2017 – 2018 Studio Policies


Effective August 2017 – July 2018.

Tuition

A minimum of 34 lessons per student are scheduled during the school year.  Tuition for these lessons is divided into 9 equal monthly payments.  Tuition for the following month is due by the 15th; payments received after the 15th will incur a $20 late fee.  Summer tuition is billed as a single payment, due by May 15.  Tuition payments may be made by check (made out to Lantana Community Music) or credit/debit card via your online invoice.  Once paid, tuition is not refundable.

 

Registration/Supply Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of $30 per family is due annually in August.  This fee covers all materials provided by the teacher (lesson books, sheet music, music theory workbooks, etc.). The registration/supply fee will not be prorated for new students who enroll in lessons after August.   

 

Student Absences

At the beginning of each school year, students will be assigned a time slot for their lesson.  We will do our best to accommodate each family’s scheduling preferences at that time. Students may cancel lessons as needed, with the understanding that missed lessons will not be rescheduled or refunded. Teachers may offer make up lessons at their discretion, but are not obligated to do so.

 

Teacher Absences

Occasionally teachers are prevented from working due to illness, inclement weather, or other emergencies.  In these circumstances we reserve the right to cancel one lesson per student per semester without a refund or make up lesson.  Semesters are defined as Fall (September – December) and Spring (January – May).  Should we need to cancel more than one lesson in a semester, we will offer make up lessons or a credit toward your next tuition installment.

 

Continuity

In order to retain skills developed during the school year, students are encouraged to continue lessons over the summer. Flexible scheduling options will be available. Students who do not register for a minimum of 4 lessons during the summer session cannot be guaranteed a time slot in the fall.

 

Parent Involvement

Taking an active role in your child’s music education has a direct impact on their progress.  Parents are always welcome to attend/observe lessons!  Please plan to do some coaching between lessons until your child is capable of practicing effectively on their own.