I PAY A MONTHLY FLAT RATE, HOW MANY LESSONS A MONTH WILL I HAVE?
There is not an equal number of lessons every month, but a guaranteed amount of 34 teaching weeks a year. When there is a half term or school holiday, you will be paying the same monthly tuition but you are not been charged for those weeks in the total calculation of a year’s tuition. Please visit our calendar for further details, as all teaching weeks are counted on the margin and those with no lessons on it, are left blank.
WHY AM I CHARGED THE SAME TUITION FEE IN MONTHS WHERE THERE ARE LESS LESSONS?
Monthly payments are easier to budget for than large long-term invoices. Tuition fees are calculated based on an academic year calendar, from September to June. All courses include individual lessons plus other services such as the performance opportunities and expenses for administrative duties.
The total cost of a year of tuition is divided into 10 equal monthly installments. Consequently, payments are the same every month, whether the student has 2 or 5 lessons scheduled in the month. Months like December may have only 2 lessons however, other months such as September or March may have 5.
At this price, the student is guaranteed that the teacher will be present to teach for 34 weeks per year.
WHY IS MY PAYMENT COLLECTED BY DIRECT DEBIT?
An online bill pay for piano tuition will save you and your teacher considerable time and energy. Setting up an automatic recurring payment at the beginning of the academic year will prevent you from forgetting your payments and receiving further reminders from us.
CAN I PAY “BY THE LESSON”?
Yes, you can. But it is more expensive for you and it does not guarantee a weekly spot in your teacher’s schedule. These are called ‘off-sessions’ and are booked one by one through our online scheduling system. Subject to availability.