Rates & Policies
Teacher Leon’s Piano Policies for 2023
Here are updates to my piano lesson rates and policies in 2024.erial here!
Half-hour lesson: $90
45 Minute lesson: $120
Hour lesson (for a single student): $160
I invoice lessons at the start of each month for all upcoming lesson dates in the month. Most people seem to like Venmo but I'm flexible.
If you can't make a lesson a given week I will be mean and invoice you all dates in the month anyway. But we will keep track and make sure to reschedule.
If I miss a lesson, we can reschedule, refund or roll it to the next month. Up to you!
I used to have a more flexible policy but it quickly became a little chaotic.
Students whose lessons are paid by the Federal Self-Determination Program are invoiced at month's end. SDP funds educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities.
For more info: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/sdp/
MAKEUP LESSONS | RESCHEDULES
I have Wednesdays and Thursdays set aside just for reschedules. There are other individual times that come up to reschedule on Sundays and some Fridays.
If I cancel a lesson, that lesson time is credited back to you or directly refunded.
I tour with my ensemble several times per year. I set up the tours so I only miss a week of lessons. I will attempt to reschedule this week with you, either before or after the tour.
My lesson policies related to invoicing are a little draconian, indeed. I give my all and more to my students, beyond what I wrote up here. Once the basic terms are set, I always go above and beyond. At a certain point I started to listen to some of my colleagues and develop policies to protect the trajectory of my teaching a bit more.
I encourage everyone to participate in our recitals. We aim for three per year.
March 2024 - Spring Recital at CSM Theater TBA
June 2024 - Summer Recital at Woman's Club of Burlingame TBA
December 2024 - Winter Recital at Library of San Mateo
WINTER/SUMMER BREAKS OR VACATION TIM
January through June: students are expected to at all lessons or reschedule.
July is summer vacation/no expectation. Just let me know
September until Thanksgiving students are expected to at all lessons or reschedule.
December is winter vacation/no expectation. Just let me know.
Semester Students are families who prefer to pay by four month semester.
This comes at a 10% discount and some other perks, extra lessons etc.
However students are expected to attend or reschedule all lessons in a semester.
January through April
May through August
September through December.
Practice is required for this to work. My job is to keep it lively and inspiring.