Studio Policy

Diana Saltanovitz Piano Studio
7055 Caprice Way
Riverside, California 92504

The studio is now accepting new students.  Please contact me if you are interested in lessons for yourself or a family member age 5-adult.

2019  Lesson Schedule:
I teach piano lessons Monday through Thursday.  Regular weekly lessons are now through May 16.  Summer lessons (June and July) will be arranged on an individual, flexible basis, allowing for family vacation time and other summer activities.

Please arrive on time for your lesson, since that is the time reserved exclusively for you.  If you are late, you will have a shorter lesson with the remaining time.  It is fine to arrive a few (5 or less) minutes early and wait quietly while I finish with another student or other preparation.  Parents and family members are welcome at lessons, as long as I can still devote lesson time to the student and other children are supervised by the parent.

Tuition and Fees 2019:
Fall and Spring semester tuition is paid in August and January, or divided into monthly payments for your convenience.  Tuition is  $108 per month, payable by cash, check, or PayPal. (There is a 5% discount for families who pay by the semester, for a total of $513 per semester.)  Fall semester and spring semester (30 minute lessons)  each include 18 lessons, There are some weeks when the studio is closed due to holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break), and some months when more lessons are given than others, but every student is scheduled for 18 lessons in each 5 month semester.  

Fees for music books and special events are not covered by regular tuition and will be billed separately.
In some circumstances, adult students may request bi-weekly lessons, depending on space available.  

Missed Lessons

What if you can't attend your lesson due to illness, school/family/vacation event, emergency, or bad weather? Please contact me ASAP before that lesson, and you may request a FaceTime or phone lesson if you are not able to attend in person. If you are too ill to have a lesson at all, please ask me to record a YouTube lesson to watch when you get well, or you may choose to record your music by phone before your scheduled lesson, and I will listen and send you audio comments and help.  

If I am unable to teach due to my own illness or family emergency, I will reschedule your lesson or apply the lesson credit to your tuition. 

Discontinuation of Lessons:  Lessons normally are scheduled from mid-August through the end of May.  What if you discontinue lessons part-way through the year?  Please notify me at least two weeks before your last lesson. (After their four lesson trail period, new students pay for the balance of the semester.  Families who prefer to pay by the month will pay by the 10th of each month for the following month of lessons.   Example: September monthly lesson tuition is due no later than August 10.)

Questions?  If you have questions or concerns please call me (317-753-1858) or email me ( with your questions, and I will respond as soon as I can. 

References are gladly given upon request.