Studio Policies

TUITION AND FEES:

Tuition is based on a 16 week, four month semester of study.

For weekly, thirty minute private lessons, the Fall 2020 Semester fee is $490.50 prepaid (a 10% 
savings) or $136.25/month on a monthly payment plan.

For weekly, forty-five minute private lessons, the Fall 2020 Semester fee is $733.50 prepaid (a 10% savings) or $203.75/month on a monthly payment plan.

For weekly, sixty minute private lessons, the Fall 2020 Semester fee is $976.50 prepaid (a 10%
 savings) or $272.50/month on a monthly payment plan.

A non-refundable $25 per student studio fee is due at the time of registration.

A $45 materials and activity fee deposit will be due at the beginning of each semester. The cost of sheet music and any applicable activity fees will be taken out of this deposit. Students may be asked to replenish the fund if it becomes depleted before the end of the semester. Any leftover funds at the end of the semester may be refunded or put towards the next semester of study.

Fall semester prepayment plans are due by September 1st. 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 and payment receipts are sent via email and are also available for viewing through the Music Staff’s Student Portal. A hard copy of your statement is available by request.

Semester tuition prepayment plans may be paid via check (made out to Rachel Winograd), Zelle, or cash. Monthly tuition payment plans may be paid via check, Zelle, cash, or credit card.

MISSED LESSONS:
To have your absence excused, be sure to communicate absences to your teacher prior to the scheduled lesson time.

Except in the case of family emergency, no-shows are considered unexcused absences and ineligible for make-up or tuition credit.

Make-up credit is automatically applied to your account for any excused absences. Make-ups are subject to teacher availability and credit expires 60 days after the missed class date. If a make-up lesson is missed for any reason, it is not eligible for rescheduling.

If a student is unable to find a make-up time that works, or becomes ill the day of a scheduled make-up, they may opt instead for a prorated tuition credit. Students may take two tuition credits per semester.

STUDIO EXPECTATIONS:

Students may choose piano, voice, or composition as their primary track of study. Pianists and vocalists are expected to take an annual performance assessment through Con Brio (online) or the Royal Conservatory Development Program. Those on a performance track must also participate in at least one studio recital or the MusicStars Online Music Festival. Composers must submit a composition for feedback to the Composers Forum. All students are required to take theory exams through the Keynote Independent Theory Service or the Royal Conservatory Development Program. Students must display growth in their studies and bring a positive attitude to the lesson. They should also maintain excellent attendance and be prepared for lessons with all materials.