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 prorated.

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.

 

A field of colorful summer wildflowers symbolizing the Summer SessionSummer Session 2017

Registration deadline for continuing students: Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m.*

Term beings: Tuesday, June 13
Term ends: Thursday, August 3

Number of weeks in term: 8 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 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 2017Bright yellow fall leaves symbolizing the Fall Semester

Pre-registration deadline for continuing students: Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Registration deadline: Friday, August 18, 7 p.m.*
Semester schedule available: Monday, August 21

Term beings: Wednesday, August 23
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday-Saturday, November 22-26
Term ends: Saturday, December 23

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 2017 semester: Saturday, December 9, 7 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.

 

Crocus flowers symbolizing the Spring SemesterSpring Semester 2018–Tentative

Registration deadline: Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m.*
Semester schedule available: Wednesday, December 23

Term beings: Monday, January 8
Spring Break: Monday-Saturday, March 26-April 1 (matches Rochester schools)
Term ends: Saturday, June 9

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.

Pre-registration deadline for Fall 2018 semester: Saturday, May 19

*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 2018–Tentative

Registration deadline for continuing students: Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m.*

Term beings: TBD
Term ends: TBD

Number of weeks in term: TBD (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 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 2018Red-leaf trees symbolizing the Fall Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester 2018Tree branch covered in flowers symbolizing the Spring Semester

 

 

 

 

Make-up Policy

Regular and prompt lesson attendance is expected. One make-up lesson per term may be given if the instructor is notified at least 24 hours in advance. For additional flexibility, a swap-list is provided each semester for students who wish to be included. Make-up lessons cancelled by the student will be forfeited. Lessons and/or classes missed by the instructor will be made up.  Please, consult the Studio Policies document for additional information.