FAQ

How do I get started?

How do I get started?

Please start by filling out our enrollment form which will lead you to our student contract. Once we receive both completed we will email you to see what day and time works best for your schedule. You can always call or email the studio and we will answer any questions. 747-200-5772 info@tiffanypianostudio.com

How much do lessons cost?

How much do lessons cost?

Please visit our “Prices” page.

How does payment work?

How does payment work?

Tuition is billed automatically on the 25th of every month to the card you have saved on file and includes one lesson per week. This will secure a recurring weekly time on your teacher’s schedule. Most months will have 4 lessons and some will have 5. Others will have 3 during the holidays. This does not affect the monthly rate.

 

Tuition is not adjusted for missed or canceled lessons.

 

You must notify the office 14 days prior to our next billing cycle to cancel your lessons. Lessons cannot be discontinued in the middle of a billing cycle.

What are your policies?

What are your policies?

Payment

Lessons are sold in a monthly flat rate on an ongoing basis. This will secure a weekly time on your teacher’s schedule. Any books or music are included in the lesson fee. A yearly registration fee of $55 is charged at sign up and in January.

 

Teachers never handle payment or scheduling. This is always handled by the studio.

 

The card we have saved on file will be charged on the 25th of the month. Payment is auto-renew. If you would like to discontinue your lessons you must notify the office in writing 14 days prior to the next month.  If your payment is not received on the 25th of the month, your spot will be given away to another student on our waiting list.

 

When you receive your first invoice you must choose “save card on file” in order to securely save your information with us. You are not signed up until we take payment for your first lessons and save your card on file.

 

 

Missed or Cancelled Lessons

Tuition is not adjusted for missed or canceled lessons. Group “study hall” make-up classes available on the last Saturday and Sunday of every month, when lessons are missed. These classes are for every instrument and level and usually end with a “jam session,” giving students the opportunity to play together with others.

 

In the occasional event of a teacher absence, we will provide a qualified substitute. The opportunity to work with a different teacher can be a great benefit, so our billing and attendance policies still apply.

 

If the student is ill they may make up the lesson at one of our “study hall” classes.

 

If you are more than 30 minutes late for an hour-long lesson, or 15 minutes late for a 30-minute lesson then you forfeit that lesson.

Three consecutive no notices will result in automatic termination of any further lessons.

 

Phone: 747-200-5772                             Email: info@tiffanypianostudio.com

How often are lessons? Can I come in twice a week?

How often are lessons? Can I come in twice a week?

We recommend lessons once a week. If you wish to come in more often you are welcome to do so.

What are you office hours?

What are your office hours?

Monday- Friday 2pm- 6pm.

You may call or email the office at any time outside of these hours.

info@tiffanypianostudio.com

#747-200-5772.

Do you give trial lessons? I'm not sure if I want to commit to a month of lessons.

Do you give trial lessons? I’m not sure if I want to commit to a month of lessons.

No, we do not give trial lessons. We understand you may not be ready to commit to a month of private lessons so we suggest signing up for our group class which offers more flexibility in schedules.

What if I don't like my teacher?

What if I don’t like my teacher?

It’s rare that this happens but if you are not connecting with your teacher, we will work to reassign you with a teacher that best fits your personality and needs.

Can I split my 30 minute lesson into a guitar lesson and piano lesson?

Can I split my 30 minute lesson into a guitar lesson and piano lesson?

No. A 30 minute lesson is only enough time to go over one instrument. If you want to learn two instruments you can sign up for a 60 minute lesson.

 

Can I split my 60 minute lesson into three instruments?

No. A 60 minute lesson only allows for enough time to go over two instruments at most.

What if I don't wish to continue after my first lesson and I paid for a month of lessons?

What if I don’t wish to continue after my first lesson and I paid for a month of lessons?

Let us know that you don’t want to continue lessons and we will refund you any unused lessons.

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

If your regular teacher is unable to make your lesson, a qualified substitute teacher will be provided. All of our teachers are familiar with studio practices and policies and will make lessons fun and engaging, ensure that the students learn a song of their choice, and implement fun motivational programs like music money and games.

Can I pay for my lessons when I come in for my first lesson?

Can I pay for my lessons when I come in for my first lesson?

No. Your lesson day and time is not confirmed until we receive payment. We do not offer walk-ins.  You must pay for your lessons first to guarantee a spot with your teacher.

Do you do recitals?

Do you do recitals?

Yes. We put together two recitals a year in the spring and fall. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Students of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate. Our recitals are very laid back and fun. You don’t have to memorize your music unless you want to. If it’s your first time and you’d feel more comfortable playing a duet with your teacher, that’s fine too! We clap and cheer for everyone and then eat cake!

Where are you located?

Where are you located?

We are located right next door to Baskin Robbins in the Beverlywood Center. 1800 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.

We do offer In-Home lessons as well.

How often should I remind my child to practice?

How often should I remind my child to practice?

 

 

As a parent, we recommend that you do NOT remind your child to practice. It’s up to them to learn how to remember and keep up with their studies. If the teacher sees them falling behind, the teacher will remind them. Yes, even our 6 year old students do this.

How often should I practice?

How often should I practice?

Every day. The length of time is not as important as the consistency of days.

Beginners ages 6-10                                           5-10 minutes a day

Intermediate students or beginner adults          10-20 minutes a day

Advanced students                                             20-60 minutes a day

What are practice boxes?

What are practice boxes?

These are boxes that all teachers use to keep track of the how often students are practicing. Different teachers have different rewards but usually for every 2-3 boxes (days) you check for practicing,  you receive one “musical dollar.” These dollars are turned in for treats, crafts, and stickers later on.

What should I bring to my lesson?

What should I bring to my lesson?

Every student, no matter what instrument they are learning, should bring a notebook of paper. The teachers write down all assignments, practice boxes, and use the notebooks to teach note reading.

 

Voice students are encouraged to bring an iPod or smartphone. This way you can record your lesson. If you don’t have any of these items, it’s okay. Your teacher will record your lesson and then email it to you to practice with.

 

Any sheet music or books you already practice from please bring them in.

Songs on your iPod or phone that you would like to learn please bring it in and let your teacher know.

When are you closed?

When are you closed?

We are closed on the following dates:

 

2019

5/27 Memorial Day

7/4 Fourth Of July

9/2 Labor Day

11/11 Veterans Day

11/28-11/29 Thanksgiving

12/22-1/05 Winter Break 

 

2020

1/20 Martin Luther King Day

2/17 President’s Day

5/25 Memorial Day

7/3-7/4 July 4th

9/7 Labor Day

11/11 Veterans Day

11/26-11/27 Thanksgiving

12/20-1/3 winter break

Where do I buy my books and music?

Where do I buy my books and music?

All books and music will be provided by your teacher.

Can I have my teacher's contact information to discuss my child's progress?

We do not give out our teacher’s personal information. This policy is in place to protect our teachers from any harassment and unwanted contact outside of teaching hours. However, you may always feel free to speak with your teacher before or after your lesson if there’s anything you’d like to discuss.

 

If you are an in-home student, your teacher will have your phone number in case there is an issue or they cannot find your home.