Lessons


Tuition Policies:

Attendance

Our attendance policy is in place to diminish the heavy strain that multiple misses can put on an instructor’s already busy schedule. We also believe that consistent lessons help build discipline, confidence, progress, and momentum. We understand that unexpected events do occur, and we do our best to work with you as much as our schedules will allow.

Absences: A minimum notice of 48 hours is required for any schedule conflicts or changes aside from illness or emergencies. If less than 48 hours’ notice is given, the lesson will be considered a missed lesson and will not be rescheduled. Credits or refunds will not be issued for any reason.
Makeup Lessons: All excused lessons must be completed before the end of each quarter. Failure to coordinate with your instructor for a makeup lesson will result in the lesson being missed and a credit or refund will not be issued.
Tardiness: The instructor will wait 10 minutes of the scheduled lesson before it will be considered a missed lesson. The teacher cannot go over the scheduled time limit. Please be sure to communicate if you are running late to your teacher to ensure they are aware of your situation.
Illness: All members of a household must be symptom and fever free for a full 24 hours before a lesson. If a student or family member stays home from school/work, they should let the teacher know by 12 PM CST to reschedule. Please allow as much notice as possible when cancelling due to illness.
Emergencies: Exceptions to this policy due to illness, emergencies and/or extenuating circumstances will be at the discretion of the teacher and studio manager.

If a teacher needs to cancel a lesson, he or she will offer an alternative time to reschedule, prior to the end of the current quarter.

Tuition Payment

We offer two payment options in our studio – up front or split payments.

  • Tuition: Tuition is based on the number of weeks in given quarter. Invoices will be adjusted to reflect the number of lessons to be taught.
  • Payment: Payment type must be established before the start of each quarter. All payments are due by the fifth via cash, check, Zelle, or Venmo. Payments that are not received by the 5th of the month will result in a pause of lessons until payment is received in full.
    • Up Front: Payment for the entire quarter must be received before a students first class. Updated monthly invoices will be sent for student record to ensure they are up-to-date on how many lessons they have completed.
    • Split Payment: Split payments will be based on the number of weeks in each quarter. Payment must be received within 5 days of the receipt of an invoice. Failure to pay the invoice within this time will result in a pause of lessons until payment is received.
      • For the fall quarter, payments will be required every 6 weeks.
      • For the winter quarter, payment will be required every 6 weeks.
      • For the spring quarter, payment will be required every 5 weeks.
    • Adult Students: Adult students are not required to commit to our quarter system. Adult students will be charged by the month, at the end of each month, for all lessons taken. Payment must be received within 5 days of the receipt of an invoice. Failure to pay the invoice within this time will result in a pause of lessons until payment is received.

Our Tuition per lesson for the 2022/23 year comes to $65 for 30-minute lesson, $85 for 45-minute lessons, $100 for 60-minute lessons.

Tuition

Fall Semester

(18 weeks)
  • 18 lessons at 30 minutes = $1170
  • 18 lessons at 45 minutes = $1530
  • 18 lessons at 60 minutes = $1800

Winter Semester

(12 weeks)
  • 12 lessons at 30 minutes = $780
  • 12 lessons at 45 minutes = $1020
  • 12 Lessons at 60 minutes = $1200

Spring Semester

(10 weeks)
  • 10 lessons at 30 minutes = $650
  • 10 lessons at 45 minutes = $850
  • 10 lessons at 60 minutes = $1000

Summer Semester

(10 weeks)
  • 10 lessons at 30 minutes = $650
  • 10 lessons at 45 minutes = $850
  • 10 lessons at 60 minutes = $1000

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Withdrawal will only be honored with a written notice and approval by the administration. Refunds will be determined on a case by case basis.

Note: a $40 fee will be assessed for any returned check, plus any incurred banking fees

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Fall 2022

(18 weeks)
  • August 21
    Private Instruction Begins
  • TBA
    Student Recital
  • December 23-January 7
    Winter Vacation (lessons optional)
  • January 7
    Last Day of Fall Semester

Winter 2023

(12 weeks)
  • January 8
    Private Instruction Begins
  • TBA
    Student Recital
  • April 1
    Last Day of Winter Semester

Spring 2023

(10 weeks)
  • April 2 – April 8
    Spring Break (lessons optional)
  • April 9
    Private Instruction Begins
  • TBA
    Student Recital
  • June 17
    Last Day of Spring Semester

Summer 2023

(10 weeks) Flexible Scheduling
  • June 18:
    Private Instruction Begins
  • August 19
    Last Day of Summer Semester

Note: Any lesson that occurs on a holiday will be rescheduled for another day that week, or within the quarter

Note: Spring Break lessons will be scheduled around your spring break schedule, if it differs from the dates above

Testimonial


We are truly loving working with Martin Metzger. Our 12-year old son looks forward to his lessons and is excited to play the music he and Martin choose together. Martin strongly believes in allowing kids to follow their interests, and has the talent, interest, and patience to help them do so in a wide range of genres. Martin is knowledgeable and dedicated both as a musician and as an educator. We travel a bit of a distance for lessons and are convinced it's well worth our time. We recommend him highly to anyone at any age looking for a great guitar instructor." Tammy R.
I love learning guitar from Marty! He's been my guitar teacher for four years now and I'm still happy with him. Marty has adapted his lesson style as I learn and got older, so the lesson is always interesting with new things to learn. We've also developed a bunch of inside jokes. Marty is a nice guy who makes learning guitar about enjoying music and teaching yourself discipline to be able to learn guitar. You will learn something new every lesson! I wouldn't pick any teacher over him!! Allison G.

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Feel free to give us a call at your convenience and we can discuss more in person. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Info

Address

847 Chicago Ave., Unit 704
Evanston, IL 60202

Phone

(773) 744-1156

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