Lesson and Ensemble Policies

December 6th 2018

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

Ensemble tuition

Ensemble classes will be billed for their full tuition every quarter. After the 3rd class there will be no refunds of tuition.

  • Fall Term 11 weeks $380

  • Winter Term 11 weeks $380

  • Spring Term 10 Weeks $350

Private lesson tuition

Private lesson tuition rates, billed quarterly, for September through May are listed below. Students enrolled in both ensembles and private lessons receive a $25 discount. Tuition is payable via check, cash, or credit card. Please make checks out to “Pacific Guitar Studio.”

30-minute Lessons

  • Fall Term (11 weeks) $355

  • Winter Term (11 weeks) $355

  • Spring Term (10 weeks) $325

60-minute Lessons

  • Fall Term (11 week) $685

  • Winter Term (11 Lessons) $685

  • Spring Term (10 Lessons) $625

*Note: Non-weekly lesson schedules, such as bi-weekly lessons, can be made by special arrangement. Please contact info@pacificguitarstudio.com for more information.

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 of your band’s 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 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.

Ensemble Personnel

Ensemble participants are always subject to change. Due to the nature of people and their schedules being highly malleable, we cannot guarantee the musician line-up of any ensemble class.