Enrolling now for lessons 2022
Get your little musician off to a fantastic start in piano study! In this program, beginners receive a 30-minute private lesson and a 60-minute group class each week. Students will learn complete musicianship from the first lesson in a fun and engaging atmosphere.
For those beginners that are unable to attend twice a week or those that are older beginners. Group classes focus on building performance skills developing critical listening skills, and reinforcing concepts learned in lessons.
Perfect for beginners and transfer students, this program features a 45-minute weekly private lesson and a monthly 60-minute repertoire class. Group classes focus on building performance skills, reinforcing theory concepts, learning about the history of music, and exploring creativity through composition and improvisation.
Whether your goal is to study traditional Classical repertoire or learn how to play your favorite pop standards, you'll enjoy the balance of private instruction vs. group interaction that this program offers. Along with an hour lesson once a week, students will gather monthly to play for each other and enjoy working with their peers to develop a musical community.
Interested in lessons. Contact us to schedule a demo lesson!
Saturday, September 17
Saturday, October 15
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, April 22
Open House Saturday, August 27
Pop/Jam Session - 3 sessions during the year TBA
East Austin Studio Tour - Saturday, November 19
Winter Recital and Party - Saturday, December 17
Pianopalooza - Saturday, May 20
Spring Recital - Saturday, June 10
Masterclasses with guest artists scheduled throughout the year
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is due by the first lesson of every month. Tuition is divided equally across 12 months. Remember some months will have fewer lessons and some will have more lessons. Tuition covers private lessons, group classes and a yearly student fee of $45 per student. Payment may be made by check or online through Venmo.
Registration is for the entire 43 lesson school year, August through July. If a student must withdraw before the end of the school year, a four-week notice is required and tuition will be assessed through the notice period. No withdrawal is accepted after June 1. If there is a need to withdraw after June 1, the full month tuition for July is due.
Under certain conditions, a student may be asked to discontinue music study at Studio A. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
1.) non-payment or recurrent lateness in payment of tuition
2.) excessive absenteeism or tardiness
3.) non-participation in group classes
4.) excessive and recurrent non-preparation of assignments or
Missed Lessons or Group classes
Attendance at every lesson is extremely important. Group lessons missed by students cannot be made up under any circumstances. There are no refunds or credits for lessons not taken during the school year. However, students are allowed one rescheduled private lesson per year. There is a flex week in June when missed lessons can be scheduled. A twenty-four hour notice is required for any cause except illness. If a student cannot attend a scheduled make-up lesson, it cannot be rescheduled. Sometimes the teacher will need to reschedule or miss lessons. Any lessons missed on behalf of the faculty will be rescheduled.
The success of all educational pursuits is in large part determined by consistency. This is especially true for music students. For them, the consistency required for adequate progress must be the result of a collaborative effort between parents and teachers. It is the teacher’s job to fill the lesson with activities that set students up for success. It is the parents’ job to develop an environment that allows a daily reinforcement of what occurs during the lesson.
When we say “daily practice,” we know that there are days when it is not possible to work in a practice session. However, there are two guidelines we want you to keep in mind when scheduling your child’s practice week:
No week goes by without a minimum of five days of practice.
Even under extreme circumstance, never allow two days in a row
of missed practice.
Missing two days of practice is like taking one step forward and two steps backward. The best results come from cumulative, daily practice; what we do in the lesson can never make up for lack of practice.
No lessons are taught: Thanksgiving, Winter Break (Christmas/New Years), and Spring Break. Summer lessons in June/July may be adjusted.
We realize that summer schedules are more sporadic due to travel. Lessons will be scheduled in coordination with your teacher. The important consideration is that the equivalent of 4 lessons must be scheduled over a 7 week period. It is possible to condense all needed lessons into 2 or 3 weeks. This will afford us the opportunity to work on special projects and make significant progress in a short time due to summer vacation schedules.
Students are expected to participate in recitals or special performances throughout the year. Other playing opportunities may be offered, but not required, including various festivals or contests. To give back to the Austin community, students at Studio A may also participate in performances that demonstrate a sense of civic duty and an opportunity to share music with others in non-traditional spaces and venues.