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Lessons, Fees, Teaching Calendar 2019-20 (updated)

Private lessons:
  

        $30.00 per 30 min. ($45 for 45 min., $60 for an hour) based on a 34-week teaching year.                        I no longer charge a $15 registration fee. Lesson books or exam fees are extra.

        The annual 34-week total is divided by ten monthly payments and prepaid, either

                        -by cheque or

                        -by recurring pre-authorized bank debits or

                        - by using your credit card to pay regular monthly amounts below via PayPal

                                              (please note the included 3% fee to cover costs) or

                        -by payment in full.


The spot you have selected for the fall can be held by prepaying the September fee.


           If you stop lessons during the year, the exact number you have had will be calculated,                                             and the balance either refunded or invoiced to you.

Year's total fees:

for 30 minute weekly lesson: $1020 (or $102 per month for ten months)

for a 45 minute weekly lesson: $1530 (or $153 per month for ten months)     

for a 60 minute weekly lesson: $2040 (or $204 per month for ten months)








Junior Group Lesson: fee $75 total.
7 hour-long group classes for younger students, generally on the Wednesday 2-hr early-dismissal afternoons; 1.30-2.30 or as arranged. 

All younger students are enrolled in group classes if possible. They are effective and popular - children learn confidence in performing in front of others, connect with other students, review reading, theory concepts, and practise ear/rhythm skills, mostly not practical in private lessons.
Wed Sept 18; Wed Oct.30; Wed Nov 20; Wed Jan 29; (Feb/March tba); Wed Apr 29; Wed May 13


Weekly Advanced Theory Group:
History 9, 10, ARCT: fee $750.

all materials included; exam fees extra. The exam will be the second Friday in May 2020. Classes are 45 min to an hour, depending on the number of participants, and will require follow-up review and listening exercises at home. Keyboard Harmony 9, 10 or ARCT will be taught in a private lesson.        

      Other theory levels, using the RCM books which match grade levels 1-8, are studied along with the regular lesson for both piano and cello students. 

Accompaniment

I'm happy to accompany cello students for performances in Festival or in exams, but because of  travel time and waiting time, I reserve the option to charge the equivalent of a lesson as a fee.   (I usually do this instead of making up a missed lesson.) 


Teaching Calendar 2019- 2020


(lessons begin Monday Sept 9)

Term 1 (13 weeks) ......................................begins Monday September 9


  • - theory exams; entries close Nov.5; exams Fri Dec 13
  • - practical exams; entries close Nov.5; exams Cowichan Tues Jan 21
  • mid-term break, one week Nov 4-8
  • Early dismissals :Wed Sept 18 (1hr); Wed Oct. 30 (2hr); Wed Nov 20 (2hr)


                                  ................................... ends Thursday December 12

     

Term 2 (9 weeks) ...........................................begins Monday January 6


- registration for April piano-only exams in Victoria Jan.7;

- winter practical exams (Cowichan) Sat Jan.19

- Cowichan Music Festival, mid-February

- entries due Tues March 3 for June practical/May theory exams

Early dismissal – Wed Jan 29 (2hr)


                                   ...........................................................ends Thursday March 5



        Term 3
(12 weeks) .............................................begins Monday March 23

- Cowichan theory exams Fri May 81
practical exams Victoria April 20-25 (piano); Cowichan June tba
- year-end recital, June tba
Early dismissals: Wed Apr 29 (2hr); Wed May 13(2hr)

                                   ..............................................ends Thursday June 11
   (followed by a 'by-arrangement' week of pre-exam and make-up lessons)


Supplies you need every week;

                                         3-ring binder (1/2" or 1")                                      

     notebook for homework

music books

carry-bag


I run a flexible year, so if I offer you extra lessons before a performance,
or if I have to cancel, there's no extra cost or refund at that time.
At year-end, I'll tally up the lessons you've had this year, and then adjust
remaining lessons as needed to make sure you've had 34 lessons.