2019 – 2020 Studio Policies


Tuition

A minimum of 36 lessons per student will be scheduled during the 2019-2020 school year.  Tuition for these lessons is divided into equal monthly payments (with the exception of August, which is billed at 50%). Tuition for the following 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. 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 with your August tuition. 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

Students may cancel lessons as needed, with the understanding that missed lessons will not be refunded. Requests to reschedule are always welcome, although 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! If I do not, then the lesson must be forfeited. 

Teacher Absences

Occasionally I am prevented from working due to illness, inclement weather, or other emergencies. In these circumstances I reserve the right to cancel one lesson per student per school year without a refund or make up lesson. Should I need to cancel more than one lesson in a school year, I 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 forfeit their right to early registration for the following school year, and may be waitlisted if the schedule is full. 

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.