2019/20 Studio Policies
Rates for occasional (drop-in) lesson are $85 per hour
Scheduled lessons September 2019 to May 2020 Tuition
Monthly Tuition $180/month
The 2019-20 Academic year will begin on September 8th, 2019 continue through May 31st, 2020. The tuition fee includes 31 weekly private lessons (45 minutes) and two seasonal recitals in January and May*. Tuition is divided evenly between nine months and can be paid by cash, cheque, e-transfer or online by credit card. Payment is due at the beginning of the month. Please sign up for authorized payments for your convenience.
Yearly Music Fee
There is a one-time $50 fee to cover the cost of sheet music, theory worksheets, workbooks and repertoire purchased for students during the year. You will see this charge on your first invoice.
*Additional Fees: The tuition fee does not include accompanist fees, recital fees or fees paid for voice or theory examinations.
Additional lessons are available in June for students preparing for exams or auditions.
Scheduled Music Recitals for 2020 (tentative dates)
Winter Recital Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Spring Recital Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
Adult Vocal Lesson Packages
4 lesson package - $320 6 lesson package - $450 8 lesson package - $560
To help adult singers achieve their goals and see notable progress with the vocal instrument, Vocal Lesson Packages are available in 4,6, and 8 lesson sessions. Theses are one-hour lessons and students can book lessons online at their convenience. Students investing in lesson packages are welcome to participate in recitals (additional fees for recital musicians). Lessons must be booked within a 6-month window. There are no refunds or credits for packages or lessons that are not scheduled. Lessons can be rescheduled with 24 hour notice
Canceled and Missed Lessons:
There are no refunds for canceled or missed lessons.
As a member in good standing of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association, my studio policy is in alignment with ORMTA’s studio policy which states that “no allowances will be made for lessons missed by students, except by special arrangement in case of prolonged illness. This includes cancellations for extended family vacations as well as school-related absences and will be strictly adhered to. This policy is consistent with those of sports teams, schools, camps, and dojo’s that place a high priority on regular attendance and diligent commitment. Please choose a time that works with your other extracurricular activities.
Flex Lessons (Lesson credits):
Did you miss a lesson? Don’t freak out! Throughout the year and at the end of each term, (Dec and May) there are lesson availabilities and open studio days that can be used for missed lessons. If you have a lesson credit on your account, you can schedule a flex/makeup lesson online. Lessons canceled due to bad weather can be taught via SKYPE. (Fun!) Discontinuing Lessons: Your lesson time is reserved for you from September to June. If you decide that you are unable to continue lessons, I ask that you give at least one month notice. There are no refunds or credits for lessons missed or canceled.
What is included in the Tuition fee? Your tuition fee includes more than just your 45-minute private lesson. Lesson preparation, song research, music purchases, and backing tracks are customized for every student. Your tuition includes the time and costs associated with rehearsals and performances.