Studio Policies

WVS Contract

  1. STUDENT/PARENT STUDIO ACCOUNT

To be an official WVS student you must register for an account here. You will receive lesson reminders, notifications and studio announcements from this account. You must ‘opt-in’ to receive e-mail communication.

 

2. PAYMENT 

As of August 15, 2016 PLEASE NOTE- ALL ACCOUNTS MUST HAVE CREDIT CARD ON FILE. Any unpaid lesson will be automatically cancelled. Credit cards will be charged for any missed lesson. You may pay by check, cash or credit card on file (automatically charged). Monthly Lesson Program fees are due by the 1st of each month. If cash/check/card payment is not received by close of business on the 5th, a $25 late fee will be charged to your account. The A la carte lesson fee is due at the time of booking.

 

3. FEES

You are paying for your guaranteed lesson time. Your monthly payment guarantees your weekly lesson time. If you are unable to commit to weekly lessons, we recommend our A la carte option which allows you to pay per lesson. However, your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed with this option and must be scheduled each week based on teacher’s availability.

Monthly Lesson Program

Lessons are year round. We do not work in a semester schedule.

In studio 30 min voice lessons discount $160/month (4 lessons) $200/month (5 lessons)

Adjust for time 30 and 60 min.

In studio 30 min instrument lessons discount $140/month (4 lessons) $175/month (5 lessons)

A la carte!

These lessons are paid at booking.

In studio A la carte voice per lesson charge  $50/30 min, $100/60 min.

In studio A la carte instrument per lesson charge $45/30 min, $85/60 min.

Late Fee: $25/month charged on the 5th at close of business

Winter & Spring Recital Fee: $35 (this includes venue and accompanist fee)

    1. Additional/Optional Fees _________ initial

Extra accompanist rehearsal- $85/60 min

Audio Recording/Editing $60/hr

Video Recording/Editing $75/hr

Returned check- $35

 

4. REFUNDS

 

Refunds are not offered. Any fees paid to the studio are non-transferrable. We must receive written notification before close of business on the last day of the month if you choose to cancel your monthly contract.

 

5. SCHEDULE

Monthly Lessons

Your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed and must be scheduled each week based on teacher’s availability. Payment is due at booking.

Once you are signed up for lessons online you will be scheduled for a regular weekly lesson. Lessons are once a week. Bi-weekly lessons are no longer offered after 2:30pm due to the demand of those lesson times. It is your responsibility to show up on time and prepared.

FAME does not follow the CCSD School Calendar and is open every day except the following:

Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day

Make ups are only guaranteed in the case of one of the above holidays, or if your teacher cancels and is unable to find a sub. Please note that in the event of a teacher emergency, the studio has the right to bring a sub in for your lesson at no notice to you. Make ups are not guaranteed for student absences, so please work with your teacher to schedule a time that works for you. If you give up your monthly lesson time, we cannot guarantee the same time when you return.

Weather: In the event that the studio closes for severe weather, teachers will offer at least one makeup lesson. If the student is unavailable for that makeup, a substitute teacher may be arranged.

A la carte

Your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed and must be scheduled each week based on teacher’s availability. Payment is due at booking.

 

6. CANCELLATION

PLEASE TAKE NOTE that we are unable to guarantee make up lessons if you are paying the monthly discount rate. Your lesson time is your lesson time whether you are there or not, so please respect the appointment time. If you are unable to commit to a monthly lesson time/payment, please consider our A la carte option and schedule your lesson each week. Payment is due at booking. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for A la carte lesson times at which point you may schedule a makeup lesson or receive a studio credit. Refunds will not be offered.


Two or more unexcused lesson cancellations within 6 months may result in loss of guaranteed lesson time. Please take your lesson time seriously. Cancellations must be received via e-mail.

 

7. PRACTICING 

The more the student practices the more proficient he/she will become on their chosen instrument. A big part of taking lessons is the home practice; if you do not practice, we cannot expect progress to be made.

Suggested practice times:

Voice Students: Practice 4-5 days a week. 20 minutes of warm up, 20 minutes of assigned pieces.

Piano Students: Practice 4-5 days a week for 15-30 minutes.

8. WHAT TO BRING 

Voice Students- All music (books and copies), water, and assignment notebook

Piano Students- All music (books and copies), assignment notebook

Audition Binder (this is optional for voice students and based on interest in each student)

 

9. RECITALS/PERFORMANCES

Piano & voice students will have at least 2 recitals per year (Winter & Spring). This is NOT a mandatory event for all students, however all students are encouraged to participate.

 

10. MUSIC BOOKS  

We request students begin to invest in their personal music library. A suggested book list is available, please consult your teacher to pick the best book(s) for you!

 

11. COMMUNICATION 

Studio communication will go through e-mail. It is important for us to have everything written down so we can always reference any changes in schedule or cancellations.