McKinney Music Studio   
Studio Policies

Parents and students will receive a paper copy of the studio policy at the time of enrollment. The policy is provided here for reference. Please call (859) 539-7497 or send e-mail to with any questions.

Billing Cycle
Tuition payments can be made once a quarter or once a month. Quarterly payments will be charged on the first day of the following months: September, December, March, and June.

Lesson will not be taught during Spring Break, Summer Vacation (2 weeks), Thanksgiving Break, and Christmas Break. Specific dates will be posted at the beginning of each quarter.

Tuition Rates
45 Minutes  $299.52 per quarter
1 Hour         $399.36 per quarter

Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard or direct debit from a checking or savings account. Payment cannot be made using a personal check. All payment is processed by Music Business Solutions.

Tuition Includes
Reserved weekly time slot
Use of studio computer
Studio Recitals
Student Development research outside of lesson time
Subscriptions (Piano Explorer Magazine)
Student accompaniment for competitions, recitals etc
Student Web sites
Lending Library (Books, Sheet Music, CD's, Videos)

Studio Cancellations
30 days notice is required if student decides to discontinue lessons. Notice should be sent to MuBuS Inc via US Mail-1025 Villa Street, Mountain View CA, 94041,, or phone- (650) 961-7137.

Tuition Assumptions
Your tuition reserves your weekly lesson time and membership within the studio. There will be no make-up lessons for cancellations made by students. Students are encouraged to participate in the Lesson Swap Program (below). Teacher cancellations will be made up.

Lesson Swap Program
Students may elect to participate in the lesson swap program. Should a scheduling conflict arise in which it is not possible to attend the regular lesson, a student may "swap" lessons with another student by:

First, calling and arranging with another student whose lesson occurs later in the same week to exchange lesson times for that week,

Then calling the studio to notify the instructor of the schedule change. The instructor must be notified no later than 24 hours prior to the FIRST rescheduled lesson.

The swap list is shared only with participants and will contain the following information: Student's first name, parent's first and last names, home phone number, and lesson day and time.

Performance Opportunities
All students are encouraged to participate in the annual Guild exams. Other opportunities to play include the Lois McCoy Fall Festival, LFMC Gold Cup Festival, Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, LFMC Spring Recital, and The Lexington Bach Contest. You will receive more information in September of each year.

Other Information
It is important that students arrive on time and with all required materials. If the student arrives late, the remaining time will be used, but the lesson will not be extended past the regular endpoint.

Please park in the driveway. You may alternatively park directly across the street. Please do not park on the side of the street where the studio is located, as this side has "no-parking" signs posted.

Parents are welcome to wait in the room next to the studio during lessons. If you wish to have a visitor to the studio during a lesson, you must arrange the visit in advance by asking the instructor.

Enrollment and participation in this studio indicates agreement to and compliance with all studio goals, curricula and policies.