Tuition is due by the first of the month for monthly payment plans. Several plans and packages are available. A $15.00 late fee will be added to your account 7 days after the due date. Payment may be made with cash, check, debit/credit card, or PayPal. Cash or check is preferred due to online processing fees. Periodic cost of living increases will occur. 

Cancellations and Makeups 

Cancellations should be made a least 24 hours in advance to receive a makeup lesson, preferably 48 hours or more whenever possible. I understand that this is not always possible due to illness and emergencies; however, most lessons cancelled are because of vacation or other activities. Makeup times are limited and not guaranteed because my schedule is usually full or close to full so make every attempt to attend your lesson at your regularly scheduled time. Makeup lessons are available at times that other students are absent. No shows and late cancellations are not eligible for makeup lessons or refunds. 

Notification of Cancellations/Scheduling Makeups 

Notification of cancellations and scheduling of makeups should be made on the calendar at You will be sent login information by email. Your username is your email address on record. Any notification of cancellation not made on the calendar should be made in writing. 


Most progress is made during practice at home. Students should practice 5-6 days per week at least 15-20 minutes a day, longer for advancing students and less for beginners.

Performance Opportunities 

Recitals, the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs' Festival, performance classes, MTNA recitals and Scale Olympics/Ribbon Festival, and other opportunities will be offered throughout the year. 

Inclement Weather 

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified in the afternoon before lessons if lessons will be cancelled.  Even if school is cancelled for snow, the roads are clear by lesson time most of the time. If roads are not clear, lessons by Skype are offered. Do not cancel based on a forecast because forecasts often change.

Discontinuation of Lessons 

Please give at least 30 days notice of discontinuation of lessons. Students are responsible for their last month's tuition whether they attend lessons or not. All unused makeup lessons will be forfeited at the time of discontinuation of lessons. No refunds will be given for unused lessons.

Scheduled Breaks 

No lessons are scheduled on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, part of Thanksgiving Week, two weeks around Christmas and New Year's, two weeks around the end of the school year, and two weeks around the end of summer/beginning of school. These days are on the online calendar. 

Summer Vacation 

The studio operates year around and does not close for summer. I am happy to offer makeup lessons, but please cancel and reschedule in advance. If you choose to take off for the summer your lesson time or a place in the studio cannot be guaranteed without payment based on the payment plan you choose. 

House Rules 

Students should arrive on time with all their lesson materials. 

Students should use the restroom and wash their hands before their lesson. 

Please wait in the waiting area until you are called to your lesson.


Home Studio:

Please knock and enter the front door so I do not have to interrupt the previous student's lesson to let you in. 

Please do not park in the bend of the driveway in front of the house because other cars cannot get in or out. 

The waiting room in my home studio is the dining room. Please do not stand at the studio door and watch. This makes many students nervous. 

Areas other than the dining room, restroom, and studio are off limits. 

Please wait for parents inside or on the front porch. 

Dismissal from Studio 

Students may be dismissed from the studio for: 

  • lack of payment or habitual late payment 
  • lack of progress due to lack of practice 
  • too many cancellations and reschedules 
  • three no shows 
  • uncooperative attitude or behavioral issues