triangle  music  school

Policies for Individual Lessons

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are currently available for: banjo, bass, bassoon, clarinet, cello, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, piano, recorder, ukulele, viola, violin and voice. Associate faculty may have different fees and policies, please check with these instructors directly.

Typically, students enrolled in private lessons through Triangle Music School meet with their teachers weekly. Tuition is based on $70 per hour of instruction. One eleven week session includes individual lessons, occasional performance classes or recitals, and one make-up lesson. In addition to the time your teacher spends directly with each student in the lesson, your tuition also pays for lesson planning, learning, and organizing the best possible ways to educate each student.

Private lesson tuition, per session:

  • 30 minute lessons: $350
  • 45 minute lessons: $525
  • 60 minute lessons: $700

Monthly payments available; please call or email

Discounts-for tuition payments only. No discounts for trial lessons.

  • 5% off each additional family member enrolled
  • 5% off lessons that conclude by 3:30pm weekdays
  • Free 30 minute lesson for each referral who enrolls for their 1st session!


Each student enrolled in individual lessons will receive one free make up lesson at the end of each session. These lessons are used first to offset any teacher absences including inclement weather, and then for any student absences that may occur. If neither you nor your teacher misses any lessons in a session, you may still attend your lesson during make up lesson week. Other make up lessons must be approved by the school’s director. Students who give less than 24 hours notice of cancellation may still be charged for that lesson.


Your teacher may choose to have one performance class per session. These are informal performance opportunities in a group setting to discover music history and theory. Teachers may also choose, at their discretion, to organize a performance or recital for their students in addition or instead of school-organized events.


Payment is by check, cash, or Paypal via our website. Any payment not received by the 10th of the month will be charged a $20.00 late fee. A $20 fee will be charged to your account if your checks are returned from the bank for any reason. Credits are only issued if your teacher cannot reschedule a lesson, and must be approved by the director in advance of the absence. There will be no refunds for advance payments if a student stops lessons before the end of a session, except in the case of major illness or major family emergency.


Children must be attended by an adult (their parent or caregiver) at all times.  Parking is available in the lot directly behind the big yellow house and along Brenrose Circle, between Hillsborough Road and Legitimate Movement.