MKH Piano Studio Policies
Effective from September 2019
The calendar for regular lessons runs from the first week of September to the third week of May. The studio will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, two weeks for Winter Break (last week of December/first week of January), and the week of Spring Break in March. 34 weeks are open for regular lessons
For summer lessons, 6 weeks are available.
Annual Recital and Awards Ceremony will be scheduled in May.
The event calendar, fees, and venue locations will be available in August.
Each student receives 34 lessons during the calendar year for regular lessons. Although the number of lessons varies from month to month, the monthly tuition remains unchanged. Each monthly payment is due at the first lesson of the month. Payment received after the 10th of each month or a returned check will be charged an additional $25.
Flat Monthly Tuition for Returning Students / Registered before September
Once a week for 30 minutes lessons: $130 per month
Once a week for 45 minutes lessons: $185 per month
Once a week for 60 minutes lessons: $240 per month
Rates for New Students Registered after September / Trial Lessons
$40 per 30 minutes lesson, $55 per 45 minutes lesson, $70 per 60 minutes lesson
The monthly tuition for students registered after September or trial lessons are calculated by a number of lessons scheduled for the month and paid in full at the first lesson of the month.
Six weeks are offered during the summer. Duration for each lesson is 45 minutes. Tuition is $50 per lesson. Payment for the total amount of sessions is due at the first lesson. All students are strongly encouraged to take summer lessons in order to maintain the piano skills already learned, improve weak areas and techniques, and a jump start on theory and new pieces.
Annual Registration Fee is $40 per student. It is due at the time of registration. It covers the planning of events or activities for the student to participate, securing a lesson slot, a personalized binder for assignments, and printed handouts throughout the year.
Annual Recital & Awards Ceremony Fee is $15 per student. Annual recital and awards ceremony is a mandatory studio event for pre-collegiate students to participate and perform in May.
Entry Fees for Outside Studio Events or Activities
Entry fees for outside studio events or activities, dates, and venues are listed on each student’s event plan for the year. Students who participate in Student Affiliated programs of Texas Music Teachers Association such as Theory, World of Music, Publication Contest, Performance Competition, or State Piano Ensemble must register annually as a student affiliate member of Texas Music Teachers Association and Corpus Music Teachers Association. The student affiliate membership for TMTA and CCMTA is $12. It is due on the 15th of September, which will be reflected on the September invoice.
Tuitions and all the fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Monthly tuition and the studio registration fee do not cover the cost of piano books and other required materials for the lessons.
The flat monthly tuitions are calculated with a discount. Therefore, there are no make-up lessons and no rescheduling for missed or canceled lessons. There are no adjustments in tuition or refund for any canceled or missed lessons. Canceled lessons by the teacher will be rescheduled. Special cases will be considered if deemed appropriate by the teacher. Prior notification for canceling lessons is appreciated.
If the student desires to discontinue lessons during the regular lessons calendar year, one-month tuition will be charged at the time of termination.
The student may be dismissed from the studio due to disrespectful behavior, being late habitually, missing classes without notifications, come to the lessons without preparations often, or frequent failing payments on time. There is no refund or adjustment for lessons that are not taken during the month of dismissal.
The student should arrive and be picked up on time. If the student arrives later than the scheduled lesson time, the lesson will not be lengthened.
Come to all lessons with completed homework, piano books, and materials.
If the student requires the parent’s help for practicing at home, observation and recording of the lessons are strongly advised.
No interruptions during the student’s lesson.
Cell phones need to be turned off or silenced in the studio.
Respect the studio curriculum and the teacher’s commitment to the student’s musical education by maintaining a priority level.
Longer lessons will be suggested when the teacher deems appropriate.
Enter the studio with clean shoes or take the shoes off in the studio.
Clean hands, short fingernails, free of accessories on hands, and no chewing gum at all during lessons.
10. It is the student’s, parent’s, or guardian’s responsibility to replace or repair any damages done to the studio.
11. M.K.H. Piano Studio does not take any responsibilities for any incidents or any injuries occurring in the studio or outside of the studio property, Seaside Villas.
12. Use designated parking spaces.
13. M.K.H. Piano Studio policies will be updated periodically.
14. All checks are payable to Mihee K. Heil.
Please read the studio policies thoroughly. By signing up, you agree to adhere to all parts of the M.K.H. Piano Studio policies.