2018 TUITION + STUDIO POLICY
Private Lesson Tuition
- Registration reserves your lesson day and time for both the Fall and Spring semester at Apollo Academy of Music.
- The $35 annual registration fee is non-refundable and is added to your first payment.
You are agreeing to 6 months of lessons (22 lessons in total)
Weekly 45 minute lessons:
- $1,080/full cycle
Weekly 30 minute lessons
- $720/full cycle
Weekly 60 minute
- $1,440/full cycle
*requires recurring automatic payment
NOTE: Monthly invoices are available for an additional $10/month
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards.
Tuition is due at the same calendar day each month. There is a 5 day grace period.
Tuition not received by closing on that day will be assessed a $20 late fee per student. You can easily avoid this fee by setting up auto-payments.
Apollo Academy assess a $30 fee for any returned checks in addition to any bank charges
Leave of Absence and Withdrawal
- A withdrawal from requires 30 Day formal written notice (email will suffice). If using email please use firstname.lastname@example.org and CC email@example.com.
- A Leave of Absence is designed to hold a spot for up to 2 months by paying half the regular tuition.
- A Withdrawal from lessons forfeits the lessons slot and the fee for 4 lessons
Our semester schedule tuition covers your reserved time in the studio schedule throughout the year. Canceled lessons will not be refunded for any reason.
One make-up lesson is allowed per semester provided cancellation notice is given to your teacher 48 hours prior to the lesson. Please contact your teacher directly to cancel or reschedule a lesson. Weekends, evening and holidays may be used for make-ups throughout the year.
If you will miss a lesson, please call or text your teacher, however if it’s less than 24 hours before your lesson time, or you’ve already used your 1 eligible Make-Up lesson for the semester, , the lesson may not be made-up nor refunded.
In the event that your instructor must miss a lesson due to illness, jury duty or bereavement Apollo Academy of Music may assign another qualified teacher to substitute. We understand that the relationship between the student and teacher is special. We will do everything we can to assign a complementary teacher to enhance your learning experience. Your instructor may also elect to add a week to the end of the semester to make up the absence.
In the case of an extended absence, Apollo Academy will attempt to find a suitable instructor for you or your child.
No refunds will be given for group classes missed. The instructor may email class notes or the student may attend another class of a similar level subject to the approval of the instructor. At the instructor’s discretion, a private make-up may be scheduled for an additional fee.
Books and Materials
- Your tuition does not include method books or other teaching materials. For your convenience Apollo Academy carries most books and supplies needed throughout the year. You may pay for your supplies at the time of purchase, or we can simply charge the credit card you keep on file.
Recitals and Performances
- Throughout the year several performance opportunities will be presented to qualified students. These may include studio recitals, National Piano Guild Auditions, Solo and Ensemble Festival, MTAC Monster Concert, master classes and other opportunities. Entry fees and recital fees are not included in your tuition.
Student Drop-off and Pick-up
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to gain the maximum benefit from your lesson time.
Late arrivals will not have their lessons time extended.
Please do not drop your child off in the parking lot or leave them unattended in the waiting room. Apollo Academy teachers are not responsible for unattended students.
Our soundproofing is pretty good, but please remain quiet in the waiting area. We want all students and teachers to benefit from their time together.
Please do not disturb ongoing lessons, or interrupt teachers.
Please help our instructors stay on schedule. If you need to speak to an instructor you may do so during your student’s lesson time or arrange for a meeting/phone call later. Keeping these conversations within the designated lesson time avoids interfering with another student’s lesson time.
Code of Conduct
- Students are expected to show respect to their teacher and classmates at all times while they are in our studio. Any students showing actions which may cause harm or injury to others will be asked to sit out their scheduled class time. A parent/teacher meeting will then take place and a decision will be made as to the action we as a company must take, up to and including dismissal from our studio.
- No students should attend lessons when sick (i.e. fever, nausea, vomiting, etc.) Apollo Academy reserves the right to dismiss a student from a scheduled lesson if the student arrives at that lesson exhibiting symptoms of illness.
- The real work and magic in learning to play an instrument happens during daily practice, which is required in order for lessons to be effective. Individual teachers will work with each student to determine the amount of time appropriate for level and age. You are making a weekly commitment to attending the Apollo Academy of Music, and a commitment to yourself or your child(ren) to grow musically through regular practice.
Seasonal Activity Schedules & Leave Of Absence
- While we understand that sports and other activity schedules tend to pop up quickly, private music lessons are extremely difficult to reschedule. If need be, you may submit a “Request for Schedule Change” and if we can accommodate you or your child, we would be happy to do so. Schedule changes are subject to a $50 service fee and are limited to one per school year.
Apollo Academy of Music may dismiss a student for:
- Failure to pay tuition on time
- Persistent absences
- Uncooperative attitude or other behavioral challenges