I accept students from age of four, based on audition and probationary period of one semester. During this first semester the student has to show a certain level of musicality, an attention span of no less than 30 minutes, and eagerness to learn. At the end of this period, I will decide whether to continue lessons. It is important to understand that just as students choose their teachers, teachers choose their students, and I may decide to discontinue lessons at any time. If you would like to enroll your child at Natalia Lauk Piano Studio please, take a couple minutes to read this studio policy and fill out registration form here. I will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability.


Students must be on time and well prepared for every lesson. Student is obligated to attend 13 lessons per semester. Any cancellation requires 24-hour notice. Missing a lesson without a notice or not being prepared may result in termination of student's enrollment. Please, note that there is one mandatory recital at the end of fall and spring semesters. Each student is required to perform one piece from memory. Student may be excused only in case of family emergency or illness. Missing the recitals without the excuse will result in termination of student's enrollment. Please, bring to each lesson: hard cover binder (3 rings) with blank sheets and assigned music books.


Payments need to be made before semester starts. Please, make your checks payable to ISU Piano Preparatory Program. Semester rates are as follows:

  • "Professional": preparation for college auditions. $884 per semester (two 60 min lessons per week, piano and Music Theory 101)
  • "Master of Piano" : $442 per semester (60 min lessons, once per week)
  • "I Love Music!": $331.5 per semester (45 min lessons, once per week)
  • "Easy Track" : $221 recommended for beginners, $ per semester (30 min lessons, once per week)


I offer only one complimentary makeup lesson per semester. Additional makeup lessons usually will be arranged should I have to cancel. The studio shall not assume any financial responsibility for a student's absence(s). It is also the position of this piano studio that sporting events and other extracurricular activities are not considered valid excuses for not practicing during the week. Sports and music may not always be mutually compatible, but need not be mutually exclusive.


If you should arrive early for your scheduled lesson time, please wait until no sooner than five minutes before your scheduled time before entering the studio. Also, please be prompt in picking up your child after his/her lesson if you must be absent during that time. This applies to both rehearsals and performances. For your child’s safety, please ensure your student is with an Instructor and in a lesson before leaving.


If you have any questions, please call my studio at (518) 596-9664, leave a message, and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand what I expect from myself, my students and their families. I look forward to our musical journey together!

Natalia Lauk, M.M. in Piano Performance and Instruction , (518) 596 96 64, natalauk@gmail.com