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What does my tuition cover?

  • Secured, scheduled time slot spent with each student

  • Time spent in preparation for the student’s lessons and upcoming events (trips to the music store, lesson planning, bookkeeping, development of curriculum, etc.)

  • Your teacher’s training and experience - 30+ years of piano training, Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance, Board Certified Music Therapist, 13+ years’ teaching experience

  • Preparation for programs such as Certificate of Merit

  • Studio expenses (copying, computer software, office materials, books, music books, supplemental materials, etc.)

  • Professional organization memberships - Memberships enhance your teacher’s education skills and provides opportunities for student performances and exams.

  • Continuing education – Lessons and classes that keep your teacher current on methods and techniques to help you or your child succeed

  • Certification costs – Independent music teachers pay to be recertified yearly provided they have met all continuing education and studio requirements. This keeps your teacher accountable to a professional organization.

  • Self-employment taxes, insurances, business licenses, retirement – The independent music teacher has no employer to assist in providing health insurance by matching funds. Tuition helps cover the increased living costs of your self-employed teacher.

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