Policies

Emily’s Music Studio encourages open communication with all students.  If a change needs to be made, please contact Miss Emily to discuss your options.

Scheduling

All private lessons and group classes meet once per week, following the local school calendar. All makeup lessons or credits toward next month’s tuition will be left to the discretion of the instructor.

If scheduling needs to change, please notify Emily’s Music Studio by the date set on your monthly invoice.

Any lesson cancellation needs 24 hours advance notice, except in case of an emergency.  Lack of preparation is not an excuse for a cancellation.

Performances

Performance is a crucial element to musical growth.  It is not mandatory, but it is highly encouraged that the Student participates in at least one performance per year.  Performance options are offered all year; visit Emily’s Music Studio website for details.  Participation in a performance requires a minimum of 2 months notice to your instructor for preparation.  Voice Students are required to provide and compensate their own Accompanist.

In the event that a Student chooses to perform at a recital, they will adhere to a dress code that is business casual.  Details will be discussed at time of performance.

Electronics and Social Media

Electronics such as cell phones and tablets are allowed in the studio before/after instructional time or on breaks as long as it is not distracting to those involved in a lesson. Sometimes electronics can be helpful tools, and will be allowed upon request or discretion of the instructor.  Parents, siblings, and students waiting for their allotted time may use devices in a non-distracting way.

Emily’s Music Studio is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As part of registration, students must sign a photo release waiver, with the choice to opt out of all postings. This waiver is valid until a new one is requested. All students under the age of 18 must have an accompanying parent or guardian signature.

Tuition & Fees

Payment is due by the 1st of each month, unless prior arrangements are made.  A $10 late/NSF fee will be added if payment is not received buy the due date.  No refunds will be available, however a make-up lesson or a credit towards the next payment due may be offered at the Instructor’s discretion.  Alternate payment options or electronic receipt will be available upon request.

Student will be responsible for cost of all materials.  Instructor may purchase materials for the student and be reimbursed with the next scheduled payment.

Each student will sign a simple contract upon registration stating they understand these policies.  Students under the age of 18 must have an accompanying parent or guardian signature.