Sterling Conservatory of Music 10506 Providence Way Fairfax, VA 22030 Tel: (703) 261-6698 Email:


Lesson Time on Weekly basis Monthly Payment by Invoice (10 month installments) Automated Monthly Credit Card (10 month installments) *Automated Monthly Direct Debit (10 month installments)
30 Mins (1/2 Hour) $180 $175 *$170
45 Mins $232 $227 *$222
60 Mins (1 Hour) $282 $277 *$272
75 Mins $335 $330 *$325
90 Mins $370 $365 *$360
120 Mins $459 $454 *$449

Piano Lessons/Theory Integration or Composition/Music Technology:

Lessons are offered once or twice a week for 30-minutes, 45-minutes, 60-minutes, or more. For noncommittal Drop-In Rates, see Mentorship Program at bottom of this page. The most common plans are listed in bold in our pricing chart. Students may request their lesson length based on scheduling availability, or the instructor may recommend a lesson length based on trial observations. Monthly tuition decreases per unit as more lesson time is booked, so if you are enrolling more than one student or reserving extra lesson time each week, your tuition rate is based on the total time amount (for example, if you have 3 kids enrolling in 1/2 hour lessons each, you pay the lower rate for 90 mins, not 30 mins x 3).

Tuition installments are paid monthly, ensuring a minimum of *36 lessons per calendar year based on September enrollment (or a combination of lessons, studio recitals, and/or workshops totaling 36 events) and allows flexibility for students and instructors if cancellations occur.

  • *You are not obligated to commit and pay tuition for 36 lessons if you decide to terminate your lessons at any time. Your only commitment to payment and lessons is on a monthly basis, therefore, if you wish to discontinue lessons anytime of the year, we ask for One-months' notice, and your lessons and payment plan will be terminated on the 1st of the following month.
  • You only pay tuition installments 10 months out of the year and may use make-up credits during the Summer Semester (and/or throughout the year) for lessons that were cancelled in advance during the Autumn or Spring Semesters. If you have completed all 36 lessons before the Spring semester ends in June, you may 'Pay as you Go' for as many individual lessons as you want or purchase a lesson package. If you are enrolling mid-year or any month other than September, your total tuition amount is decreased by the number of monthly payments you make, and the number of lessons allotted is decreased based on the month you register in, however the monthly installment amount is always the same.
    • For your convenience, you may pay for lessons securely online by Credit Card or E-check by clicking on the 'Pay for Lessons' button on this page or the Homepage. If you opt for the Monthly Payment by Invoice, you will receive an invoice by email in advance of payment due at the beginning of the month. If you opt for our Automated Monthly Credit Card Plan, or most discounted *Automated Monthly Direct Debit Plan, you pay the lowest monthly price and never have to worry about making payments on time or late fees (preferred).

      For more detailed information, please see our Registration guidelines:

      For additional forms/info, click on one of the following file links:


If you aren't prepared to commit to regular lessons, but want the occasional guidance of a professional, we offer mentorship at drop-in rates (regular tuition program is discounted). You contact us to let us know you'd like a lesson, and we get back to you with a date/time that would work for us. There's no free trial lesson with the mentorship program. You just pay for each lesson just prior to or at the time of the lesson. The only commitment we ask is: if you cancel less than 24-hrs in advance of the confirmed lesson, we must charge 50% of the missed lesson since that is lost time/income for us. This is only applicable to the Mentorship Program. Otherwise, there are no strings attached! Pun intended.

Lesson Length Drop-In Rate Only
30-mins $50
45-mins $65
60-mins $80
90-mins $120
120-mins $150

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