What goes into Monthly Tuition

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Jacqueline Savage | Studio Policy

What is included in MONTHLY TUITION?

Published: Aug 1, 2015  |   Category: Jacqui's Piano Studio News

Where Does Tuition Go? 

*From Wendy Stevens ComposeCreate.com

  • Time spent with the student
    Lessons, performance classes, group lessons.
  • Time spent in preparation for the student
    Trips to the music store, lesson planning, bookkeeping, development of curriculum, emails, text messages, phone calls, etc. It has been cited by professional music journals that for every hour enrolled in piano lessons, you are investing in at least 2 hours of the teachers time!
  • Your teacher’s training and experience
  • Recital costs and preparations
    Programs, refreshments, facility rental.
  • Professional organization memberships.  Membership with the Maine Music Teachers Association is maintained by the teacher to enhance their teaching skills and provide the student with opportunities for festivals, competitions, and performance events.
  • Professional journals
    Publications to assist the teacher in keeping current on new teaching materials and trends.
  • Studio expenses
    Copying, computer software, incentive programs, maintaining the piano, tunings, repairs, cleanings, and also newsletters.
  • Music books and CDs
    Materials purchased by the teacher to keep costs low for students.
  • Property taxes, self-employment taxes, insurance, business licenses, retirement
    The independent music teacher has no corporation to assist in providing health and life insurance by matching funds. Tuition helps cover the increased living costs of your self-employed teacher.
  • Continuing education
    Lessons and classes that keep the teacher current on methods and techniques
  • Certification costs
    Professional independent music teachers pay to be re-certified every five years provided they have met all the continuing education and studio requirements.  This keeps the teacher accountable to a professional organization.
  • Book and music club memberships
    This enables many discounts to be passed to students

Testimonials

"Jacqui is an amazing piano teacher! My daughter has been a student of Jacqui's Piano Studio for four years and it is incredible to see what an amazing piano player she has become. My daughter can sit at the piano and play for hours, it's truly magical! Jacqui is young, energetic, full of excitement for her students and their parents. She truly loves what she does with a passion and that is what makes her such a amazing piano teacher."        -Neda N.


"We highly recommend Jacqui's Piano Studio. Jacqui is very talented and has a wonderful way of teaching piano. She's so dedicated to her students and her work. We just love her!!"  -Deb C


"Our 2 teenage boys have been taking piano lessons with Jacqui for the past 2 years. Jacqui has an ability to cater to each child's musical interests, which keeps them excited about practicing. Jacqui is kind and organized and the kids are always happy to attend lessons with her. Would highly recommend!!" -Katelyn A.


"Jacqui has worked with my daughters for a few years. They have grown tremendously during this time and they wouldn't trade their weekly visit with her for anything. Jacqui makes the learning fun"  -Ginny G.


"Jacqui's is an Excellent teacher. She is well educated and talented. She was very patient and kind with my son. The recitals were a great opportunity for my son to experience playing in front of an audience. Highly recommend her classes" -Paula M.