POLICY & PROCEDURES
There are certain guidelines to which I strictly adhere regarding attendance, absences, the billing process and late fees. These guidelines are consistently maintained as they allow the business portion of my studio to flow smoothly and equitably. However, life happens for everyone...including myself. Whether there is unexpected travel, illness or any other situation. If for some reason a lesson needs to be missed based on these circumstances, please give studio a 24 our notice so that we can schedule a makeup lesson. Please also understand that there are 2 allowable cancellations that can be made up per quarter. Makeups are scheduled for 2 Sundays per month between the hours of 10-3. The other option is using the 5th week in a month as a makeup day.
If a student chooses to take the summer off of lessons , please understand that there is no guarantee that same time slot will be available in the fall.
This is a private studio and does not follow the "academic school year." Tuition is based on a 12 month period, and divided into monthly payment installments that can be paid with different payment options. Cash, Personal Checks or Credit Card. Tuition remains the same each month no exceptions. If you miss the first week of lessons please click here to make a safe and easy payment thru PayPal pay now and then we will schedule a makeup lesson. If you "no call", "no show", that lesson is forfeited and can not be made up.
Except for holidays, tuition is not adjusted/credited/refunded for any reason. Holidays I observe: Spring Break, Easter Sunday(since this is a makeup day), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and December 24th-January 1 (lessons will resume on Jan 2nd).
Tuition is due by the 1st week or 1st lesson of each month. There will be $10.00 late fee added after 7 days (before 2nd lesson week).
Make checks payable to "April Ball"
There are no refunds
Returned checks will require a $25.00 bank fee.
Recitals and Performances
Recitals are not optional. They are a requirement of my studio. The student and his/her supporters must arrive on time and stay until ALL students have played. Recitals are 2-3 times a year: Spring, Fall & Winter and will be held at The Out Post Performance Space.
Please understand that I am running a business so in the event there is a decision to discontinue lessons, a one month notice is required. This allows me a chance to fill the time slot and finish the lessons on a positive note for the student.
Termination of Lessons
Students may be dismissed from lessons for any of the following reasons:
Destruction or theft of property in my home or studio
Disrespect or uncooperative attitude toward teachers or other students
Failure to comply with studio policy
Failure to pay tuition on the due date
Parents must bring and pick students up on time
Students are to wash their hands upon arriving/my arrival at lessons
No food, drinks or gum in the music studio. Bottled water is ok.
Young children may not be left unattended
Students MUST silence or turn off their cell phones during lesson. If you are a vocal student you may use phones to record lessons.
In home lessons- Please see above. This is a service I provide but I treat as if in my home studio. If I am running behind (traffic or construction issues) I will text or call and let you know and will always make up the time lost.
My responsibility to the student is to provide an atmosphere for learning and a well-balanced musical education. Professional standards will be maintained and definite goals will be established for each student. It is my goal to give your students the best possible music education and experience. I engage myself in other activities such as master classes as well as reading on a continuing basis in order to provide opportunities for professional growth and enhance my own teaching skills.
I reserve the right to update or modify these Studio Policies, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of these Studio Policies on my website. Your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your agreement with all posted Studio Policy updates, and you will be subject to the terms of those revised Studio Policies. You may access the current version at any time on my web site.