Studio Policy

School-Year Schedule     2016-17

  • The school year is divided into 3 sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring. 
    • Each session runs twelve weeks and includes 12 individual lessons and 3 group lessons.
  • I hold two studio recitals each year: December & May —TBA.
  • Summer lessons are offered during July and August at my home studio: 60 Towpath Lane, Rochester, NY 14618.
    The cost for these lessons is dependent on the student's availability.

Lesson Scheduling    

  • Locations — I teach weekday afternoons from 3:30pm-8pm at my home studio: 60 Towpath Lane, Rochester, NY 14618
    • Students attending Seton Catholic Elementary School have the option to take lessons during the school day or
      during the extended day program.
  • Group Lessons are held once per month—I will notify you throughout the year when these are scheduled.
  • Rescheduling Lessons — With advance notice, we may reschedule a lesson within the same week of a lesson conflict;
    this avoids scheduling a make-up lesson.
  • Make-up Lessons — I allow one make-up lesson per session. If we cannot schedule a make-up within the session,
    a credit for that missed lesson will be given toward the next session.
  • Discontinuing Lessons — A month’s notice is required, should you wish to terminate your lessons.
    Students are expected to complete each session.

Online Access & Accounts    

Lesson Cost & Payments    

  • At the 30 minute individual lesson rate, cost per session, per student is $420. 
    • Families of two or more students receive a discount.
  • Payment options: 
    • By Session  — Due: September 1st, December 5th, & March 20th.
    • By Year — Due: September 1st — pay school year with one payment and receive a 10% discount.

      No. of Students

      Lesson Length

      Cost per session

      Pay year in full (10% discount)


      30 minutes




      45 minutes




      60 minutes




      30 minutes each



  • I accept payments by cash, check or credit card. 
  • Fees:
    • A $25 late fee is added if payment is not made by the first lesson of each session. 
    • A $30 fee is added for any returned checks.