Lesson Policies 2017-2018

          Lesson prices:

  • $70/hour in my home or one of my New Jersey studio locations.
  • $85/hour in your home.
  • Half-hour lessons are available for students under the age of 10.  Half-hour lessons are $35 in my studio, $50 in your home.
  • 45-minute lessons are recommended for students ages 10-13.  45-minute lessons are $50 in my studio, $65 in your home.
  • Lessons via Skype are $45 per hour.  Skype lessons are available for adult intermediate or advanced students who live more than 35 miles from my home, and for all students during severe weather.


  • Lessons must be paid for monthly, in advance.  At the end of each month, I will confer with the student (or parent, for minors) about the following month’s upcoming schedule.  Payment for the month is due at the first lesson of the month.


  • Lessons for young students are once a week, every week.  Each student is assigned a regular weekly lesson time.  Flexibility for holidays, vacations, etc., is possible, but must be arranged with advanced notice.  Rescheduling should be done at least one week in advance.  With less than a week’s notice, I cannot guarantee an available alternative time slot. Adult amateurs at an intermediate level or above may choose the option of bi-weekly lessons.
  • Professional musicians may schedule lessons a la carte, by appointment, based on availability.  Payment for single a la carte lessons is due at the start of the lesson.


  • Cancellation must be done with at least 24-hours’ notice.  No make-up lesson will be scheduled for cancellations with less than 24-hours’ notice, except in the case of illness, an active weather emergency, or extreme personal emergency.
  • For lessons in my home or studio, please be on time.  Students are often scheduled back to back, and I cannot take time from the next student to complete your hour.  If you arrive late, your lesson will still end on time.
  • For lessons in your home, sometimes I am traveling quite a distance, and traffic can be unpredictable.  If it looks like I will be late, I will call.  You or your child will be given their full hour (or half hour) lesson, beginning from the time I arrive.