Patricia Dolan 2018-19 Studio Policy


  • Tuition is for the September 1 through May 31 school year and is due at the first lesson of each month
  • Tuition is based on 35 lessons and is due monthly
  • No registration fee
  • No reimbursement for missed lessons
  • Flat fee of $100 monthly for 30-minute lessons
  • Flat fee of $140 monthly for 45-minute lessons
  • Flat fee of $180 monthly for 60-minute lessons
  • Summer lessons (June through August) are charged on a per-lesson basis

 **Fees such as competition, theory exams, ADMTA student membership and theory books will be billed separately

Non-Teaching Days

  • Labor Day
  • The entire week of Thanksgiving
  • Two weeks for Winter Break/New Year
  • One week for Spring Break
  • Memorial Day

Practice and Responsibility

  • Practice is essential to learning so set aside time every day to practice.  Length of practice depends on the student’s age and length of lesson.  Details will be discussed in your lesson.
  • It is mandatory for you/your child to have an instrument available for practice.  You must have an 88- key, weight-sensitive keyboard or an acoustic piano at your home.
  • Please bring books to your lesson in a book bag.

Missed Lessons, Cancellations and Rescheduling 
Missed lessons/cancellations are not credited.  Rescheduling may be possible at the teacher’s availability.  If the teacher has to miss a lesson and rescheduling is not possible, you will be credited for that lesson.  Lessons that fall on Labor Day or Memorial Day holidays will be rescheduled.

There are two recitals each year – winter and spring.  Adult students are exempt but are encouraged to play.   The Summer’s End recital is reserved for summer students  

A one-month advance written notice for Termination of Lessons is required.  Written notice may be given in person or email.