We use a semester system, with 18 half-hour lessons given in each of the fall and spring semesters.  Lessons are generally offered from mid-afternoon through early evening on weekdays but can be arranged at other times.  At the end of each semester, we offer student recitals, which are open to family, friends, and the general public.   Summer semesters are 8-10 weeks in length, without a concluding recital.