Studio membership includes
An assigned weekly time slot when the school is open
Access to our availability calendar to reschedule lessons when needed
Performances: formal recitals, informal recital parties
Access to our lending library & studio subscriptions
Small resources like supplemental printed music/worksheets.
Studio Membership is year-round, including July and August - we take two breaks in the summer for vacations and one break at the winter holidays. The membership fee remains the same every month, year round, even if there are short months, long months or closures. We operate on a flat-rate system wherein the total number of lessons per year are added up and divided by 12 months so that monthly rates stay the same. Our calendar is such that Monday/Friday students receive the same number of lessons per year as our Tuesday-Thursday students
The first two months are a part of trial period.
During this trial period, prorated membership fees can be refunded should you decide that lessons aren't right for you.
After the trial period, Membership fees cover the entire month.
There are no contracts or minimum membership requirements.
Once you sign up, you can stop at the end of any month.
Membership: Pitman and Woodbury Locations
$145 a month provides for a 30-minute time slot
$215 a month provides for a 45-minute time slot
$290 a month provides for 60-minute time slot
All lessons with Lauren Canna
$130 for 30-minute lessons, 3 lessons a month
$195 for 45-minute lessons, 3 lessons a month
$260 for 60-min lessons, 3 lessons a month
Adults Only - "Punch Card" lessons.
10 lessons that can be scheduled at your convenience. Either choose a weekly time slot, or move your lessons around to fit your schedule.
Take one or two a month, or one or two a week.
$350 for a block of 10 lessons.
Studio Membership Payments
Monthly Membership payments
We use PayPal/Stripe the industry standard for safe online payments. Payments are drawn on the first of the month for the upcoming month.
We regretfully cannot accept checks or cash. Electronic payments help keep our operating costs low. The facilities we use are busy and not secured, so unfortunately, teachers cannot accept payments at any time.
A $50 late fee is charged to the the account in the unlikely event that a balance remains through the 15th of the month. Since membership is drawn automatically, only an expired card or deliberate removal of the card by the client would result in a balance remaining long enough to incur a late fee. If your card expires, we will notify you right away.
All missed lessons can be made up asynchronously.
If a student will be absent, please send a courtesy email. text, or fill out our absence form on our home page so that we can let the teacher know.
When a member cancels, they lose the benefit of that time slot. When lessons are canceled by students are not refunded, or rescheduled.
Weekday students = Weekend students
The teaching calendar is arranged so that students get the same number of yearly lessons regardless of the day they take lessons. Mid-week students will have some days where there are no lessons scheduled. This allows our mid-week and weekend students to all have the same number of lessons per year. It is important that our Saturday and Monday students receive the same amount of instruction time as our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday students. We ask parents and students to be aware that there is no charge for lessons on days when we are closed mid-week. Everyone gets the same number of lessons and membership means you aren't charged for weeks you don't have a lesson.
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 and other event schedules work around your one-on-one lesson time. If your schedule changes, talk with us and we will do what we can to accommodate the sudden change in your schedule.
Teacher Absence, Snow Days, School Closings
There are some days when we will need to close due to weather. If we can reschedule the entire missed day, we will. For example, if we close for snow on a Thursday in January, we might reschedule that day for a Thursday during our Spring Break. When local schools close for weather, we close as well. 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 (often one of our other staff teachers). If we cannot find a substitute, we will contact you via text, email or both and issue a refund. When lessons are cancelled by us, a refund will show on your next invoice.
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. Please do not ask your teacher to rearrange their schedule, please allow the office to make those adjustments.
Changing lesson time - long term
If you need to shift your lesson for three weeks or more, or will be taking an extended absence, email us. Your original spot may be filled, however, so please let us know if and when you would wish to switch back, we will do what we can to make it work.
Recitals offer students an opportunity to perform for their families and peers. Recitals are short - about an hour - and very friendly. We know how challenging it is to schedule recitals so we offer several recital times to choose from. The weeks of full-school recitals are not a part of our yearly lessons schedule, so students who do not participate in recitals are not charged for those weeks. Recitals are offered at no charge to the family members attending.