Piano Studio Policy and Tuition

My Piano Studio in South Portland, ME


Piano lessons for the 2021-2022 academic school year run from September 2021  to June 2022. The monthly tuition is always the same because it is calculated according to the entire school year of 36 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 when there is no school. This includes 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. If a student starts lessons later in the year, tuition payments are adjusted.

60 minute piano lessons $240 per month

45 minute piano lessons $180 per month

30 minute piano lessons $120 per month


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 last 2 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.


Students are encouraged to continue piano lessons during the summer. Tuition will still be paid monthly, but it can be adjusted to account for weeks away at summer camps and family vacations. Summer tuition will be calculated according to my hourly rate $60/hour. The summer session will begin July 5, 2022.


There will be a piano recital on Saturday December 11, 2021 at noon and Saturday June 18, 2022 at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland. 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.