Tuition & Policies


  • Recital/Events: 100*
The recital fee is a bi-annual fee that covers enrollment in the Recital, Theory class, and Performance class. Participation in these three events is highly encouraged, and the semester fee is waived for those who sign up for the entire semester.

*waived with semester enrollment (20 pre-paid lessons)


2018 Semester: Semesters run from August 5 through December 22, and from January 8 through May 31. There are 20 lessons per semester. (you will have either 4, 5, or 3 lessons per month)

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: Please pro-rate the payment if you begin mid-semester, calculate the total lessons you will take and pay online for those lessons. Please make checks out to: Cupertino Music Academy.

Special Circumstances: Please arrange with [email protected], 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 5-Dec 22, and Jan-May*. There are 20 lessons in each semester. (Recital, Theory class, and Performance Class are included in semester fees)

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

Private Lessons Individual Lesson Fees:

1. 30 Minute Lesson: 55
2. 45 Minute Lesson: 80
3. 60 Minute Lesson: 100

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 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. There is 100 dollar fee for non-semester students to perform at the recital.


Recital Sign-Up Link

Performance Class

Saturday, October 13, from 12pm - 2pm in the Sanctuary.

Theory Class
Saturday, November 17, from 2pm - 4pm in Calvert Hall.
(Refreshments provided)

Fall Recital 2018
Saturday, December 1, from 12pm-5pm in the Sanctuary.*
*appropriate dress required
12-2pm piano, 2-3pm Brass and Percussion, 3-4pm Woodwinds, 4-5pm Jazz Bands and Ensembles

Fall Recital & Performance Class Dates

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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.