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Jeanette Airen

Performing Arts Studio

Private Lesson Policies

Membership vs. Pay-As-You-Go

MEMBERSHIP: Your weekly private lesson slot is always reserved and guaranteed for you. Members are eligible for special discounts (see Additional Lessons/Family Discounts). Monthly tuition is based on the number of lessons in each month. Tuition is due on or before the 1st of each month.

 

PAY-AS-YOU-GO: Lesson times are scheduled first come first served, week by week, are based on availability and weekly lessons are not guaranteed. Payment is collected when each lesson is scheduled. Priority for lesson times is given to Membership students.

 

Tuition 2016

Membership    Weekly 30-Minute Private Lessons: $40 each; Average Monthly Tuition $160

                        Weekly 45-Minute Private Lessons: $55 each; Average Monthly Tuition $220          

                        Weekly 60-Minute Private Lessons: $65 each; Average Monthly Tuition $260

Pay-As-You-Go   One (1) 30-Minute Private Lesson: $50 Per Lesson

                             One (1) 60-Minute Private Lesson: $75 Per Lesson

                             *45-Minute Lessons are not offered to Pay-As-You-Go students.

*Rates are subject to a small cost-of-living increase annually in January.

 

Payments are accepted by cash, check, credit card or online via PayPal for your convenience. Discounted lessons must be paid with cash or check only. Lessons will not be rendered unless payment is collected in advance. If payment is late more than once, a monthly automatic payment debit will be required to continue lessons.

 

There is a returned check fee of $25 if a check is returned to our bank for non-sufficient funds. If a payment is returned, the payee must bring all payments up to date, including the returned check fee, by the beginning of the student’s next lesson.

 

Should something come up where you cannot financially fulfill your commitment to your/your child’s lessons, we appreciate and encourage notice and open, ongoing communication.

 

Additional Lessons/Family Discounts for Members

Students registered in the monthly membership plan may purchase additional lessons beyond the weekly scheduled lessons on a first come first served basis, week by week, at a discounted rate.

 

30-Minute lesson: $35 Per Lesson

45-Minute lesson: $50 Per Lesson

60-Minute lesson: $60 Per Lesson

 

Students who wish to attend additional lessons regularly and guarantee a time slot more than once per week may purchase additional membership packages at a 10% discount. In addition, families with multiple students enrolled in the membership plan may enjoy a 10% Family Discount on the second and third student in the family of equal or lesser time slot. First family member pays full price.

 

Studio Calendar for Private Lessons

Lesson times are based on days of regular studio operation and follow the “break” schedule listed below.


2017 Break Schedule


There will not be any lessons on:

January 1-2 New Year’s

May 30 Memorial Day

June 11-July 3 Summer Vacation

July 4 Independence Day

September 5 Labor Day

November 20-24 Thanksgiving

December 25-31 Christmas & New Year’s

 

The studio will operate and lessons are still in session during all holidays not listed above (unless otherwise announced by Jeanette).

 

Attendance

Your membership tuition is based on enrollment (not attendance). It reserves and guarantees you a weekly time slot. Make up lessons will be offered if the student provides at least 24-hours notice of cancellation and the teacher has an available lesson time slot. If the teacher does not have an available lesson time slot, or the times available do not work with your schedule, you may join any group class as a make up lesson. Students are aloud 6 make up lessons per calendar year. Make up lessons must be scheduled within 30-days of the missed lesson, if the make up lesson credits are not used within 30-days from the missed lesson they will expire and the make up credit will be forfeited.

 

Substitutions

The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.


If your teacher must miss a lesson and the studio cannot arrange a substitute, you will be notified and your lesson will be rescheduled or, in rare occasions, your lesson will be refunded.

 

Cancellations

At least 24-hours notice of cancellation is required to be eligible for a make up lesson option.

 

Vacations/Taking Time Off: Students taking extended vacations or time off during regular hours of studio operation are required to pay the regular monthly membership tuition in full in order to continue reserving the student’s lesson time. Remember you are aloud 6 make up lessons per calendar year. 

 

Temporary Leave: In the event that a student leaves the studio without paying for their designated time slot, the slot will not be reserved and there is no guarantee that any slot will be available upon the student’s return. In this case, the returning student will be placed on the waiting list. At least 1-months written notice is required when taking a temporary leave.

 

Referrals

When you refer a new student you will receive one free lesson. Once the referred student has filled out their registration form listing you as the person who referred them and made their first payment, you will receive a free lesson on your next month’s tuition, or your next scheduled Pay-As-You-Go lesson will be free.

 

Material Usage

All students are expected to have sheet music for each song they choose to work on during their lessons. Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio is a digital reseller for Hal Leonard, so the first copy of sheet music for a song that the student will be working on can be purchased from the studio. If the student looses their sheet music or script and needs a new copy, a re-copying fee of $1 per song or script will be charged. Students taking piano lessons will be required to purchase the course method book used by their instructor. Books can be purchased from Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio or any other book seller as long as it is the same book suggested by the teacher.

 

All recordings, karaoke tracks, sheet music and scripts given to the student are to be used for educational purposes only. No duplication of these items is permitted.


Performances
All students are welcome to and encouraged to participate in our bi-annual showcase performances. Performing in front of a live audience of their peers and families validates a student's hard work and gives them a way to showcase what they have learned and accomplished. For more information about the showcase performance, please visit the "Performances" page. Other performance opportunities may be available throughout the year.


Privacy
Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio staff is not allowed to give out student or teacher information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or home addresses.

 

Discontinuing Lessons

Every student stops taking lessons at some point. Please make this decision thoughtfully with plenty of discussion between the teacher, parent and student so that lessons can cease with a positive sense of closure. For this reason, the studio requests a one (1) month written notice. The student must finish the remainder of the current month paid in full or forfeit any unused lessons, as there are no refunds given. If appropriate, a parent/student teacher conference may be scheduled before the last lesson to establish if this might be a temporary setback that can be resolved.

 

Dismissal & Termination

Should any of the following situations occur after parental notification has been made along with time provided to correct the situation, dismissal/lesson termination will result:

  •        Failure to make payments promptly
  •        Failure to maintain practice standards
  •        Persistent unexcused absences or tardiness
  •        Failure to honor studio policies
  •        Inappropriate or disrespectful behavior, theft, and/or misbehavior in the studio.

 

If, after terminating your lessons, you decide to return to the studio, you will need to fill out a new Registration Form.

General Studio Policies

Care of Students

The studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 are to remain in the studio during classes. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class.

 

Waiver/Release

I hereby release and hold harmless Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC, it’s directors, employees, instructors, guest instructors and volunteers from any and all claims, causes of action, suits or liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of, or in connection with, any loss, personal injury, death, or other damage that I may incur or suffer by reason or as a result of my enrollment or participation in classes, events, performances, and private lessons with Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC.  I expressly assume the risk associated with performing arts and all other events and programs and performances sponsored by Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC.  I certify that students listed above are in good health and capable of participation in all activities and classes. In an emergency, I authorize Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC to take such temporary measures as Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC deems appropriate. I hereby give permission to Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC to take photographs and/or videos of  students listed above that will become permanent/sole property of  Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC. I consent to the use of such materials for promotional purposes by Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC. I agree to pay my account in full when due. I also agree to pay any and all fees associated with the collection of any outstanding balances on my account. I understand that all tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. I understand that there are no credits or refunds given for missed classes. I understand that disruptive behavior (rude comments towards students, parents and Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC instructors, physical contact with other students, the lack of discipline during class, etc.) may require the instructor to dismiss a student from class. I agree to abide by all Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio, LLC policies and will direct any comments or suggestions directly to the owner.