Fall 2019 Registration!

Studio Policies

Our Fall 2019 semester will run from Tuesday September 3rd, to Sunday January 19th, 2020.

During the academic school year our rates are tuition based.

•  You will be billed for just 18 of the 20 weeks for each semester which allows for vacations and/or 2 cancellations

•   Payment options are below.

•   A late fee of $25 will be charged for payments made after the 10th of the month.  

•   For students starting lessons mid-semester, tuition will be pro-rated and they will be invoiced monthly until the next semester.

Tuition payments: can be paid up front for the 18 week semester, or in 5 installments (monthly). Payments can be made by check. (due on or before the 10th of each month), or credit card. For credit card payments you must enter your credit card information. If you have a billing question, please contact Mark directly with any questions (teachers are not in a position to answer any billing related questions).

• 30 Minute Lesson:    Full Semester –   $828.00       Or         5 Installments – $165.60

• 45 Minute Lesson:    Full Semester – $1,098.00   Or       5 Installments – 219.60

• 60 Minute Lesson:    Full Semester – $1,548   Or       5 Installments – 309.60        **(you may use this option if you have two siblings taking a half hour each) 

**First month tuition and fees must be paid prior to your first scheduled lesson date of the semester

POLICIES AND PAYMENTS

Registration Fee: There is a registration fee of $35 per student per semester. Or $50 if you enroll for the full year. Registration fees cover the following:

• Maintenance of pianos and keyboards

• Music shipping costs

• Teacher education

Training and orientation

Studio expenses

Certification fees

Administrative paperwork, scheduling time for each student, trips to the music store…….you get the idea. 

Registration fees are non-refundable

Please note: If you started your lessons in late fall of 2016, or late spring of 2017 the registration fee and music fees may have been waived but will apply for our 2017/2018 semesters.

ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP LESSONS

Your lesson time is reserved each week and regular weekly attendance is expected of all students.

• Notification of inability to attend a lesson does not excuse payment for the lesson. If more than 24 hour notice is provided, then a make-up lesson may be scheduled with the teacher.

• Make-ups will be scheduled based on teacher availability and are not guaranteed. Note: Only two make ups will be allowed per semester, and must be taken before the end of the semester. If less than 24 hours notice is given or if a student fails to show up for a lesson, there will be no make-up offered.

In the event a teacher has to be absent due to a professional or personal commitment, a make-up lesson will be scheduled with the teacher. If a make-up is impossible, then we will issue a credit at the end of the semester for the missed lesson. In the event of an absence due to sudden illness or other teacher emergency, a substitute teacher may teach your lesson. You may not be notified about this in advance.
Reminder: You are only billed for 18 lessons in the first semester of 20 weeks and 19 lessons for the second semester of 21 weeks. F

or emergencies and last minute scheduling issues please call the school number at 551-800-5965 Your message will immediately be texted to Sonia or John. This is the most efficient way to reach everyone, especially for last minute problems. Other scheduling issues may be discussed directly with your teacher. However, we ask that you also email the studio at Director@pianoworkshopatbergencounty.com.

MUSIC FEE:

Your monthly invoice may reflect a charge based on the teacher’s assigned material from lessons.  

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Student Drop-off and Pick-up:

If a parent or guardian cannot wait with a student during a lesson, the student should be dropped off no earlier than five minutes before the scheduled lesson time and picked up no later than five minutes after the lesson ends. Please make sure their teacher is at the studio before you leave.  If a student must be dropped off early or picked up late or if you are running late unexpectedly, please contact the teacher directly to ensure someone will be at the studio to wait with your child.  The studio is only open for scheduled lessons and does not keep specific hours.  For your child’s safety and your own convenience, please do not assume the doors will be open and someone will be available to wait with your child more than five minutes before and after their scheduled lesson time. 

Cancellation of Enrollment:

If a student needs to discontinue enrollment in a semester due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances, the studio will retain a pro-rated portion of the tuition for two weeks following the date of discontinuance.
NO refunds will be given if a student leaves before the month has ended or if missed lessons are not made up.  Our instructors offer make up times throughout the semester based on availability.  

New Students Enrolled Mid-Semester:

If a new student enrolls after a semester has begun, they may take a partial term of lessons with a pro-rated tuition.

Inclement Weather: 

If lessons are missed due to snow or inclement weather, a make-up lesson or class will be scheduled with the teacher.  Often schools are closed in the morning, but the roads are clear and safe by afternoon. In these cases lessons will continue as scheduled. Please call the studio or your teacher directly if there is any doubt or question about the weather.

Teacher Cancellations:

In the event a teacher has to be absent due to a professional or personal commitment, a make-up lesson will be scheduled with the teacher. If a make-up is impossible, then we will issue a credit at the end of the semester for the missed lesson. In the event of an absence due to sudden illness or other teacher emergency, a substitute teacher may teach your lesson. You may not be notified about this in advance.

By registering, I release any and all rights and claims for damages against the Piano Workshop at Chester and its Staff in the unlikely event of injury sustained by myself or my child(ren) during the course of or as a result of this musical activity.

Liability and Release:

I release any and all rights and claims for damages against the Piano Workshop at Chester and its Staff in the unlikely event of injury sustained by myself or my child(ren) during the course of or as a result of this musical activity.

Photos and videos may be taken from time to time and/or at recitals which may be used for promotional purposes including brochures, website and social media.

Credit Card Authorization:

If I elect credit card payments, I authorize the Piano Workshop at Bergen County to charge by credit card for any tuition charges and fees due for the 2019/2020 semesters.

The Piano Workshop