Tuition & Missed Lessons

Tuition Policy


Fall Semester 2021: Sep.7 - Jan. 21 

Kiel/Oshkosh         Lesson length                 

$338/$382         30-minute lessons

$506/573            45-minute lessons

$675/$764          60-minute lessons                                            

Spring Semester 2022: Jan. 24 - June 6

Kiel/Oshkosh         Lesson length   

$338/$382         30-minute lessons

$506/573            45-minute lessons

$675/$764          60-minute lessons 


Fee Payment  

Full Semester - due the first lesson of semester

Half Semester- due the first lesson of Sep., Nov., Jan., March

Monthly - due the last lesson of each month for the next month in advance

***There is a $5.00 fee if payment is late. Each additional week late is $5.00 with lessons ceasing until payment is made. 

  • You must choose either semester/half semester payment OR monthly payment for the entire year. Click here for payment breakdown.

  • Tuition is prorated for students who start mid-semester.

  • No refunds given for students who quit mid-semester.

What does tuition pay for?

Weekly lessons, individualized lesson planning and material selection, creation of theory and technique materials, the Tonara practice app, group classes, recitals and recital preparation, festival/competition preparation, music lending-library, annual written feedback, printing/copying/worksheets, continued professional teacher development, administrative time, etc!

Other Fees

Materials: I will purchase and invoice you or will send you links to purchase the books. Expect to spend $50 or under per year per child.

Recitals: Studio performances, community events and Young Musical Stars are free of charge.

Festivals/Competitions (optional): Fees are usually $15-25 per event.

Summer Lessons

In order to reserve a slot for fall, students are required to attend a minimum of 8 lessons during the summer. See summer tuition here.

Inclement Weather & Illness

If lessons are cancelled due to weather conditions or if your student is contagious but feels well enough to play at home a FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype lesson may be conducted during the student's regular lesson time.

Missed Lessons

Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance and your lesson slot is reserved especially for you! There will be no fee reimbursement for lessons you cancel or do not attend. I will notify you of any openings that may occur during the week of the missed lesson pending my availability. I will also try my best to accommodate sports activities or other conflicts if notified in advance, but I cannot ensure lessons will be rescheduled. If I cancel for any reason the lesson will be made up.