Studio Policies for Private Lessons

PAYMENT POLICY
Monthly tuition is due before the first lesson of the month. Tuition can be paid via an email invoice prior to the first lesson of the month. Other options for payments are: Check payable to 'No Strings Attached' & cashier check. A late charge of $25 will be added after a 7 day grace period after the payment due date. Lessons will not be continued with students with an outstanding payment due.

SEMESTER FEE
A $25 semester fee will be issued at the beginning of each semester. This will cover operational expenses, recitals & learning materials. The semester being August 1st - December 31st, and January 1st -May 31st. The semester fee will be added to the monthly tuition with a note from NSA Music Studio.

CANCELLATION/MAKE-UP
As a common courtesy, parents and/or students are required to contact NSA Music Studio via email 48 hours in advance of any absence. Please note: monthly tuition will not be prorated or credited for absences for any reason if notice is or is not given within the 48 hour window. Students will be allotted 2 make-up lessons per semester; the semesters being August 1st through December 31st, and January 1st through May 31st.  The amount of allotted make-up lessons will not roll over to the next semester. However, two make-up lessons will be given during or at the end of each semester. Make-up lessons will be given by any of our NSA Music Studio teachers. In the event a student is absent for any make-up lesson, the lesson will be forfeited.

CONTACT
Due to the number of students on NSA Music Studio calendar, email is the preferred method of contact. Text messages can be more difficult to keep track of and archive. Unless you are notifying NSA Music Studio that you are running late or family emergency please use email for questions regarding lessons and schedules rather than texting.

nostringsattachedsa@aol.com

NO SHOWS
If a student is absent and no contact is made to NSA Music Studio, it is considered a "no show" and lesson payment will be forfeited.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to arrive for lessons on time with instrument unpacked and music ready. This means neither too early or too late. In the case of tardiness, a student’s lesson will end at the scheduled time. Unfortunately, this means they will not receive their full lesson.

SKYPE/FACETIME LESSON
For virtual lessons the student is responsible to contact teacher when lesson is scheduled to start

INSTRUCTOR ABSENCE
In the event an instructor is unable to attend a lesson, a make-up lesson will be arranged for the student by an NSA Music Studio teacher.  In the event a student is absent for a make-up lesson, the lesson will be forfeited.

STUDENT DROP OFF/ PICK UP (FOR MINORS)
Parents are responsible for ensuring the student arrives and enters into the lesson on time. Parent/Guardian and/or older sibling must be present for the lesson.

PARENTS IN THE LESSON ROOM
Parents are allowed in the lesson room, however, this is not a time to co-teach with any of our teachers. We encourage you to quietly take notes.  Any questions for the teacher should be asked during your child's lesson time or via email or phone.  Please do not ask questions after the lesson as we must respect the time of the student coming in after you.

DISCONTINUING LESSONS
For discontinuing lessons, 30 days advance notice is required. No portion of the tuition paid will be refunded or prorated.

PRACTICE
Students are expected to practice their lesson materials daily. Since a student only sees their teacher once a week, it is imperative for their musical growth that they practice regularly. Parents are responsible for holding child accountable to practice at least 3-4 times per week. Teacher will give instructions on how long practice must be which varies from ages 4 thru 18. If a student is frequently attending lessons without being prepared, it is the teacher's obligation to speak with the student and parents about proper practice habits. If lack of lesson preparation persists, the student will be subject to a lesson dismissal and/or termination from lessons.

RECITALS
NSA Music Studio will hold a fall and spring recital. Students are encouraged to participate in the recitals. This is your child's opportunity to shine. 

STUDENT INFORMATION
Parents/Students must notify NSA Music Studio as soon as possible of any change in address, home/work telephone or any other contact information required to notify the student of schedule changes.