Studio Plum conducts lessons in several locations: at the home studio in Decatur, on the road at students' houses, and at Cambridge Academy of Music and Arts. Michelle offers 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons, and her schedule is flexible. Beginning in the fall of 2019, Michelle will offer Dalcroze eurhythmics classes for young children.
Rates vary depending on location and travel. Lessons conducted at home are billed at $52.50 per hour. A 45-minute lesson is $42, and a 30-minute lesson is $31.50. There is a $5 surcharge for lessons given in a student's home. New students are eligible for a free diagnostic lesson.
Studio Plum's calendar year is divided into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. The spring and fall semesters mirror the schedules of nearby public schools and during that time, studio policies are observed in a strict fashion. The summer semester is much more flexible to account for vacation.
Tuition is collected on a monthly basis, but a discount is available for those students who wish to pay for a full semester up front. Payment options include cash, personal check, credit and debit card, Venmo, Square, and PayPal.