Fall 2018 Semester Policies

STUDIO CALENDAR FALL 2018
Private lessons will be offered Sundays 12-3pm, Mondays 5-8pm, Tuesdays 5-8pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm, Thursdays 4-7pm, and Fridays 4-7pm.  The 2018 fall semester runs Thursday September 6th through Monday January 28th.  The studio will be closed on Saturdays and on the following dates:

Wednesday 10/31 through Tuesday 11/6
Studio Holiday

Wednesday 11/21 through Sunday 11/25
Thanksgiving Holiday

11/24-1/1
Winter Holiday

TUITION AND FEES:
Tuition is based on an 18 week, five month semester of study.

For weekly, thirty minute private lessons, the Fall 2018 Semester fee is $540 prepaid (a 10% 
savings) or $120/month on a monthly payment plan.

For weekly, forty-five minute private lessons, the Fall 2018 Semester fee is $810 prepaid (a 10% savings) or $180/month on a monthly payment plan.

For weekly, sixty minute private lessons, the Spring 2018 Semester fee is $1,080 prepaid (a 10%
 savings) or $240/month on a monthly payment plan.

A $25 registration fee is due each semester from all private students. The registration fee is non-refundable, reserves your lesson slot for the semester, and helps defray the cost of venue rental and related studio recital expenses.

A $45 materials and activity fee deposit will be due at the beginning of each semester. The cost of book and sheet music orders, festival fees, and applicable late fees will be taken out of this deposit. Students may be asked to replenish the fund with another deposit if it becomes depleted before the end of the semester. Leftover funds at the end of the semester may either be refunded as a check or put towards the next semester of study.

Any applicable cancellation credits will automatically be credited as a prorated amount towards
the student’s book and activity fee fund. Any remaining funds at the end of the semester may
either be refunded as a check or put towards the next semester of study.

Fall semester prepayment plans are due by September 10th.  Monthly payment installments are due the 1st of the month (except when a later due date is indicated on the invoice).  Payments which are more than seven days overdue are subject to a $15 late fee. Outstanding accounts may be subject to suspension or termination of services.

Statements are sent on a monthly basis via email. A hard copy of the monthly statement may be
backpacked home with students, by request.

Semester tuition prepayment plans may be paid via check or cash only. Monthly tuition payment plans may be paid via check or cash. In-person credit card processing is available for monthly tuition payment plans.

Please make checks payable to Rachel Winograd.

MISSED LESSONS:
Subject to teacher availability, pre-arranged absences may be rescheduled up to two months prior or after a missed class.

No-show lessons may not be rescheduled.

If a make-up lesson is missed for any reason, it is not eligible for rescheduling.

Students may receive up to two student cancellation credits per semester (Please call or email Mrs. Winograd prior to your scheduled lesson time to receive a student cancellation credit.  Credit will not be given for a no-show).

Students will be held liable for any additional cancellations made during the semester, unless they are lessons missed due to teacher cancellation or inclement weather.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
Fair Lakes Music does not follow the Fairfax County Public School inclement weather closing schedule. If you are unable to make your class due to snow or other weather events, please contact me prior to the missed class to receive an inclement weather cancellation credit. Credit will not be issued for a no-show.

VIRTUAL LESSON OPTION:
Unable to attend a lesson due to inclement weather or transportation issues?  Consider requesting a lesson via Skype, Google Chat, FaceTime or even telephone.

STUDY TRACK:
Students of all ages and levels are expected to choose and follow a primary track of study: piano, voice, or composition. Pianists and vocalists will be expected to take an annual performance assessment through Con Brio (offered in-studio) or Royal Conservatory Development Program, as well as participate in at least one studio recital or NFMC Spring Festival Performance event. Composers must submit a composition for feedback to the Composers Forum, complete a poster project on a contemporary composer of their choosing, and take a theory exam either in-studio, through the Royal Conservatory Development Program, or the NFMC Spring Festival Theory event.

STUDIO EXCELLENCE AWARD:
To win a studio excellence award, students must: have excellent attendance, be enrolled as students for the 2018-2019 school year, regularly complete all assignments in their assignment log, regularly fill out their studio practice log, come to lessons prepared with all materials, and satisfy studio requirements for their given track of study.