Downtown Piano Works School is dedicated to providing the highest quality music learning experience.
Developing the musicianship of every student is the core of our curriculum. We believe that the piano lesson and the personal qualities gained from that experience - the openness and curiosity essential to creativity, the drive and self-discipline needed for excellence and- the empathy necessary for making music - are critical to the achievement of any pursuit; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any experience.
We offer private lessons for ages 5 and above, with any interest (classical, jazz, composing, song writing, etc..), at any level of study. In addition to introducing young students to the piano, we specialize in rejuvenating teens interest in piano and helping adult students achieve a higher level of musicality.
All students are provided with many opportunities to perform in competitive and non competitive events within our own doors, as well as at the county wide and state level.
2019-2020 School Calendar
Sep 4 Fall Semester Begins
Oct 9 Yom Kippur
Oct 31 Halloween
Nov 24 - 30 Thanksgiving Break / make-ups
Dec 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec 20 - Jan 5 Winter Break
Jan 6 Winter Semester Begins
Jan 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 17 OPEN! Presidents' Day
Feb 25 - 29 Closed Winter Break / make-ups
Mar 28 Last Day of Winter Semester
Apr 3 Spring Semester Begins
Apr 9 - 13 Spring Break
May 22 - 24 Memorial Day / make ups
June 29 Last Day Spring Semester
June 30 - July 6 make-ups
Tuition & Policies
Tution is due prior to the start of each semester.
Fall Semester 14 lessons $490.00
Winter Semester 11 lessons $385.00
Spring Semester 11 lessons $385.00
A 5% discount is offered for one time yearly payments, students taking 1 hour lessons and households with two or more students enrolled.
Summer classes and individual lessons may be purchased at a rate of $35 a ½ hour if scheduling permits.
Tuition can be paid over the phone or in the office by credit card, or checks can be left in the tuition envelope on the office door. Lessons are schedule weekly for 1/2 hour duration. Cancelled lessons will not be credited or refunded, although every effort for make-ups will be made to reschedule. Make-up days are intended for illness, teacher absence and inclement weather at teachers discretion. Scheduling for those days are not guaranteed, based on availability and must be discussed in advance with your instructor. Priority will be given to cancellations due to illness.
If you will be discontinuing lessons, please notify the office in writing. No refunds will be given for unused lessons once the semester has begun. Please note that the music school follows Frederick County Public School inclement weather policies. If FCPS is closed or has early dismissal due to weather, piano lessons are cancelled.