The Piano Cottage is a year-round music school and tuition for studies is billed monthly on the first day of each month via email, and is due on the 10th of each month.  Tuition may be paid via PayPal, Credit or Debit Card.  Checks may be  made payable and delivered to: The Piano Cottage, 2010 Boston Street, SE Grand Rapids MI 49506. Tuition rates, effective January 1, 2019, for private Instruction at any of our locations or studios and for any instrument of study are:

  • Weekly 30 minute lessons: $115.50/month​

  • Weekly 45 minute lessons: $173.25/month​

  • Weekly 60 minute lessons:  $231.00/month

Tuition should remain the same fixed amount each month unless you have added another class or student from your family, in which case your invoice will be revised accordingly. 


Student pop, rock & jazz bands are auditioned, rehearsed and directed by a TPC instructor, meeting weekly at TPC-Boston Street.   Instructors must download, print and arrange music to meet the needs of each group and musician therein and a monthly $5 music fee is charged accordingly to help offset those expenses. Tuition: $99/month plus travel expenses.  


With the demands of extracurricular activities after school, jobs to balance and homework to finish, spending time in the car to travel to lessons and back can be too much for many families.  Consider the convenience of having an experienced, trained instructor come to you. We currently offer in-home instruction in the following instruments:

Piano, Electric Guitar & Bass, Drum & Percussion.  Instructor Betsy presently has openings on Tuesdays & Thursdays for lessons at your home. 

Includes instructor's fuel fee

  • Weekly 30 minute lessons: $139.65/month

  • ​Weekly 45 minute lessons: $197.40/month

  • ​Weekly 60 minute lessons:  $255.15/month


Choruses generally meet once a week (exceptions: holidays) and are tuition-based. This includes such performance group classes as the weekly Cottage Chorus.  Monthly Chorus and Ensemble Tuition Rates for all TPC groups starting  September 1, 2018:  $79/monthly 


​The Piano Cottage is a year-round studio. students will be provided with a variety of summer study options in Spring of 2020.  Summer semester includes all lessons between June 1 - August 31, 2020. Students who drop lessons during summer semester forfeit their reserved school year lesson day & time. Upon return to lessons, a $25 re-enrollment fee is added to account. returning students may be placed on the waiting list for the first available instructor.  Students who continue to study-year round are contacted first in August to select and schedule fall lesson reservations. [NEW!] Students who prefer to drop lessons summer semester will have the option to pay $199 “HOLD Fee”, allowing reservation of a fall spot on their instructor’s schedule while discontinuing studies during the summer months only.   TPC must be given notice by June 1st if you wish to “Hold” your student’s spot.



All studio-wide recital fees, venue rentals and program printing throughout the year are included in student tuition.


Participation Fees for large scale productions such as The Piano Cottage Rocks summer concert series (to be held at Wealthy Street Theater, DeVos Hall or Frederick Meijer Gardens) are offered annually but are not included in monthly tuition. Information concerning these opportunities is published annually after spring break here.   Auditions are in May and participation fees for the 2019 production of TPCR8 would be due on June 15, 2019.  



Students must purchase their own text materials and music as assigned by their instructors. These can be purchased from Keyboard World, Meyer Music Store, Marshall Music and online at numerous sites.  A metronome will also be required for all students.


We understand and appreciate the sacrifice that parents make to provide a quality music education for their child.  Should you have any questions concerning tuition rates or your monthly invoice, please contact  Maureen Rice, Office Manager  at: .

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