Studio Policies

  • Tuition is due at the time of registration. Students will not be added to the schedule without a completed registration form and tuition payment. Tuition is due August 15th, November 15th, February 15th and May 15th. Families that choose monthly payments over full term payments, are still responsible for tuition if they choose to leave the program prior to the end of the term they are registered for.Refunds and credits are not given for missed classes. No refunds or credits are given for missed classes or lessons. No refunds given for withdrawal of the program.

 

  • Students are required to participate in both group classes and individual lessons. Students are required to participate in TwinkleFest (annual whole studio concert) and Two solo performances during the studio year (Sept-August). All book 1+ students are required to complete one NON-PERFORMANCE project each term.

 

  • It’s the parents responsibly to keep track of the schedule and calendar. Parents, please note the events you sign-up for in your personal calendars. The studio calendar can be found under the “events” section on the studio facebook page or in the studio. If you’d like reminders about events select “going” for the event and facebook will send you a reminder.

 

  • Sign-up for events and performances by adding your child’s name to the list in the studio (black moleskin notebook) or by finding the event on the on the studio facebook page and mark yourself as “going”.

 

  • The deadline to sign-up or drop a performances is ONE MONTH PRIOR to the performance date. Quick Tip: You can quickly search for a class or event by going to the studio facebook page and searching for the class using the search feature.

 

  •  Please give as much notice as possible if you will miss your lesson or group class. If I don’t hear from you within the week, I’ll be in touch.

 

  • Make-up lessons are offered at my discretion. If you need to miss a lesson and know ahead of time, I recommend that you use the swap list. Group classes that are canceled will not be made up.

 

  • Inclement weather. I DON’T follow the CCPS closing procedures. Closings will be posted on the Studio Facebook page. Because most events are over and cleared by lunchtime, it’s rare that out afternoon and even lessons need to be canceled. If the studio remains open but you are not able to make it out please notify me. I will do my best to make-up individual lessons due to the weather, but it’s not always possible and not guaranteed.

 

  • Communication. Most questions should be asked at your lesson. I will do my best to respond to questions between lessons, but will only respond during studio hours. Consult the studio calendar (events section on the facebook page) for all schedule related questions.

 

  • I highly recommend that parents like and follow the studio facebook page as updates and reminders will be posted there. Updates and reminders dealing with specific events will be posted directed to those events. Therefore, I will recommend that you mark yourself as “going” on any events you’d like to receive updates for.

 

  • Please communicate with me in the manner that works best for you. I will respond to you in the same manner you used to communicate with me. I will do my best to respond within 48 hours, if you have a question. However, if you need a fast response, phone calls are the worst way to reach me. Due to my teaching schedule I am not available to make phone calls during reasonable hours- it can take me a week to return a call.

 

  • Dismissal. Studio policies and rules are meant to keep the studio safe and fair for all of our members. Studio policies and rules also help to maintain high standards and an environment that is conducive to learning. Students or parents that choose not to follow the policies/rules maybe dismissed from the studio.