The policies you are reading are meant to ensure that you receive the most effective, creative, energetic and committed teaching from us!

These policies are in line with the standard practices followed by music schools throughout the country and congruent with the standards held by the Music Teachers National Association. 

If you have any questions about any of the policies below, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Thank you for choosing us as your music instructor! 

We always welcome communication from our students! If you have any questions at all (musical or otherwise), We are completely available to you.

You may call, email, or text Mrs Lena, but email and text are usually the quickest ways to get a response.

One Lesson Per Week 

​​30 Min/  $120 monthly 

60 Min/  $200 monthly

Email Us  at info@carpediemusic.com  to set up your

trial lesson 30 Min/ $25

*The price includes much more than the time spent in each lesson.

See more details in our Policies.

*Academy Registration
There is a one-time $50 registration fee for each student at the time of registration. 

Private Lessons


​​All totals are due at the student’s first lesson. 

Make More Music!


Payment for the coming month’s pack of lessons must be made on or before the first lesson of each month. Monthly rates for lessons remain consistent regardless of holiday closures.  

Your tuition pays for far more than just lesson time with you or your child.

This includes:
-Time spent with the student.

-Time spent in preparation for the student (Incentive Programs, trip to the music store, lesson planing, bookkeeping, development of curriculum. For every hour enrolled in music lessons we are investing in at least 2 hours of the teachers time!)

-Written progress reports for each child at least once a year.
-Development of teaching materials, often including pieces composed specifically for  your child.
-Music lending library/ necessary materials for every lesson, books, cds etc.
-Teacher's training and experience.
-Recital costs and preparations (programs, facility rental).
-Studio expenses (copying, computer software, instruments, repairs, newsletters, Scheduling, website cost, maintenance and technology).
-Properly taxes, self-employment taxes, insurance, business licenses, retirement)
-Book and Music club memberships.
-Registration fee/Yearly tuition.


Your weekly lesson time has been reserved for you and is unavailable to any other students and it is your responsibility to attend, therefore monthly payment is neither reduced or refunded due to missed lessons for any reason.

Our studio "teaching-schedule" is full, and because each child has a reserved weekly lesson, there is simply not enough time to provide make-ups / extra teaching time in which to give lessons for missed lessons.

If you happen to miss a lesson we will be using that time to assess your child’s progress and to plan activities for your child.

If a student misses a lesson, they will simply miss the benefit of that lesson. Remember that your tuition pays for far more than just lesson time with you or your child. You can also opt to use the Skype or simply call to chat about your child´s progress during the time that is reserved for the student.

So try to choose a lesson time in which you feel confident. Please understand that the tuition you pay reserves an exclusive weekly time in our schedule for you or your child. 

Student Responsibilities
The student agrees to arrive on time to their lesson, well prepared and with all their "necessary materials".

Students are encouraged to establish a practice routine,  this will allow students to successfully accomplish the weekly assignments and see positive results faster! ​​