Academy FAQ

How can I sign my child up for lessons?

We welcome new students at any time during the year. Please fill out this form to get started!

Do you offer online/virtual lessons?

We do! Students can partake in lessons from home via Zoom.

Do you have increased safety standards in response to COVID-19?

Yes. You can read about our updated safety and social distancing protocols for in-person lessons here.

How does the schedule work?

We are open for lessons Monday - Thursday, 3:30-8:30pm. Lessons are 30 minutes long and take place on a weekly basis. Students at GIGS work with the same teacher on the same day & time each week. 

Is there a commitment upon signing up?

There is no long term commitment to lessons at GIGS. Your child may start and stop lessons at any time.

When do lessons begin and end?

Our calendar is based around the school year, but is independent from the MCPS calendar. Lessons begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day, and continue through July. We close for the month of August every year, and reopen in September.

What is the cost of lessons at GIGS?

Academy lessons (30 mins) are $160/month per student. Workshop classes (60 mins) are an additional $80/month per student per class. These rates reflect an average of four weekly sessions per month.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

For families with two students enrolled, we offer a sibling discount of $140/month per student. For families with three students enrolled, the cost is $120/month per student. 

How do I pay for lessons?

Payments are made via automatic online credit or debit card transactions, on the first of each month (for the month ahead). We do not accept cash or checks.