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 helps 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.

An excused lesson may be rescheduled at the teacher’s discretion. To be eligible for an excused lesson, the student must contact the teacher at least 48 hours in advance. Students are guaranteed only one make-up per semester due to an excused absence*. All excused lessons, as defined above, must be made up within the dates of the current quarter.

*Exception: If your lesson falls on a holiday or a day when Baker or our studio is closed, you must contact your teacher at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a new day and time to make up the missed lesson. All missed lessons, as defined above, must be taken before the end of the current quarter.

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

To secure your reserved lesson time, tuition is due on the first day of classes. Baker students meeting at Baker will need to register online and pay tuition directly to Baker Demonstration School.

All other students meeting at my home studio can pay cash, chase quick pay, venmo, apple pay, paypal or check made out to Martin Metzger.

In order to allow for flexibility, 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.

Our tuition cost per lesson for the 2021/22 year comes to: $65 for 30 minute lessons, $80 for 45 minute lessons and $95 for 60 minute lessons. Baker students taking lessons at Baker can refer to the charts below for current tuition rates.

Note: Only Baker students currently enrolled at Baker can meet for lessons at Baker. All other students will meet at my home studio. Our additional teachers will meet you at your home, or at an acceptable location.

Note: Baker students wishing to take lessons during the breaks and summer session will meet at my home studio. Spring break lessons will be scheduled around your spring break schedule, if it differs from the dates on our Academic Calendar.

Fall Semester (18 weeks)

Tuition Tuition (Baker Students)
18 lessons at 30 minutes = $1170 18 lessons at 30 minutes = $1170
18 lessons at 45 minutes = $1440 18 lessons at 45 minutes = $1440
18 lessons at 60 minutes = $1710 18 lessons at 60 minutes = $1710

Winter Semester (11 weeks)

Tuition Tuition (Baker Students)
11 lessons at 30 minutes = $715 11 lessons at 30 minutes = $715
11 lessons at 45 minutes = $880 11 lessons at 45 minutes = $880
11 Lessons at 60 minutes = $1045 11 Lessons at 60 minutes = $1045

Spring Semester (12 weeks)

Tuition Tuition (Baker Students)
12 lessons at 30 minutes = $780 12 lessons at 30 minutes = $780
12 lessons at 45 minutes = $960 12 lessons at 45 minutes = $960
12 lessons at 60 minutes = $1140 12 lessons at 60 minutes = $1140

Summer Session (9 weeks)

Tuition Tuition (Baker Students)
9 lessons at 30 minutes = $585 9 lessons at 30 minutes = $585
9 lessons at 45 minutes = $720 9 lessons at 45 minutes = $720
9 lessons at 60 minutes = $855 9 lessons at 60 minutes = $855

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Withdrawal will only be honored with a written notice and approval by the administration.

The schedule for refunds is as follows:

  • End of the 1st week: prorated minus $65 deposit
  • End of the 4th week: 50% of the remaining balance, minus $65 deposit
  • No refunds after the 4th week

Note: Exceptions may apply in cases of prolonged illness/injury or relocation of the family.

Note: a $35 fee will be assessed for any returned check, plus any incurred banking fees