Studio Policies

Chantelle is currently on maternity leave until January 2021.
Lessons will resume in January 2021.

STUDIO CALENDAR 2020/2021

  • The studio year is divided into 3 terms, each with a different number of lessons depending on the time of year, holidays, and school breaks.  
  • Lessons begin in September and continue thru June.  
  • You can begin lessons at any time during the year.  
  • When you sign up for lessons, you are committing to one term of lessons.  
Term Lesson Dates Per Term  Number of Lessons
Per Term
1 September – December (maternity leave) Maternity Leave
2 January – April TBD
3 April – June TBD

LESSON LENGTH

Weekly private lessons are offered in 30, 45, or 60 minute lesson lengths depending on a student’s age and experience. Beginner lessons are 30 minutes in length, however as a student progresses, lessons will remain at 30 minutes or increase, depending on the student’s goals.

TERM LESSON PLAN

  • When you sign up for lessons, you are committing to one term of lessons. 
  • Your lesson will be at the same time every week. (Ex: Wednesdays at 4pm)
  • Tuition is due at your first lesson. A minimum of 50% is due at your first lesson. The remaining balance is to be paid within 30 days.
  • All lessons are to be paid for in full.
  • Canceled or missed lessons will not be refunded. 
  • Should you choose to discontinue lessons before the term is complete, the remaining lessons of that term will not be refunded.

TUITION AND PAYMENT

TUITION

Tuition is based on the number of lessons per term, lesson length, recital fee, and violin rental fee (if applicable). Tuition is due at your first lesson. A minimum of 50% is due at your first lesson. The remaining balance is to be paid within 30 days.

Term

Lesson Dates Number of Lessons Tuition*

Term 1

September to December No lessons (maternity leave)
Term 2 January to April

TBD

TBD

Term 3 April to June TBD

TBD

*based on 30 min lesson rate

REGISTRATION FEE

A one time registration fee of $20 is due at the time of registration. The registration fee secures your spot in the studio.  Should you wish to withdraw from lessons before your start date the registration fee will not be refunded. 

LESSON FEES

$27 – 30 minutes
$40.50 – 45 minutes
$54 – 60 minutes

VIOLIN RENTAL FEE

$26/month

RECITAL FEE

$15 per student, per recital.
This fee covers the cost of renting the recital space, and paying the accompanist. 

Recitals provide students with performance-goals to work towards in their lesson, and provide an opportunity to share their most recent musical achievements with family and friends. There will be a studio recital at the end of each term. All students are highly encouraged to perform.

CANCELLATIONS

STUDENT CANCELLATION

  • I run my studio at full capacity, if a lesson is missed or cancelled by the student, rescheduling is not always possible.
  • Missed or cancelled lessons will not be refunded.

LESSON WITHDRAWAL

  • Should you choose to discontinue lessons before the term you’re registered for is complete, the remaining lessons of that term will not be refunded.

TEACHER CANCELLATION

As a freelance musician, performance opportunities are unpredictable and could conflict with our lesson time. Due to this nature, I reserve the right to reschedule lessons for performance reasons. Lessons that I cancel for any reason will be rescheduled or credit will be given towards the next term’s tuition.

WINTER WEATHER

Winter weather can be unpredictable, but lessons that are cancelled due to winter weather will not be rescheduled.

If you feel it is unsafe to travel to your lesson, you can do your lesson from home online using FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Video, or Zoom. The virtual lesson must take place at your regular lesson time, on the day of winter weather.

Example: Your lesson is scheduled for Wednesday at 4pm but you feel the roads are unsafe, so rather than drive to your lesson, you have your lesson online at your original lesson time of 4pm.

SUMMER LESSONS

Year-round study is essential for student progress, however everyone deserves a little vacation! Summer lessons are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory. To register for the summer term please contact me as soon as possible to arrange your lesson time.