PGS Lesson Policies

July 24th, 2019

Students and parents, please read these policies carefully. By choosing to study with me you are agreeing to these terms. Please contact me directly if you have questions or concerns regarding these policies.


Private lesson tuition rates, billed quarterly are listed below. Tuition is payable via check, cash, or credit card in person or via online invoice. Please make checks out to “Pacific Guitar Studio.” Tuition is due seven days prior to beginning of the term. Ex. Tuition for fall term, beginning 9/23 is due by 9/16.

  • 30-minute lessons for a ten week term is $355

  • 60-minute lessons for the ten week term is $685

The dates for 2019-2020 academic year are as follows.

  • Fall Term: September 23rd through December 6th

  • Winter: January 6th through March 13th

  • Spring March 30th through June 5th

Swap list and Skype lessons in lieu of make-up lessons

For students who miss lessons there are two options receive instruction in-lieu of your regularly schedule lessons.

  • Skype or Facetime lesson during your regular lesson time - Move forward on the material that I have prepared for this lesson time and stay on track toward meeting your goals and staying on top performance repertoire. Sorry, Skype lessons cannot be scheduled outside of your regular time.

  • Swap List - Additionally, you can opt-in to a “swap list.” As a member of the swap list you can contact another student or family of a student and request that they swap lesson times with you.


No refunds of tuition will be given after the 3rd lesson of the term has been completed, except in the case of instructor absences.

Instructor absences

As a working musician, there will be times when I will have to miss lessons for performances. In such instances you will be notified at least one month in advance and tuition will be refunded at the rate of $60/hour. These engagements are necessary for me to maintain my skills and value as an educator, and I appreciate your understanding. Additionally, if I am sick I will also apply the above-mentioned refund.


All students and their families participating must consent to having photos and videos taken of them during lessons, classes, and performances. Many of these photos can be found on the PGS website and Instagram account, @pacificguitarstudio as well as on my website here.