At Your Door Music® is a traveling music school offering one-on-one lessons in the
convenience of your own home. We teach piano, guitar, voice, drums and other instrument lessons
to children ages six and up. We also welcome adults. We teach beginner, intermediate and
The At Your Door Music® staff is comprised of experienced music teachers many of whom
are recent graduates from local music colleges such as Berklee College of Music. Every At Your
Door Music® teacher is patient, enthusiastic and has a kind demeanor. We all share a philosophy
that learning to play a musical instrument should be enjoyable as well as educational. We know that
an inspired student is more inclined to play and practice their instrument. We tailor lessons
specifically to each student, practice positive reinforcement and encourage our students to take an
active role in the direction of their lessons by helping to choose the music they’d like to play.
While the backbone of an At Your Door Music® lesson is learning to read music and play
songs, our modern teaching approach balances traditional fundamentals with complimentary
studies that nurture our student’s artistic, creative relationship with their instrument. At Your Door
Music® lessons encompass numerous elements of music education including note reading, music
theory, scales, chords, ear training, improvisation and much more. Lesson content also spans
musical genres including pop, rock, jazz, blues, classical, country, funk and more.
At Your Door Music® serves the towns of Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Weston, Needham,
Needham Heights and sections of Newton including Chestnut Hill, Newton Center and West
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If you haven’t already heard from your friends and neighbors about the great experience
they’re having with At Your Door Music® please read the testimonials displayed at www.aydm.com.
School Year, Tuition, Enrollment & Billing
Each school year At Your Door Music® students are allotted 32 hour long weekly lessons
with the same teacher at the same day and time followed by an end-of-school-year make-up session.
At Your Door Music® follows a unique calendar different from your school’s calendar. The
2018-2019 lesson dates (including potential make-up dates) are Tuesday, September 4th 2018 –
Monday, June 24th 2019. Please see the At Your Door Music® 18-19 Lesson Calendar for specific
lesson dates, holidays and designated make-up days. Lessons are out of session each summer while
the office remains open year round.
The cost of tuition is $79 per lesson. At Your Door Music® does not charge registration
fees or withdrawal fees. There is no charge for days the school is closed for holidays or the makeup
session. Whichever weekday your lessons are scheduled on, there are a total of 32 lessons per
Monthly tuition payments of $210 pre-date the lessons and recur electronically on a fixed
twelve month billing cycle on the 1st of each month from June 1st 2018 - May 1st 2019. Families
enrolling after June will have a one-time initial tuition payment however the total tuition will always
equal the same $79 per lesson. This is also true for families who join us after the start of the
school year. Tuition is prorated at a rate of $79 per lesson.
Registering is a simple process. We encourage you to first explore the teacher profiles on the
Our Staff page of our website. The profiles include photos, interviews and song clips. Then
contact the office to inquire as to specific availability and reserve a spot for up to 72 hours. Lastly,
our website is equipped for online registration and payment. Just click the ‘Register’ button at the
top of any page. If you enroll after the start of the school year please contact the office for a
custom registration form with prorated tuition.
New student registration continues until each instrument’s program is booked to capacity. If
you miss the start of the school year we encourage you to call or email to see what availability
Teachers’ schedules are filled on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Once you’re enrolled,
established students will have first choice to retain (or submit a schedule request to change) their
day, time or teacher into the new school year and prior to the acceptance of new students. If no
action is taken during May/June, students will remain enrolled for the upcoming school year and
into the new billing cycle. If a student needs to request a change of lesson day and/or time during
the school year please call the office to inquire as to your teacher’s availability. We always do our
best to accommodate.
Your Satisfaction (Withdrawals and Refund Policy)
Any student, new or established, can withdraw from the program at any time. Should you
choose to leave At Your Door Music® within your first four lessons of the school year you will
receive a full refund dating back to June 1st minus a prorated charge for your lessons to date.
Although withdrawal from the program after the trial period but prior to the end of the year
does not qualify for a tuition refund, we will happily redeem every prepaid lesson. Just a simple
phone call or email and we will suspend your monthly billing immediately and calculate how many
prepaid lessons remain.
Similarly, to complete the school year but withdraw prior to the start of the next school year
please notify us by phone or email. At Your Door Music® will also send every enrolled family a
reminder via email at least one month prior to the start of each new billing cycle.
Lesson Cancellation Policy
1) Within each school year students are granted two absences which are eligible for make-up
lessons. If for any reason, including illness, a student cancels more than two lessons they
forfeit any additional credit. Exceptions are made for religious holidays and conflicting
school calendars (meaning At Your Door Music® is open while your school is closed and the
student is unavailable).
2) Lessons cancelled without at least 24 hours notice are not eligible for any make-up credit.
3) If your teacher should miss a lesson for any reason, such as inclement weather, a make-up
credit will be extended.
Lesson Cancellation Procedures
1) Canceling a lesson is easy. With any length of notice just call 781-534-3259 and follow the
2) Please do not text or email lesson cancellations.
3) Lessons not cancelled in accordance with these procedures may not be eligible for a make-up
1) Each school year ends with numerous designated make-up days. If you are due any makeups
you will be contacted a few weeks prior to the make-up session to arrange your make-up
2) If a student should cancel a make-up lesson another will not be offered.
3) In addition to the make-up session that concludes each school year we will occasionally
schedule make-ups earlier in the year. Mid-session make-up lessons are entirely dependent
upon mutual availability.
Lesson Feedback - From Teachers, From Parents
Keeping in tune with our philosophy, At Your Door Music® teachers do not grade students
or write formal evaluations. Our teachers will maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents in-person
about how their children are coming along in their music lessons. We also encourage parents to
occasionally approach our teachers at the start of a lesson for a casual progress report.
Additionally, our administrative team may call and email during the school year to check in. We
also welcome your phone calls and emails any time throughout the school year with comments or
The 2019 end-of-school-year recitals will be held on the first weekend in June (Sat. 1st &
Sun. 2nd) at the Wellesley Community Center located at 219 Washington Street. Though
participation is optional, we encourage all our students to attend. Each recital showcases students
of different ages and skill levels playing songs that they like. It’s a chance for our students to share
their progress with parents and peers, get some performance experience and gain inspiration and
Over the course of two days there will be numerous separate recitals grouped by teachers
and instruments. Given the logistical complexities of scheduling so many recitals in one weekend,
AYDM is unable to accommodate special requests.
Odds and Ends
The At Your Door Music® Staff have a reputation for reliability and punctuality, still, being in
transit can vary the starting lesson time by a couple minutes on either side. Because we make house
calls exclusively please understand that lessons total 60 minutes from entering to leaving your
home. Naturally most of that time is spent with the student at their instrument. This guideline
helps us keep to our busy schedules.
If a teacher arrives for a lesson and the student is not home the teacher will wait for 10 minutes
past the start of the scheduled lesson time. After 10 minutes the teacher will leave. No lesson
credit will be granted in such cases.
If a teacher arrives for a lesson and a student is contagiously ill, the teacher may choose not to
stay for the lesson. In such a case no credit will be issued for the missed lesson.
Throughout the Winter months please provide safe, clear passage for the teacher to get from
their car to your door by salting or otherwise de-icing your walkways and front steps. If you’d
prefer, please make arrangements with your teacher to come in through another entrance until the
ice and snow melt.
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Thanks for your interest in At Your Door Music®.
For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
page at www.aydm.com.
You can also speak with
Director Andrew Berke
at 781-534-3259 ext. 923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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We love to hear from our enrolled families and students.
Please email and call with your questions, suggestions and comments.