Monteiro Studio Lesson Policy

Monthly tuition is the cost of 46 lessons per year divided by 12 for equal monthly payments.

                15 minutes      ($25x46)/12=      $96      $86 with 10% family discount                          

                30 minutes      ($50x46)/12=    $192     $173 with 10% family discount                          

                45 minutes      ($75x46)/12=    $288     $260 with 10% family discount

                60 minutes      ($100x46)/12=    $383     $345 with 10% family discount     


Tuition is the cost of 46 lessons per year divided by 12 for equal monthly payments. Holiday Break (last week of December, first week of January), Spring Break (last week of March) , Summer Break (last week of June, first week of July) , and Thanksgiving Break (week of Thanksgiving).

Tuition reserves your lesson day/time +


  • Lesson preparation and curriculum development

  • Your teacher’s training and experience

  • Monthly Online Studio Classes and Practice Rooms

  • Videos created for practice and learning purposes

  • Access to the “parent portal” section of our FaceBook Page

  • Continuing education and memberships: In order for us to be the best teachers possible, we make it a priority to stay current with the latest educational trends, methodologies, and developments. This may include seminars, podcasts, and fees for associations such as the Music Teachers Association of California, the American Strings Teachers Association(ASTA), the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME).

  • Taxes and business insurance


1. Lessons. Monteiro Studio provides in-person (in the Fall)  or online violin lessons during the 46 weeks designated on the studio calendar. Students may schedule weekly lessons in advance and select the frequency and duration of their sessions based on availability.


2. Missed Lessons, Make-Up Policy, and Cancellation of Ongoing Lessons. Students understand that reserved lesson times are held exclusively for the student’s use. Cancellation or “no-show” of a scheduled lesson will not be refunded or credited for any reason. If a lesson is cancelled by the teacher, students will receive a replacement teacher or make up lesson. This is not a yearly contract, and students may cancel at any time; however, any unused monthly tuition will not be refunded. Monteiro Studio  may discontinue a student’s ongoing lessons at any time upon written notice and with a refund of unused tuition. A non-refundable and one-time registration fee of $65.00 per family is due upon enrollment. This fee will only be issued again if a family drops and re-enrolls. 


3. Fees, Tuition, and Payments


A. Registration Fee. A one-time nonrefundable registration fee of $65 per family is due upon enrolling in weekly lessons. If ongoing lessons are canceled, this fee is forfeited and will be reapplied if lessons are reinstated.


B. Tuition. * Monthly tuition is the cost of 46 lessons per year divided by 12 for equal monthly payments. See studio calendar for schedule and see above for prices.


C. Sibling Discount. If siblings or family members are enrolled in at least two 30-minute lessons per week, each student will receive a 10% discount on tuition prices.


D. Due Date and Payment Method. Students’ parents will receive an invoice before the start of each month. Payment is due in full by the 1st of each month. Payments shall be made to Susan Monteiro via check, Venmo (@Susan-Monteiro-1), or Paypal (Susan Monteiro  @monteirostudio). Lessons will not be scheduled if tuition has not been paid. A $25 late fee may be added after the 5th of the month.


4. Media Release. Student or Parent/Guardian gives permission for Monteiro Studio to use images and videos of students for business purposes, including social media, and waives any rights of compensation or ownership.