Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you have availability for piano/voice/etc.? How do I enroll?
We use a self-enrollment system, where you can view our teachers’ available spots, reserve that spot, and after paying for lessons, you can reserve the spot and start immediately or the week after, depending on the schedule and when you reserved a lesson. You can select your class and register right away here.
Q: Can I enroll for a trial lesson? Can I do just one lesson?
Absolutely! We offer drop-in lessons, and if you decide to continue with weekly lessons, you get an additional discount, because weekly lessons are discounted compared to the drop-in rate! Just register through our form and then add a note in the Comments field with your selected slot, and we will get back to you!
Q: I can’t find a lesson that matches my schedule. Do you have a waitlist?
Yes, we do! You can register with our form without enrolling in any lesson/group class, and get access to our Parent Portal, which is a robust system that lets you see our available schedules and register if you find a spot that matches your schedule.
Q: When can I start lessons?
As soon as you sign up! Depending on when you registered and what day of the week is the lesson/group class you reserved, you can come to your lesson on either that same week, or the week after. Our instructors are immediately notified if a student enrolls in one of their open spots.
Q: If I sign up, do I have to commit to an entire semester?
Nope. We only require a month-to-month commitment for lessons, as that’s usually the amount of time for students to know if the lesson is a good fit for them. We have a 30-day cancellation policy where we need a written notice (via our Parent Portal) about discontinuing lessons, and you would only have to pay for tuition within that 30-day period. You are still welcome to take lessons within this period.
Q: Do you offer lessons for younger kids?
Absolutely! We offer junior lessons, which are 20-minute weekly lessons designed for younger students with growing attention spans. If you do not find a junior spot in our openings, please feel free to register without enrolling in any classes, and just note down on your registration form that you would like a junior slot with your preferred schedule—we can open one up for you. Please make sure it is within our currently available schedules. Otherwise, you may still register to waitlist.
Q: Do you offer lessons for adults?
You are more than welcome! Our lessons are personalized based on each student, and our instructors are capable and more than willing to teach adult students. There’s no deadline for learning music, and we would love to have you! Register for lessons here.
Q: Do you have group class options available?
Absolutely! You can view all of our group classes here. If you sign up for private lessons in addition to a group class, we offer discounts in your group class tuition 🙂
Q: What is your policy on cancellations/makeups?
We offer video lessons as a makeup. Your teacher will send a video lesson that the student can save and keep for life, and replay at their own pace—this will serve as makeup for the lesson missed. In certain circumstances, we can offer Zoom lessons.
We would need a 24-hour courtesy cancellation notice to be eligible for a makeup lesson. Please see our Parent Portal for our tuition policy on makeup for cancellations.
Q: Do you sell instruments?
We have practice pads, drum sets, pianos, and guitars in limited quantities for sale and for rent. If available, we can provide these for you and add the fee to your first tuition. For other instruments, we recommend these shops.
Q: Do you sell books?
We will provide you with your needed books on your first lesson, and this can be added to your first tuition. If you prefer to shop for books yourself or already own a book that you’d like to use, you can let us know and we will waive this for you.
Q: How much are lessons?
Lessons are $30 each for drop-ins, but if you enroll for a weekly lesson, that drops down to $28 per lesson.
Q: How is tuition billed?
Our tuition is based on a 38-week school year from August 22 through June 11. The tuition total for the semester is split up into equal payments. This is why you may have some months with more lessons than others but it is all taken into account when we make tuition prices and the school calendar. You can think of it as your semester total being split up into several equal payments that are due each month. It is a lot easier for our families to keep track of a payment if it is monthly so we do this for their convenience. 🙂
Q: Do you offer discounts?
Absolutely! If you sign up for private lessons in addition to a group class, your group class tuition drops down (depending on which group class). For example, our Broadway class is $65/month, but families enrolled in private lessons get a discounted rate of $40/month. Check out our group classes here.
We also offer discounts for some group classes if a family enrolls multiple students, like our Children’s Choir class for example.
Our yearly registration fee of $30 per student also has a $50 family cap, and for students taking lessons over the summer, we would waive that fee for the semester after.
Q: What is the registration fee?
The registration fee covers the cost of the registration process including the hours it takes to provide you and all our students with their choice of time slots. In addition, this fee helps defray some of the costs of moving to a new studio. We recently moved to the studio space that we have now, and this will create an even better learning environment for your student and provide additional conveniences for you and your family. It will have more rooms, a waiting area and lobby, teachers’ lounge parking lot, bigger rooms to accommodate group classes, and a much bigger space for learning and growing.
Q: Do you do refunds on missed lessons?
We do not offer refunds, but if you give us notice for more than 24 hours, you are eligible for a makeup lesson.
Q: Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! You may apply for a scholarship through our non-profit partner Red Chapel Concert Series.