Non-refundable Deposit Fee
$105 deposit fee is due at the time of registration. This non-refundable deposit will guarantee your place on the teaching schedule. Your deposit, per child, will cover the cost of music books for the Fall and Spring semester, computer lab, classroom supplies and performances. Deposit fees do not cover Guild or cost of any lessons.
$80 annual deposit fee for Musikgarten and Preschool Piano.
Private Piano: $380 or $95 monthly due ON or BEFORE the 1st of each month, in advance
Group Piano: $250 or $62.50 monthly due ON or BEFORE the 1st of each month, in advance
Preschool Piano: $180/45 minute class. Pay in full or 2 installments due ON or BEFORE the 1st of the month, in advance.
Musikgarten: $150/30 minute class. $180/45 minute class. Pay in full or 2 installments due ON or BEFORE the 1st of the month, in advance.
20% discount will only apply to families enrolling three or more children.
Each student is expected to participate in at least four performances per year. During the 2012/13 Fall and Spring semesters Ms. Dorla’s students will perform in monthly performances at the Nursing Home in Keene and other public performances instead of the yearly piano recital. Please see calendar for more specific dates.
Each student has the option of participating in Guild. If interested, please ask for more information. Guild auditions are held in the Spring.
Respect for Private Property
Students and their families must remain in the studio for lessons, in the waiting room or on the property directly in front of the studio (picnic table area). Remember that you are on private property and that the neighbors’ property must be respected at all times. This not only applies to the neighbor’s toys, animals, etc. but prohibits your children from going to the pond, or taking walks beyond the studio property without an adult. Thank you understanding.
Inclement Weather/Make up lessons
When and if schools close because of inclement weather, lessons will be canceled. There will be no refunds, credits or make-up classes for cancellations due to inclement weather.
Make up lessons or credit will be given only when Ms. Dorla cancels a class due to illness or an emergency situation.
In order to reserve a space in the studio for Fall, all students are required to register for Summer Piano lessons.
When you register as a student of Dorla’s Piano Studio it will be understood that you agree to have your child’s picture taken for promotional purposes unless you specifically ask Mrs. Dorla not to. Children’s full names are never used and the pictures/videos will be related to activities pertaining to Dorla’s Piano Studio.
Where Does My Music Tuition Go?
Parents often ask what is the cost “per lesson”. Unfortunately Dorla’s Piano Studio does not offer a “per-lesson” fee. I have chosen to make music my business and my occupation. As with any business, costs are calculated to both ensure that the highest quality product is given and that the business makes enough profit to continue providing their services. All independent music teachers differ in methods of operation. However, the tuition of nearly all teachers covers the following:
- Time spent with student
- Time spent planning for student lessons
- Teaching and experience
- Shipping costs associated with music
- Sales, Property and other taxes
- High quality Instruments
- Upkeep of instruments
- Professional Journals
- Professional organization memberships
- Music books and CDs
- Administrative upkeep
- Teacher certification
- Teacher salary, retirement
- Office Supplies
- New Software to stay up-to-date
- Studio equipment
No price can be put on such a beautiful art as music, but by investing in your child’s music education, you can provide them with a skill they will enjoy for a lifetime!
Payment to Dorla’s Piano Studio acknowledges that you have read and understood the Studio Policy.