Private Lesson Policy Updated 8/15/2019
Lessons run in two sessions:
10 month School Session (September 1 - June 30)
2 month Summer Session (July 1 - August 31)
Registration/Enrollment or Re-enrollment
The enrollment registration fee is $25 and $15 per additional family member; the registration fee is not to exceed a total of $55.
No new registration fee is required if lessons remain continuous from one session to the next and meet the sign-up deadline. A new registration fee must be paid if there is a pause or cancellation of lessons at any time.
The registration fee includes enrollment for any classes offered at The Foundation Music Center.
School Session: 10 months (September 1 - June 31)
Continuing Enrollment - Sign up form must be received by August 25th in order to continue enrollment and avoid a new registration fee. Tuition will be invoiced and charged between August 25th - September 1st.
Re-enrollment - Sign up form must be received prior to scheduling your first lesson appointment
Summer Session: 2 months (July 1 - August 31)
Summer session sign ups must be received and paid by June 15th in order to continue enrollment and avoid a new registration fee.
If selecting a monthly tuition for lessons during the summer, the tuition will be billed at the beginning of each month (on July 1st and August 1st). We must receive your summer session form by June 15th in order to accommodate this request.
If selecting certain number of lessons during the summer, all lessons will be billed prior to July 1st.
Tuition Payment & Schedule
The Foundation Music Center reserves the right to cancel or change the class schedule or teachers at any time. Classes are subject to availability and space.
Lessons are scheduled at the same weekly time slot. Please arrange any change in schedule directly with your teacher. Students are expected to attend every week except for when the studio is closed on major holidays or indicated in your student calendar.
Auto Pay Students
Tuition is due on the 1st of the month for the upcoming month of lessons. Auto pay billing will have until the 5th of the month to update payment card in case it has been declined. A 10% late fee will be added to payments on the 6th.
Non-Auto Pay Students
The due date is on the 25th of the month, prior to the 1st for manual online payments or check payments (by mail or drop off). A 10% late fee will be charged to your account on the 26th. If there are more than 3 late payments made within a session, a 3% surcharge may be added to your monthly tuition.
The first month may be prorated depending on when the start date of lessons. The following month will be billed in accordance to the regular student policy
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to receive a make up credit; otherwise, your class will be forfeited. Cancellations must be made through the calendar on your student account. This will automatically notify your teacher and the office. Cancellation by phone or email will not award your account with a make up lesson.
If your teacher is unable to teach, a substitute will be arranged. However, if your class was cancelled without the option of a substitute, you may either take a makeup lesson or contact the office to request a refund credit on your next invoice.
Unscheduled make up lessons will be added to your student profile account as make up credits. All make ups must be scheduled within the current session. Arrange your make ups directly with your teacher. Outstanding make up lessons expire after the session has ended. All school session make up classes must be completed by the last day of the school session.
Please be respectful of other students and the use of studio equipment. Disrespectful comments or destructive behavior will not be tolerated. Food and drink are NOT allowed inside the studio. Please eat outside and dispose of food and trash in outside bins.
For the safety of our students, we ask that students under the age of 12 be picked up from our studio waiting area by a parent or guardian. Please do not let your child run into the parking lot before or after the lesson.
Students under the age of 12 will be sent with a student buddy to the bathroom or a teacher will wait in the bathroom hallway after clearing the bathroom of any people. Classes may be paused so that a student is not let out of the classroom unattended.
Upcoming Holidays Breaks
These are non-billable dates. Please note: We hold lessons on most Monday holidays.
September 2nd - Labor Day
November 28th - Thanksgiving Day
December 23rd - January 1st - Winter Break
April 8th - Passover (Optional no charge - must contact office to omit this lesson from your billing prior to this date)
April 12th - Easter
May 25th - Memorial Day
To terminate lessons and cancel tuition prior to the end of a session, a 30 day written notice to is required. There are no refunds for tuition or cancelled lessons. Any make up lessons must be used prior to terminating lesson tuition or else they will be forfeited.