About our Programs
The minimum age for Piano is 6 and for the rest of the instruments
(Guitar, Ukulele & Voice) is 8.
Most of our lessons are Private, 1 on 1 with the instructor.
We also have, based on availability, a couple of Semi-Private lessons for Guitar and Ukulele but space is limited. These lessons can be opened with a minimum of 2 students but will never have more than 4.
All lessons are once a week and we offer two formats for Private lessons:
* 30 min lesson
* 60 min lesson
Semi-Private lessons are always 60 min.
Registration & Enrollment
There’s a $30 registration fee that is paid only once, upon enrollment. Once we have spoken and you are ready to start we will send you an email with the instructions to get enrolled, which is a very simple process and will only take a few minutes.
We do not have a long-term contract, however, Tuition is paid monthly, and is due on the 1st of every month*.
Private 30 Min
Private 60 Min
Semi - Private 60 Min
(Class opens with a min of 2 students and will not have more than 4 students)
“I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven
We offer a Family discount for multiple siblings or when a student wants to take more than one lesson**
* When someone starts lessons in the middle of the month, the first month’s tuition is prorated.
** Family discount doesn’t apply to Semi-Private lessons.
Make Up & Cancellation Policy (1-2-3)
At IOFMA we have your best interest at heart and that’s why we have a Make up & Cancellation Policy. This policy is in place to help you maximize your lessons as well as to honor and value our instructor’s time.
NOTIFY THE SCHOOL AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE should you need to miss a class. The instructor will do his/her best to re-schedule the class for later that week or up to a week later. (4 make ups are allowed in a 6 month period). A make up class cannot be re-scheduled again, even with a 48 hour notice. Therefore, If a re-scheduled class were to be missed, it is considered a forfeited lesson.
IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE A 48 HOUR NOTICE, THE LESSON IS FORFEITED. We do this out of respect for our instructors’ time. As part of the commitment we have with our instructors, they get paid for the lesson you missed.
THE ONLY TWO EXCEPTIONS TO THE 48 HOUR RULE ARE:
– A death in the family.
– One of the members of your household is in the hospital or had a serious emergency*.
*Examples of non-emergency situations (we’ve heard these before): Doctor’s appointment,
child has an important school event, unplanned meeting with a teacher, work emergency, etc.