Rates and Policies

Hello, potential piano students!

I’m excited for you to embark upon (or continue) your musical journey! “Music is a magic that can change the world” means that it first changes us. Most of us started or kept playing because it made us happy, and we get to share that happiness, joy and empowerment with others when we play.

My goal as a teacher is to give you the best possible foundation for finding freedom, motivation, and especially joy in your practice.

Below (keep scrolling!), you’ll find all the nitty-gritty details of studio tuition and policies. Before you make any decisions, I urge you to get a feel for what you’d like to get out of piano and what type of teacher you’re looking for. Check out the main lessons page for ideas of things to think about when choosing a piano teacher.

As always, email me at amy@girlinbluemusic.com or use the contact form below with any questions or to express interest in lessons. I’m excited to meet you!

Rates and Billing

One of the most confusing parts about signing up for piano is knowing what length of lessons to sign up for. Don’t worry at all! At your first lesson/consultation, we’ll discuss what options work best for you as a pianist and financially.

Typically, younger students and beginners take 30-minute lessons every week, as that seems to be perfect for building fundamentals. Other than this basic guideline, we typically go on a case-by-case basis. That’s why the first consultation is so important, and why I always do that for free. Gotta get you set up for success, and you can always change your mind later!

The rates are:

  • $30 / 30 minutes
  • $45 / 45 minutes
  • $60 / 60 minutes

Billed monthly in the last full week of the previous month (regardless of lesson frequency). I partner with PayPal for invoicing, which means you can use PayPal, Venmo, most major credit cards, or your bank account and know that your money and information is safe.

Referral Program

To thank you for spreading the word about the fun you’ve had in lessons, I’ll give you a free lesson for every friend you refer. If they tell me your name when they sign up, I’ll give you a tuition cut equal to the lesson length they sign up for!

Lesson Times and Makeups

I teach Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM–12 PM and 2–6 PM (CST), so have a general idea of when you might fit lessons into your schedule, and we’ll work from there (i.e., Tuesday afternoons).

If you must miss a lesson for any reason (illness, schedule conflict, vacation), fear not! If you’re able to let me know before the invoices are sent out for that month, I’ll take the lesson off, so you’re not charged for it. If it’s a last-minute cancellation, we can either schedule a make-up lesson, or I can take it off your next monthly bill. Whatever works best for you!


Typically, students must be 11 years or older, but I will make exceptions for younger folks who are independent and responsible, able to follow along with page and measure numbers, and don’t have trouble focusing for a full 30-minute lesson.

New adult/teen pianists are welcome! Don’t be shy!


Because I’m teaching completely online, I only use Faber’s Piano Adventures. We’ll discuss which specific set you need at the first lesson/interview, but you will be responsible for purchasing them, as you’ll be writing in them. Luckily, they recently added ebooks to their catalog, so that could save you a few bucks!

If you’re coming from another studio that used a different method, we’ll discuss what options work best for you.

Questions and Interest

If you have any other questions about my studio policies, or if you’re ready to schedule your free consultation/lesson, send me a message using the contact form below or email me at amy@girlinbluemusic.com. I’m excited to hear from you!

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