Fees and Payment: Lesson rates are based on $45.00 per half hour $85.00 for one hour. This rate will be locked in for current school year. Fees are due at the first lesson of each month. Students will be notified in advance of the upcoming month’s payment. Please, make check payable to Orlando Cotto.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours advance notice is required for all cancellations. If proper notice cannot be given you will be charged for that lesson. Every effort will be made to make up missed lessons. If a make-up is not possible, payment will still be expected. Exceptions may be made for emergency circumstances.

Preparation for Lessons: All students are expected to prepare for weekly lessons. At the conclusion of each lesson, students will be provided with a clear assignment to be accomplished for the following week. If the student is chronically unprepared for his/her lesson, the instructor will notify to the parents.

Elementary School: 30 Minutes total   Snare drum: 15 minutes and Mallets: 15 minutes

Middle School: 1 hour total Snare drum 20 minutes, Mallets: 25 minutes and Drum set: 15 minutes

High School: 1 a half + Snare drum 20 minutes, Mallets: 30 minutes, Timpani: 15 minutes and Drum set: 20 minutes

Performances: the following performance will be required for each student. These are great opportunities for students to grow, develop musicianship and performers skills!

  • Solos and Ensemble repertoire
  • Spring/Fall recital will take place at Orlando’s Studio
  • IMEA auditions- for middle and high school students (if recommended by instructor)

Termination of lessons: 15 days’ notice is required should you decide to terminate lessons for your student.

Please copy and paste below this line and e-mail to the instructor at

Student Name: ________________________ I, ______________________________, agree to the above terms and agree to pay to Mr. Orlando Cotto for all services.

Chose one of the below sing up options:

2 lessons plan $85 _____.

4 lessons plan $140.00 ____.

6 lessons plan $210.00_____.

8 lessons plan $260.00_____.

Parent signature: _______________________________.