(Monthly tuition reflects a $5/lesson discount.)

1/2 Hr:   $40.00 - monthly fee is $140.  Includes $20/month discount, up to $190 Sept-June.
45 min:  $50.00 - monthly fee is $180.  Includes $20/month discount, up to $190 Sept-June.
1 Hour:  $65.00 - monthly fee is $240.  Includes $20/month discount, up to $190 Sept-June.

Tuition per month is for one child or adult for mostly a four-week period, and it is (in part) for the time that has been reserved. Over a full school year the discount is equal to 3-5 free lessons.

The extra lesson in any five week month usually makes up a 3 week month; shown on your schedule. The exceptions are Dec and March, which are 3 lesson months for everyone, and is part of the discount given. 

Per lesson scheduling for working adults between 10am and 1 may be available. Full fee per lesson applies. Scheduling priority is given to students paying by the month.

Any month in which a student knows ahead of time that they will miss one or more lessons, they may pay for only the lessons they take, charged at the full single lesson fee. Their usual monthly schedule will remain reserved for them for that one month. The after school hours however, are reserved mostly for a consistant monthly scheduling (September-June) and not occassional lessons.    

For 2 family members who wish to learn together, the lesson time will be a full hour. Tuition is per month @ $280 which is basically 2 back to back (discounted) half hours. There is a lot of hands-on guidance needed for a correct foundation in playing habits, so other than duet playing as time goes on, I mostly spend time with each person individually during that hour.

Methods of payment: Cash, Check, Pay Pal (checking account only). 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 - but you must use a checking account attached to your PP account. Do not use a credit card.)

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. Discounted month fee starts the second month. 

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. The discounted fee covers occasionally missed lessons.

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. Current fees will remain as is at least through 2020. 

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 also 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 you need, I can refer excellent resources.

Please note...it is generally advisable to not 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; not any write up on Ebay or Amazon! 


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