The Music Clubhouse is not offering Kindermusik classes at this time.

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With quality instruction and encouragement, students in Music Clubhouse® private piano study are prepared to perform for friends and family, sharing their music with the community.

Performance Opportunities
For two weeks of the academic year, private lessons are replaced by "performance club," an opportunity for solo performance and the chance to experience additional coaching in a group setting. These 60-to-90-minute special classes include activities designed to strengthen performance and listening skills.

Four recitals are also offered each year: Halloween costume recitals, holiday recitals in December, and two more recitals in the spring. The first spring recital offers a unique musical experience as students perform in ensembles with parents, siblings, family friends or with other students from the Music Clubhouse. At the final spring recital, students are recognized for their achievements during the year.

Auditions and Competitions
The Music Clubhouse participates in a number of events that allow students to receive critique or to compete for opportunities to advance and play in special performances. Though teachers might recommend that students participate in certain events, the final decision to enter is always made by the family. They require extra preparation from the student and often require an entry fee.The instructor will make these opportunities available to students as appropriate.

These opportunities include offerings of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association, such as Music Progressions (performance critique and theory test) and the Concerto Competition.

Enrollment Details
The Music Clubhouse usually must maintain a waiting list, but will enroll students throughout the year as the schedule permits. Teachers have an informal interview with new students to review their previous study, if applicable, and place them at appropriate levels using piano study materials best suited for their needs.

Need more information or ready to sign up? Please contact us and we'll answer any questions you may have and give you additional details about our programs.

Private Piano Program (Aug. - May)
• 33 private lessons
• 2 Performance Club classes

Class length:

30, 45 or 60 minutes,
based on age and availability

Weekly for 35 weeks, excl. holidays
Program calendar

Program costs:
Varies, depending on length of each lesson, number of weeks in the program, and level of instructor (see below).

Tuition by instructor

All prices include two 90-minute group sessions and 33 individual lessons

Janet Johnson, Director

Lesson Length per year per mo.
30-minutes ea. $1,080 $108
45-minutes ea. $1,620 $162
60-minutes ea. $2,160 $216

Daniel Bruggeman
and Olivia Zimmermann

Senior Piano Instructors
Lesson Length per year per mo.
30-minutes ea. $1,020 $102
45-minutes ea. $1,530 $153
60-minutes ea. $2,040 $204

Christy Miller

Master-level instructor
Lesson Length per year per mo.
30-minutes ea. $920 $92
45-minutes ea. $1,380 $138
60-minutes ea. $1,840 $184

Tali Wilson

Bachelor-level instructor
Lesson Length per year per mo.
30-minutes ea. $800 $80
45-minutes ea. $1,200 $120
60-minutes ea. $1,600 $160

The policies stated below have been carefully constructed to insure a quality relationship between the student and the instructor. The intent is to provide a sound educational environment for the student.

Tuition Payment Options
Tuition for private study/Performance Club classes may be paid in full upon enrollment or in ten monthly installments at no additional charge (August through May). The August installment is due by the student’s first lesson, and the remaining nine installments are due by the tenth of each month, September through May. A $10 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED FOR LATE PAYMENT. Lessons will be discontinued when the student’s account becomes 15 days past due. Tuition rates for each instructor may be found below. Tuition checks should be made payable to the student’s private teacher.

Materials and Other Supplies
Materials needed for lessons and classes vary according to the student’s level of ability and length of lesson. Books and other materials needed may be purchased through the J. W. Pepper and Sons website,

An academic year of study includes 33 private lessons and two group classes. Students are encouraged to arrive promptly for lessons and classes. Teaching sessions will not extend past the scheduled ending time to compensate for late arrivals.

No make-up lessons or classes will be given to compensate for a student’s absence, and no refund of fees will be made. However, if you wish to participate in our lesson swap system, you may request from your teacher the contact information of other participating students. Then, if you see that there will be a conflict with your lesson time, you may contact another student and arrange to swap lesson times that week. Please notify your instructor of the change once it has been confirmed.

Inclement Weather
If Lawrence Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the Music Clubhouse will be closed as well. Our website will be updated in the event of a weather closing. All classes and lessons cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.

Performance Club Classes
For two weeks of the academic year, The Music Clubhouse will hold Performance Club classes for all private students. These classes will include opportunities for solo performance and ensemble playing and activities for strengthening theory and aural skills.

During Performance Club weeks, students will NOT attend their regularly scheduled private lessons but instead will attend a group class. The classes will be 60 minutes in length and will be offered throughout the entire week, Monday through Friday. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the waiting room of The Music Clubhouse. Multiple class times will be offered each day of the week, and each class will be taught by two of our teachers. Students will sign up for the Performance Club class that best suits their schedule, and if possible, when their private teacher will be present. Each class will be limited to eight students. Performance Club classes will meet in lieu of private lessons the weeks of October 10-14, 2016 and April 10-14, 2017.

Additional Recitals and Auditions
Some students may participate in recitals and auditions offered by organizations such as Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Association and Kansas Music Teachers Association. These are in addition to the performance opportunities offered by The Music Clubhouse. They require extra preparation from the student and often require an entry fee. The instructor will make these opportunities available to students as appropriate.

Summer Study
A custom plan for private study is offered through June and July. The schedule can be flexible, allowing for family vacations and other events.

About the Music Clubhouse
For 16 years, The Music Clubhouse has been full of music making!
We provide developmentally appropriate instruction to more than 150 currently enrolled students. Go inside the Music Clubhouse to learn more!

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