Program Calendar


Program Calendar

The Art of Piano studio calendar follows the example of university-based, community music schools. The academic year is divided into fall and spring semesters starting in August and January. A flexible summer session is also offered most  years. If there are openings available, new students may begin lessons after the term has begun and their tuition will be adjusted.

Each private lesson incudes an additional 30-minute or longer session in the student computer lab immediately after or before the lesson.

The lesson schedule is made right after the registration deadline for each term, based on students’ preferences and teacher availability. Exact lesson days and times will not be available until scheduling is completed.  Students who register after scheduling day must choose lessons times from those still available.

 

Since March 16, all instruction has been delivered online, due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Crocus flowers symbolizing the Spring SemesterSpring Semester 2020

Registration deadline: Friday, December 6, 5 p.m.*

Semester schedule available before Christmas

Term beings: Monday, January 6
Spring Break: Monday-Friday, March 23-27 (matches Rochester schools)
Term ends: Friday, June 5

Number of weeks in term: 22
Number of weekly lessons in term: 21

For dates of studio-sponsored performance events, please, visit the Special Events page.

Registration deadline for Summer Session & Pre-registration deadline for Fall semester: Friday, May 15

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.

 

Field of Sunflowers symbolizing the Summer SessionSummer Session 2020

Registration deadline for continuing students: Friday, May 29, 5 p.m.*

Term beings: Monday, June 15
Term ends: Thursday, July 23

Number of weeks in term: 6 (Monday to Thursday)
The summer session is  flexible: students may sign up for any number of lessons.

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.

Summer Session 2020 will begin with online instruction and is likely to be completed online.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the time of return to face-to-face instruction will depend on CDC recommendations and state advisories. As always at The Art of Piano, the wellbeing of our students is of primary importance.

 

Fall Semester 2020

Red-leaf trees symbolizing the Fall Semester

Pre-registration deadline for continuing students: Friday, May 29, 5 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sunday, August 9, 5 p.m.*
Semester schedule available: Monday, August 10

Term beings: Wednesday, August 12
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27
Term ends: Friday, December 18

Number of weeks in term: 18.5
Number of weekly lessons in term: 18

For dates of studio-sponsored performance events, please, visit the Special Events page.

Registration deadline for Spring 2019 semester: Friday, December 4, 5 p.m.*

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.

It is the hope of The Art of Piano to be able to return to face-to-face instruction for the Fall Semester of 2020.  However, until that is deemed safe by CDC and the state of Illinois, all instruction will be delivered online.  As always at The Art of Piano, the wellbeing of our students is of primary importance.

 

Spring Semester 2021

Tree branch covered in flowers symbolizing the Spring Semester

Registration deadline: Friday, December 4, 5 p.m.*
Semester schedule available: before Christmas

Term beings: Monday, January 4
Spring Break: Monday-Friday, March 22-26 (matches Rochester schools)
Term ends: Friday, May 28

Number of weeks in term: 21
Number of weekly lessons in term: 20

For dates of studio-sponsored performance events, please, visit the Special Events page.

Pre-registration deadline for Fall 2011 semester: Saturday, May 7, 5 p.m.*

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.

 

A field of colorful summer wildflowers symbolizing the Summer Session

Summer Session 2021–Tentative

Registration deadline for continuing students: Friday, May 7, 5 p.m.*

Term beings: Monday, TBD
Term ends: Thursday, TBD

Number of weeks in term: 5 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only)
The summer session is  flexible: students may sign up for any number of lessons.

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.

 

Fall Semester 2021–TentativeBright yellow fall leaves symbolizing the Fall Semester

Pre-registration deadline for continuing students: Friday, May 7, 5 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sunday, August 18, 7 p.m.*
Semester schedule available: Monday, August 19

Term beings: Wednesday, August 21
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29
Term ends: Friday, December 20

Number of weeks in term: 17.5
Number of weekly lessons in term: 17

For dates of studio-sponsored performance events, please, visit the Special Events page.

Registration deadline for Spring 2022 semester: Friday, December 6, 5 p.m.*

*New students may start lesson during the semester if spaces are available but will have to choose lesson times from those remaining available after the semester schedule is prepared.