Tuition & Policies


  • Student Recital/Events Fee: 100 per semester (includes 3 events-see below for dates). Register Online and Save $50 when you pay before Oct. 14.
  • New Student: 50
  • Trial Lesson: 30
  • Pay ahead online to secure a trial lesson with our faculty

*There is a secured metal mailbox outside of the church where you can leave a check with this form, or use the link below to reserve a trial lesson today!


Semester Payment or Monthly Payment: Students who pay by semester save $5 per lesson! (There are 20 lessons in each semester, for a total for a savings of $100). Semesters run from August 1 through December 31, and from January 1 through May 31. Please pay monthly for the summer lessons in June and July.

Late sign-up: Please pro-rate the payment if you begin mid-semester and make checks out to: Cupertino Music Academy. 

Special Circumstances: Please arrange with Drs. Ross or Rumyana for special circumstances or if you need to arrange for travel plans which require long term absence.


Private Lessons Semester Fees:

 Enroll for the Semester online and save $100!

Semester lesson prices are listed below: Aug-Dec and Jan-May*)

1. 30 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons: 45 per lesson
2. 45 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons: 65 per lesson
3. 60 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons: 80 per lesson

*No Lessons on Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend, and Christmas Break.


Please make checks out to: Cupertino Music Academy

Make-up Lessons & Fine Print

  1. There are no make-up lessons unless arranged with one week notice, and are to be scheduled directly with the teacher. Students who cannot attend a private lesson may attend a group class of their choosing on Saturday morning to make up for the lesson they missed (10:00am-12:00pm).
  2. No refunds for missed lessons. Unexcused or missed lessons do not carry over from month to month or semester to semester.
  3. In order to stay enrolled, students must register for Fall and Spring Term. June and July is optional for all students.
  4. Students who Re-enroll will incur a 40 dollar re-enrollment fee. (This does not apply to the months of June and July). 
  5. Lesson times cannot be held or reserved unless the student is currently enrolled.
  6. Students are invited, but not required, to participate in the Recital/Events, for which there is a 100 dollar fee (pay before the first event to save $50 on this fee). Please pay and register online for the Recital each semester.
  7. Teachers on rare occasions may request a make-up lesson. If a teacher becomes ill or unavailable to teach, we will find a suitable replacement teacher. If no suitable time or teacher is available, a full refund for that lesson, or that group of lesson will be given.
  8. Books and other supplies can be found at Music Village in San Jose, or on Teachers on occasion will provide books/studio course packs and should be reimbursed.
  9. Lessons do not carry over from month to month, so if you are planning to be absent from a lesson- you must reschedule the lesson directly with your teacher, or attend a Saturday Group Class.


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Recital & Performance Class Dates

Performance Class - Oct 15, Sun, 12pm -4pm, at the Sanctuary.

Theory Class: Nov 12, Sun, 6pm-8pm, at the Calvert Hall
(Refreshments will be served)

Fall Recital: Dec 3, Sun, 5pm - 9pm at the Sanctuary.
- Pianos: 5pm - 6pm & 6pm - 7pm
- Instruments: 7pm - 8pm
- Group classes: 8pm - 9pm


We are members of CMTA (California Music Teachers Association) and Trinity Testing (London). Please contact Dr. Yanakieva about special music competitions and evaluations.*

*Students are recommended to study for at least 45 minutes to one hour to achieve the maximum results in order to place well in competitions. Prices range from $100-$250 to enter competitions plus books and travel expenses that are required in order to participate.