Amelia Seyssel Parks - Music Studio
Poughkeepsie Studio Tuition & Fees:

Suzuki Voice Tuition Rates by Session and by 'Level'

10-private lessons included in each Billing Session
Tuition structure is by 'Age' and/or 'Level of Study'

NOTE: NEW Students may apply for study at any time and during any billing session.
Tuition rates for any session will be 'pro-rated' as needed for any new student beginning in the middle of a billing session.
All NEW parents are expected to schedule and attend a New Parent Orientation

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  • SUZUKI VOICE 'Baby & Toddler GROUP Lessons': are scheduled in 8-week segments when minimum enrollment allows.
    Minimum enrollment for Baby class: 2     «//»     Minimum enrollment for Toddler class: 3 (exceptions may be allowed; please inquire)
    Tuition Cost: $48 per student for 8 group lessons
    Additional one-time cost for class materials (New Parents only): $30
    Class length is approximately 30-40 minutes, varying each week dependent on the changing needs of the young students involved. Suzuki Method demands that the teacher respect the emotional limits of the individual child on a day to day basis.
    A New Parent Orientation (free) for all students is recommended before lessons begin.
    Tuition for late enrollees will received pro-rated tuition according to the number of remaining lessons in the 8-week session.
    Scheduling is flexibly arranged during week-days according to the needs of the families enrolled and the availability of the teacher.
    All students (babies or toddlers) are automatically included at no extra charge in any scheduled Studio Recital events.

  • SUZUKI VOICE 'Family Lesson' (multiple children in one scheduled lesson appointment) rates are available. The ages and number of children involved effects the length of the Family Lesson. Please request a quote from the Teacher for your particular circumstances.

Lessons for Babies, Toddlers and Three/Four-year olds
Students & Parents are welcome to observe and/or participate in any regularly scheduled Studio Group Lessons.

  • SUZUKI VOICE 'Baby Lessons'
    30-minute private lesson = $100 for 10 lessons
    Group 'Baby' classes may or may not be available, depending on enrollment.
  • SUZUKI VOICE 'Toddler Lessons'
    30-minute private lesson = $170 for 10 lessons
    Group 'Toddler-age' classes may or may not be available, depending on enrollment.
  • SUZUKI VOICE Lessons for 3- and 4-year olds
    30-minute private lesson = $230 for 10 lessons
    Includes a $30 'Concert fee' in addition to the per-lesson fee.
    Many 3-year olds enjoy attending scheduled Studio Group Lessons and observing & interacting with the older children

Lessons for 5 years and up
Rates for Children age 5 and up include both the
fee for the individual lesson AND a Comprehensive Activity Fee.
For optimal learning, all students should expect to attend as many regularly scheduled Studio Group Lessons as possible.

  • SUZUKI VOICE Level ONE (Volume 1) enrolled in private lessons:
    30-minute private lesson = $320
  • SUZUKI VOICE Level TWO (Volume 2) enrolled in private lessons:
    30-minute private lesson = $350
  • SUZUKI VOICE Level THREE (Volume 3) enrolled in private lessons:
    45-minute private lesson = $460
    [Note: 30-minute lessons at this level are only available based on the age-readiness of the individual child and after discussion with the teacher.]
  • SUZUKI VOICE Level FOUR enrolled in private lessons:
    45-minute private lesson = $500
    60-minute private lesson = $620
  • SUZUKI VOICE Level FIVE enrolled in private lessons:
    60-minute private lesson = $620





Suzuki Piano Tuition Rates by Billing Session

10-private lessons included in each Session

NOTE: NEW Students may apply for study at any time and during any billing session.
Tuition rates for any session will be 'pro-rated' as needed for any new student beginning in the middle of a billing session.
All NEW parents are expected to schedule and attend a New Parent Orientation.

All rates INCLUDE a Comprehensive Activity Fee.

  • SUZUKI PIANO student (all ages) enrolled in private lessons:
    30-minute lesson = $290
    45-minute lesson = $390
    60-minute lesson = $490





Tuition Payment Policies
Including the Comprehensive Activity Fee

  • Tuition is calculated for each student according to their particular enrollment status based on age (Voice) and the number of Individual/Family lessons in the session (usually 10-lessons) plus a Comprehensive Activity Fee.
  • The SUZUKI VOICE student Comprehensive Activity Fee includes: any scheduled group lessons; extra teacher time and assistance with any 'Level' graduation recitals; occasional extra teacher assistance with auditions, NYSSMA, or preparations related to a school performance; Studio Recital dress rehearsals; and Studio Recitals. Studio Recitals & Dress Rehearsals particularly include the shared expense of a hired professional accompanist.
    Additional Fees may be charged for extra productions (or workshops) if the extra production is exceptionally extensive or if there is extra expense due to rental of venue space and/or the use of a professional accompanist.
  • The SUZUKI PIANO student Comprehensive Activity Fee includes: participation in any scheduled Studio Recitals and occasional extra teacher time and assistance with any 'Book' graduation recitals and NYSSMA preparation.
    Additional Fees may be charged for 'Book' graduation recitals if there is extra expense due to rental of venue space other than the Croft Road Studio.
  • Student Graduation Recitals are 'special cases' and may or may not be charged an extra fee depending on the circumstances (i.e. if there is incidental expense for hall rental, fee for vocal accompanist other than the teacher, etc.).





New Parent Orientation Fee
The Suzuki Method requires a Fully Informed Parent for a successful outcome.

  • $30 one-time fee for all new Suzuki Voice parents and $20 one-time fee for all new Suzuki Piano parents covers the cost of required materials as listed below. The Lecture appointment is free.
  • Required for ALL new parents, preferably before a child begins instruction.
  • For ALL parents this INCLUDES a copy of Dr. Suzuki's book: "Nurtured by Love" (required reading) and a Parent Handbook compiled by the teacher.
  • For Suzuki Voice parents this INCLUDES the cost of 'Suzuki Voice Vol. 1 & CD' (supplied by the teacher at the Orientation).
  • Suzuki Piano parents should ADDITIONALLY purchase 'Suzuki Piano School Vol. 1 New International Edition' (book & CD) prior to study.
  • PURPOSE & DESCRIPTION: The 'New Parent Orientation' is designed to fully inform the parent(s) in regard to: 1) the Suzuki Method; 2) how the Method is applied to teaching the specific instrument under study; and 3) the parent's role in the process, including their responsibilities to their child both in the lesson and at home. The purpose of the 'New Parent Orientation' is to come as close as possible to guaranteeing a successful outcome of study from the very beginning.
  • LENGTH & SCHEDULING: This 'New Parent Orientation' Lecture/Discussion generally runs 1 to 2 hours; parents should schedule 2 hours to allow for as much time for questions as they wish. More time, or an additional session, may be scheduled at the parent's request and at no additonal charge.
    Scheduling is flexible, but must be outside of the regular teaching schedule.
    Children are best left at home due to the length and nature of the discussion, but may attend if the parent has no alternative.