All lessons are based on a monthly tuition. This payment is due the first week of every month, no later than the 6th of the month. Most forms of payment are accepted including cash, check, credit card or Venmo @Ursula-Martineau. The monthly fees are as follows:
$88/month for 30 minute lessons (best for early beginner voices)
$132/month for 45 minute lessons (recommended!)
$176/month for 60 minute lessons (for the more advanced singer with extra auditions throughout the year)
Note: There will be approximately 4 times in the year that the student's lessons will include a 5th week and there will be approximately 4 weeks of holidays that the student will not have a lesson (see below.) Therefore, the monthly tuition balances out over the course of the year. Recital fees and other periodic fees are also included.
There may be extra expenses for purchasing original sheet music and accompanist fees during auditions and recitals when necessary. I will accompany my students the majority of the time.
Your monthly fee will include the following:
*Each student will be given a weekly day and time slot for their private vocal instruction. Lessons are most effective and highly recommended to be taken in person, but online lessons through zoom are also given when circumstances prevent us from meeting in person.
*Each student will be invited to participate in 1 or 2 Studio Voice Recitals a year where they will perform songs from their repertoire for friends and family.
*Each student will be given a unique login to Ursula's mymusicstaff interactive website where they can view their personal lesson calendar, view upcoming events, log practice times, access repertoire lists and recordings to use at home, reschedule lessons, view invoices and pay their tuition.
Students are required to give at least 24 hours notice to cancel a lesson except in the case of emergency or sudden illness. If they have given more than 24 hours notice, they are entitled to a make up lesson. They are limited to 3 makeups per semester unless discussed and cleared with me. They will have a generous 60 days to make up the lesson, after which time the lesson will be forfeited. It is up to the student to schedule a make up lesson in one of the available slots shown on the calendar.
In the event that a lesson is cancelled by me, the student will of course be given a make up lesson.
Time slots will only be held for four weeks. If a student misses lessons for four consecutive weeks, their time slot will be forfeited and considered open for another student. A new time slot can be obtained based on studio availability.
Holiday and Vacation Time:
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from November 23-28, 2020. It will be closed for Winter Break from December 19-January 2. It will be closed for Jeffco Spring Break. It will also be closed for Labor Day, Memorial Day and Martin Luther King Day.
Summer "Punch Card" Option:
During the months of June, July and August, students can choose a Summer Package where they receive 10 lessons to use at their discretion. This option is best for students who have significant conflicts with their normal lesson slot or who plan to take lessons only during the summer. Students may choose their 10 lesson slots based on studio availability, jumping around as needed to accommodate their busy summer schedules. As a bonus, parents/families will be invited to attend their student’s 10th lesson to hear their student perform for them!
*All lesson slots will be 45 minutes long.
*The cost for the Summer Package is $330.
*Students can pay the full amount at their first summer lesson or divide the cost into two payments of $165.00 due June 15 and July 15.
All policies are subject to change at any time.