Private lessons are available in 30, 45, 60, and 90-minute increments on a weekly basis. Lessons will cover stylistic presentation, discussion, performance, musicianship, and techniques. For children under the age of 8, a parent or guardian is required to be present during the lesson to provide practical guidance at home.
36-Week School Year Enrollment (Available for 2022-2023)
The 36-Week School Year Enrollment (available for 2022-2023) is the most economical and efficient option, requiring the highest level of commitment from both students and parents. Students may be allowed to join mid-year, and only lessons cancelled by the instructor will be made up during the makeup session. Full payment or 10 monthly installments are required.
9-Week Quarter System Enrollment / 18-Week Semester System Enrollment
The Quarter System consists of 9-week sessions (36 weeks in total), with tuition due on the specified date. Students are only committed to each quarter, and if they drop out after a quarter, they will need to re-register for the next available quarter. If you withdraw within the first 2 weeks of the session, a 50% tuition refund will be provided. The Semester System is available with 18-week sessions each for Winter and Spring (36 weeks in total), and discounts are applied. If you withdraw within the first 4 weeks of the session, a 50% tuition refund will be provided.
Adult students over the age of 21 (who will turn 21 by the beginning of the term) are accepted during the open audition period only. Each term consists of 18 lessons, theory classes, musicianship, and group meetings. Students must meet the required syllabus to advance to the next term. Please refer to the adult curriculum outline page for more details.
For all other programs offered by the studio, enrollment is a one-time process, and a yearly registration fee must be paid to participate.
Masterclass and Recitals
At the Associate and Elite levels, students are required to participate in a minimum of two online masterclasses per semester. The recital is a mandatory evaluation process for all students. Failure to comply with the studio policy may result in termination from all lessons.
To withdraw from the 36-week school year, a 4-week notice is required. If tuition has been paid in full, the remaining balance will be recalculated with the current hourly rate of $150/hr to meet the installment plan policy. The remaining balance will be forwarded to the student. For a 9-week quarter enrollment, a termination form must be submitted within the first 2 weeks for a 50% refund. Once the withdrawal period is over, no extension or refund will be granted.
For missed lessons, students must report their absence using the Attendance Line and follow the instructions provided. Failure to properly report a no-show may result in termination from the studio without reimbursement. All make-up lessons must be completed within the current quarter. If a student requires long-term medical care, accompanied by a physician’s explanatory letter, the current session will be put on hold until the student is able to resume regular activities. If the teacher needs to cancel a lesson, the lesson will be made up or extended.
Tuition must be paid in advance to reserve a time slot. If tuition has not been paid by the renewal due date, the current session will be automatically terminated and the lesson time will be opened up for other students. Additionally, if tuition has not been received by the first week of the new session, a $20 late charge per week will be added. If this occurs twice, the student may be dismissed. All registered students will have their tuition frozen for a minimum of one year.
Payments can be made online, and further details can be obtained by contacting the studio.
Termination of a student may occur if the teacher deems that the student is making poor progress or lacks personal interest in the subject. A termination form must be submitted for all terminations.
To maintain good standing, students must demonstrate a commitment to music education. At the end of the year, students enrolled at Bellevue Piano Studio will undergo an assessment to maintain a high standard of performance and provide structured achievement goals for each student. The assessment consists of different components, and a student must achieve a minimum of 70% to continue their education with the studio.
Outstanding students may be considered for a scholarship once a year. Students may request a bursary for financial aid through the formal procedure. Volunteer credits and examination credits may be available depending on the student’s current school. Complaints about the studio can be made in writing with appropriate documentation.
All student information is kept confidential. Students may choose to exchange their information with other students independently. The studio will only use photos of students who have given consent in the registration package.