Registration/material fee (if you have been taking lessons all year round you do not have to pay this again) : $ 35 single, $50 family. This fee covers new material purchased, ensemble music usage, photocopies, wear and tear on accessories made available for and used by each student, transcriptions and communication expenses.
Lessons must be paid for in advance. If you pay as you go or book a partial month it is at the full rate $60/hour
Lessons where the student just does not show up or are canceled the day of the lesson are lost.
Those on monthly plans must use up their time in that month.
Lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Usually, lesson length is determined by a student’s age, ability and experience. 30 minute lessons are perfect for beginners. Due to the physical nature of wind instruments, longer lesson times can become tiring. For the first year or two, a 30 minute lesson should suffice unless RCM exams are being taken. 45 minute lessons would be recommended for students of high school age who have been playing for more than 2 years and for those taking RCM exams, Grades 2 – 6. 60 minute lessons are ideal for more advanced students, adult learners and those taking RCM Grade 8 and beyond.
In other words if you want to play in orchestra or do an exam or compete you should be taking an hour lesson.
These are not the cheapest lessons, just the best value. If you are looking for lessons on the basis of price only you will end up wasting your time and money.