To the Parents (or adult students):
- You will be invoiced at the beginning of each month. Payment is expected within 20 days of receipt of the invoice.
- Be on time – there is no extra lesson time given to late comers!
- If you miss a lesson for any reason, no makeup lesson will be given and you will be charged. If a teacher misses a lesson you will not be charged for that lesson. There are a few months each year that have five lessons in them. You will be charged for these extra lessons unless you inform us that you prefer not to take the fifth lesson.
- Music Star Studios will purchase all music books and materials and will expect for you to purchase them as needed for lessons. We do our best to keep these costs to a minimum and do not upcharge or tack on additional fees. You pay the same amount we paid for the materials. We do this as a convenience to our students.
- Parents are not permitted to sit in the same room during lessons – this can be distracting for students and MSS believes that each student should develop their music skills independent of their parents. Sitting in an adjacent room to listen is fine.
- MSS takes all national holidays off – this includes Labor Day and Memorial Day. We take off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. In December you will receive two lessons and will only be charged for two.
- This year’s calendar will be from September through April. We will be offering music lessons in May, June, July and August on a month to month basis. MSS understands that many families do their traveling during the summers (as do we ?) and will work out the scheduling and payments accordingly.
Especially to the students (and parents of young students):
- Practicing three different days during the week is a requirement for all MSS students.
- Your teacher may assign theory or composition homework to you to be worked on during the week. This work must be completed BEFORE your next lesson.
- Disrespectful behavior to your teacher will not be tolerated.
- Instruments can be loud! Please don’t play your instrument when your teacher is talking!
- During your lesson, you must remain in the room with the teacher and be focused on learning.
- If you are finding it difficult to follow these expectations, then it may be time to take a break from lessons. A discussion between your parent and all relevant teachers will determine the next step.
- You have the opportunity to play in a recital one time a year! You will play two pieces of music to show everybody how well you are doing. You may also have the chance to play in some piano “rallies” – that is, playing with other kids your age and seeing how well you do in a group setting. This is not a requirement but is usually very fun for all the students involved.