How long has Markle Music Studio been around?
Markle Music Studio has been open for private lessons for 18 years. We started in central Illinois and eventually moved to Richardson, Texas.
Do you have more than one location?
No. Markle Music Studio operates out of a single private studio location based in Lavon, Texas. We are conveniently located just off the 78 freeway.
What makes Markle Music Studio lessons different?
Our instructor holds (not one, but) two degrees in music and has extensive music education experience. She prides herself on been accessible to her students even outside of their scheduled lesson time for questions and professional opinions.
What is your studio closure policy?
In the event of inclement weather, Markle Music Studio will make a decision regarding closure independently of local school districts. For studio closure information please visit our website or call 214-489-7782.
Below you'll find many of the questions we are asked every day about Markle Music Studio. You may find some of your questions listed below; however, if you have one that is not on the list feel free to contact me directly at 214-489-7782 or by email at email@example.com. I am happy to help and answer any question that you may have.
Are lessons private?
Yes, all lessons are private. We do encourage parents to stay for lessons but no other individuals will be permitted to sit in on the lessons.
How long are lessons?
Lessons are either 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or one hour in length. You may enroll for multiple lessons throughout the week and/or change your lesson length at any time. If you are unsure how long your lesson should be, please speak with your teacher.
How do I register for lessons?
You can register for lessons using our convenient online registration page. Simply complete the registration form and we will contact you shortly to confirm your registration and schedule your first lesson. If you prefer, you may also begin the registration process by calling us at 214-489-7782.
Are there performance opportunities?
Absolutely! We offer several opportunities through out the year to give students performance experience as a soloist or even part of a small group or ensemble.
Are lessons available for adults?
Of course! We have students as young as 3 and as old as 72. Our adult programs are fabulous and you will feel right at home.
Are all lessons taught at your studio location?
Yes. All lessons are taught at Markle Music Studio which is a private studio. We feel the best lesson experience is an in person lesson. Our studio is fully equipped with a full music library, baby grand piano, and other resources.
What do I need for my first lesson?
We recommend that students bring a notebook to write assignments and any books/music you have from previous instruction. If you are a brand new beginner, just bring your notebook and a willingness to learn and have fun!
How do I pay for lessons?
Tuition for the month is paid one month in advance. Invoices for tuition will be sent to the email address on file on the 20th of each month. Tuition is due no later than the 28th of each month for the following month (for example, tuition for the month of May must be paid no later than April 28th, tuition of the month of June must be paid no later than May 28th, etc.). Services may be refused if payment has not been made on time. If a new student begins mid-month the fee will be prorated and must be paid no before the first scheduled lesson. Payment may be made in the form of credit/debit card, PayPal, cash, or check made out to “Melissa Markle”. There will be a $25 fee for all payments returned for insufficient funds and a $15 late fee for any payments received after the 28th.
Can I have my monthly tuition automatically renewed?
Yes! If you would like to participate in automatic payments for your student’s monthly tuition, you will need to complete the authorization form. Automatic payments will be run on the 25th day of each month for the following month’s tuition. For example, tuition for the month of May will be processed on April 25th, tuition for the month of June will be processed on May 25th, etc. A receipt for the monthly tuition charge will be emailed to the email address provided immediately after the charge is initiated.