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Fall Classes Begin September 5, 2023
  • Deadline for Returning Students August 21
  • Deadline for New Students August 28
Spring Classes Begin January 16, 2024
  • Deadline  for Current Students Dec. 4
  • Deadline for New Students Jan. 2 

Fall or Spring Registration Form   

• Private Lessons in Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello, Guitar
• Group Piano - Beginners 
• Group Piano - Intermediate
• Group Piano - Adult Beginners
• Ensemble Class - Adult Beginners & Intermediate Learners
Summer Classes Begin June 11, 2024
  •  Deadline for Returning Students May 9
  • Deadline for New Students May 23

Summer Registration Form (Private Instruction)

Summer Registration Form (Group Instruction)  

Family Music Classes DEMOS

Level 1 (Ages 3 1/2 - 4) : Cycle of Seasons

August 30th | 2:45 - 3:30 PM | Sign Up

Level 2 (Ages 4 - 5 1/2) : Music Makers at Home in the World

August 30th | 5:00 - 5:45 PM | Sign Up

Babies & Toddlers 

August 30th, 6:00 - 6:30 PM Babies & Toddlers (Infants - 3 1/2 years) | Sign Up

August 31st, 9:45 - 10:15 AM Babies (Infants - 18 months) | Sign Up

Fall Classes Begin September 6, 2023
  • Deadline for Returning Students August 21
  • Deadline for New Students August 28
Spring Classes Begin January 17, 2024
  • Deadline  for Current Students Dec. 4
  • Deadline for New Students Jan. 2 
Classes are taught in-person
Current Class Offerings Include:
• Babies Musikgarten Classes (Newborn - 18 months) 
• Babies and Toddler Musikgarten Classes (Newborn - 3 1/2 years) 
• Family Music Level 1 | Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3 1/2 - 4)
• Family Music Level 2 | Music Makers at Home in the World (Pre-Piano) (Ages 4 - 5 1/2)
• Music Makers at the Keyboard

Fall or Spring Registration Form 

Summer Classes TBD with Instructor
  •  Deadline for Returning Students May 9
  • Deadline for New Students May 23

Summer Registration Form 

Registration Available March 25, 2024
Piano Workshop
August 19-20, 2023

Mandy Kung & Joanna Reeder, Co-Directors

Register and Submit Deposit Online | Deposits due June 1 | Workshop Flyer

Kick off Fall 2023 with a weekend Piano Workshop. This will be like a condensed piano camp, and will help piano students get energized about the new year after a slower paced summer break. Performance opportunities, coachings with guest clinicians, theory and technique challenges/games with their peers along with new repertoire will invigorate the pianists as they dust off the rust that accumulated during the summer months! 

Students will be divided into 2 groups: Elementary and Middle/High School. Participants must have a minimum of two years of piano lessons. Stay tuned for the workshop schedule.

Piano Camp
TBD Summer 2024

Mandy Kung & Joanna Reeder, Co-Directors

Strings and Piano Workshop
TBD Summer 2024
Creative Arts Camp 
TBD Summer 2024

In partnership with Building Blocks

For Rising Kindergarten through Age 11, 9:00AM - 2:30PM with option to drop off at 7:00AM. Aftercare may be added for a fee, email [email protected] for Extended Day availability..

New Parents and Students: Please review the FAQ (frequently asked questions) and Attendance Requirements before enrolling.

Review our Policy for Private/Group Instruction

Review our Policy for Family Music Classes


Download the SOFA Calendar



8/21 (Mon)   Fall Registration Deadline for Returning Students

8/19-8/20 (Sat -Sun)  Piano Workshop (Elementary & Middle/High School)

8/27 (Sun)   Teacher Blessing Sunday - 10 a.m.

8/28 (Mon)   Fall Registration Deadline



9/4 (Mon)     Labor Day - No Classes

9/5 (Tues)    First Day of Fall Classes – Late Fees Apply

9/25 (Mon)   Fall Holiday (HISD)



11/7 (Tue)  Election Day (HISD No School)

11/20 (Mon)  Spring Automatic Enrollment Begins

11/20 & 11/21   Make-up Lesson Days 

11/21-11/24(T-F) Thanksgiving Holiday



12/4 (Mon)   Spring Enrollment Deadline for Current Students

12/10 (Sun)   Student Recital – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

12/12 (Tues)  Spring Registration Open for New Students

12/15 (Fri)     Last Day of Fall Classes

12/18-12/21  (M-Th) Make-up Lessons 

12/25-1/2     SOFA Office Closed



1/2 (Tues)     Spring Registration Deadline for New Students

1/15 (Mon)   MLK Holiday - No Classes

1/17 (Tues)   Spring Classes Begin – Late Fees Apply



2/19-2/20    (M-T) HISD Teacher Inservice Days

2/14 (Mon)   Ash Wednesday



3/11-15       (M-F) Spring Break - No Classes

3/25 (Mon)  Chavez-Huerta Day

3/25 (Mon)  Summer Camp Registration Begins

3/29 (Fri)   Spring Holiday



4/10 (Wed)   Spring Holiday

4/22 (Mon)   Summer Registration Opens

4/23 (Sun) Spring Student Recital - 3 p.m.

4/28 (Sun)  Family Music Celebration - 4 p.m.



5/3 (Fri)   Last Day of Spring Classes (CP Closed)

5/5 (Sun)  Spring Student Recitals 3pm (all) & 5 pm (voice)

5/9 (Mon)   Summer Registration Deadline for Current Students

5/23 (Mon) Summer Registration Deadline for New Students



6/10 (Mon) Summer Private Lessons Begin

TBD            Summer Family Music Classes begin 

TBD (M-F) Piano Camp (1st to 8th Grade)

TBD (M-F) Creative Arts Camp (Entering PreK to Age 11)

TBD            Strings and Piano Workshop

8/16 (Fri)    Last Day of Summer Classes




  • Fall and spring classes are on a 14-week term. There will be one week off for Spring Break in March, and Tues-Fri off on Thanksgiving week.
  • Students enrolled in private instruction are not guaranteed placement with the same teacher from one semester to the next. However, we highly encourage consistency in instruction and try our best to keep students with the same instructor.
  • The SOFA Calendar can be found above and on the SOFA Bulletin Board. SOFA’s vacation schedule differs from HISD and St. Andrew’s Children’s Place. In extreme weather conditions, we follow HISD public announcements for cancellations. Check the SOFA website and social media platforms for emergency announcements.
  • Registrations received after the registration deadline will be assessed a $25 late registration fee.
  • All tuitions include a non-refundable registration fee of $50/Private and Group and $35/Music Readiness Classes. Check the SOFA Calendar for registration deadlines for returning and new students.
  • A deposit of $100 or full payment is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot for each student.
  • Returned Check Fee: $20 for checks returned for any reason.
  • Once a lesson time is agreed upon, it is the student’s responsibility to commit to that time slot for the entire term. Refunds will not be given if a student can no longer come during their assigned time after the semester begins.
  • In the event that we are unable to place you in the desired class, you will be notified and given the option to (a) switch to a different class, (b) be placed on a waiting list, or (c) be refunded the tuition.
  • A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot. Installment plans and scholarships are available and must be arranged through the director. Email [email protected] to request a scholarship application.
  • Make checks payable to St. Andrew’s SOFA and write the name of the student and semester in the memo. Do not send cash through the mail.


  • All tuition includes a non-refundable registration fee of $35.
  • Summer classes are offered on a 6 or 8 week term.
  • Schedules in the summer are designed to accommodate vacation plans and other commitments, and cannot be adjusted once lesson times are confirmed with the instructor.
  • Summer Private Students enrolled in the spring semester must take a minimum of 6 summer lessons in order to gain priority placement for the fall semester.
  • Private and Group students not enrolled for the minimum summer lessons are not guaranteed studio placement in the following fall semester and may be placed in a different studio based on availability.