Private Lesson Policies
We here at Studio 88 are committed to mentoring students of all ages to become dedicated musicians, to build confidence through music and to develop a lifelong talent. These policies are employed to ensure a committed and consistent relationship between the parents, student, teacher and the Studio.
A one-time enrollment fee of $20 will be charged for new students. If enrolling multiple students, a $20 fee is assessed for the first student and $15 for each subsequent student. Enrollment break of four months or more will be charged the enrollment fee upon return.
Tuition is paid on a monthly basis whether or not all classes are attended. Tuition is based on an average of 4.35 lessons per month, as some months has will have four lessons per month & others will have five. All tuition payments are final and classes not taken for any reason are forfeited. The only exception to the monthly rate will be dates that the studio is closed, in which case the tuition will be prorated accordingly. See our calendar on our website for days we are closed.* Tuition does not cover cost of books & lesson materials.
Tuition for the month is due between the 1st-9th of the month. Payments received on or after the 10th of each month will be assessed a $5 late fee. Failure to consistently pay tuition on time can result in the possible loss of your time slot. Payments can be made by cash, checks made out to Studio 88, Bill Pay, or pay online using the link generated from the invoice e-mail. If bringing payment to the studio, please drop off in the Studio 88 dropbox in the waiting room.
*Special per-lesson payment option, at a higher rate, is available during June, July and August only.
Students are expected to arrive alert and on time in order to be productive. Late arrivals will not be entitled to the full-length of their lesson as students are often scheduled back to back.
When a student cannot attend their regularly scheduled lesson, notice of cancellation must be given to Studio 88 by 9am sharp on the day of the class in order to receive a makeup session. Any cancellation after 9am on the day of the lesson will be considered an unexcused absence, and make up lesson will not be issued. This includes cancellation due to illness. (Saturday students: Please give notice of cancellation by midnight on the day of your lesson in order to receive a makeup session, since classes are held in the morning). Any make-up classes must take place within a month of the absence. Credit to the future tuition charges will not be applied in lieu of a makeup lesson. For students 18 years and under, cancellation of a class must be given by parent/guardian. To cancel/ reschedule a lesson, please call (949) 354- 4618 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that an instructor or the studio cancels a lesson, that student will be entitled to a make-up lesson or credit for future tuition.
All that is needed to stop taking lessons is to email email@example.com before the end of the current month. If you terminate lessons after the 1st of the month you will be responsible for that month’s tuition.
Children must wait for their parents to pick them up inside Studio 88. Studio 88 assumes no responsibility for children who leave unaccompanied.
Please fill out completely and present these form when registering for private music lessons for the first time.