Lesson Policy

Scherzo Music School

Scherzo's Policy

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS POLICY 2022 (Effective March 2022)

1. LESSONS
a. This policy is for lessons in-person and online.
b. Lessons are considered ongoing and recurring.
c. The School does not observe all federal holidays. Please see the School Calendar.

2. ATTENDANCE
a. You are expected to attend your lessons as scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis.
b. If you cannot attend a lesson, the School must be notified in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the lesson to receive a makeup lesson. i. Insufficient notice will result in a forfeit of the lesson.
c. If the teacher cannot attend a lesson, students will be provided a makeup lesson or the School will provide a substitute with or without notice.
d. If you are late by 15-minutes or more without notice, the entire lesson is forfeited. 3.

MAKE UP LESSONS
a. Makeup lessons must be used before discontinuing lessons, otherwise they are forfeited.
b. Makeup lessons expire 1 year after being issued, as long as the student is active.
c. Makeup lessons cannot replace regular lessons, and must be scheduled in addition to regular lessons.
d. Students/parents are responsible for scheduling their own makeups online or with the front desk, and are subject to teacher’s availability.

4. DISCONTINUING LESSONS
a. The school must be notified in writing 30 days prior to discontinuing lessons.
b. In the event your teacher is unable to continue teaching, you will be assigned to another teacher.
c. All other scenarios will be handled on a case by case basis.

5. ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
a. The School strongly encourages students to participate in one or more of the following services:
i. At least one of our four Recitals: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
ii. Standardized Music Exams;
iii. Music Theory Classes, Collaborative Music Workshops, Group Music Classes, Audition Prep Classes, and other services as they become available.

6.BILLING, PAYMENTS & DISCOUNTS
a. A credit card on file is REQUIRED to enroll in lessons.
b. All payments are due by the 23rd of each month for the following month’s lessons.
i. Example: February lesson fees are due on January 23rd.
c. Payment methods include cash, check/bill pay, ACH, Zelle, PayPal, or credit card.
d. Discount is as follows, and must be paid on time by cash, check, ACH or Zelle:
i. Sibling discount or multiple lessons discount: 2.5%. Discounts cannot be combined.
e. Lessons are based on a flat monthly fee structure in alignment with our School Calendar.

7. RATES & FEES
a. Registration Fee: $60.00.
i. Applies to new and re-entry students.
b. Convenience Fee: 3% surcharge for PayPal and Credit Card transactions
c. The School will charge a $30 fee for bounced checks and a $15 fee for late payments.
d. Monthly payments are a flat rate based on a 46-week year, and not the number of lessons per
month.

 

COVID-19 ADDENDUM

 

Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scherzo Music School is requiring the
following obligations be met to take lessons in-person:

    • ● One parent maximum in the room;
      ● Understand and agree that lessons may be switched to online if necessary.
      ● Anyone displaying cold or flu like symptoms should remain at home or we will send you home.
      ● Sanitize hands before and after the lesson;
      ● Must wear a mask at all times while at the School;

These terms will be revised as necessary.

Rates & Fees

Time per week In-Person/ Hybrid Online Only
20-minute lessons
$195.00/month
$160.00/month
30-minute lessons
$275.00/month
$230.00/month
30-minute lessons (twice/week)
$520.00/month
$450.00/month
45-minute lessons
$397.50/month
$340.00/month
60-minute lessons
$520.00/month
$450.00/month

* Online lessons require a good camera, microphone, and internet connection.

* An initial Registration Fee of $60.00 is required to begin lessons. Registration fee applies to new and re-entry students.

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