Tuition & Policies

New Student Enrollment Fee: 50*

Monthly Tuition:
30 Minute Lessons: 200/180**
We charge a flat rate for all months, meaning you will be able to take three, four, or five lessons, depending on the month. See holiday breaks and important dates below.
*waived when you prepay your first 5 months.
**Save 20 dollars per month when you pay before the month starts.

2019 Semester: August 11 through December 22

Students may enroll at any time, please pay for individual lessons until the next month begins.

Students who cannot attend their lesson timing are welcomed to switch lesson times with fellow studio members or take the lesson from Skype or Face-time.

(If teachers have to miss a lesson, they will offer a make-up, and if no make-up is possible, a refund will be issued for that lesson)

Summer Lessons during June and July are strongly encouraged.

for mid-semester enrollment, contact:

*There are no lessons on Labor Day (Sept 2), Thanksgiving (Nov 26-29), and Christmas Break (Dec 22-31). 2020 semester begins Jan 4


  1. No refunds or reschedules for missed lessons. Missed lessons do not carry over from month to month, or semester to semester.
  2. In order to stay enrolled and not incur a 50 dollar re-enrollment fee, students must register in both Fall and Spring Terms. (June and July are optional lessons for all students.)
  3. Lesson times cannot be held or reserved unless the student is currently enrolled. Please deposit a check during your last lesson of the semester to hold lesson timings for next semester.
  4. Students must have studied for five continuous months at CMA to be able to play at the recitals.
  5. 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.
  6. Teachers on occasion will provide books/studio course packs and should be reimbursed accordingly.
  7. Students must register online to play in recital.
  8. Theory Class is held once per semester for students who have missed lessons. Students with perfect attendance are also welcomed to attend.


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.