Studio Policy


Tuition/Fees
  • Tuition is due upon the first lesson of each month. 
  • The annual tuition in divided into 12 equal payments and covers all lessons, recitals and workshops offered.
  • Lessons are held once each week during your allotted time.
  • Cash or check is accepted. Checks are to be made out to Nikki Burroughs Piano Studio.
  • Please contact the studio for current tuition rates.
  • A one-time registration fee of $25 is due upon sign-up. 

Attendance/Missed Lessons
  • Fees are not reduced for missed lessons. Your tuition payment is considered your commitment to attendance.
  • If you must miss a lesson, please give advance notice by text or email.
  • Make-up lessons are offered only if advance notice is given, however this is only possible if an alternative time slot becomes available within 2 weeks of the absence. Beyond 2 weeks, the lesson must be forfeited.
  • Any lessons missed by the instructor due to illness or emergency will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
  • In addition to the 46 lessons offered throughout the year, students will also be offered  group workshops experiences and an annual recital. 
  • Please escort your child to and from the building and be aware that no adult supervision is provided outside their lesson time. 
Books/ Materials/ Practices
  • Music books/ materials may be obtained for you. The cost for books and materials is added to your monthly tuition.
  • Student assignments are recorded and sent to parents by email to encourage parental involvement and parent/child communication.
  • This studio is proud to offer Certificate of Merit TM,* administered by Music Teachers' Association of California to approved students.
*The Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) sponsors a music study program entitled Certificate of Merit (CM). Initiated in 1933, the CM Program now involves approximately 30,000 students annually statewide. There are evaluation opportunities for students of Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Voice and Harp.

My Expectations
  • I expect my students to arrive at each lesson prepared and well practiced. Consistent lack of preparation may result in dismissal.
  • I expect parents to provide their young child a regularly scheduled and undisturbed time period each day for study and practice.**
**Younger students need parental involvement. They need praise and encouragement. Do not expect a young child to have the discipline necessary to remember to practice each day. They will need structure and reminders from you. Please help your child make the most of his/her music education by supporting a consistent practice regimen. It only takes a few minutes each day to do this.