Please read this page carefully!

Tuition is paid monthly; usually as a 4 week period, and is due latest by the 3rd of the month. This has a discounted rate; same rate each month.

Lessons paid individually are primarily reserved for working adults with a morning lesson schedule, although they may also take advantage of the monthly rate. 

For the month scheduling, three or five week months for any lesson day are evened out during the Sept through June school year. This is indicated on everyone's printed schedule given at the start of the school year, or whenever a new student begins lessons at MBH.   

Musician By Heart will take the same or close to the holiday time off during December and March that coincides with the Beaverton School district Winter and Spring breaks. December and March are 3 lesson months, accounted for by the ongoing monthly discounts.   

The studio will be closed for these major holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Christmas, which includes the last week of Dec. The Studio is NOT closed for the other various holidays such as President’s Day, MLK day, school service days or budget closures. Ask me if you are not sure about a particular day!

  • 2020 Christmas holiday break is Dec. 23 through January 3.
  • 2020 Studio Spring Term ends June 25th.
  • 2020 Summer schedule: TBA

    Tuition and cancellation policies.

    The month tuition is a discounted fee. With this, students are receiving between 3-5 free lessons per school year, or $190 discount, if all lessons are taken, with Dec/March short months accounted for. Everyone paying by the month receives this discount and in effect, missed ones are made up that way. You don't pay full single lesson fees, and I don't need to frequently adjust my schedule. If you don't miss any, you still get the discounted fee. The discounted fee also makes up for one rare weather (ice, bad storm) type of cancellation. There is also included one missed lesson day due to emergency/illness of my own in that discount. I will make up or credit anything missed by me beyond that. In the event this should occur, it will apply only to students who have already paid for 4 months worth of lessons. I also do not require months of tuition in advance; fees are paid month to month.

    Therefore; no make ups, fee reductions or extra time tacked on. Thank you!

    Tuition (to review those differences.)

  • Monthly lesson day or time changes: happy to accommodate if available. 
  • Payment: I accept cash, personal check or PayPal through your checkin gaccount, not a credit card, and as "friends and family" only.  
  • All payments need to be in by the first lesson of any month that will occur by the 3rd of the month. May be paid at the last lesson of the previous month; checks can be dated for the first of that coming month. Some first lessons are on the 4th or later of a month; payment is due before then.  

Auditions for MYS and PYP (youth orchestras) are generally scheduled several times a year. Students who are interested will be prepared for those and other audition opportunities.

Please email with questions or for current scheduling. You may call and leave a message instead, but I can often respond more quickly if you send an email. 

503-430-8758 (landline; no texting!) 


 Thank you!