Policy of Virtuoso School of Music and ArtGeneral Calendar:
The school year runs from September till May inclusive. There is a monthly fee for lessons. Summer months tuition bills are generated per lesson. The School is closed for Thanksgiving (from Wednesday to Sunday), Christmas week (two days before Christmas day till January 1st inclusive).
One time non-refundable registration fee is $35 If a family has 3 or more kids registered in the School the registration fee is $65 for the whole family.
A tuition invoice for a month is emailed to you on or before the 30th of current month if you pay month by month. If you buy a package, the invoice is sent you before the termination of the package. It is parent’s responsibility to see the school director if the bill had not been received by the end of the month. The payment is due on 7th of each month. Late fee of $28 will be included in the following month’s bill. We accept cash, check, debit or credit card (credit card fee is 2% of every transaction). Checks should be made payable to Virtuoso School of Music and Art. There will be additional $25 fee for every returned check. Refunds are available in extreme cases only. The decision will be made by the music school director.
Please, provide a 24 hour notice if you are not able to come for the next lesson. It gives us an opportunity to reschedule your lesson. If you failed to give a prompt notice we should remind you that there are no refunds for missed lessons.
Lessons can be rescheduled up to 2 lessons per semester. Rescheduling is subject to teacher and room availability. The School always meets halfway to those who provide prompt notice about inability to come for the scheduled time. Only private lessons could be rescheduled. Group lessons (Theory and Ear Training, Group Keyboard, Art Group Class, Dance Classes (except private), Preschool Class, School of Little Talents) cannot be rescheduled. The only way for your child to attend missed group lesson is to come with another group of this class only in case if we have one.
In May of every year our school gives an opportunity for every student to register for the next academic year to avoid unnecessary rush and mess in September. You can easily register yourself or your child in advance and preserve your schedule. The school will remind students about that in April. For the students who already are registered in the School we give the priority to choose the day and time for your next year lessons. The School will keep it till the next year.
In case of inclement weather or other unforeseen emergency Virtuoso School of Music and Art will notify the students by e-mail or phone. Please, be sure that the music school will make decision based on safety conditions. The school will make all possible effort to have make-up lessons during nearest weekend, given safe condition. Parents must bring their children for the make-uped lesson. If the parents or adult students would not do it, the missed lesson is not-refundable.
A qualified substitution teacher will be provided in cases of primary teacher absence due to illness or personal emergency.
Parent and Adult Student Responsibility:
It is parent’s or adult student’s responsibility to check out school activities and closings. The information is provided by e-mail, by text or on our Facebook page immediately.
Virtuoso School of Music and Art is not responsible for providing students with rooms before or after their lessons. That why, provide your child with safe transportation to and from the School. It is parent’s responsibility to wait for their son or daughter while he or she is taking the lesson.
Our school takes the learning process very seriously. That why parents are responsible for their children’s behavior. Explain your child that the School is the public place. Do not let your son or daughter run, scream, spoil the walls or produce noise. There is to be no gums, food or drinks in class. Remember that the learning process is in progress. In our school keep order as it is your own place. After the lesson parents have no more than 5 minutes with the teacher to discuss their child’s progress because other students are coming to the next lesson. Mobile phones are permitted only in the waiting area for short conversations. Please, make sure that you do not disturb students during their lessons. Keep your voice low.
School of Little Talents
Especially for the students of School of Little Talents we want parents to ensure The School that they will complete 4 months program and do not quit before it ends.
Preschool class is group lesson. No reschedule is possible. If a child missed a lesson he/she could come with another group. Please give us a 24 hour notice, if you want to come with another group. Payment should be completed at the beginning of each month.
Photography and Publicity:
___I permit to use my child’s pictures and video of his/her performance for publishing at Virtuoso School of Music and Art web-site and social media.
___ I do not permit to use my child’s pictures and video of his/her performance for publishing at Virtuoso School of Music and Art web-site and social media.
Leave the School
You have to notify school administration of that you going to leave the school 30 days before the date .