LESSON tuition

Families will need to commit to attending and paying for the full Spring (January through May) and/or Fall (August through December) Semesters. Summer lessons (June through August) are scheduled first-come first-serve and are billed monthly based on your attendance.  

~Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classes:

(For families of children ages 0-4 that are preparing to start private music lessons.)

S.E.C.E. Classes are held Thursday mornings at 10:00am. These classes are offered through the Suzuki Association of Southcentral Alaska and is taught by Karyn Grove-Bruce, assistant-taught by Amanda Kerr.  

~Pre-Twinkle Violin Group Classes: 

(For beginner families working towards graduating their Twinkles.)

Pre-Twinkle Classes are held every other Monday at 4:30 and every other Saturday at 1:00. (Families should plan to attend at least 11 of the 15 scheduled classes.) No real violin is needed for beginners under the age of 5. (We will use cardboard violins until the student is ready to graduate to the "Stars" level where they will need to begin private lessons and learn to care for a very fragile, real violin.) Classes will include Music Mind Games, posture activities, and lots of singing and movement.  

$25 group classes x 11 = $275

Semester Pre-Twinkle Materials, Accompanist, & Recital Fee = $60

Semester Pre-Twinkle Missed Lessons Credit (two classes) = -$50

Full Semester Tuition for Pre-Twinkle Violin Group Classes: $285



(For all students taking lessons on a real violin.)

**Please note private lessons and group events are mandatory for all Stars, Graduates, and Advanced students during the spring and fall  semesters!

45 Minute Private Lessons

Students can register for private lessons weekly (16 lessons total) or every-other-week (8 lessons total).

Private lessons are offered in-person at my home-studio (or via Zoom if families are ill, out of town, or can't get to me due to traffic or road conditions.)

Group Classes

Families should plan on attending 11 of the 15 group classes per month. All group classes are offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Classes are recorded and uploaded to my Student Portal. Families who miss a class, or just want to reference the recordings for practice can log-in from my website to view. 

(Please see the semester at a glance page for the full schedule of lessons and group events!)

$30 group classes x 11 = $330

$55 private lessons x 16 weeks (for weekly lesson students) = $880 

Semester Materials, Accompanist, & Recital Fee: $75 

Missed Lesson Credit for Weekly Lesson Students (Two private lessons & two group classes) -$170


$30 group classes x 11 = $330 

$55 private lessons x 8 weeks (for weekly lesson students) = $440

Semester Materials, Accompanist, & Recital Fee: $75  

Missed Lesson Credit for Weekly Lesson Students (One private lesson & one group class) -$85




I want to make sure every child has the opportunity to start their music lesson journey no matter their family's financial status. This is why I will be offering families the opportunity to study with a partial, full, or materials scholarship. In addition to providing a brief explanation for their need for scholarship on their registration form, these families will have a few extra responsibilities for attendance and logging their practice throughout the semester. Families that can afford to contribute to the scholarship fund are encouraged to do so when registering for lessons.

~School District Reimbursement:

For the most part, I will ask families who want their lessons reimbursed by the school district (usually through a homeschool program) to fill as many forms out for me as they can. I am happy to keep myself on the vendor lists, but please note that keeping up with all the requirements (including presenting updated insurance and business license paperwork every year, paying for regular fingerprinting/background checks, and sending invoices based on the ASD schedule) are things I have to do outside of my scheduled teaching time. Invoices sent to the school district for reimbursement will not include studio discounts. 

~Missed Lessons Credit: 

While I encourage every family to try their best to attend every scheduled lesson, I know that the occasional emergency or schedule conflict will happen. For this reason, each family will have a few lessons subtracted from their semester tuition invoice as a form of insurance. (Two private lessons for weekly students or one private lesson for every-other-week students.) Please note that additional missed lessons will not be reimbursed but can be rescheduled if time is available, or made-up in the form of a practice-video.


~Late Payment Fee:

Payment is due one week after your first lesson. A $10 late payment fee will be charged each week after the payment due date if payment is not made on time.