That Music Place has a wonderful staff of private lesson teachers who are experienced both as performers and teachers.

We offer private music lessons for individuals ages 7 to adult.

Enjoy playing to a crowd?

Our private lesson students have opportunities to perform at least 2 times a year.

Get 10% off!

Our Private Lesson Students enjoy a 10% discount on all purchases in our store .

Serving families in Springboro, Franklin, Carlisle, Lebanon, Waynesville, Miamisburg, Centerville, Middletown, and South Dayton areas.

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Only $115/month for a 1/2 hour lesson weekly.* ($120 for harmonica lessons)

Call 937-748-3501 for a list of current openings, to register for private lessons, or to pay for lessons over the phone.

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* Courtesy Information and Studio Policies

Lesson Rates
Lessons are given for 30 minutes 1 time per week at a rate of $115* per month to be paid by the first of the month. First month fees due at enrollment, no refunds. Enrollment is a monthly commitment. No refunds or credits given if student drops out or if student cancels a lesson after the first of the month. Every 2 to 3 months there are 5 weeks on your lesson day. We do not charge extra for those months. Those lessons are considered built in makeup lessons, not free lessons. If missed, they will not be prorated or made up. Teachers are not paid until lesson fees are paid. If payment is not received by the second lesson of the month, we have the right to add a $8 late fee and discontinue the student. The front desk must be notified before the end of the month if discontinuing. An email to the store is preferred Once invoices are posted on the first of the month fees are owed and will not be refunded.
Be on Time
Be on time for your lesson. If you are late, your lesson will still end at your scheduled time. Parents: Be on time to pick up your child. Parents are responsible for their child’s behavior while they are waiting even if the parent is not present. Our teachers and staff are very busy and there is no one to supervise children.

Cancellations and Make-up Classes
No refunds or credits given for lessons missed by the student. No makeups will be scheduled if 30 days have passed since the missed lesson. The teacher is not obligated to make up lessons missed by the student but are willing to work with you if a long term emergency arises causing multiple missed lessons. In the event of teacher illness or studio closings, lessons will be made up or prorated if fewer than 4 scheduled lessons were offered in that month and there were not 5 lessons given in the month prior or the month following the missed lesson. You will be notified personally if there is a cancellation. If special circumstances arise, discuss these with your teacher, we will try to work with you. If discontinuing lessons, the front desk must be notified before the end of the month to avoid charges for the next month. Emails can be sent to Once invoices are posted on the first of the month and the fees are owed and no refunds are given.

We are an independent business. We do not close just because school was cancelled. If lessons are cancelled you will be notified by the teacher or a store employee. We also post closings on our facebook page.

Learning Materials
The teacher may ask that learning materials such as music, books, or other necessary items be purchased. The purchase of these items is the responsibility of the student and family. You are not obligated to purchase items at our store but you do receive a discount as a lesson student for any purchases made here.
** Guitar students should have a tuner, and electric guitar students should bring their own cable if they plan to plug into an amp. There are amps in each lesson room for the students to use during lessons. **

Parent Participation/ Supervision
Parents are encouraged to be part of their child’s learning. Parents are welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons as long as it is not a distraction. There is seating available in the waiting area for parents who wish to wait on site. Parents are responsible for the children’s behavior even if the parent is not present. Please do not drop off brothers, sisters, or your child’s friends to hang around without you present, we cannot supervise them and you will be responsible for any damage they cause.

Recitals and Performances
Students will be given the opportunity to perform for an audience several times per year. These performances are optional but encouraged. We will do our best to try to provide performance opportunities for parents at no cost. There may be a fee for additional guests. Some opportunities sponsored by other entities (National Music Associations, etc.) may have a fee. Should the student choose to participate in paid events, the fees will be the responsibility of the student and family.

Concerns and Questions
Each teacher has a particular style of teaching and individual personality traits. Each student has his own learning style and personality traits. We realize that not all students and teachers make a good match. If the teacher has concerns, they are to be addressed to the parents. If parents have concerns, they are to be addressed to the teacher. If speaking with the teacher does not relive your concern or you do not feel comfortable discussing your concern with the teacher, please speak to Sheila Lairson, owner. We will work together to do what is best for your child’s learning. Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of further help. Sheila Lairson, owner (937)748-3501
*Policy and rates subject to change. Rate changes will be posted in advance.