2021 – 2022 Studio Policies


Tuition

Each student will be scheduled for 32 weekly lessons over the course of the 2021-2022 school year (September through May). Tuition for these lessons is divided into 9 equal monthly payments. Tuition for the upcoming month is due in advance by the 15th; payments received after the 15th will incur a $20 late fee. Summer tuition is billed as a single payment, due May 15. Once paid, tuition is not refundable.  

 

Registration/Supply Fee

A non-refundable registration/supply fee of $30 per family is due upon enrollment, and again at the beginning of each school year. This fee covers all materials provided by the teacher (lesson books, sheet music, music theory workbooks, access to additional online resources, etc.). 

 

Student Absences

Students may cancel lessons as needed, with the understanding that missed lessons will not be refunded. Requests to reschedule are always welcome, but I cannot guarantee availability of an alternate time slot that works for both of us. (If I do have an opening I am happy to accommodate!) When an alternate date/time can not be arranged, students may forfeit the lesson or request a video lesson to watch later.

 

Teacher Absences

Occasionally I am prevented from working due to illness, inclement weather, or family emergencies. In such cases I will offer to reschedule or issue a credit toward your next tuition installment. (For this purpose, the cost of a single lesson is considered to be 25% of your normal monthly tuition installment.)

 

Continuity

Enrollment is a month-to-month commitment, and students are not obligated to continue for an entire semester or school year. However, each student must register for a minimum of 4 summer lessons if they wish to return in the fall. Students who choose to take the summer off forfeit access to early registration for the following school year, and may be waitlisted if the schedule is full. 

 

Parent Involvement 

Parents are always welcome to attend/observe lessons! Taking an active role in your child’s music education has a direct impact on their progress. Parents of very young students should be prepared to do some coaching at home between lessons until their child is capable of effective, independent practice.