COVID-19 Guidelines

The safety of our students, families, and faculty is our primary concern as we move into lessons for the upcoming academic year.  Please take a moment to read carefully through our safety guidelines.  For the well-being of all, we will be strictly adhering to all safety policies outlined below.

Music 101 will be taking the following steps:

  • All teachers and staff will wear masks.  No one is allowed in the building without a face covering.

  • Pianos will be cleaned between classes.  Instruments such as guitars and print materials will not be available for students to share and borrow for lessons.

  • Sanitizing stations will be available in common areas as well as individual studios.

  • Social distancing will be practiced.  Markers will be used to help students maintain an appropriate distance in common areas.

Music 101 is asking for students to understand:

  • If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of illness, please remain home and choose to participate in your lesson virtually.

  • If you have received a positive COVID test or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, please do not attend in person lessons until your quarantine period of 14 days is complete and/or you have received a negative test.

  • Student temperatures will be checked at the door.  If your temperature is over 100.4, you will not be able to participate in a lesson at the studio that day.

  • Students will be required to wash their hands upon arrival.

  • Every student should wear a mask for the entirety of their visit to the studio.

  • The waiting room will be available to students and caregivers who are waiting to go into a lesson.  Students will be asked to wait at a marker for an instructor to receive them.  Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your lesson time and plan for prompt pick up at the end of class.  We ask that parents and caregivers leave the studio once a student has gone into the lesson.  Students will then wait in the lobby after lessons for parent or guardian pickup.  Students are asked not to wait outside.  We will continue to use email and phone as our primary means of communication with families.  We are also happy to schedule an appointment to speak with you in person anytime during the academic year.

  • Please remember to bring all of your necessary materials.  Studio copies of music books will not be available to borrow.

  • Unfortunately, because of the size of our practice rooms, only a student may attend lessons.  We ask that parents and caregivers do not sit in on classes at this time.  A guardian is welcome and encouraged to sit in on lessons on remote weeks. ​

COVID-19 Waiver

Music 101 has implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of the highly contagious Coronavirus/COVID-19.  These measures are consistent with guidance provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC.

Despite the implementation of these measures, Music 101 cannot guarantee that students will not become infected with Coronavirus/COVID-19 while participating in any of the classes offered by Music 101 and its staff.

It is a requirement of all students and persons entering the business premises of Music 101 to comply with the procedures outlined in the Safety Guidelines for Fall 2020.  This includes allowing members of the staff to check a students temperature before entering.  Music 101 reserves the right to discontinue in-person lessons effective immediately for non-compliance.

Anyone who has received a positive COVID test or has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, cannot attend in person lessons until a quarantine period of 14 days is complete and/or you have received a negative test.

Any student travelling out of state, or if a member of the same household travels out of state, must comply with the current MA requirements for quarantine and request virtual classes until it is complete.

Thank you again for your time, attention, and cooperation!​

We at Music 101 are committed to providing each student with the best education possible through the use of high quality materials and exceptionally trained professionals who are masters of their craft.  In order to continue to serve you in this manner, we have found it necessary to outline and put into effect the following payment/cancellation policies in order to be considerate of our own needs as well as those of the student.  Please read through the following policies carefully, for they will be strictly adhered to.  Feel free to approach us with any concerns or questions.  Thank you for your time and attention!

Music 101 accepts cash and/or check only.

​Tuition Rates for 2021/22 Academic Year


Lesson Rates

1/2 Hour Private Lesson

3/4 Hour Private Lesson


1  Hour Private Lesson$80.00

Studio Policies for in-person & virtual lessons

​​​​​​Registration Fee
  • A $25.00 registration fee per student or $40.00 per family will be due upon registration.  This fee is paid once per academic year.

Tuition Payments

  • Lesson tuition is pre-paid monthly and is due at the last lesson of the month for the upcoming month. 
  • A $5 late fee per student will be automatically applied to all payments made after the due date.   
  • If payment is not received before the second lesson, no further lessons will be given to the student until the payment is rendered. 
  • If payment is made by check and it is returned by the bank, the parent of the student or the adult student will be charged the bank fee.  
  • Music 101 reserves the right to not schedule lessons for students with outstanding balances until paid in full.  
  • Only currently enrolled students may attend lessons.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Please follow the link and read the separate COVID-19 Guidelines and Waiver 

  • All visitors and employees of Music 101 will be required to wear face masks while inside and outside of the building.  
  • Music 101 will adhere to Massachusetts social distancing guidelines.  
    • The lobby will not be available for family and guardians to wait in during lessons. 
  • Music 101 reserves the right to send home students who show flu symptoms or are not adhering to the face mask/ social distancing guidelines. 

Hybrid Lessons

  • Hybrid students will attend two lessons at the studio and two lessons virtually from home each month.
    • ie: alternating one week in-person, one week virtually at home
  • Students who are attending Hybrid lessons will be organized in Group A or Group B. 
  • If you are unable to attend an in-person lesson during your assigned letter week, please email Music 101 and plan for a virtual lesson.  Click here to view our Hybrid Lesson Calendar
  • Group A may not attend during a Group B week and visa-versa. 
  • If you are unsure of your group letter, please email the studio. 


  • There are no credits, refunds, or reschedules for students who same-day cancel due to illness.  
  • A student may choose to attend a remote lesson if they are experiencing any type of symptoms.  Please call the studio to notify us of this change. 
  • Music 101 reserves the right to send students home if the student has a fever equal to or greater than 100.4 or is displaying any outward signs of illness.  Music 101 will not refund the cost of a lesson to a student sent home sick.

The Music 101 academic year is broken up into 3 Sessions:
​         Session I:   August 30, 2021 - December 23, 2021
         Session II:  January 3, 2022 - March 31, 2022
         Session III:  April 1, 2022 - June 24, 2022

  • Music 101 will credit 1 cancelled lesson per Session with a 24 hour advance notice.  The deduction for the credit will appear on the following month’s invoice.
  • Same-day cancellations will not be credited, refunded, or rescheduled.  No exceptions.
  • A credit not used from one Session can not be rolled into the next.  
  • Credits can not be transferred between siblings who are taught by different teachers. 

Rescheduled/ Make-Up Lessons

  • The Music 101 schedule often does not allow for rescheduled lessons and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Our credit system has been designed with this in mind.
  • IF a reschedule is possible, the student will be placed within their current teacher’s hours. 
  • Students will not be rescheduled to a different teacher.  
  • Any reschedules cancelled by the student will not be credited or scheduled again.

Substitute Policy

When a teacher is to be absent, Music 101 believes in the policy of another member of the staff substituting for the day.  All students follow a similar methodology in lessons.  This enables members of the faculty to seamlessly cover each others’ lessons when the need arises. 

Voluntary Withdrawal of both Virtual and In-Person Classes

  • In order to withdraw from the lesson program, Music 101 requires written notification by the 15th day of the month prior to when lessons will end.  
    • For example, a student who would like to withdraw for the month of April, written notification must be given on or before March 15th.
  • Failure to notify the studio by the 15th will result in a student being held responsible for the upcoming month’s full tuition.  
  • If a student wishes to terminate lessons within a month that has been paid for, a refund will not be given for the remaining lessons.​

Please be aware that Music 101 does not have access to a driveway.  Parking is available on the opposite side of the street.  Please respect our neighbors by not using their driveways to park or turn around.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pick-up /  Drop-off
Please note the following:  There is a “No Stopping or Standing” sign directly in front of the Music 101 building.  We ask that you do not drop your student off more than 10 minutes prior to class and that you are prompt with your pickups to help maintain social distancing while at the studio.  All students must wait inside the studio for their caregiver to arrive.  

Snow Cancellations
Music 101 does not follow the weather related school cancellations.  Information about our studio closing will be available after 12:00 PM.  Please call the studio or check the website for updates.  In the event of a necessary closure due to weather, Music 101 will teach virtual classes that day.

Music 101 is proud to host annual recitals during the month of June for our students to showcase the skills they diligently acquire throughout the year.  Recitals are a great opportunity to become inspired by the music of a student's peer as well.  We hope to be able to return to in-person recitals in 2021.

Studio Etiquette
Please refrain from bringing any type of food, drink, or candy into the studio.  In order to follow social distance guidelines, family and guardians may not remain in the waiting area during a student’s lesson.  Only currently enrolled students may attend lessons.  Please keep pets outside.


Please note Music 101 will be OPEN for lessons the following holidays:

     Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, 2021
     Veteran’s Day, Wednesday November 11, 2021    
     Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

Music 101 will be CLOSED for lessons the following holidays:

    Labor Day, September 6, 2021
    Thanksgiving, November 25, 26, 2021
    Winter Break, December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022
    February Break, February 21 - February 25, 2022
    April Break, April 18 - April 22, 2022
    Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
    June Break, June 25 - July 4, 2022
    August Break, August 26 - September 5, 2022

New message January 16, 2021:  Please visit our COVID-19 information page for the latest updates.

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