If you contact me through Learn to Burn School of Music in Spokane or through Northwest Academy of Music in Coeur d'Alene I am obligated to teach and bill you according to the client contract at that location. If you contact me privately I may teach you privately at my home, or I may have you join me at Learn to Burn or Northwest Academy. 

 

Northwest Academy Lesson Lengths and Fees:

Northwest Academy of Music charges for lessons based on a twenty-week semester calendar divided into four pay periods of five weeks each. Tuition is due at the first lesson of each pay period. One excused absence per semester is allowed. When new students start lessons in the middle of the pay period, or in the case of an excused absence, reduced tuition will be calculated at the rate of $44 per instruction hour. With a few rare exceptions, lessons are not billed individually.

Five-week tuition

$110 for 30-minute private lessons

$165 for 45-minute private lessons

$220 for 60-minute private lessons

Most voice students take 45-minute lessons.

 

Learn to Burn Lesson Lengths and Fees:

Learn to Burn School of Music charges monthly tuition for a weekly time slot. There is no extra charge for months with five lessons instead of four. Tuition is due at the first lesson of the month. There will be a $10 per week late fee for tuition not received at the first lesson. When students start lessons in the middle of the month, or in the case of months with major holidays, reduced tuition will be calculated at the rate of $50 per instruction hour. With a few rare exceptions, lessons are not billed individually.

Monthly Tuition:

$100 for 30-minute private lessons

$150 for 45-minute private lessons

$200 for 60-minute private lessons

Most voice students take 45-minute lessons, and most piano students take 30-minute lessons.

 

Noree's Voice and Piano Studio Lesson Lengths and Fees:

Noree's Voice and Piano Studio charges monthly tuition for a weekly time slot. There is no extra charge for months with five lessons instead of four. Tuition is due at the first lesson of the month. There will be a $10 per week late fee for tuition not received at the first lesson. When students start lessons in the middle of the month, or in the case of months with major holidays, reduced tuition will be calculated at the rate of $44 per instruction hour. With a few rare exceptions, lessons are not billed individually.

Monthly Tuition:

$88 for 30-minute private lessons

$132 for 45-minute private lessons

$176 for 60-minute private lessons

Most voice students take 45-minute lessons, and most piano students take 30-minute lessons.

 

Lessons missed by Noree will be made up, or tuition will be applied to the following month or pay period.

 

Studio Locations:

Learn to Burn School of Music, 11 E. Rockwell, Spokane, WA 99207

Noree's home, Coeur d'Alene, location given on inquiry.

Northwest Academy of Music, 3700 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

 

Contact:

Noree's mobile phone:
509-944-0533

Please send a text message or call at any time!

Learn to Burn phone:
509-328-0130

Northwest Music Center phone:
208-667-6200

 

You will receive the complete contracts for NW Academy, Learn to Burn, and Noree's home at your first lesson. That said, here are the general lesson policies:

 

Payment Options:

If you are at Learn to Burn music school or at Noree's home, tuition is due at the first lesson of each month for the whole month. If you are at Northwest Academy, payment will be made for five weeks at a time according to the semester calendar. The student pays for a slot on the calendar, not for the lesson itself. Studying voice requires a long term commitment from both the teacher and student. Some progress may be made with a few lessons, but the most effective are scheduled weekly lessons. I only take students who are willing to commit to at least two months (10 weeks at Northwest Academy). Beyond that, all three locations have a two week's notice policy on discontinuation of lessons, so please plan accordingly if you are unable to continue. I do not give refunds at any location.

I prefer cash or check. I also accept credit and debit cards in person and on my website for a small fee. All electronic payments are secured by PayPal.

I am sensitive to summer vacation plans, so my summer lesson policies are slightly different than the ones listed here. Please contact me to discuss.

 

Cancellations:

Regular lesson attendance and practice need to be consistent for progress to be made.  I am interested in reserving my time for students who are dedicated to this educational policy.

I do not give make-up lessons or tuition credits for anything other than extreme snow or medical emergency. If the lesson is canceled, even in advance, you forfeit the fee. I realize that this seems extreme, but this is standard business practice for private music teachers. Here is a great explanation of this practice. However, if you give me more than 24 hours advance notice of a conflict and if I have another open slot available I may offer to reschedule a lesson for a different day or time. If snow very literally does not allow you out of your driveway or your street, or if you are in the hospital, I will not charge you for that lesson. Do not cancel due to lack of practice.

If you are in a play, choir, or other kind of performance I will not charge you for missed lessons due to performances or rehearsals so long as you give me the dates you will miss many weeks in advance. This does not apply to events scheduled at the last minute such as pick-up rehearsals. Most of the time we will be able to reschedule these lessons, so that will be the priority. If we can't reschedule, I won't penalize you for using your voice lessons in a performance.

I realize it is sometimes difficult to gauge whether one should cancel a lesson or not, especially when it comes to illness. Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your concerns. There are many things we can work on in your lesson if you have a sore throat, and I have plenty of hand sanitizer. Please only miss your lesson if you cannot get out of bed or are highly contagious, even if you missed school that day. Either way, let me know if you will miss or are running late so I don't worry you've been in a terrible car accident.