Music lesson Fees
Academic term starts on August 13, 2019 and ends on June 1, 2020.
School academic year consists:
Two Semesters and One Summer Session:
Fall Semester: September 1st - December 20th
Spring Semester: January 6th - May 31st ;
Summer Session: June 1st - August 31st;
Only private lessons are offered and conducted on weekly basis. Small group theory classes or ensemble classes may be offered in Summer Session or for students who enrolled in CM test or other competitions that require group or ensemble lessons during the school year. Lessons are 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes long depending on assessed level and developmental skills of the Student.
Each Student is assigned a specific day and time for lesson, which occurs weekly and reserved exclusively for the Student. Student is required to keep his/her lesson schedule for the remainder of the semester. Changes to assigned lessons are not allowed after semester has commenced. Rescheduling of assigned date and time for music lessons, due to extenuating circumstances, will be reviewed by teacher and if there are any availability teacher will do the changes.
Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
School will be closed on the following days:
Labor Day 09/02/2019
Thanksgiving Break 11/25/2019 to 12/1/2019
Winter Break 12/20/2019 to 01/05/2020
Spring Break 04/06/2020 to 04/12/2020
Independence Day 07/04/2019 & 07/04/2020
2019-2020 School Year 09/01/2019
Parent/Student is required to submit Summer Schedule form before May 15th, 2020. If Student will be absent during the Summer Session more than two weeks, they will forfeit their schedule time slot. Upon students return from their three weeks vacation, a new weekly time will be scheduled based on teachers’ availability. The same time slot from previous semester cannot be guaranteed.
In December we provide only two regular lessons and third week is reserved for make-up lessons.
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition is based on a flat monthly fee regardless of school closures, illness, holidays or vacation and cannot be altered throughout September to June.
Summer Session: if Parent/Student will take a break for two weeks Teacher will provide two more make-up lessons and tuition will remain the same and Parent/Student will have guaranteed to keep their regular schedule day and time. If Parent/Student will take more than two weeks break on Summer Session, then tuition will be adjusted for numbers of lessons but scheduled day and time for lessons with a Teacher is not guaranteed. If Parent/Student wish to reserve their scheduled time but taking summer break more than two weeks, then School needs to receive full payment for whole summer session from Parent/Student. Tuition may be increased after 12 months from the date of commencement of the term, in accordance with changes in U.S. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers about 2%-3%.
Tuition will be collected by credit card before or on 1st day of the teaching month. If payment is not received by the 5th day of the month, a late fee of $25.00 will be added to the current balance.
Teacher has right to refuse to provide a lesson without payment, Parent/Student will lose this lesson without eligibility for make-up; to get back on your time slot Parent/Student will pay full monthly tuition with a late fee added. All Parents/Students are using Studio Director software to create their own account and monitor all payments, fees, credits, attendance and more. Enrollment fee of $25.00 will be charged every Semester. This enrollment fee applies to new students who join School at any time. Trial lessons will be charged as a single class without signing the Contract and Policy.
Monthly tuition for piano, guitar, flute, cello:
30 minutes - $156.00
45 minutes - $234.00
60 minutes - $312.00
Monthly tuition for violin, viola, voice:
30 minutes - $172.00
45 minutes - $258.00
60 minutes - $344.00
Parent/Student who would like to participate in Recitals, CM Test, Rehearsals, Workshops, Competitions will sign another Agreements with fees that applied separately from tuition.
Sibling discount: A 5% discount will apply starting with the second child tuition.
Semester discount: A 5% discount will apply for entire semester payment if paid by one Payment. In case of family with siblings who pays for whole semester 5% discount will apply for total balance (discounts cannot be combined).
MTAC offers Study Assistance Grant for family with financial inability to support ongoing, private music study, and highly-motivated students of MTAC music teachers.
CM Test, Recitals, Rehearsals, Workshops Fees:
Parent/Student who would like to participate in any tests, recitals, rehearsals or auditions are required to sign Agreement. Parent/Student should be enrolled with the same teacher for at least 10 months prior to registration to a test or competition.
To enroll for Recitals the student will need a Teacher’s approval. Fees will be indicated in these other Agreements. Recital, CM Test and competitions fees are nonrefundable.
Canceled or Missed Lessons:
Student is allowed to take one make up lesson per Semester. To be eligible for make-up lesson, a 24-hour notice must be provided to their teacher and to the School via email. Thanksgiving one-week break, and Christmas two weeks break are not eligible for makeup lessons or credits (it is part of tuition).
Absolutely no make-up will be given for missed, or notified same day without a 24-hour notice regardless of sickness, public schools’ activities such a sport event, field trips, especially for public school’s days off, breaks/vacation (those of which are not indicated in our School Contract), birthday parties, etc.
Make-up lessons will be held on third week in December for Fall Semester and during the first week of June for Spring Semester. If Parent/Student would like to take makeup lesson during the semester it will be agreed with the Teacher upon Teacher’s availability. Please keep in mind that once you and Teacher agreed for make-up lesson it cannot be reschedule for another make-up. In case of the Teacher’s absence School has a right to provide Parent/Student with substitute Teacher, in case School cannot provide substitute Teacher then School will give credit towards to next tuition to Parent/Student.
School Expectations from Parent/Student:
Parents/Students are expected to treat the School Teachers, School Personnel, other Parents/Students, and School Properties respectfully;
Parents/Students are expected to arrive on time to all lessons (if Parent/Student arrived late on his/her lesson Teacher will give only remaining time of the lesson; if teacher arrives late or busy with other student and your lesson starts late 5-10 minutes then Teacher will extend your lesson time on 5-10 minutes. If for any reason Teacher is late for 15 min or more then the lesson may or will be rescheduled for another day and time. This rescheduled lesson will not count towards to make-up lesson;
Parent/Student are responsible for notifying Teacher and School via email if Student will miss a lesson 24 hours prior to the regularly scheduled lesson to be eligible for makeup.
Parents/Students are expected to be on time for Recitals and other School sponsored events;
Parents/Students are expected to bring required lesson materials, i.e. music books, binder, notebook to each lesson; Students are expected to complete writing assignments and practice on daily basis;
Students are expected to wash their hand before lesson and keep their nail trimmed;
Parents/Students can request to change a Teacher for any reason.
The School will provide Parent/Student with verbal or written warning of breaches School’s Expectations, and the Parent/Student has opportunity to correct or rectify such breaches. Repeated or frequent breaches may result in discontinuation of lessons.
Discontinuation of Lessons, Departure of the Teacher:
Music lessons are continuous and ongoing, effective as of the date of this Music Policy and Contract written above. Parent/Student may discontinue lessons and terminate the Contract at any time with 30-day Termination Notice. Discontinuation of lessons must be done via the 30-day Termination Notice and submitted to the School via email or in person. No over the phone or any other form of communication of termination will be accepted. Tuition paid by Semester will be prorated and reimbursed after Termination Notice signed by two parties within 30- day period. The School reserves the right to terminate music lessons to any student for any reason, or to change teacher with a new teacher, at the sole discretion of the School. Parent/Student will be provided with a new Teacher in the case of a departing teacher.
If a teacher departs from the School, the departing Teacher must not attempt to solicit, to persuade or to influence existing, prospective students of the School to seek musical education with any individual or institution other than SRM & FAS (for a period of one year after departure). In addition, the departing Teacher cannot accept student as his/her private pupils registered at SRM & FAS, or acquire students as a private pupil through referral of the School’s Parents/Students.
Parents and Siblings at Lessons:
Parents are welcome to attend and quietly observe the lessons only with the Teacher’s permission. Parents are prohibited to use any recording devices without the Teacher’s approval. Due to physical space limitation and to ensure a focused environment for the Student, non-student siblings, grandparents, caregivers and other persons cannot stay in classroom during the lesson time. Any food or sweet drinks are not allowed in the School. The School is not responsible for providing before/after lesson childcare for students. Parents who have students under 7 years old asked to remain on School premises during the lesson.
Parent/Student hereby consents and authorizes the School to capture and use video-audio recordings, and photographic images of the Student’s musical performances as well as quoted statements in print, electronic, or online media, for educational and School promotional purpose only. Parent/Student agrees to waive and release all claims against the School related to use of these recordings, images and statements, etc..
In the event of any dispute, claim, or disagreement (hereinafter referred to as “Dispute”) arising from the School Policy and Contract, the parties shall use their best effort to settle the Dispute. To this effect, the parties shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith and shall establish a agreement in an attempt to reach a just and equitable satisfaction for both parties.
Waiver of Liabilities; Indemnification:
PARENT/STUDENT HEREBY WAIVES, RELEASES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE THE SCHOOL, ITS OWNERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “RELEASEES”) FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO PARENT/STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ON-SITE OR OFF-SITE LESSONS, EVENTS, OR ACTIVITIES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “SCHOOL PROGRAMS”).
PARENT/STUDENT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, ATTORNEY FEES, COSTS, LIABILITIES, OR DAMAGES AGAINST THE SCHOOL ARISING OUT OF THE STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS.