Individual payment
30 min.  $45
45 min.  $65
60 min.  $90
Group    $20

Monthly payment plan**
30 min.  $40
45 min.  $60
60 min.  $80
Group    $0
**one group class a week is included with monthly payment plan

Scholarships are available to those in need.

Lessons in New York City will have a studio rental fee added onto the price


Children as young as 3 are invited to take lessons.  The optimal time to start a musical instrument is between 3 and 5 years old.  If they aren't yet ready for private lessons they may attend group classes to start.  In some cases, lessons may be split up into two 15 minute lessons a week if it seems appropriate.


Heather Gardner Studio in West Philadelphia is located near the 52nd st. stop on the el.

Lessons in New York City are taught at the Balance Arts Center in mid-town Manhattan

On-line lessons are an option, especially due to Covid quarantine or other illness.


Lessons canceled with 24 hours notice may be made up in the same month.  Cancellations of less than 24 hours will not be made up and students will be charged for the lesson.

Lessons canceled by the teacher for any reason will be made up.

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