Fees & FAQs

 

Do you do home visits? 

  • Yes! 

  • I teach piano lessons in Malton, Pickering and surrounding area. 

  • I travel to people’s homes across Ryedale. I live near Malton but don’t teach from home. 

 

How much do piano lessons cost?

  • £18 for a 30 min lesson. 

  • £24 for a 45 min lesson. 

  • £30 for a 60 min lesson. 

  • For your convenience, I travel to students’ homes to teach. 

  • The first two lessons will be on a ‘pay as you play’ basis and acts as a probationary period. 

  • Payment will then be required at the end of each month for lessons that have been taken or, if more convenient, you can ‘pay as you go’ and pay after each lesson. 

  • I provide lots of support and resources outside of lessons. In this way, students don’t need to wait until their next lesson to get advice. 

  • My fees reflect both my qualifications, teaching experience and travel expenses. I spend a lot of time preparing individual lessons for students and always email notes to students immediately after the lesson so that preparation can be made for the following lesson. 

  • Note: 60 min lessons can be provided on a fortnightly basis if this is more convenient (adults often have busy schedules or family commitments).

 

Find out about current UK music lesson fees: https://www.ism.org/advice/private-music-tuition-fees-our-survey-results-2020

 

How do I pay for lessons?

  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

  • For the first two lessons, fees will be due immediately after each lesson.

 

How often are lessons? 

  • Lessons are once per week or fortnightly (at the student’s home).

  • If the situation dictates (such as close to exams), extra lessons can be fitted in. 

 

What about cancelled lessons? 

  • 48-hours notice is required for any lesson cancellations. 

  • In the event of a cancellation with this notice, I will do my best to re-schedule the lesson within the same week, but this is not guaranteed. 

  • If less than 48 hours notice is given then the lesson and payment is forfeited unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

  • If I have to cancel a lesson myself then I will re-schedule the lesson by negotiation.

 

Termination of Tuition 

  • Two-weeks’ notice is required for discontinuation of lessons. 

 

Do I need a piano? 

  • An acoustic piano is the best choice, but a keyboard with full-size keys (and preferably a sustain pedal) can also be suitable depending on the make and features. 

  • If an acoustic piano is unsuitable for your home, then a digital piano may be the way forward – it won’t need tuning or servicing, and you can use headphones! There are many suitable makes and models from Roland and Yamaha, for example. 

  • Some piano shops even offer a hire scheme whereby you ‘rent’ a piano on a monthly basis, sometimes with the chance to purchase it further down the line. 

  • Get in touch if you are in any doubt as it depends on what you hope to get out of your music lessons. 

 

What age-range do you teach? 

  • Adults only.

  • I provide a structured piano course to develop technique and general musicianship. 

  • Again, get in touch if you are unsure. You are never too old to learn! 

 

What do you teach? 

  • I can provide piano and music theory tuition or help with music composition (or a combination of all three depending on your needs). 

  • Note: music theory is normally incorporated into piano lessons, but sometimes students want/need extra tuition if they are having problems. Grade V Theory is a prerequisite for moving on to Grade 6 (or higher) ABRSM instrumental lessons. 

 

Can you enter students for examinations? 

  • I am registered with the ABRSM and Trinity College London and can enter students for examinations. 

 

Conduct 

  • If I feel unable to continue tuition on account of conduct by the student or anyone connected with the student which makes it unethical or unsafe to continue teaching the student, the fees for any outstanding lessons will not be refundable.

 

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