Music

GENERAL INFORMATION

Music at TYPA is for all ages. We offer 30, 45, or 60 minutes of private music instruction in Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin, and Voice. We also offer group lessons for flute, guitar, and the “Chanterelles” children’s choir.

Our music instructors are exceptionally talented with a wealth of experience, and most possess Master of Music degrees specializing in music performance. Many continue to perform in recitals and concerts throughout the year.

Students should either own or rent their own instrument for weekly practice. While TYPA doesn’t sell or rent instruments, we can assist you in finding where you can either buy or rent one.

Each private lesson student has the option to perform in a music recital at the end of the school year.

Music Agreement

Music lessons can begin at any time during the semester depending on availability and lessons will be prorated from the actual starting date.

Every parent or adult student is required to read and understand the TYPA Music Agreement. The Music Agreement is available at the TYPA office, on our website, or in the TYPA Music Notebook.

Please do not enroll in the TYPA music program unless you are able to make a weekly commitment to your music lessons. In the event you are not able to make a class, a friend or family member is not allowed to take that class for you unless they are already a student of the same TYPA music teacher.

Please note that there may be additional costs for music books.

Cancellation & Makeup Lesson

After the second class of the semester, no credits or refunds will be given due to withdrawals. There will be no credit or makeup for missed group and semi-private lessons. Private lessons are allowed one cancellation per semester, but the cancellation must be done at least 24 hours prior to your lesson time.

MAKE UP CHART

EVENT PRIVATE LESSON GROUP LESSONS
Cancellation or Illness
(EXCEPT CAMP TAIWAN)
One time only No
Camp Taiwan Yes No
Other TAS Activities No No

Recitals

There will be one music recital per year held during the Spring semester. It will take place in April and / or May on the Taipei American School campus.

MUSIC HOLIDAYS

Private music lessons meet every week as follows:

FALL 2020: AUG. 17 - DEC. 17
SPRING 2021: JAN. 11 - MAY 28

They will not meet on the following dates and are prorated accordingly:

SEMESTER DATES HOLIDAY
FALL 2020 Oct. 1 TAS PD Day
Oct. 9-12 Autumn Break
Nov. 25-28 Thanksgiving
SPRING 2021 Feb. 8-15 Chinese New Year
Feb. 16 TAS PD Day
Apr. 5-10 Spring Break

Scheduling

All music classes are scheduled in the following manner: towards the end of each semester, re-registration for continuing students takes place and music teachers arrange their schedules with the student first. During open registration, any available slots remaining are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and if a non-available teacher or time is desired, names are placed on a waiting list. All waiting lists and special requests are purged at the end of each semester.

MUSIC LESSON PRICES

Private Flute/Cello/Piano/Violin/Voice Lesson Prices

SEMESTER DAYS 30 MIN 45 MIN 60 MIN
FALL 2020 MON/WED (17 Weeks) $11,900 $17,850 $23,800
TUE (18 Weeks) $12,600 $18,900 $25,200
THU (16 Weeks) $11,200 $16,800 $22,400
FRI / SAT(15 Weeks) $10,500 $15,750 $21,000
SPRING 2021 MON/TUE/SAT (17 Weeks) $11,900 $17,850 $23,800
WED/THU/FRI (18 Weeks) $12,600 $18,900 $25,200
Per Lesson $700 $1,050 $1,400