Pricing, Financing, Sign up

“I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to take their singing to a whole new level.”– Steve B (via Yelp), lead singer for 145th Street Blues Band in San Diego (nominations: Blues Album of the Year and Best Blues Act – San Diego Music Awards, Regional winners International Blues Challenge – Southern California region. (Preview new cd) More Student quotes click here

Financing Available

6 months interest-free financing is now available for lessons or packages over $100!  It’s through Paypal financing and if you pay it in full within 6 months, you don’t hafta pay interest.  Be sure to read the terms before you grab it cause My understanding of it is non-lawyerlike!  But it’s pretty cool and people have used it a bunch to do the 12 week series and seemed pretty happy with it.  It should be available through the online scheduler checkout process! If you have any problems with the financing option, email Ellie (eleonor.england/gmail).

 

General Information

We require all lessons to be paid in advance in full in order to hold your space. Please see the studio policies for refunds or rescheduling policies – some packages cannot be refunded.

You can sign up online or via telephone or email with Ellie. For non-online sign ups, once you’ve been cleared with Ellie to sign up we’ll have you send in a Paypal payment to secure your place in the schedule. In the Paypal payment, please let Ellie know what your preferred days and times are. Exa: Monday after 3p and before 7p, Wednesdays after 11a and before 1p or after 6p and before 10p. Please give at least three different times, if you can. We are closed Sundays.

Once you’ve paid, you will get a confirmation in your email and also a reminder a few days ahead.

CURRENT NYC PRICES (Prices vary from city to city)

Please see studio policies in section below prior to booking

Pricing for NYC — in person

40 minute sessions
Singly bought $90 ($85 if you book online or in person at your previous session)

55 minute sessions
Single Bought $110 ($105 if you book online or in person at your previous session)
5 weeks* $500
12 weeks* $1140

85 Minute Lessons
Singly bought $150 ($145 if you book online or in person at your previous session)
5 weeks* $712.50
12 weeks* $1620

1hr and 55 min Lessons
Singly Bought $195 ($190 if you book online or in person at your previous session)
5 weeks* $900
12 weeks* $2040

 

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In Person Studio Policies

OK these are boring so hang in there!!!! =D

Locations and How to Get to the Room
Manhattan lessons take place at 520 8th Ave inside Ripley Grier Studios. 520 8th is located 3 blocks north of Penn Station NYC and is between 36th and 37th. You should arrive maybe 10 minutes early to make sure you get to the right room as it’s the largest public studio space in the world! (Srsly!)

When you arrive, go to the 16th floor and ask at the front desk (to the right of the elevators) what room we will be in. Usually I try for 17K or 17L but sometimes large Broadway shows or auditions book out huge numbers of rooms or something else happens and I can’t get the normal room. That’s why arrive 10 minutes early – you’ll need to get the room number and directions from the front desk person. Room numbers (but not directions) are also displayed on TV monitors right in front of the elevators on 16 and also on floor 17 if you go left after exiting the elevators and go through the glass doors you will see a monitor. They just show my rooms as “Eleonor” so look for that!

Packages Available
Lessons are sold as single sessions, 5 weeks, and 12 weeks. Note: All lessons must be paid prior to booking. You may pay cash or check at your lesson for your next lesson or series, but bookings made by phone, email, or internet should be paid by credit or debit card. Email invoices are available.

Single sessions
Single sessions are the most flexible and you can cancel or reschedule them with 48 hours email notice. Just send me an email and we can get you taken care of. I must have a full 48 hours notice so I can cancel the room. With less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged $25 /hr ($12.30/half hour) for a makeup which is because I will still have to pay the room rental fee on your cancelled appointment. Giving over 48 hours notice for a reschedule or cancellation is free!  Cancellations with 48 hours notice can be refunded.  If you cannot give 48 hours notice, please give as much notice as you can – if I can rebook the time then you won’t be charged a room rental fee for the cancellation/reschedule.

5 Week Series
These aren’t as flexible but are cheaper! Yay, cheaper! The deal is you come in once a week for 5 weeks. This is not a five lesson package but a five WEEK package.  Any religious or civic holidays that your lesson falls on you may opt to skip that week and add a week onto the end of your series (or you can not skip if you wish, if Ellie is “open” that day). If you have a health emergency you may put your package on hold with at least 48 hours notice – the package will be on hold at least 3 weeks and recontinue when you are healthy and ready.  Once you have taken the first lesson in your series, there can be no refunds.  You can donate your package or gift it to someone, though.

5 week series can be rearranged if:
* You schedule it a week ahead of time and
* You take the makeup either the same week on a different day or else take it before the last day of your series (which may entail taking two lessons in one week). If the schedule is full then a Skype lesson may be taken instead, but the makeup must be taken prior to the end of your series. Note that Skype lessons SOMETIMES do not incur a room rental fee)

If you’re sick
* There’s a $12.50/half hour fee to makeup the session (to cover the room rental)
* Must be made up prior to the last day of your series (might be a Skype lesson if the schedule is tight – note Skype lessons SOMETIMES don’t incur a room fee!)

If Ellie is sick
* You can take a makeup – at no charge – anytime you are available and it does not have to be before the last day of your series
* You may opt for a pro-rated refund.

12 Week Series
These aren’t as flexible but are the cheapest! Yay, cheapest! The deal is you come in once a week for 12 weeks. This is not a 12-lesson package but a 12-WEEK package.  Any religious or civic holidays that your lesson falls on you may opt to skip that week and add a week onto the end of your series (or you can not skip if you wish, if Ellie is “open” that day). If you have a health emergency you may put your package on hold with at least 48 hours notice – the package will be on hold at least 3 weeks and recontinue when you are healthy and ready.  Once you have taken the first lesson, there can be no refunds.  You can donate your package or gift it to someone, though.

You can plan to skip two weeks in this series (and add a lesson onto the end of your series) as long as you let Ellie know a week or more in advance.

More than the 2 weeks allowed of a 12 week series can be rearranged if:
* You schedule it a week ahead of time and
* You take the makeup either the same week on a different day or else take it before the last day of your series (which may entail taking two lessons in one week). If the schedule is full then a Skype lesson may be taken instead, but the makeup must be taken prior to the end of your series. Note that Skype lessons SOMETIMES do not incur a room rental fee)

If you’re sick
* There’s a $12.50/half hr fee to makeup the session (to cover the room rental)
* Must be made up prior to the last day of your series (might be a Skype lesson if the schedule is tight – note Skype lessons SOMETIMES don’t incur a room fee!)

If Ellie is sick
* You can take a makeup – at no charge – anytime you are available and it does not have to be before the last day of your series
* You may opt for a pro-rated refund.

Please note online lessons are available through Skype and other apps and are cheaper and have more flexible terms – let Ellie know if you want to have those studio policies!