$115 a month for 30-minute lessons
$85 a month for home-schoolers and daytime lessons (before 2:30)
$10/month discount for multi-instrument lessons (one student/two instruments or 2 siblings)
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Vocal Academy Tuition
$90 for three 30-minute lessons a month
$135 for three 45-minute lessons a month
Tuition includes choir/voice classes/small ensemble rehearsals, workshops, and masterclasses.
Books are not included in this tuition rate. (Due to the prices being so variable). We will continue to stock books in-house and absorb any tax charges and shipping fees.
A $25 late fee is applied for payments not made by the 15th of the month.
Tuition can be paid by credit/debit card online with the addition of an online service fee.
To avoid this fee, tuition can be paid by personal check: clients submit 10 or fewer checks - from your starting month through June, pre-dated for the first of the month. This one-time 5-minute process allows you to submit the checks at the first lesson of the year. If a student ends lessons before June, the unused checks will be destroyed or returned. If, from time to time, you need for us to hold a check for a few days, feel free to contact us. The first month and any book/material charges are invoiced and paid online with a credit or debit card.
Tuition is a fixed, flat rate - the same every month regardless of the number of weeks in that month. The amount is calculated by the overall academic year. The teaching calendar is arranged so that students get the same number of yearly lessons regardless of the day they take lessons. If you have better than average attendance, you will receive some lessons for free. While there are no charges for recitals, lessons end after the second week of June. Credits are not extended for missed lessons for any reason. If you end your lessons before the month is complete, we do not issue refunds on that month's tuition
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Attendance and Absences
Absences communicated to us via email, absence form, or text before the lesson day can be rescheduled if a mutually agreeable time can be found within the teacher's schedule.
Absences communicated to us via email, absence form, or text *on* the lesson day, or not communicated to us before the lesson at all , are not rescheduled.
Please remember that one-on-one instruction with an adult who is fully invested in your child's development is something rare in a young person's life. Please take the steps necessary to ensure that team sports schedules work around your one-on-one lesson time. If a team advances and the schedule changes, talk with us and we will do what we can to accommodate the sudden change in your schedule.
Calendar, Summer, Teacher Absence, Rescheduling
Teacher absence, Snow Days, Old Buildings - there are some days when we will need to cancel lessons. When lessons are cancelled by us, a refund will show on your next invoice. For those who pay by check, we will issue a refund by check. If you are comfortable doing so, setting up a PayPal account will allow us to refund your account the same day.
Reminder: When Pitman schools close for weather, we close. Our calendar is available on our website, please be aware of the days our school is closed. When we know ahead of time that a teacher will be out, we will try to reschedule or find an excellent substitute. If we cannot find a substitute, we will contact you via text, email or both and issue a refund.
Lessons are held September - June, with a special summer session. Occasionally, to keep the number of lessons balanced for Saturday and Monday students, we may be closed on a weekday. Lessons are cancelled on October 31st, November 27th-30th, December 22nd - January 4th, and also President's weekend, Easter, Memorial Day weekend.
Summer lessons are by appointment when student and teacher are mutually available. Not all students take summer lessons, but we recommend students in their first 4 years of study schedule 4 - 6 lessons over our 10-week summer break. We've found that students who take off for the whole summer often spend too much time in fall 'catching up' to where they were back in June. A few summer lessons will keep students from losing progress. A dedicated student can make significant progress in the summer.
Rescheduling a lesson - short term
If you need to shift your lesson for a week or two, email us and we will let you know the times that are available. We will hold your original spot for up to two weeks. All verbal arrangements must be verified by email.
Changing lesson time - long term
If you need to shift your lesson for three weeks or more, email us and we will let you know the times that are available. Your original spot may be filled, however, so please let us know if and when you would wish to switch back, we may be able to make it work.
Recitals offer students an opportunity to perform for their families and peers. Recitals are short - about and hour - and very informal. We know how challenging it is to schedule recitals so we offer several recital times to choose from.