The musical growth of my students depends on many factors. The efficiency of my studio policy is one of them. The following is my studio policy:
FEES: Term tuition fees are discounted and are due on the invoiced date before the commencement of each term. Failure to pay term fees by the due date will incur a late fee of 2.5% of the overdue amount this will be automatically applied 7 days after the due date. In exceptional circumstances other payment options can be discussed. The discounted rate is only available for those students paying for 10/11 lessons for the entire term. Fees can be paid by EFT or online by credit card, credit card payments will incur a 2.9% convenience charge.
ABSENCES: There are NO refunds or credits for missed lessons. Makeup lessons for student absences are NOT offered. Students are, however, welcome to reschedule lessons in advance if they are aware of a one-off upcoming absence AND there is a suitable space available during that term.
Please provide a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of any requests for changes to the schedule.
If the teacher is absent students will be offered either a makeup lesson or credit towards the following term. (Refunds are not available)
DISCONTINUED LESSONS: If a student intends to discontinue lessons, thirty (30) days advanced written notice is required, or a full month's tuition fees shall be assessed.
PARENT/GUARDIAN RESONSIBILITY: The parent is to provide an instrument in the best possible condition. If maintenance is required on the instrument, this should be done as soon as possible. The student's attendance at all scheduled lessons is necessary for continued progress, and parents must arrange their schedules accordingly to ensure the student arrives on time for each lesson. While it is the student's responsibility to practice regularly, I encourage parents to help by providing a distraction-free time and place for the student's daily practice, and by occasionally checking assignments and listening while your child plays for you.
STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITIES: The student should arrive at each lesson on time, well prepared, and with all the necessary materials. He/she must schedule, when at all possible, daily practice without distractions.
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I have read and agree to the above terms.