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Studio Policy 2017-2018
By registering your child with me for lessons, you agree to be bound by this studio policy.
Practice and listening
All students are expected to practice and listen every day. Families who wish to be a part of my studio must make a commitment to daily practice and listening appropriate to the age and level of the student.
Students are expected to attend each lesson, rehearsal, and recital. Those who are too frequently absent will be asked to find a different teacher.
Fees and Payment
Tuition for 34 weeks:
30’ lesson $1394 ($41 x 34) = $1424.00 (incl. recital fee)
45’ lesson $2074 ($61 x 34) = $2104.00 (incl. recital fee)
60’ lesson $2754 ($81 x 34) = $2784.00 (incl. recital fee)
Recital fee, per student $30.00
The balance of payment for lessons and group class fees is due by September 1 2017. You will receive an invoice upon registration. Payment may be made 1)In full (cash or check preferred), 2)In two payments, September-December and January-June (cash or check preferred), 3)by remitting 10 post-dated checks for the entire school year. Payment for 34 teaching weeks is prorated to 10 equal payments.
Cancellations and Make-up Lessons
Student Absences: Families are entitled to one excused absence (for any reason) that will be made up during the final week of school (the Make-Up Week). An absence is excused when 24 hours notice is given by phone or email. No refunds or credits will be given for other student absences. In the event of scheduling conflict, families are encouraged to exchange lesson times with another student. Failing this, with enough advance notice, I can sometimes reschedule a student’s lesson subject to my availability.
Inclement Weather: In the event an emergency or inclement weather, I may cancel lessons. Lessons at all locations will be cancelled if the Waldorf School of Lexington is closed. I will re-schedule only one lesson per school year due to emergency or inclement weather, for a different day as soon as possible after school re-opens.
Make-up lessons: A canceled make-up lesson cannot be rescheduled.
Teacher Absences: I may need to cancel a lesson if one of my children is ill or if I have a conflict with my own performance schedule. Teacher absences will be rescheduled.
On occasion, I may create or use photo or video material on the internet or on social media in connection with publicizing and marketing my violin teaching services. In no event will any child be personally identified. If you prefer not to have your student included in this material, please inform me in writing (email is fine.)
Pickup and Dismissal
Children grade 6 and younger may not be dismissed from my teaching room unless accompanied by his or her parent, or with written consent to another responsible adult or specific destination. Children grade 7 and older may be dismissed on their own. Please advise me of your dismissal plan for students grade 7 and older.
In the event that a family wishes to discontinue lessons, the family must give 1 month's notice in advance, and will be responsible for that month's fee. Further advance payments will be returned or refunded. If a students quits mid-year, I need this time to adjust my teaching schedule. Furthermore, the student should be given the opportunity to wrap up the experience with me, so that we can end the relationship productively.