Tuition is due at the first lesson of each month. From September – June tuition is a flat monthly amount based on the number of lessons in the academic year; July – August is a flat monthly rate based on the number of lessons in the summer term. Monthly tuition reserves the student’s time in the schedule for the long term, and covers all scheduled lessons, semi-monthly performance classes, and time spent by the teacher outside of the lesson in weekly lesson preparation, long term curriculum planning and repertoire research.
Canceled lessons are not credited or refunded, although every effort will be made to reschedule for cancellations due to weather or illness/emergency. Lessons can be rescheduled as the teacher has openings in the schedule, during “makeup weeks” (see below, and see calendar).
Teacher cancellations that cannot be rescheduled will be deducted from the monthly bill at the hourly rate.
There are four performance class weeks with no regularly scheduled lessons. Makeup lessons on these weeks are available for lessons missed due to inclement weather/technological difficulties, sickness/emergency, or teacher absence, if such lessons could not otherwise be rescheduled. Not available for cancellations for reasons other than inclement weather/technological difficulties, sickness/emergency, or teacher absence. Scheduling for all makeup lessons are based on availability and must be discussed and planned in advance.