Music lesson Fees
Academic term starts on September 1, 2020 and ends on May 31, 2021.
School academic year consists:
Two Semesters and One Summer Session:
Fall Semester: September 1st - December 22nd
Spring Semester: January 4th - May 31st ;
Summer Session: June 1st - August 31st;
Only private lessons are offered and conducted on a 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 the teacher and if there is any availability, the 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:
2021-2022 School Year begins 09/01/2021
Labor Day 09/07/2020 (one day)
Thanksgiving Break 11/23/2020 to 11/29/2020 (Monday 11-23 to Sunday 11-29)
Winter Break 12/22/2020 to 01/03/2021 (Tuesday 12-22 to Sunday 01-03)
Spring Break 04/05/2021 to 04/11/2021 (Monday 04-05 to Sunday 04-11)
Memorial Day 05/31/2021 (one day)
Independence Day 07/04/21 (one day)
Labor Day 09/06/2021 (one day)
Parent/Student is required to submit a Summer Schedule form before May 15th, 2021. If Student will be absent during the Summer Session for more than two weeks, they will forfeit their scheduled 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 the previous semester cannot be guaranteed.
All School closure days are not subject 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 a 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 wishes to reserve their scheduled time but is taking summer break more than two weeks, then School needs to receive full payment for the 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 the U.S. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers about 2%-3%.
Tuition will be collected by credit card before or on the 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 the 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. 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, cello:
30 minutes - $156.00 (Beginning Sept. 1, 2021: $172)
45 minutes - $234.00 (Beginning Sept. 1, 2021: $258)
60 minutes - $312.00 (Beginning Sept. 1, 2021: $344)
Monthly tuition for violin, viola, voice:
30 minutes - $172.00
45 minutes - $258.00
60 minutes - $344.00
Tuition for violin & viola with Mrs. Victoria Strochkova:
30 minutes - $180.00
45 minutes - $270.00
60 minutes - $360.00
Parent/Student who would like to participate in Recitals, CM Test, Rehearsals, Workshops, Competitions will sign other Agreements with fees that are 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 the entire semester payment if paid by one Payment. In the case of a family with siblings who pays for the whole semester, a 5% discount will apply for total balance (discounts cannot be combined).
MTAC offers a Study Assistance Grant for families 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 a Recital/Test/Audition 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 can take one make up lesson per Semester. To be eligible for a make-up lesson, a 48-hour notice must be provided to their teacher and to the School via email and text message to a Teacher. If notice received less than 48-hours, it will be considered as non-eligible for make-up.
Absolutely no make-up will be given for missed, or notified same day without a 48-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.
ON-LINE LESSONS: If student was not able to connect for an online lesson and later gave the excuse that the internet did not work - this will not be eligible for a make up lesson. If there is such a problem - no internet or other connectivity issues - then parents must notify the teacher at least 15 minutes before class via text message.
Make-up lessons will be held online. Please keep in mind that once you and Teacher agree for a make-up lesson it cannot be rescheduled for another make-up. In case of the Teacher’s absence School has a right to provide Parent/Student with a substitute Teacher, in case School cannot provide a substitute Teacher then School will give credit towards the next month's 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 arrives late on his/her lesson Teacher will give only remaining time of the lesson; if teacher arrives late or busy with another student and your lesson starts late 5-10 minutes then Teacher will extend your lesson time by 5-10 minutes. If for any reason the 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 a Student will miss a lesson 48 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 the 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 a 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 students 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:
Due to COVID-19: Only Teacher and Student allowed in the classroom followed by Personal Safety Protocol.
Online 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.
Discussions with Teacher, Staff & Director:
If parents need to talk with a teacher or director, for all matters concerning classes, performances, personal, etc. an email to the School’s main office must be sent to schedule an appointment for a meeting. Please do not stop teachers or director in-between or directly before or after lessons, as we need to keep to our teaching schedule. Once a request for a meeting is received via email, a meeting will then be set up with at least 2 School staff members present based on availability of both of the requested parties.
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 purposes 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 an 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.