(Monthly tuition reflects a $20/mo. discount.)

1/2 Hr:   $40.00 - monthly fee is $140.  (includes $20/month discount; $200 over school year)
45 min:  $50.00 - monthly fee is $180.  (includes $20/month discount; $200 over school year)
1 Hour:  $65.00 - monthly fee is $240.  (includes $20/month discount; $200 over school year)

Tuition per month is for a four-week period, and it is (in part) for the time that has been reserved.

Three or five week months for any lesson day are all evened out during the year, shown on your schedule.

Weekend or per lesson scheduling is available on a limited basis and often the best arrangement for working adults. Full fee per lesson applies. 

Any month in which a student knows ahead of time that they will miss one or more lessons, the lessons they do take will be charged at the full single lesson fee. Their scheduled time will remain reserved for them for that one month. This is available once per school year, plus adjustments during the December holidays and in June. Time cannot be held open (between 3 and 6) for less than at least the full month discounted price on a more frequent basis than above.    

Our Spring concert is counted as a lesson and particpation is expected for school age players. Adults are welcome to participate, however if not, there is no make up time/credit for missing the concert. It will be part of the overall discount if they are paying by the month. 

Methods of payment: Cash, Check, Pay Pal. No credit cards.

Checks are written to me, not MBH, and payment (for the month) is due LATEST by the 3rd of any given month, no matter what day the first lesson falls on. Paying at the last lesson for the next month is an option; checks can be dated for the first of the upcoming month. Single lessons can be paid at each lesson, and if you have Pay Pal, this makes for a very easy and quick payment at the start or end of the lesson. (Friend/family; no fees.)

New students who are scheduling by the month pay at their first lesson for that hour, plus whatever lessons are left during the month they are starting.

There is no prorating a month's payment for missed lessons except for new students beginning at other than the first week of the month they start. 

If I am raising tuition and you have recently (within 4 months) begun at the previous rate, you will pay that for another 3 months from the time you started before any adjustment is made.  

The first lesson is always an hour ($65) to sufficiently start on many basics. This includes getting familiar with parts of the instrument, general care, and fitting the violin correctly. The importance of a comfortable chin rest and shoulder rest will be discussed while each student is personally fitted and shown how to hold their instrument free of tension. There is a lot of information given and correct physical set up done at this time.

Note: there is no free first lesson "to see what it's like." Yes, I do get asked that.  :)

Young students continue with half hour lessons; older students the same or longer as appropriate.

All students receive the benefit of 2 professions at Musician by Heart; playing the violin/fiddle and learning several enjoyable Brain Gym® activities over time which make learning anything much easier! 

Please see Studio Info for cancellation policies, scheduling information and more.

Violin rentals (as available) are at a very reasonable $15.00/month. I hand out a simple rental agreement at the first lesson. If I do not have the size your need, I can refer excellent resources.

Please note...it is generally advisable not to buy a violin until you speak to a teacher first. The quality of an instrument, although not needing to be exceptional, does affect a student’s ability to learn. Your teacher is your best help and resource for that decision.


                                       ***Please email for any other information and scheduling***

                                                  diane@ musicianbyheart.com