Studio Policy & Rates

Serious Piano student

Piano Lesson Rates

I understand that price can be a big factor when considering which piano teacher to choose. My in home piano lessons are competitively priced with other piano teachers in the Long Beach & Huntington Beach areas.

The cost of piano lessons is based upon a number of factors, including my 14 years of experience, the travel distance from my home in Long Beach, and your choice of class length.

Packages Available – Lessons are available by month or by session.
New Student Registration Fee – A $30 registration fee is due prior to lessons beginning.

Introductory Lesson – I am happy to provide an evaluation lesson for a one time fee if you do not wish to initially sign up for a package. If you choose to sign up for lessons, this payment will be applied to your lesson package.

Please contact me at (562) 419-1531 to discuss pricing options based upon your individual needs.

All students and parents agree to adhere to my studio policies. Below is my revised studio policy; these policies will be strictly enforced in Fall 2017.

Studio Policy


Your payment serves as a reservation of your appointment and no other appointment spot.

Payment is due in advance and you are given the option to schedule by session or month. If you choose the session option, you receive a discount.

Payment is available by check, cash, or credit card (paypal or square). Check and cash payment receives a discount.

Refunds, Credits & Prorating

No refunds or credits are given. Lesson packages may not be prorated after the first month.


The schedule for piano lessons will always be based upon the majority of students’ availability in each of my service areas.

I try my best to be accommodating to requests for scheduling; however, I do have a full studio and travel logistics must be considered when I build my schedule each session.

The schedule may change from session to session, and the same appointment is not guaranteed year-round.

Students enrolled by session are required to keep the same appointment for the entire session. Monthly students have the option of changing their appointment with 30 days of notice.

Missed Lessons

If your teacher is sick or has a conflict with your lesson time, you will be offered a make-up lesson, or a Facetime/Skype lesson.

Makeup lessons are available for illness and extreme emergencies only and will be scheduled based upon the teacher’s availability. Makeup lessons do not roll over to the next session.


If your child is too sick to attend school, your child is too sick for a piano lesson.

Out of respect for your teacher and the other families who take piano lessons, please cancel your lesson if you or anyone in your home is ill.

Because your lesson appointment is a time I have blocked out in my schedule just for you, a Facetime or Skype lesson will always be available during your appointment if you are too ill to have a lesson.

Miss Christina reserves the right to cancel the lesson upon arrival if it is discovered that there is illness (fever, vomiting/digestive issues, communicable skin rashes, and excessive coughing) at your home.


Vacations are considered an unexcused absence and will not be provided makeup lessons under any circumstances. Full payment must be made in order to reserve your lesson appointment.


Piano lessons are not available on major holidays.

If you have enrolled by session, these holidays have been factored into your payment, and will not be provided makeup lessons.


Discontinuing Lessons

Monthly students must give 30 day notice to change their lesson or discontinue lessons. If you do not give 30 day notice, you are expected to pay for the following month.

Students enrolled by session will forfeit their payment if they choose to discontinue lessons mid-session.


Parents agree to be “silent observers” in order to facilitate a functional learning environment.

The teacher reserves the right to end the lesson early if a student is acting inappropriately or disrespectfully.

Your Instrument

A piano or teacher-approved keyboard is required to participate in piano lessons.

Acoustic pianos must be tuned by a professional piano tuner on a regular basis.

Please keep your piano clean at all times. Dust is bad for your piano.

Learning Environment

Please keep animals and other family members out of the room during your piano lesson in order to keep the lesson distraction free!

I will happily pet your doggies (but not your cats or guinea pigs – ACHOO!), and chat with siblings, but not during your piano lesson!