Individual Summer Lessons 2021

During the Summer Session (June 21 2021 through August 27 2021), we offered a flexible schedule of individual lessons. Both our existing students and new students had the opportunity to sign-up for whatever times and teachers best fit their schedule and goals. All our teachers worked as a team, offering lesson times every week and continuity of instruction to all students.

We've offered this unusual and collaborative summer program every summer since 2010. 

For current students and anyone interested in all the details, scroll down for complete info.

Online Sign-up

During the Summer Session, we maintained an online schedule which students will use to schedule lessons. Now that the Summer Session has ended, the online calendar is no longer active. If you're interested to see what a typical summer looks like in our studio, click here to view a handy planning calendar

Summer Enrichment Classes 2021

Each summer since 2013 (and in some prior summers as well), we've offered a unique program of supplementary enrichment classes. In summer 2020, with most of stuck at home, we offered innovative remote group classes and half-day piano camps including Digital Music Composition, Group Theory, Remote Piano Camp, and Remote Workshops.  We had dozens of students join us remotely over the course of the summer.

In 2021, things were different, with most students tired of remote learning! Every year is a little different and we offered just one special enrichment class.

REMOTE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS with APHRODITE MITSOPOULOU ♪ Preferred for rising grades 7 to 11 but all ages are welcome so long as you have a fully prepared piece ready to share ♪ 60 to 90 minute workshops on select Wednesdays at 7:00 PM ♪ July 7, July 21, and August 4 ♪ Flexible one-by-one sign-up from within the Student Portal starting June 20, 2021 ♪ FREE for Students who are also attending summer lessons

2021 Summer Lessons: Additional Info and FAQ

Note: This information has not been updated for 2022. Look for updated 2022 Summer Session info to be posted to this page not later than early May 2022. 

Our Concept

Students who pursue their studies year-round experience faster growth and greater achievement. But we know that everyone’s schedules get scrambled in the summer. We want you to be able to choose a schedule of summer lessons that makes sense for your family and fits your interest and goals. Scheduling summer lessons separately from the school-year allows us to best reach all our students!

How Can I Sign Up? 

NEW STUDENTS First, contact us to register! Then we will invite you to sign up for summer lesson slots.

RETURNING/CONTINUING STUDENTS Every student who turns in a registration form by June 1 will receive a personal invitation to schedule summer lessons between June 2 and June 20. Click here for a handy planning calendar showing which teachers are available, and on which days. All students will have access to the sign-up schedule starting not later than June 20, 2021. We'll handle sign-ups through the Student Portal (log on from "For Our Students" in the menu). You can choose the length of your lesson by selecting consecutive schedule blocks. (Example: one 30 min block plus one 15 min block will create a 45 minute lesson.) 

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE If you have trouble with the online sign-up, send your teacher or Mr. Horowitz an email with your schedule rquest. Or give us a call. Do not allow website problems or scheduling complications to prevent you from attending! If you have trouble, we will do it for you, no problem!

What Does It Cost?

Tuition for summer individual lessons is $20 per 15-minute schedule block. Payment isn’t due until the 10th of the following month. Full details on payments are on the 2021-22 POLICIES page (find it via "Rates and Policies" in the menu).

What If My Plans Change?

During the summer session only, you may make changes/cancellations until 48 hours before the lesson. Cancellation will remove the charge from your account. If you've already paid, the credit will carry forward automatically.

In-Person or Remote?

The default location for summer lessons will be "remote" but nearly all lesson slots are available for in-person instruction. To attend your lessons in-person, first sign up. Then, inform your teacher that you'd like to come in-person. (Please, 48+ hours notice.) We are here for you and we are ready to meet you in person at the Studio upon your request. 

Team Teaching

Our teachers collaborate to ensure that every student has continuity of instruction. If your regular teacher isn't available every week, we'll proactively give you access to at least one other teacher calendar. If you would like access to additional teacher calendars, just ask your teacher or Mr. Horowitz. You can refer to the handy planning calendar to see which teachers are teaching which days. All teachers are available to all students. 

Are Summer Lessons Required?

No…however…it's impossible to imagine any serious student taking off the entire summer every year. 

Can I Sign Up for Shorter Lessons?

Yes…however…shorter lessons make it hard to cover the student’s material. If you're looking to reduce your work-load or try something different, talk to your teacher or to Mr. Horowitz.

Can I just Practice Independently During the Summer?

Yes…however…experience shows that most students won’t. Of those who do, many will struggle to practice effectively. 

How Does the June Schedule and Tuition Work?

Our regular schedule runs through and including June 20th. During the ten-month School Year, tuition is based on ten equal monthly payments. There are between 37 and 39 scheduled weekly individual lessons throughout the course of the school year, depending on the day of the week.

New Students

Yes! You can start with us in the summer and continue with us in the fall! 

Where's Mr. Horowitz?

I am not able to offer an online sign-up schedule this year, but I am here for all our students and all our teachers, year-round. I’ll make sure every student of every teacher has the personal attention they need. Just call or email me.

Still Have Questions? 

Call us to discuss! Let's figure out what makes the most sense for your individual situation.