Policy 2022-2023

Private Lesson

The lesson consists of 30, 45, 60, 90-minute private lessons on a weekly basis. Stylistic presentation, discussion, performance, musicianship, and techniques are covered.  A parent or a guardian is required to be present during the lesson when accompanying a child less than 8 years old for practical guidance at home.


36-Week School Year Enrollment (Available for 2022-2023)

The most economical and efficient way of enrollment is registering for the full year which requires the most commitment from students and parents. During the school year, you may be allowed to join in the middle of the year.  As the studio follows the Bellevue school district calendar for regular holidays, only lesson cancellation from the instructor will be made up during the makeup session.  Full payment or 10 monthly installments is required.


9-Week Quarter System Enrollment / 18-Week Semester System Enrollment

The Quarter System of 9 weeks each (36 weeks in total). The tuition is due on the specified date. You will only be committed to each quarter. If you drop out after a quarter, you will need to re-register to join the next available quarter. 50% of tuition refund is made when you withdraw within the first 2 weeks of the session. The Semester System of 18 weeks each for Winter and Spring (36 weeks in total) is available and discounts are applied. 50% of tuition refund is made when you withdraw within the first 4 weeks of the session.


Adult Student

Adult students over the age of 21 (who 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.  You must meet the required syllabus to advance to the next term.  Please find more detail on the adult curriculum outline page.

Program Student

All other programs offered by the studio are one-time enrollment only.  A yearly registration fee must be paid to participate.


Masterclass and Recitals

The studio requires a minimum of 2 masterclasses (online) participation per semester for Associate and Elite levels.   The recital is a mandatory evaluation process for everyone. Disregarding the studio policy will result in the termination of all lessons.



For the 34-week school year, you may withdraw with a 4-week notice. Tuition made in full will be recalculated with the current hourly rate ($140/hr) to meet the installment plan policy, and the remaining balance will be forwarded to the student.  For a 9-week Quarter enrollment, you must submit a termination form within the first 2 weeks for a 50% refund.  Once the withdrawal period is over, it will not be extended or refunded.


Missed Lessons

Use Attendance Line to report of your absence and follow instructions.  An improper no-show will result in termination from the studio without reimbursement. All make-up lessons must be done within the current quarter. In case of long-term medical care, such as accompanied by the physician’s explanatory letter, the current session will be put on hold until the student is able to resume regular activities. If a situation arises that the teacher needs to cancel the lesson, all lessons will be made up or extended.


Tuition is to be paid in advance to reserve your time slot.  Tuition that has not been made by the renewal due date automatically terminates the current session and opens up the lesson time for other students.  In addition, tuition that has not been received by the first week of the new session will result in a $20 late charge per week, and 2 times occurrence will result in dismissal of the student.  There will be a tuition freeze for a minimum of 1 year for all registered students.


Payments are made online. Contact the studio for further details.


Termination Form

The teacher has the right to dismiss a student based on poor progress and unfit personal interest.  For all terminations, you must submit the form.


Student Assessment

To maintain good standing as a student, you must show commitment to music education.  At the end of the year, there is a period of assessment for all students enrolled at Bellevue Piano Studio.  This is to maintain a high quality of performance level and to provide structured achievement goals for the individual student.  The assessment is composed of different parts, and a student is expected to perform at least 70% to be able to continue the education with the studio.



An outstanding student will be considered for a scholarship, once a year.  You may request a bursary for financial aid with the formal procedure.  There may be volunteer credits and examination credits depending on your current school.  Should you have any complaints regarding the studio, please send them in writing, with proper documents.



All student information is kept confidential.  You may decide to exchange your information with other students on your own.  The studio will only be using the photos of a student who has given consent in the registration package.

updated June 2021