Tuition & Policies


  • New Student: 50
  • Trial Lesson: 30/half hour/by appointment
  • Recital: 100 (waived if enrolled for entire semester)


Semester: Semesters run from August 1 through December 31, and from January 8 through May 31. There are 20 lessons per semester, sometimes you will have three lessons per month and other times you will have five.

Summer: For June, July, and August, please pay monthly.

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:

Semester lesson prices are listed below: Aug-Dec and Jan-May*. There are 20 lessons in each semester. Recitals and Events are INCLUDED in semester fees beginning Jan. 2018.

1. 30 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons:  1,000
2. 45 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons:  1,500
3. 60 Minutes Weekly Private Lessons:  1,900

for mid-semester enrollment, contact: [email protected]

*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 and Cc: [email protected].
  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, July and August are optional for all students.)
  4. Students who Re-enroll will incur a 50 dollar re-enrollment fee. 
  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, Performance Class, and Theory Class, each held once per 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.
  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 accordingly.
  9. Students must register online to play in recital.


Recital Sign-Up Link (semester-long students only)

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Spring Recital & Performance Class Dates

Performance Class - Mar 03, 2018, 6pm - 9pm, at the Sanctuary.

Theory Class: Apr 21, 2018, 5pm - 7pm, at the Calvert Hall
(Refreshments will be served)

Spring Recital: May 19, 2018, 5pm - 8pm at the Sanctuary.
- Pianos: 5-6pm, 6-7pm
- Instruments: 7- 8pm 


We prepare students for Trinity Piano Testing. Please contact Dr. Yanakieva for 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.