• Inspiring creativity
  • Enriching self-expression
  • Encouraging self-discipline
  • Nurturing the joy of music

Prices and Policies

Lesson Fees

Potomac Falls Music offers lessons in thirty-minute, forty-five minute, and one-hour sessions. Please call 703.433.2238 or email lessons@potomacfallsmusic.com for our current rates.

Payment for the coming month is expected by the due date that appears on your monthly invoice. Your monthly invoice will be sent to you via email. Please make checks payable to PFM (Potomac Falls Music) and send to our office through the mail system. We will allow a grace period. Payments received after the 20th of each month will automatically incur a $15.00 late fee. Potomac Falls Music Reserves the right to raise tuition rates.

We will recommend specific method and theory books for particular levels and genres of music and will be happy to deliver these books during lessons. The cost of these books will be added to that month's invoice.

Summer camp

Rate $300 per weekly session

Method of Payment Payments can be made via credit card over the phone or by mailing us a check. Please note that PFM accesses a $7 transaction fee for all credit card payments. If you wish to avoid this fee, please pay with a check.

Deposit $100 deposit is due when you register

Payment The remaining $200 will be due at the beginning of the session.

Refunds/ Cancellations Should you need to cancel your enrollment, a refund of $75 (deposit) will be given for cancellations prior to July 1. For Cancellations between July 1 and up to 7 days before your session starts, a refund of $50 (deposit) will be given. No refunds will be given after that time.

Cancellation policy for private lessons

We require a 24-hour cancellation notice before missing any scheduled lesson, or you will be billed for that lesson.

If a cancellation should occur with the proper 24-hour notification, every effort will be made to find a mutually convenient make-up lesson time, otherwise the lesson will be rebated to the next month's invoice.

Our instructors will wait no longer than 10 minutes in the case of a "no-show."

Potomac Falls Music observes the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Lessons will be held on all other holidays. Please give proper notice if you wish to cancel lessons on any holiday not listed.

Potomac Falls Music does not cancel lessons due to school closings or delays. Please contact the office if you wish to cancel or change schedules during a school closing or delay and every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

Should you wish to terminate lessons with Potomac Falls Music, we do require 2 weeks notice.

Exceptions to the 24-hour cancellation policy include:

  • Inclement weather
  • Illness
  • Family emergency

Emergencies do not include:

  • Forgetting lesson time or mis communication with family members about lesson time
  • Sports or extracurricular activity programs
  • Traffic

Potomac Falls Music reserves the right to dismiss the student from lessons for any of the following reasons:

  • Student cancellations or "no-shows" become chronic
  • Lack of interest - student shows no sign of practice or interest in learning
  • Poor attitude - student does not cooperate or is not involved in the lesson
  • Lack of respect for the instructor
  • Untimely payments

Instructors are also required to give 24-hour notice and are subject to the same terms and conditions.

Students and parents must consent and understand policy obligations and sign the policy acceptance sheet. Please return this document with your first payment. We at Potomac Falls Music believe that this policy benefits the student as it helps to insure a consistent schedule and thus ultimately reinforces a disciplined approach to music education. Please understand that these policies are in place for the protection and insurance of the instructor's livelihoods.

We at Potomac Falls Music believe that this policy also benefits the student as it helps to insure a consistent schedule and thus ultimately reinforces a disciplined approach to music education.

Please contact us for further information on scheduling and availability. We look forward to working with you and to sharing our love of music. Thank you for your interest-we will be in touch!

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