1. Instruments and Practising
Learning an instrument takes practise! Please be sure to have a good instrument at home, somewhere in the home where you/your child will be inspired to play.
It is your responsibility to keep up-to-date on upcoming events, holidays, and homework, as well as great practising tips, by reading the newsletter.
When students enrol, their place is reserved in the studio for the entire teaching year, from September through June. Tuition reserves an exclusive, weekly spot in a teacher's schedule.
The 2018/2019 calendar includes 32 weeks of scheduled lessons. Tuition is based on 30 lessons per year, which includes two recitals and a special masterclass the day before each recital. This arrangement allows teachers two "flex days", to be used when a teacher is ill or must be away for any personal reason.
Substitute teachers may be used from time to time.
The Studio is closed during all major holidays. The full holiday schedule may be viewed by signing into the website at any time.
4. Make-up lessons
Private students are allowed two make-up lessons per year if appropriate notice is given before the lesson time. Make-up lessons will be held in December 2018 and June 2019.
If a student is too sick to come to their lesson, but able to play piano, a Skype lesson may be arranged during their regular time slot. This option is strongly encouraged to keep students from falling behind and to minimize the spread of viruses around the Studio. Please let us know via email no later than one hour prior to the lesson if you would like to use this option.
MYC students are not entitled to make-ups, as it is a group class. The student may participate in the class via Skype if they are able. Otherwise, please keep up with the homework and join us again in the next class.
5. Ending lessons
Private students must give one month's notice to end lessons.
MYC students must give two month's notice to end lessons, as a new student cannot take your place partway through the year.
6. Invoicing and Payment
Lessons will be invoiced on a monthly basis. Payment is due on the 15th of each month via e-transfer or cheque. Please note that you may sign in to your account on My Music Staff to view your account charges and payments at any time.