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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much do lessons cost?

The cost of private lessons varies depending on the length of the lesson. There are 34 lessons, recitals included. Tuition is as follows:

30-Minute Lessons

 10 payments of $110.00  OR  3 payments of $366.00  OR  1 payment of $1100.00

45-Minute Lessons

 10 payments of $165.00  OR  3 payments of $550.00  OR  1 payment of $1650.00

60-Minute Lessons

 10 payments of $220.00  OR  3 payments of $733.00  OR  1 payment of $2200.00

2. What instruments do you teach?

We teach piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, brass, and music theory.


3. What ages do you teach? 

  • Private lessons are available for students ages 4+. Young children should be able to recognize numbers and letters, and have sufficient listening skills to participate in a 30 minute lesson.

4. How do I choose which lesson length is right for me?

  • Lesson length depends entirely on the student! When registering young children for private lessons, please consider how long your child is able to sit still, listen quietly, and focus.

  • 30 minutes are usually the right choice for young children and absolute beginners.

  • Students hoping to take two disciplines in one lesson (ie. voice and piano) can choose 45 minute lessons or 60 minute lessons.

  • Students who plan to do RCM or Conservatory Canada Exams should register for 60 minute lessons to allow enough time to complete the exam requirements. 

5. Where are you located?

We are located at 644 Topsail Road in St. John's, NL, in the strip mall just behind Keyin College. It's best to enter the parking lot from Burgeo Street.

6. Are there performance opportunities? 

Yes! We have two yearly recitals, one in the Winter before Christmas break and one in the Spring at the end of the school year. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Kiwanis Music Festival. 

7. Are there any extra costs?

  • Kiwanis music festival registration cost (usually $18)

  • Kiwanis accompanist fee (for voice students)

  • Cost of books and any other materials required for lessons.

8. What are the expectations from parents and students?

  • At home practice is an essential part of music lessons. If students expect to progress, they must be willing to put the time in at home. 

  • Students should own their own instrument in order to ensure adequate at-home practice.

  • Parents are encouraged to participate in at home practice with their child, to provide encouragement and guidance, and to ensure success. 

9. What are the benefits of taking music lessons? 

Music lessons provide children with important developmental benefits beyond the knowledge or skill of playing a musical instrument. The one-on-one nature of private lessons provides students with the unique experience of having lessons tailored to their individual abilities and interests. 

A good education in music can:

  • Enhance cognitive skills

  • Increase academic achievement

  • Build Self-esteem

  • Improve discipline

  • Build communication skills

  • Teach self expression

10. How many lessons are there during the year?

Students will be given 34 lessons between September and June, including two recitals.

11. What if I can't make a lesson?

  • If a student is unable to make a lesson due to sickness, vacation, or other activities, the teacher is not required to provide the student with a make up lesson.

  • We do offer online lessons to students who are sick or isolating. 24 hour notice is required for online lessons.

  • If you are unable to make a lesson, please let your teacher know as soon as possible via e-mail, text, or in person. 

12. What if my teacher has to cancel a lesson?

  • Lessons cancelled for weather and scheduled holidays will not be made-up.

  • If a teacher has to cancel a lesson, the student will be issued a make-up if the number of lessons at the end of the year is not 34.

  • The teacher may select to have a substitute teach the lesson for them. Substitutes have been screened by the director and are qualified to teach lessons. 

13. What happens if I need to quit lessons?

  • 4 weeks notice, or payment of 4 weeks in lieu of notice, is required to terminate lessons.

  • Notification of termination should be made to the office, not the teacher, at or 709-364-1679

  • Lessons cannot be terminated after March 1, 2025.

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