2018-2019 "Flex-Term"

For those adult and mature teen students who can't necessarily make weekly lessons for 40 weeks, here's the "Flex-Term" option. Individual Lessons are 45 minutes (FIFTEEN MINUTES LONGER than the normal 30 minute lesson), plus thirty minutes of theory/computer/composition/iPad/MIDI practice. There are TWENTY-SIX lessons (13 per semester). The cost is $1400, exactly the same as the regular plan. So within the 40 week "piano year" you'll have 14 weeks to opt out of lessons. At the point you have received your 26 lessons, you can take a break or pay for additional lessons to the end of the piano year. Important Note: "Flex-Term" students will need to enroll for a lesson time at the beginning (before other students) or end (after all other students) of the teaching day if requesting a Monday - Friday after school lesson time. Weekend times may be more flexible.

Annual tuition of $1400 includes books/materials fee up to $50.

  • Tuition may be paid yearly, by semester, or you can use the monthly payment plan
  • $1400 Annual Tuition due August 1
  • $700 Semester Tuition due August 1 & January 1
  • Monthly payment plan: $125 due August; $150 due September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May

Tuition is based on the 26 lesson term. Tuition is based on enrollment NOT attendance. There will be no refunds or credit for missed lessons beyond the SEVEN allowed per semester. Festival registrations or other activity fees will be billed as needed.

Discounts are as follows: Two students in family=3% discount; three (or more) students in family=6%. Discount applies to entire family tuition.Discount amount will be deducted from May invoice for monthly payments. Please check online before making the May payment. For annual and semester payments, discounts will be issued as a credit or refund in May.

Your regular monthly installment must be paid without reminder—on or before the 1st lesson of the month.  Monthly payments of $148 will be due, August through May. $25 late fee will be applied for any installments not received by the first lesson of the month.


To enroll, the parent or student must go to encore-studio.com and login. Click on “Calendar” and look for the purple registration on August 1. Click on that to enroll. By doing so, you agree that you have read and accept these policies. If you already know your preference for day and/or time, please send that in an email (debencore@encore-studio.com). Or, in late July/early August you will be able to select an "open lesson time" on the calendar. If you wish to enroll after registration date has passed, you will have to contact Debra Redding (debencore@encore-studio.com). The calendar will not allow you to register after the deadline has passed. Yearly/semester tuition or first monthly installment will be due the month prior to the start of the term to ensure every continuing student has a weekly time slot reserved, and to make available any open spots for students on the waiting list.
If you wish to pay your tuition from there, click on “Billing” and then “Make Online Payment” and it will take you to Paypal. Otherwise, you can mail a check: Encore Studio, 6818 Kimberly Lane, Omaha, NE 68152 (or bring to a lesson before August 1). Alternatively, you can contact Debra Redding to make automatic payment arrangements.
Discontinuing Lessons 
Students register for the entire academic year. On the rare occasion study is discontinued before June 30th, a month's notice is required. There is no refund of tuition unless a family moves away from the area.