Pricing/Financing

“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) – if it’s your first lesson with Ellie, be sure to check the “add on service” indicating it’s your first lesson and you will get $10 if you book online!

WEEKENDS and times not normally on the schedule are sometimes available.  There is a $10/hr additional charge.  Hit Ellie with an email!

NEW>>>>>CASH DISCOUNT First lessons must be prepaid with a credit card.  All lessons must be prepaid when booking, but if you decide to move forward with a package, bring cash to your first prepaid-by-credit-card lesson and get a 3% discount on your package that I’d normally give to Paypal.  Note: I can’t meet you anywhere to do cash cause people tend to flake or be late.  But bring cash to your credit-card-booked session to pay for FUTURE packages and we are golden.  First lessons must be booked with credit card.  Cash discount only for packages of 6 or more.  Bring exactly the amount as change cannot be given due to Ellie not having job skills.

OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS Checks are also okay to pay for FUTURE lessons – bring to your credit-card-booked lesson to do that.  You may opt to snail mail a check in but we’d need to receive it prior to reserving your space.

NEW >>>>>RECITAL There will be a December 2017 recital for all students – including Skype students if they can get out to NYC – who are ready and have been coming consistently since late Aug/early Sept 2017.  Must have 10 or more lessons between 24 Aug and 9 Dec and have approval to participate.  Additional fee (TBD) to cover the band or instrumentalist and hall reservation.

Please see studio policies in section below prior to booking

 

NEW >>>Reduced Fee Experimental Program in BETA testing now – select “HYBRID Series of 4 – $200” on scheduler.  We have an experimental program Ellie is offering to try to get beginners or those with no formalized training their basic skills at a reduced price using video lecture and shortened in person lessons to check in and get some one-on-one with Ellie.  The cost is $200/4 weeks and we’re offering a money-back guarantee if you don’t make as much progress as in-person/Skype students by the second week.  More info on these series.  Sign up through the scheduler.<<<<

Pricing for NYC — in person — or Skype

(Prices below go into effect 6 July.  Check online scheduler of you schedule before then as pricing may be better and is given in scheduler)

(lessons starting before 5p weekdays are discounted as noted below – lessons starting after 5p weekdays and anytime on weekends are more)

Pricing

Lesson TypeCost
>>>>>>>>>>Single session (50 min ea)
Single Session - 50 min$115
6 lessons over 8 weeks* - 50 min each$660
12 lessons over 14 weeks* - 50 min each$1260
>>>>>>>>>>Double
sessions (1hr, 40 min ea)
One session - 1hr 40 min$230
6 lessons over 8 weeks* - 1hr 40min each$1320
12 lessons over 14 weeks - 1hr 40 min ea*$2520

*(In NYC, we’re “closed” 25 July – 8 Aug in but lessons are avail that time in San Diego or Skype if you wish to use those in your package)

Experimental Hybrid Program for beginners or those with no formalized training $200/4 weeks info here  – money back guarantee in effect during “BETA testing” Select “HYBRID Series of 4 – $200”

 

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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, 6 lessons over 8 weeks, and 12 lessons over 14 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 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 they are single sessions.  Totally unused packages (before you take the first kesson) can also be refunded if 48 hours notice is given prior to the first session. 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.

6 Lesson/8 Week Series
These aren’t as flexible but are cheaper! Yay, cheaper! The deal is you come in for 6 lesson over 8 weeks. You may space the sessions out as you like but please allow practice time between if you want the best results. Many visiting artists take 2 or more per week.  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.

If you’re sick
* There’s a $25/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 Lesson Over 14 Week Series
These aren’t as flexible but are the cheapest! Yay, cheapest! The deal is you come in for 12 lessons over 14 weeks. You must complete your 12th lesson within 14 weeks of your first session.  You may space the sessions out as you like but please allow practice time between if you want the best results. Many visiting artists take 2 or more per week.  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.

If you’re sick
* There’s a $25/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!