Frequently Asked Questions
What is the tuition fee at Five Star School for Music?
“Lessons are generally one-hour long and the tuition fee is $60.00. Half-an-hour lessons can be arranged for $30.00. Tuition fee is typically paid by the month for $240 in advance for one-hour lessons and $120 for half-an-hour lessons. Lessons are also offered by appointment if you cannot commit to a weekly schedule.
If you have a hectic schedule, you can call in advance for an appointment. The half-an- hour lessons are usually for children due to their attention span. Teenagers and adults usually will get the most benefit from one-hour lessons.
In order to maintain consistency and focus we recommend taking a lesson once a week. If you take too long in between lessons you will find yourself using valuable time making-up what you may have forgotten.”
When do the lessons start at your school?
What age and skill level do you teach?
Do you offer Voice lessons?
She also teaches guitar and ukulele. She can offer instruction in those instruments alone or combined with singing if the student so desires. All Karen’s instruction is on-line as she is no longer located in the Bay Area.”
What are you doing at 5 Star Music to keep students safe during these times?
All music stands, chairs, microphones and anything else that is shared are sanitized between students. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are readily available in the teaching studios.”
I have a 5-year-old child that would like to take music lessons, is this too early to start lessons?
At our school we encourage music as a form of exploration. We let the children try instruments that they are attracted to such as the guitar, bass, piano, handheld percussion and the drum set. We also teach voice at our school too!
There are many different ways for a child to learn. But the key to success and an enjoyable start to instrumental and voice lessons is to make it FUN for your child.”
I am new at this and do not own an instrument yet, but want to take lessons. I am also not sure what kind of instrument to buy. Will you help guide me?
Are your lessons private or by group?
Is there a registration fee?
Where are the lessons conducted?
Our studios are spacious and well-equipped with everything you could possibly want to play, learn, perform, and record. Both studios have a PA system for vocal lessons and band practice with microphones, stands, music stands, amplifiers, drums and recording equipment.
Each studio is a full professional working, musical environment. We think you’ll be impressed! The studios are soundproof as well, which creates conditions which conducive to learning and creativity.”