Piano Studio

  • A monthly payment plan spreads the cost of the semester over 6 months. 
  • Each semester will culminate in a recital (tuition includes recital fee). 
  • It is important to note that for the August-June school year, there will be twelve payments due on or about the first of every month of the year, starting in July and finishing in June.
  • While no lessons are taught during the month of July, payment is still required (per 6 month payment plan). 
  • Cash or checks made out to Dr. Stephen Cook are accepted. Online payments are accepted here (online payments include  Square's 2.9% + .30 cent processing fee)

2017-2018 RATES


30 minute

45 minute

60 minute

Semester cost

$750/ semester

$1,125/ semester

$1,500/ semester

Monthly payment plan




Parents reserve specific sessions. Those times cannot be offered to other students. Therefore, the expectation is that your weekly music lesson appointment takes priority when scheduling other personal appointments. 
Makeup lesson policies
  • Due to scheduling constraints and travel expenses, a maximum of 2 valid makeup lessons are available per calendar semester. 
  • There will be no in-home makeup lessons provided. All makeup lessons will take place at Dr. Cook’s home studio at 1413 E. Hall St. Tempe, AZ.
  • Makeup lessons will take place only during designated makeup days listed on the school calendar (by appointment). Lessons not made up by that point will be forfeited.
  • Lessons cancelled without 24 hour notice will be forfeited (no makeup and no refund). Exceptions to the 24 hour notice rule will be made in the case of sudden illness and family emergencies.
  • No makeup lessons will be provided after the last day of the semester.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent to initiate requests for make-up lessons.
  • There will be no lessons during holidays listed on the school calendar.
Early withdraw

Should you choose to withdraw from lessons, we will refund the prorated remainder of your tuition. we ask that you consult your instructor before making your final decision so that we may accommodate your needs. Please allow up to 3 months for the refund to reach you. 

Responsibilities of Instructor, Student and Parent
  • Taking music lessons requires effort on the part of the instructor, the student and the parent/guardian to ensure the student's success.  We ask that students make time to practice and take interest in their lessons so that each lesson is productive.  Parents/guardians, please encourage the student to practice on a regular basis and bring an open attitude to the lesson.  
  • If the instructor notices that the student is not progressing, the instructor will advise the parent and student as needed.  
  • If it is apparent that a student is not interested in his/her instrument of choice or music lessons in general, the instructor will counsel the parent/guardian as needed. 
Contacting Your Instructor

You may contact your instructor via email at stephencookpianist@gmail.com, or telephone at 773-454-2509

Recitals are scheduled in advance and are included in the cost of tuition. Because the teacher pays a rental fee for the recital space, recital may not be exchanged for an extra lesson.  We work all semester in preparation for these recitals, so attendance is strongly encouraged . Please make every effort to free the student’s schedule for these dates.  Any questions regarding the recitals should be directed to your teacher. 

Changes in Policy

These policies are written in an attempt to cover many of the questions that may come up regarding expectations.  Please be aware that these policies are subject to change.

Dr. Stephen Cook

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Jun 8, 2017, 1:43 PM
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