Lesson Policies/Rates

Continuous Enrollment:

When you sign up for lessons, you will sign up for the same time slot each week. On the 20th of each month, we will automatically renew your enrollment for the following month, and charge your debit or credit card for the number of lessons in the coming month. This hassle-free “continuous” enrollment ensures that A) you don’t lose your time slot by missing any deadline, and B) ensures that we receive payments in a timely fashion, helping us keep costs low. Some more details on our enrollment policy:

  • For student-canceled lessons, we will provide one free makeup lesson per month, provided that we receive four hours’ advance notice via email (phone messages are generally not checked outside of business hours, which are 2-7, M-Th, and 2-6 F). No refunds or credits will be given for student-canceled lessons, and if we receive less than four hours’ email notice, no makeup will be given. Additional makeup lessons can be provided for an additional fee of $6/lesson, again, provided we receive at least four hours’ email notice.  In the months of June and July, two make up lessons per month are permitted without a fee.
  • For teacher-canceled lessons, we will be happy to either provide a make-up lesson or credit your account for the following month.
  • If you wish to terminate your enrollment or change lesson times, you must let us know via email or writing by the 20th. Once the card has been charged, no refunds can be given. Also, once the card has been charged, if you need to reschedule, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule change, but we can make no guarantee.
  • Also, be sure to take into consideration our Off Peak Discount when scheduling your lessons! A 5% discount will be applied to lessons that end before 3:00pm or start at 7:00pm or later. This offer is not valid on Saturdays or Sundays.

Private Lesson Rates for Continuous Enrollment:

30-minute 45-minute 60-minute
$25 $32 $40

Group Lesson rates: (45- and 60-minute lessons only)

per 45-minute lesson (total) per 60-minute lesson (total)
2 students/lesson $ 37 $ 45
3 students/lesson $ 47 $ 55

Pay-as-you-go lessons:

For families with very erratic schedules we offer “pay-as-you-go” lessons. Although “pay as you go” lessons are more flexible, they still need to be paid for in advance of the lesson. You can do this over the phone or by stopping by before the lesson is to take place.

Each month, you may reschedule one “pay-as-you-go” lesson for free, provided that we receive four hours’ cancellation notice. Each additional reschedule incurs an $6 fee. If four hours’ notice is not given to us, you will forfeit the lesson.

Rates for Pay-as-you-go lessons:

30-minute 45-minute 60-minute
$28 $35 $43

In-home lessons:

In addition to offering lessons at our facility, we will send teachers to students’ homes to teach lessons.

Rates for In-home lessons:

30-minute 45-minute 60-minute
$30 $37 $45

Please note that availability of in-home lessons is quite limited, as we generally schedule these lessons later in the evening after a teacher has finished teaching at the studio. As a result, we can make no guarantee as to the availability of in-home lessons, but we will do our best to accommodate requests, as always!

If you need more information about what makes our academy special, please check out our page, Why choose Stafford?