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Deborah's Piano Lessons
Private Piano Instruction with Deborah Savage
TAKE LESSONS IN PERSON, ONLINE, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH! FOR THOSE WHO PREFER, LEARN VIRTUALLY FROM THE COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE OF YOUR OWN HOME
For non-local students in the domestic US or beyond, remote instruction is also available to accommodate your time zone!
Welcoming kids and adults of all ages for in studio, online, and hybrid piano lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area serving the local communities and school districts of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Westmont, Campbell, West San Jose, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, Mountain View and for remote and online students everywhere! Traditional private instruction will be tailored to your student using with modern techniques and methods! For online or hybrid students, an immersive multi-camera approach provides engaging and fun remote lessons! Homeschoolers welcome!
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It's Midsummer! School is out! A time of warm nights, visits to the beach, and magic! Listen to the music of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream or learn the chords to Surfin' Safari!
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STUDIO POLICIES 2022-2023
These simple guidelines help keep The Curious Pianist Studio running smoothly and effectively, and ensure that all students receive the equal attention they deserve.
Standard tuition is based on 32 lessons taught over nine months September-May once per week. There are 39 weeks from September to May. The seven weeks of no lessons are Thanksgiving Break, three weeks at Winter Break, one week for February Recess, one week for Spring Break and one flex week off to be used at my discretion when I am unable to teach lessons due to family conflicts.
30 minute private lessons are $45 each. $45×32 is $1440 for the nine months paid in nine equal payments of $160.00.
45 minute private lessons are $53 each. $53×32 is $1696 for the nine months paid in nine equal payments of $188.00.
60 minute private lessons are $70 each. $70×32 is $2240 for the nine months paid in nine equal payments of $248.00.
Lesson type Books and Materials Fee Monthly Tuition Semester Tuition
Private lesson – 30 minutes
$100 (per family) $160 $684
Private Lesson - 45 minutes
$100 (per family) $188 $805
Private Lesson - 60 minutes
$100 (per family) $248 $1060
PAYMENT OPTIONS: SEMESTER OR MONTHLY
Semester payments will be due at the beginning of September and January. The semester payment includes a 5% discount.
The monthly payment amount is divided evenly over nine months from September to May. The tuition fee is the same each month whether there are 5 or 2 lessons in a given month.
Payment can be made by cash, check, Venmo, or credit card through Mymusicstaff.com and is due at the beginning of the month. A late fee of $20.00 will be assessed after the 15th.
There is a $100 books and materials fee per family, payable upon enrollment. This fee goes toward the cost of all music books, sheet music, student binders, games, office supplies, online music enrichment environment access and portals, and studio activities throughout the teaching year.
Tuition Fees cover the cost of tuition, group classes, piano parties, and hosting of any in studio and online recitals.
There is a $50 recital fee for our annual Grand Recital in May to cover venue costs.
Lessons are scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time when the student begins lessons, and at the commencement of each academic year thereafter.
If a student/parent wishes to change their lesson time mid-year this can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. However this is subject to availability and changes cannot be guaranteed.
Lessons in the months of June, July, and August will be scheduled flexibly based on the student's availability and charged on a per lesson basis.
If a student will be missing their lesson for any reason they should inform me by text or email as a courtesy with as much notice as possible and/or cancel your lesson through your Student Portal on the MyMusicStaff website.
Students will have the following options for a missed lesson with sufficient notice: They can have an online lesson during their regular lesson time, or a sibling can take their lesson time. If the family is going out of town, the student may send a video of their assignments they’ve been practicing (before they leave out of town) and during their regularly scheduled lesson time I will give video feedback and helpful tips and update their student assignment page.
If a student gives 24 hours advance notice of a missed lesson, they may view the Open Slots through the student's portal at MyMusicStaff and choose to reschedule a lesson for the following week if possible. However, make up lessons are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
There is one flex week accounted for in the tuition. This time off will be taken at my discretion. If for any reason I have to cancel more than a single lesson, I will offer a make-up lesson at a different time, or if a suitable time can not be arranged, I will refund the lesson amount.
DISCONTINUATION OF LESSONS
• 30 days notice is required if a student decides to stop lessons.
MY MUSIC STAFF
Billing and scheduling for the studio will be done using the MyMusicStaff website. You should already have access to a login for the parent-student portal for MyMusicStaff.
You can update contact information, verify billing, check the studio calendar, get lesson alerts, register for group classes or parties and summer lessons through your student’s My Music Staff portal. Your teacher will provide direction for any special signups.
PUNCTUALITY AND ETIQUETTE
If a student is late this simply takes time out of the lesson. The lesson will start when the student arrives and will still finish at their usual time.
When students arrive, they will wash their hands in the bathroom before lessons to prevent the spread of sickness.
No food, drink, water bottles or gum in the studio.
Parents or grandparents may observe during a lesson. Arrangements should be made to accommodate siblings outside of the studio during the lesson.
Piano students need to keep their fingernails trimmed short.
RIGHT TO MEDICAL PRIVACY
This studio respects the rights of all parents and adult students to make their own informed health decisions. Reasonable precautions and policies to provide a safe and healthful environment for in studio students and teacher will be employed. Masks are not required for in studio lessons.