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Studio Policy

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO READ AND SIGN THE UPDATED POLICY BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON.

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Parents taking an active role in their child's music education has a direct impact on their progress.

  • Practice needs to become a HABIT. Daily practice (at least 5 days and preferably 7) is required and expected in order to make progress. Our Parent's Guide To Piano Practice will point you to the right directions. ^_^

  • Students are expected to arrive at lessons on time. If a student is late, the lesson will still finish at the original end time.

  • It is IMPERATIVE and EXPECTED that students bring ALL lesson materials to every lesson. 

TUITION

Payments are due the week before the first lesson of the upcoming month. A $25 late fee will be imposed if your payment is not received by the 1st of the month. Payment methods:

  • Zelle: sunnysidemusicdenton@gmail.com (recurring payment setting available)

  • Venmo: @sunnysidemusicdenton

  • Cash App: $sunnysidemusicdenton

  • Cash / Check

 

(Note: When using payment apps, kindly avoid choosing "for goods or services" to help us avoid extra fees.)

 

​​​Each student will have a​​ minimum of 35 lessons scheduled during the school year. Tuition for these lessons is divided into equal installments.​ Payment options:

  • Pay in full (due September)

  • installments (due September and January)

  • 10 installments (every month, September through June)

 

If you enroll in the middle of a semester, tuition will be prorated.

REGISTRATION

Students must register by July 15th for the entire upcoming academic year. The academic year starts in September and ends in June of the following year. To reserve their spot on the schedule, a $60 yearly registration fee must be paid by July 15th, or their spot will be made available to other students. This registration fee goes toward your September payment and is non-refundable.


Please understand that it’s challenging to create a schedule that suits everyone. Therefore, time slots will be granted on a “FIRST COME FIRST SERVED” basis. The earlier you register, the more likely you will get the day and approximate time frame you prefer.

 

WHAT DOES YOUR TUITION COVER?

  • Time spent with the student: lessons, showcases, parties

  • Time spent in preparation for the student: lesson planning, composing arrangements to match students’ level, teaching materials development, etc

  • Time spent on researching and continue education on current methods and techniques

  • Recital costs and preparations: awards, facility rental

  • Studio expenses: supplies, subscription to resources, computer software, instruments repairs, etc

HOLIDAYS AND BREAKS

  • The studio will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving Week

  • Winter Break

  • Spring Break

  • Summer Break: July and August

STUDENT ABSENCES
Students will be assigned a time slot for their lesson prior to the start of each school year. At that time, we will do our best to accommodate each family's scheduling preferences. Students may cancel lessons as needed, with the understanding that missed lessons will not be rescheduled or refunded.

TEACHER ABSENCES
A teacher may be unable to work on occasion due to illness, inclement weather, or other emergencies. Sunny Side Music Denton reserves the right to cancel two lessons per student per school year without refund or make-up lesson in these circumstances. If a teacher has to cancel more than two lessons in a school year, you will be given a make-up lesson or a credit toward your next tuition installment.
 

TERMINATION OF LESSONS

It is expected that students will commit to lessons for the academic year (September-June). If for any reason, the student needs to terminate their lessons, one month's notice is required. Tuition is non-refundable once paid.

COMMUNICATION

Please check your email often, especially on the day of the student’s lesson. If there is an emergency, the teacher is ill, or there is inclement weather, an email will be sent to you.

If the student is running late, or going to miss a lesson, please communicate before the lesson starts.​​


MEDIA RELEASE

Sunny Side Music Denton reserves the right to use photographs and videos of the students and responsible adults for commercial advertising.

Subject to Change Without Notice

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