Pikes Peak Arts Academy



Lessons are:

$50.00 for a half hour or $200 per month tuition

$100.00 for an hour or $400 per month tuition

Discounts are available for families with more than one student studying at PPAA.  

We accept cash or a personal check at the lesson, and secure credit card payments can be made through your account on this website via PayPal. We can take credit cards in the studio, but it does take up valuable lesson time.

PLUS: Any music books needed by your student will be an added expense.  I will invoice you for these.  Book costs depend on how quickly your student advances through them. You are welcome to use books you already have and/or order books yourself through Amazon. 


I expect my students to come to every lesson prepared, with their music books, a happy attitude and a heart that is open and teachable.  Students who are surly, rude and disrespectful will be dismissed to study elsewhere, and a student on the waiting list will be given the slot.  Any monies paid for lessons untaken up to that point will be cheerfully refunded.  

I expect students to wholeheartedly study the repertoire I assign and diligently complete their theory work, etc. 


At the first lesson of every semester, we will talk through your goals and objectives as a pianist. We will also decide at that point if your student is wanting to shoot for the goal of playing at recital (not required).  Once we list goals, I will be prepared weekly to focus my time and attention solely on your student to meet their goals and objectives. Lessons will consist of learning proper technique and form, music theory and playing through the repertoire.  I am happy to assist your with music from your university or church as well.  When opportunities come up for you to play, we will drop everything on our 'to do' list to prepare you for those wonderful opportunities! 

I am respectful to the instrumentalists who study with me.  However, you can expect me to be honest and intense with a student who is not reaching their potential by practicing daily.  I am here to honor your time and financial investment and will work my hardest to see that your student is successful. I can only do so much, though.  The student is going to have to be responsible for their progress ultimately.   I will always be in communication with you via email, and will honestly assess your student's progress in the Lesson Notes email you will receive after EVERY lesson.  If you do not 'do email', please let me know.  I am always open to discussing any questions or concerns you might have in any format: text, email, by phone or in person.  Please do not hesitate to contact me.


I travel off and on year-round and lessons will be booked with students as fits both my schedule and yours. I teach on bank holidays quite often. Snow days will be taken on a case by case basis.  Local students who are in person will receive an email and text when school closes for snow days to clarify what to do.


Your lesson time has been reserved for you!  Students who do not consistently come to lessons have a much harder time progressing in their studies.  Try to keep cancellations to a minimum. Students who are very ill (vomiting, fever, strep throat) should stay home.  If you do need to cancel, please try to do so 24 hours in advance by contacting me via text message, email or phone, if possible.   If the cancelation is due to school events, please try to schedule your lesson at a time that won't conflict at the beginning of the semester.

I reserve the right to cancel a lesson at any time and for any reason.  In the case of me canceling the lesson, lesson fees already paid will simply be credited to your next lesson.


I do offer make up lessons.  Please contact me when you cancel to schedule your make up lesson.


Students who fail to show up for a lesson without any explanation WILL be expected to pay for that lesson.  I reserve the right to terminate a student who does not show up for two or more lessons and give the slot to an instrumentalist on the waiting list. 


The studio operates with a waiting list.  Please register via the website to get your name in the hat for an application to study with me.  Students are taken on a first-come, first-served basis from this list.  Be sure to mention the times and days that work best for you to have a lesson. 


Mark T. Bovee


Mark Bovee is a member of Music Teachers National Association.


Mark Bovee is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.


Christi Bovee is a long-time member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.