Tuition & Policies


30 minute Private Lessons          $400 per Semester or 3 payments of $137

45 minute Private Lessons  *       $560 per Semester or 3 payments of $190

Tuition covers all lessons and recital expenses
Lesson books are not covered by tuition.
The general cost of books is $25 per semester.
An accompanist fee of $35 may be charged for vocal students.
This fee covers a dress rehearsal as well as the recital.
* 45 minute lessons are offered to intermediate & advanced students.
Tuition is due before the first lesson with checks made payable to PFUMC.


2017-2018 Brochure

Contact the Coordinator. Complete a registration form located in the brochure above and submit with tuition on or before the registration deadline. When a student is enrolled, he/she is committing to an entire semester of study.

Lessons & Scheduling

To provide consistency and an atmosphere conducive to learning, all lessons are taught at Plymouth First United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MI.  During the enrollment process each student or parent of the student will be contacted to confirm a convenient lesson time. Once a lesson time is established, it is important that the student continue through the semester with that time.

Make Up Lessons

We consider your private lesson time a standing appointment. If the teacher has to miss a lesson it will be made up. If the teacher misses other lessons a credit will be issued to the student’s account.  If a student has to miss a lesson 24 hour notice is required. The teacher will make up ONE lesson per student per semester.


A student should be able to practice on an instrument that facilitates progress. Guitars and violins should be fitted to the individual and may need upgrading as the child grows. Piano students are encouraged to practice on an acoustic piano or keyboard with full size weighted keys in order to develop proper technique.  The director and teachers are happy to recommend dealers for new, used or rental instruments.


Each student is required to perform in a recital involving all of our students at the end of each semester. It is important for students to hear other students play/sing, and there is great value in students performing in public. Adult students are invited, but not required to perform on recitals, and other students may be excused at the discretion of the teacher.

Director of Music Ministry and Academy Director ~ Dr. Marcia Van Oyen

To register for lessons contact:

Fine Arts Academy Coordinator ~ Mrs. Barbara Levengood
[email protected]
(734) 453-5280 ext 112