Must Know Info

The following is a list of must know information.
Please read carefully before registering.

Info 1: Tuition and fees

This being my 11th year of teaching piano/voice in Fredericton, my fees are being adjusted for the upcoming academic year, 2018-2019. Please see the following break-down:

  • 45 min voice/piano lesson is $40.00/ lesson, at 35 lessons per year over 10 months is $140.00 / month
  • 60 min voice/ piano lesson is $45.00 / lesson, at 35 lessons per year over 10 months is $157.50 per month
  • 90 min voice/ piano lesson is $65.00 / lesson, at 35 lessons / year over 10 months is $227.50 per month

As well, to help with some of the administration costs I charge a registration fee which is due the first day of instruction. It is a once per year fee of $25.00 per family. All lessons are to be paid in full by monthly post-dated cheques. Due on the first lesson in September and dated for the 1st of each month, a series of post dated cheques are required (1 per month for 10 months, September through June).

Info 2: attendance, missed lessons, and makeups

With respect to missed lessons, makeups are arranged when I miss lessons for any reason, or else they are refunded; otherwise, make-ups are arranged due only to illness, family emergencies, or some unique extenuating circumstances pre-arranged by students and myself, and all upon the students’ request. Students are eligible to upwards to two makeups/ term. With regard to winter storm days my studio is always open and due to its size, make-up lessons cannot be arranged. Please use your discretion when deciding whether to attend.

Info 3: concerts, dress rehearsals and group lessons

Please note that there are dress rehearsals and group lessons interspersed throughout the year. These are good opportunities for students to present their work in small and intimate, but public settings, helping to insure success at the major, sometimes larger, and generally more significant performance venues like: the Xmas Community Concert, Fredericton Music Festival, End of the Year Concert, and formal examinations. There are very important learning outcomes with respect to these exercises and as such are part of the teaching strategy, the yearly calendar, and the tuition schedule. Students are required to participate.

Info 4: purchasing music

I purchase the music at a discount and pass that on to students, thereby asking the students to reimburse me. Supplementary material from my library may be assigned from time to time. Additional music may be purchased by the students at any time and brought to the lesson.

Info 5: recording lessons

I provide free dictation books to record the students’ weekly homework schedules. They are extremely important tools to help students stay on task and to help me stay up to date with respect to progress. Because there are so many verbal instructions that happen within the voice lessons themselves, it’s also important for the singers to bring recording devices to all lessons and have them with which to reference and practice at home. The actual devices are at the discretion of the students.