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Good teachers are those who never stop learning.  As a school that loves to train young teachers and help experienced teachers continue to develop, we do not feel it is right to charge the same rates for every teacher. This is one reason that unlike most schools, we set up our pricing for private lessons in tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum.

Pricing tiers keep things simple and for group classes they also reflect the varying sizes of classes and the preparations required to conduct them. NOTE: Intern Tier rates change more frequently as they are based on accrued hours of teaching until they have reached the Tier One level. (500 hours)

For private lessons, differing tiers represent the following factors 

  • Experience
  • Education, type of degree and
  • Effectiveness (Efffectiveness is measured by feedback from staff and parents regarding overall professionalism, including but not limited to: communication skills, student progress and participation in recitals, student longevity, punctuality, regularly of attendance, courtesy, etc.)

As these factors change, (i.e., teacher completes an advanced degree or an intern reaches 500 hours) then the tuition will shift into a new tier.

See current private lesson tuition rates.

Faculty Tier Placement 

Teachers highlighted in yellow are comfortable teaching level 6 or higher on their primary instrument or voice.


Faculty Names

Minimum Qualifications


Asher, Emery, HasikaKian, Krystal

Completion of Music Place Teacher Training Program, 5+ years of music or dance education, 50-1000 hours teaching experience

 Tier 1

Ben, Caroline, Charles, Chris, Ha, Hannah, Jason, Joy, Kayleigh, Tomas

Bachelor's degree recently completed or degree in progress, 5+ years music education, 1-5 years teaching experience

Tier 2

Amanda, Andrew, Becky, Beth,  Cymber, Dave,  Kyoko, Rosa, Shane, Valery, Vanetia

Bachelor's degree or higher (or equivalent), 10+ years music education, 6+ years teaching experience

Tier 3

Alison,  Eleazar,  Joe,  Mila,  Monique,  Moses, Patricia,  Nancy,  Pat C., Pat D., Rebeca, Shen Ling, Tetyana, Ting

Master's degree or  higher, (or equivalent) 15+ years music education, 10+ years teaching experience