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Studio Policy

Due Dates for Tuition, Fees, Expenses: 

  • Tuition and fees are due on or before the 1st lesson of each quarter or summer session.  A late fee of $15.00 is added to tuition not received at the beginning of a term.

Withdrawals & Refunds

  • Registration fees, Performance Class venue fees, and recital fees, are non-refundable.


  • If a student is obliged to withdraw after payment of tuition and fees, the following will apply:​

  • Notice of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made to the Studio in writing.  Verbal notices or requests will not be accepted.  The date of withdrawal will be the date on which the Studio is notified in writing.

  • 40% refund will be given if notice is received in writing 24 hours before the second scheduled lesson.


  • 25% refund will be given if notice is received in writing 24 hours before the third scheduled lesson.

  • No refund will be given after the third scheduled lesson.

  • Students are charged for all lessons scheduled for the term, including those missed through student absence.  In the event the teacher cancels a lesson, a makeup lesson will be offered at a mutually convenient time.  During the summer term every effort is made to accommodate camps and extended time away.

  • The teachers reserve the right to cancel two lessons during the school year, without makeup, for emergency, illness, or professional leave. 


  • Students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time.  Please be punctual regarding arrival and pick-up times.

Performance Classes and Recitals

  • The studio offers seven to eight Performance Classes (generally one per month) and three formal recitals per year.  The classes are designed to provide a warm, relaxed, and positive yet serious atmosphere where students are allowed to develop their abilities as performers.  It is a musical “greenhouse” in effect. ​

  • The classes also provide a definitive guide as to the students’ pace and quality of their development.  They learn to become good audience members and to support their classmates’ efforts and abilities.  The students, parents, families, and teachers form a support group that encourages all students to develop their musical gifts to their full potential.


Performance Class Protocol

  • All students are required to attend and contribute to the Performance Class (PC).  Any absence must be excused - in writing – two weeks before the scheduled class.  Students will not be permitted to leave early or arrive late in order to accommodate other activities.  The teachers give of their time and energy for the entire day as part of the paid tuition.  However, a small fee per student is charged to cover the expenses of hall rentals and tunings of the instruments.  These fees are non-refundable.

  • Flash photography is not permitted during the classes, as well as text messaging, phoning, e-mailing, computer work, reading, or any other activity other than listening with great care and involvement to all performers.  Parents are expected to be interested, supportive, and involved with the entire studio.


Inclement Weather

  • The studio is not responsible for lessons missed due to weather conditions.


  • Please park as much in front of our studio as possible, on our side of the street.

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