned from the bank for any reason. Credits are only issued if your teacher cannot reschedule a lesson. There will be no refunds for advance payments if a student stops lessons before the end of a session, except in the case of major illness or major family emergency.
For in home lessons, I will only teach a lesson if a parent or caregiver is present in the house at all times. Lessons at my home are observable and interruptible. Parents and siblings are greatly encouraged to attend all lessons.