School FAQs - Calliope

School FAQs

How do I determine my level?
Calliope teachers are happy to help you determine which class is right for you. Please contact Calliope to be put in touch with an instructor. (412)-361-1915

How long are the class sessions?
Most classes meet for 90 minutes each week. Each session runs eight weeks. Workshops may differ.

How large are the classes?
Calliope strives to keep classes small and intimate to maximize student satisfaction. Average class size is 5-8 students.

How much do classes cost?
$180 per eight week session. Discounts are available:
Calliope member discount: $15 per 8-week term
Continuing student discount: 5% off (applicable in Winter and Spring sessions)
One discount per registration and no discounts after class begins

Where are the classes held?
Most classes are held at Chatham University in Shadyside. Calliope students are allowed free parking on the university campus. Some classes are held in the instructor’s homes. Addresses will be given after registration. Also, visit ourĀ Locations & Maps page.

How do I register for a class?
Register online
By phone: (412)-361-1915
By mail: Fill out the registration form and send it with your check payable to “Calliope” or credit card info. Our mailing address is: Calliope School 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232
By fax: Fill out the registration form and fax it to (412)-361-1475.

What if my selected class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment?
A full refund will be made if Calliope cancels the class due to insufficient enrollment. If this happens, you’ll be notified in advance and will receive a refund or credit within 30 days from the start of class. Please include your alternate choices on the registration form in case your first selections are cancelled.

Do you offer pro-rated classes?
No pro-rating of classes. Please plan ahead accordingly. Calliope teachers are paid based on the number of students who register. Therefore, no refunds are given to those who cancel their registration after class begins, or less than 2 days before class begins.

If there is bad weather will there be class?
Rarely are classes canceled due to inclement weather, but if this does occur, Calliope will notify WTAE-TV at, KDKA at, and WPXI at

Where can I rent an instrument?
View our instrument rental page.

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