Fees and Policies

(919) 457-2993 SaraDicksonPiano@gmail.com 500 N. Benson Ct., Cary, NC

I teach private one-on-one lessons in 30, 45, or 60 minute blocks. During the school year (September through May) I roughly follow the Wake County School System traditional calendar for breaks, and have two recitals in December and June. The monthly fee is evened out so it is the same each month inclusive of recital fees, five-week months, and breaks- it just makes it simpler.

Fees are:

$100.00 per month for 30 minute lessons

$148.00 per month for 45 minute lessons

$190.00 per month for 60 minute lessons

I offer one make-up lesson per month, usually scheduled on Monday or Friday evenings. I don't offer refunds (except for very extraordinary circumstances such as severe illness- please talk to me if this is you) or prorated months except for students beginning in the middle of a month. Fees are due by the end of the first week of the month. I prefer paypal, but also accept checks or cash.

Summer lessons

I offer summer lessons, which are more flexible than school year lessons to accommodate summer vacations, etc. They are optional, but I do give scheduling priority in the fall to students who have taken at least four summer lessons. This helps students retain the piano knowledge they've worked so hard for all year so that we don't have to start in the fall with a lot of review. Summer lessons are also a great time to try out piano and see if it's something you'd like to pursue more seriously!

Summer lessons are either


$25 per 30 minute lesson

$38 per 45 minute lesson

$48 per hour lesson

OR I offer a discount if you buy 8 summer lessons paid in advance:

$175 for 8 30 minute lessons

$266 for 8 45 minute lessons

$336 for 8 hour lessons