Just like music, vacations are an important part of a balanced life, so we like to support our families when it comes time to have some summer fun. To keep things easy for you, and organized for us, here's a quick review of our policy on taking a break from summer lessons, and our preferred way of providing notice.
To allow for some flexibility during the summer months (June, July, August), we kindly ask that families provide as much notice as possible for any extended time off needed (ie. if more than 2 consecutive weeks will be missed), and we will make any necessary adjustments to your account. Completion of the "Vacation/Extended Absence Form" below, is also required.
If only 1 or 2 consecutive weeks will be missed, we ask that families simply reschedule those lessons at a later convenient time using our MAKE UP CALENDAR.
30 Days Notice Required When Stopping Lessons: Whether planning to discontinue lessons permanently or temporarily, 30 days (one month’s) written notice is required (email is sufficient), the final day of lessons determined, and all accounts (including books, supplies, and tuition) must be paid to date. Provided the required notice is given, your account will only be charged through the designated last day of lessons. Your account will continue to be charged for a time slot if no notice is given. Students may not extend lessons or continue to use a time slot beyond their designated last day (any due make-up lessons must be scheduled prior to that date). There are no refunds or credits given for past missed lessons.
Taking a break from lessons, but planning to return: Even if planning to return to lessons, students who take a break (without continuing to pay tuition) are considered “dropped” until they return. 30 days (one month’s) written notice to the teacher is required, the final day of lessons determined, and your account must be paid through that date. Your account will continue to be charged for a time slot if no notice is given. We cannot guarantee that a time slot will still be available when you return. There are no refunds or credits given for past missed lessons. Any remaining make-up lessons can be used prior to the stop date, or upon the student’s return to monthly lessons, but cannot be scheduled during a break from lessons.
Because lessons continue on a month-to-month basis, your tuition payment is what holds your time slot for the upcoming month and must be paid prior to attending your first lesson. Paying tuition in advance of the lessons insures us that you will attend and allows us to pay our teachers in a timely manner. 30 days prior written or verbal notice must be given if/when discontinuing lessons. You will be charged tuition up until the end of the 30-day period.