Music Stream Center (MSC) School Policy

 

LESSON CALENDAR

PRIVATE LESSON – Our private lessons run year-round. All lessons will occur on a weekly basis with 5 scheduled weeks off (Thanksgiving, 2 weeks in December/January, Spring Break, and one week in August).  Therefore, there will be 47 weeks of instruction a year.

HARMONY ROAD GROUP CLASS – Schedules and tuition fees differ depending on the course.  Group classes will run continuously throughout the year, fulfilling the number of weeks designated for the specific curriculum.  Please refer to the website or brochure for specific details.

ENROLLMENT AND STUDIO FEES

  • Enrollment and annual Studio fees are due upon registration and are non-refundable.
  • Enrollment Fees only apply to new enrolled students.Registration Fees only apply to newly enrolled students.

TUITION AND FEES

PRIVATE LESSON

  • The monthly tuition is a flat fee regardless of the number of lessons per month. You don’t pay less in months you have 3 lessons nor more in months with 4 or 5 lessons.
  • Tuition will only be prorated for the first month for students enrolling mid-month.
  • Tuition must be paid by automatic bank account debits (e-check) or automatic credit/debit card (Visa/Master/American Express) payments and is collected on the 1st of every month.  The MSC office cannot process in-person (i.e. manual), monthly payments.
  • All books, materials, and rental fees will be charged to the payment method on file unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  • Payment receipts will be emailed to you for your records.
  • Discounts only apply to full-month payments and cannot be combined.

HARMONY ROAD GROUP CLASS

  • Semester tuition can be paid with bank account debit (e-check) or credit/debit card (Visa/Master/American Express) at the MSC website during and after the registration process.  Cash or check payments can be dropped off at the MSC office prior to the first class.
  • All books, materials, and rental fees will be charged to the payment method on file unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  • The 10% tuition discount applies ONLY if the full semester tuition is paid before or on the day of the first class.
  • Monthly installment payment plans are available upon request.  These will be either automatic bank account debits (e-check) or automatic credit/debit card (Visa/Master/American Express) payments.

ATTENDANCE

  • Students are expected to arrive on time and ready to learn for all lessons.
  • Students who arrive late will not have their lesson time extended.
  • Students are expected to bring all their books, materials, and instruments, as necessary, for the lesson.
  • If students arrive without the necessary materials/instruments, they are still expected to attend their lesson. 
  • Only enrolled students and/or their parents or caregivers may attend lessons.  Any exceptions need consent from BOTH the teacher and the MSC office.  There are no exceptions for group classes.

MAKEUP/SUBSTITUTION

  • MSC reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to attend or teach the lesson.
  • If a teacher is ill and MSC cannot arrange a substitute, any missed lessons will be made up/rescheduled.

PRIVATE LESSON

  • There is a maximum of 4 make-up/rescheduled lessons allowed throughout the school year, including for illness, student scheduling conflicts, etc.
  • All rescheduled lessons must be made up within 30 days.
  • Please notify the MSC office and teacher 24 hours in advance of a known absence to reschedule lessons. 
  • In case of illness or emergency, you must notify the MSC office 1 hour or more before the lesson begins.
  • An absence (missing a scheduled lesson time without informing the MSC office within the timeframes above), for any reason, is considered a forfeit lesson.
  • There will be no make-up for musicianship classes.  A 30-minute computer lab session may be scheduled as a make-up if the MSC office was notified of the absence before the class time.

HARMONY ROAD GROUP CLASS

  • There will be no make-up class for students who miss a regularly scheduled class.  The parents/guardians will need to obtain the homework assignments from another student or teacher.
  • Students who miss a class may attend a similar class if space is available; however, this must be arranged with the MSC office and the teacher, and is not guaranteed.
  • Alternatively, a 30-minute computer lab session can be requested in place of a missed class.

WITHDRAWAL/TERMINATION OF LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONBy signing the registration form, you are under contract to pay tuition throughout the entire school year.  From time to time, a few students will choose to discontinue lessons.  It is hoped that this decision is made thoughtfully and only after discussing with the teacher to have closure between the parent, student, and teacher. With this said, we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise.

  • Our private lessons run year-round.  One-month notice, before the first of the month, is required to discontinue any lessons.  Withdrawal must occur within the first 7 days of the month. 
  • To withdraw from private lessons, a parent or adult student must: 
    1. Inform school administration AND teacher by email, and
    2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the MSC office.
  • In the event of irregular attendance, repeated failure to prepare assigned materials, or otherwise unacceptable behavior, MSC may terminate lessons.

HARMONY ROAD GROUP CLASSEnrollment in a full length session indicates your commitment to attend class for the whole session.  Since our program is designed for 4 or more students per class, your withdrawal can cause cancellation of the entire class.  We urge you to carefully consider your decision and remain enrolled until the end of the semester.  If you wish to withdraw from a group class, no refunds will be issued for materials, semester tuition, or fees.  MSC reserves the right to cancel or discontinue any class for which enrollment is/becomes insufficient, and to modify class enrollment with prior notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Parents and adult students need to be aware of school activities and holidays, and adhere to MSC deadlines.
  • It is the parents’ and adult students’ responsibility to inform the school about any contact information (email address, address, or phone number) or payment account changes by updating the online customer portal.
  • Parents are responsible for ensuring students are dressed appropriately for any recital or musical event.  This is an important part of the students’ training.

HARMONY ROAD GROUP CLASS

  • A parent or caregiver is required to attend one parent orientation meeting.
  • A parent or caregiver is required to attend the class with the student.
  • Parents must make their own arrangements for the supervision of any other (non-student) children under their care during class time.  No additional children or guests will be allowed in the classroom.

SAFETY AND SUPERVISION

Parents, legal guardians, or caregivers of minor students, and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury or illness sustained on or around MSC property resulting from activities before, during, or after lessons and MSC events.  MSC is not responsible for providing before- or after-school care for students.  Please do not drop off or pick up students more than five minutes before or after each lesson.

RELEASE

Photographs, audio recordings, and videos of students and families at MSC facilities and events may be used in promotional publications and press releases: there will be no compensation for the release or use of their sound or likeness.  Parents or adult students may exempt the student from media publication by completing and submitting a Media Release Exemption Form available in the main MSC office.