Lesson Information - Studio Policy 2024 - 2025

Students receive individual piano instruction that is tailored to each student based on their age, skill level, and musical interests.

As a member of GMMTA (Greater Marietta Music Teachers’ Association) students have the opportunity to participate in GMMTA events which take place during the year.  We also have a minimum of two studio performance events during the Music Studio year. 

The Music Studio Policy

2024 - 2025 

Pam Barksdale

2202 Wilmington Circle

Marietta, GA 30062




My goal is to provide each student with a music education and the encouragement, inspiration, and knowledge that will enable that student to reach his or her highest potential.  Most importantly, I would like my students to develop a love of music and a joy in making music that will fulfill them throughout their life.   


Studio Schedule – Lessons will be scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


First Day of Lessons – Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Fall Break – September 23, 2024– September 27, 2024

Thanksgiving Holidays – November 25, 2024 – November 29, 2024

Winter Holidays – December 20, 2024 – January 07, 2025

Lessons resume – Wednesday, January 08, 2025

Mid-Winter Break – February 17, 2025– February 21, 2025 

Spring Break – April 7, 2025 – April 11, 2025

Last Day of Lessons – May 15, 2025 




School Term (34 Lessons) – The School Term begins Wednesday, August 7, 2024 and ends Thursday, May 15, 2025.  Students generally receive one lesson each week or a group lesson (one or two group lessons during the year). 


Registration Fee – The registration fee (non-refundable) is $55 per student/maximum $110 per family.  This fee is due when registering for lessons and secures a student’s place in the fall schedule.  This fee also covers studio recitals (online or in person) which occur during the year. 


Music/Materials Fee – This fee is $50/student and covers music books, online music and studio licensed music that is purchased for your child. This also includes any supplies/materials needed during the year.


Lesson Tuition – Besides the weekly lesson, tuition includes planning time for each student, preparation for lessons, choosing music for each student, organizing and arranging programs and recitals. Tuition remains the same month to month, regardless of the number of lessons.                     


Payment options: Zelle (770-401-4828), Venmo (Pam Barksdale@Pam-Barksdale) and Apple Pay are accepted. Tuition remains the same each month.


Tuition Payment Options 


Lesson Length 

Annual Cost 




30 minute lesson 





45 minute lesson







   Monthly – August – May 

*Quarterly – August, October, January, and March ($5 discount each payment) 

**Biannually – August, January ($10 discount each payment)   


Note: Lessons will be prorated for those who begin lessons later in the year. 


Late Payment – Payments received after the 10st of the month may be assessed a $10 late fee. 


Summer Lessons – Summer lesson details are announced near the end of the school year. 


Attendance – Consistent attendance is very important.  Please remember that your lesson time is reserved for you whether you are present or not. If you cannot attend your lesson, please let me know via a quick text message. Please remember that a virtual lesson works well for students who cannot make it to a lesson due to illness inclement weather, etc. 


No tuition credits or make-up lessons are given.  However, if I have an opening in my schedule, I am happy to make up a lesson when requested. 


Referrals – Your referrals are appreciated!  When you refer a student and they begin lessons (excludes summer), you will receive a $50 credit. 


Lesson Discontinuance – A two-week notice is requested when a student discontinues lessons. Lesson fees must be paid in full through the two-week notice period. 


Website and Facebook 

Website: https://www.pambarksdale.com 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pianolessonseastcobb

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pambarksdalepiano/


2024- 2025 Events TBA 


About Pam Barksdale: 

BA in Music – California State University at Chico; Graduate year – Secondary Teaching 

Credential; Private teacher 40+ years; Member of Local, State and National Music Teachers’ Associations; Past President of Greater Marietta Music Teachers’ Association; Past Church Musician 30+ years. 


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