Piano Studio Policy and Tuition

My Piano Studio in South Portland, ME


Piano lessons for the academic school year run from September 6 2022 to May 26 2023. The monthly tuition is always the same because it is calculated according to the entire school year of 32 weeks in 9 equal monthly installments. If a month has 5 weeks, tuition is not increased. If a month has 3 weeks, tuition is not prorated. If a student decides to end piano lessons, lessons must be completed until the end of the month last paid for. There are no piano lessons during Christmas Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break as well as Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day. At the start of the school year, there is a $75 book fee to cover the cost of piano books and materials throughout the year.

9 equal monthly installments

60 minute piano lessons $240 per month

45 minute piano lessons $180 per month

30 minute piano lessons $125 per month

Students may also choose to pay in a semester package of 16 weeks. Fall semester 2022 is September – January. Spring semester is February – May.

Fall and Spring Semester Package

60 minute lessons $960 per semester

45 minute lessons $720 per semester

30 minute lessons $560 per semester

Summer lessons are a 6 week package. The summer session runs from July 11 2022-September 2 2022, which allows space for students to take 2 weeks off for vacation and summer camps. There are no lessons the week of July 4th.

6 Week Summer Lesson Package

60 minute lessons $360 for the summer

45 minute lessons $270 for the summer

30 minute lessons $210 for the summer

If students decide to take the summer off but would like to return to lessons in September, a nonrefundable holding deposit of $100 is due June 1st, which can be applied to September tuition.


If a student cancels a piano lesson due to sickness, vacation or conflicting extracurricular activities, Tuition is not prorated and there is no makeup for that lesson.

If Nell cancels a piano lesson due to weather or sickness, the lesson can be made up during the first two weeks of June. If a student cannot makeup their lessons in the available time slots, tuition will be prorated at the end of the year.


There will be a piano recital on Sunday December 11, 2022 at 2:00 and Sunday May 21, 2023 at 2:00. All students are strongly encouraged to play.


Students must have a piano to practice on at home. The piano can be electric or acoustic, and must have 88 keys and a damper pedal. Students should practice piano a minimum of 5 times a week. There are busier times of year when exceptions can be made, but consistent practice at home is necessary. The longer the lesson time, the more practice time is required.