Tuition & Policies


2018 Semester: Semesters run from August 5 through December 22, and from January 8 through May 31. There are 20 lessons per semester. If you or the teacher must miss a lesson, it is your responsibility to schedule a make-up before the end of the semester.

Summer: Starting in June, please make one payment at the beginning of the month, for the summer months of June and July.

Late sign-up and special circumstances: Please arrange with, for special circumstances or if you need to arrange for travel plans which require long-term absence.

Semester Dates for enrollment: Aug 1 - Dec 30, and Jan-May*. There are 20 lessons in each semester.

for mid-semester enrollment, contact:

*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:
  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 are optional lessons for all students.)
  4. Lesson times cannot be held or reserved unless the student is currently enrolled. Deposit a check to hold lesson timing for next semester.
  5. Students are invited, but not required to participate in the Recital, Performance Class, and Theory Class, each held once per semester.
  6. Teachers on rare occasions may request a make-up lesson or lessons. If a teacher becomes ill or unavailable to teach, we will find a suitable replacement teacher for that lesson or period of lessons.
  7. Teachers on occasion will provide books/studio course packs and should be reimbursed accordingly.
  8. Students must register online to play in recital.


2019 Recital Dates and Sign-Up Link

Performance Class

Sunday February 24, 1-4 pm.

Spring Recital 2019

Sunday, May 19, 1-4 pm.

Location: Sanctuary Building at Union Church.

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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.