TUITION AND FEES, effective September 1, 2023
- 30-minute lessons: $124/month
- 45-minute lessons: $185/month
OUR PIANO PROGRAM IS A YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM, FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH AUGUST. IT INCLUDES:
39 private lessons (Lessons can be in-person at the Montgomery studio or online)
Access to the Supersonics Piano app (to view, download, and print music). This is a great resource!
A more detailed (visual) calendar with lessons and events information is also on my website under CALENDAR and IMPORTANT DATES
OUR PIANO PROGRAM DOESN’T INCLUDE
- Piano Materials/Music, Notebooks, access to other apps such as Piano Maestro, etc.
- Metronome: All students need to purchase a metronome to bring to the lesson (if young) or download the app Pro Metronome (if owning a cellphone or tablet)
- Registration Fees for optional events, including (but not limited to) the RCM Assessment Program, Masquerade Musicale, Junior Music Festival, etc.
- Nominal Recital Fees: $10 per student per recital. These will be happening on October 28, 2023, and April 27, 2024, at 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m
- Ensemble Recital Fee (per piece) $38. This is a lovely event where our students get to play a solo, a duet, or a trio with their siblings (if preferred) and two professional musicians (a bass player and a drummer). It is a favorite event! This year, it will tentatively be on February 10. If a family can't attend, a fee won't be charged. Due to logistics, this recital may not be available to students enrolling in the studio on or after October 1, 2023.
Three recital opportunities are scheduled for the 2023-2024 school year (a Halloween Recital on October 27, an Ensemble Recital on February 10, and a Spring Recital on April 27). More details can be found in the studio’s 2023-2024 calendar, and more information will be sent to families when we get closer to the dates of the events.
I fully understand that sometimes schedule conflicts can occur due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to illness, school, and sports events, vacations, or personal holidays. A cancellation notice is expected at least 24 hours in advance in these cases. Sufficient notice may allow you to reschedule your lesson, but rescheduling is not guaranteed due to outside conflicts. Lessons may be rescheduled when minimal notice is given in extreme situations such as critical illness and family emergencies. I can be more flexible in making up lessons during the summer months. Lessons canceled by Eliana will be rescheduled. Please note that notification by the student of a missed lesson does not exclude payment for the lessons. All lessons must be paid for, whether taken or missed.
LESSON FEES ARE ANNUALIZED AND DIVIDED INTO TWELVE EQUAL PAYMENTS
All monthly fees will be automatically withdrawn from the credit/debit card on file on the 1st calendar day of each month (using My Music Staff software). Families are welcome to keep paying by check, but only through an automatic bank draft setup, where payments are sent automatically before the 1st of the month. Payments should be mailed to Eliana Corredor, 7800 Cooper Rd, Suite L8, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Annual tuition is based on 39 private lessons. Monthly fees are due every month, regardless of the number of lessons on a given month (during some months, students will receive three lessons; during other months, they will receive four lessons; be reassured that ALL students, except for Saturday students, have 39 lessons scheduled during the calendar year). A $25 late fee will be assessed for payments that do not have enough funds or are denied by the bank. NO email reminder will be sent before the first of the month anymore. If extra fees are due (like if a student is participating at an event/outside of the studio recital, musical materials were bought for the student by Eliana, or if a student is taking a piano assessment), fees can be added as a charge to the family's account. Still, at your earliest convenience, payment can also be brought to the studio (check or cash) or sent via PayPal, Zelle, Venmo, etc.
Tuition is still due by the 1st of the month even if you do not have a meeting on that month or the 1st falls during a holiday break.
PIANO LESSONS RUN YEAR-ROUND (SUMMER LESSONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE YEARLY CALENDAR)
Those who continue their musical studies in the summer experience less frustration and improve more quickly than students who take a break. All students are expected to continue lessons over the summer. Seven (7) lessons will be scheduled during the summer months (please be aware that this means the students may only have 2 or 3 lessons per month, and monthly payment is expected to be the same)
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT
Up to an age determined by the individual needs of each student, parental involvement in home practice is very important. Creating a structure that ensures that practice time is calm, focused, and consistent is the best way to help your child overcome any frustrations that may arise. It is recommended that 30-minute students practice 20 minutes 6 times a week and 45-minute students at least 30 minutes 6 times a week.
TERMINATION OF SCHEDULED LESSONS
It is not unusual for students to have conflicts and need to choose among their many activities. Students choosing to discontinue lessons must give at least a 30-day notice.
Phone: (513) 652-6267 (cell/text) Website: www.montgomerymusicstudio.com
Mailing address: Montgomery Music Studio/ Attn: Eliana Corredor, 7800 Cooper Rd., Suite L8 / Cincinnati OH 45242