2017 – 2018 Piano Instruction Year Dates

Monday, September 11, 2017 through Monday, June 11, 2018

See the calendar for dates of studio holidays and recitals and to download a printable version of the studio calendar.

Recital Dates: (see Events for details)

Winter: Sunday, December 10
Spring: Sunday, May 20

Extra Classes: The Saturday before each recital from 9:00 to 4:00 students may sign up for an extra 30 minute lesson or just some last minute practice time on the grand piano.

No class:
November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 11 – January 7 (Winter Break)
March 26 – 29 (Spring Break)
May 21 – 28 (After recital through Memorial Day)
Classes Resume:
May 29 – June 11


The tuition is a flat fee for the for the piano instruction year and is divided into 10 equal payments. Payments are due by the 1st of each month from September to June. Make checks payable to “Ramona Goddard Piano Studio”

Tuition is based on enrollment in the studio, not attendance, and tuition remains the same whether or not the student attends all of their scheduled classes.

Tuition includes music books and materials, two studio recitals and the optional extra practice session or lesson the day before each recital.

  • 60 minute lessons: $2000.00 (200.00/month x 10. Due Sept 1st – June 1st)
  • 45 minute lessons: $1600.00 (160.00/month x 10. Due Sept 1st – June 1st)

Other Fees

Recital Videography:  Sometimes we have a videographer for our recitals. If you would like a beautifully edited professional video of your child’s performance, please let me know. Cost: $15.00.

Oregon Music Teachers Association Events

See Other Events for more information. Participation is optional.

Portland District Festivals: Entry Fee $25.00
OMTA Syllabus Exams Levels 1 – 10: Entry Fees $26 – $59.00.

2018 Summer Session

Tuesday June 12 through Monday June 18
Tuesday June 26 through Thursday, July 26
No classes: June 19 – 25 and July 4

Attendance Policy and Missed Class Times

  • Your registration reserves you a scheduled time slot and benefits within the studio. A student who does not attend a class will miss the benefit of that class. There will not be any make-up lessons when canceled by the student.
  • However:
    • It might be possible to attend during another student’s missed time. Check the studio web calendar for cancellations. If a time is available, the student name will be followed by the word “canceled”. I mark them when I receive 24 hours notice. Text or email me to request the canceled time. If it is still available by the time I receive the message I will respond to let you know you have been scheduled for that new time.

      Please be aware that most class times are missed with less than 24 hours notice and many, many times with less than 10 minutes notice so there will be very few opportunities to make up a class by checking for cancellations – but some weeks there are a lot of lessons missed due to family vacations so it’s worth a try!

    • You could possibly trade lesson times with someone in case of illness or vacation. It is the responsibility of the students or parents to arrange these trades. Please inform me of any changes. (Each student requires individualized prep time). Should 2 people arrive at once, I will teach the one whose lesson is normally at that time.
  • If you cannot attend a lesson please let me know or I will worry. If I must miss a lesson I will call and reschedule with you.
  • Summary: Just as there are no refunds or make-up classes in a private school or college, there are no refunds or make-up classes when enrolled as a student at this studio.