Lake Street Piano Studio


In your MyMusicStaff account you can find our schedule and your account information. This is also where you sign up for summer or rescheduled lessons.

If your child practices carefully 20-40 minutes a day, they will feel successful and make decent progress. They'll enjoy everything about piano more than if they practice just a couple days a week, which can cause frustration and feeling stuck. They will get out of it what they put into it!

Tuition is a yearly amount June to May, or September to May if you take summer off. It is prorated by the month and based on enrollment, not attendance. It includes your summer lessons, 28 or 14 school year lessons (30 or 45 minutes), basic books, and Venmo bank fees. You can pay by the month, quarter, or year but you'll get an invoice each month on the 15th for the month following. Please pay by check, ACH bank transfer (for a small transfer fee), or credit card (for a hefty transfer fee) by the end of the month before. If you must pay later than that, you could add a bottle of red wine.

To reschedule a lesson, cancel it in your MyMusicStaff account. If 48+ hours in advance, MyMusicStaff will keep track of it and allow you to choose any open lesson before the end of May. If fewer than 48 hours in advance, you can simply enjoy the week off. In case of student sickness I will do my best to reschedule for you. Missed lessons not made up by the end of May are forfeited.

We are full of options for lesson format as we are now experts at remote lessons. In inclement weather, in the winter, if you're not in town, for minor student sickness, or if you simply want the convenience of not driving, we'll use Zoom.

The regular commitment is a year or school year (June/September to May) ... but things come up. If you need to discontinue lessons during the year, I just ask that you give 30 days notice so that your student can finish well.