Pitman NJ, Woodbury NJ
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 printed music/worksheets.
Studio Membership is year-round, including July and August. The membership fee remains the same every month,
year round, even if there are short months, long months or closures due to holiday breaks.
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 are good for the month through the end of each month.
There are no contracts to get out of or any minimum membership requirement.
Once you sign up, you can stop at the end of any month.
Membership: Pitman Location
$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
Membership: Woodbury Location
$120 a month provides for a 30-minute time slot
$180 a month provides for a 45-minute time slot
$240 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.
Take one or two a month, or one or two a week.
$350 for a block of 10 lessons.
Studio Membership Payments
Can be made by phone, or, for your security, you can set this up yourself.
By phone: call the office at 856-553-3110 with your card info handy.
Self-set-up: We email you directions at the time of registration
Subsequent Monthly Membership payments are paid via our “My Music Staff” system - which uses PayPal/Stripe and is very safe.
We regretfully can no longer accept checks or cash. 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.
Members reserve a time slot on our schedule that is exclusive to them. When a member cancels, they lose the benefit of that time slot. If you know ahead of time that you will be missing a lesson, we will offer you every open lesson time available. We do not guarantee that an open time slot will be available. If you will be absent, please send a courtesy email. text, or fill out our absence form on our home page so that we can let your teacher know. Teachers cannot adjust their roster, so please only communicate planned absences through the office via the methods above.
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.
If a student ends their membership before the month has ended, refunds are not extended on membership fees.
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 Pitman 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 will substitute). 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. 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.
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.