Registration, Policy and Payment

This policy is in place to protect the student, the parent, and the teacher, and serves to ensure that lessons run smoothly and without conflict. Remember that, while taken seriously, music lessons are meant to be enjoyable as well as educational. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or your child’s lessons, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lessons

Lessons will take place at the teacher's home studio in Duluth, MN. Address will be provided upon regiatration.

Schedule

Lessons will be held weekly once the student has registered. I will try my best to accomodate each students schedule to find a time that best works for them,

Tuition

Tuition reserves the student's weekly time slot in the teacher's schedule throughout the year and is required regardless of attendance.


Rates

30 min. lesson = $25 (standard lesson time)

60 min. lesson = $50 (longer lesson time upon request)


Tuition may be paid weekly or monthly. Monthly payments are calculated by multiplying the lesson rate by 4 weeks (3 or 5 weeks for certain months). Additional lessons are allowed based on the teacher's availability.


Payment

Tuition may be paid weekly or monthly. Monthly tuition is to be paid in advance at the last lesson of each month. Tuition is payable by cash, check, Paypal, Venmo/Zelle,Checks are to be made out to "Jimi Cooper". There will be a $30 fee for returned checks.


For Paypal payment: jimicoop2@yahoo.com (please select "friends and family" option to avoid fees.

For Venmo payment: @Jimi-Cooper-3

Tardiness

The student will contact the teacher by phone if they expect to be late for a scheduled lesson.


If a student arrives after their scheduled lesson time has begun, the teacher will complete the lesson in the remaining portion of the time slot. Additional time for student tardiness is not guaranteed.


If the teacher arrives after a scheduled lesson has begun, the teacher will give additional time past the time slot to compensate for their tardiness with mutual acceptance of the student's schedule.

Rescheduling

Students needing to reschedule a lesson should let the teacher know at least a day in advance to ensure a time slot.

Cancellations

Students must cancel lessons by phone or email with at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations are considered excused for illness, family emergency, or severe weather (public school closures). Excused cancellations with sufficient notification will be given a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month. No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification will not be given make-up lessons or lesson credits.


The teacher may need to reschedule or cancel a lesson due to illness, family emergency, or performance engagements. In this case, the teacher will provide a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month.

Make-Up Lessons/Lesson Credits

Only 3 excused cancellations will be allowed per academic year. Excused cancellations will be given make-up lessons within the month or lesson credits towards the following month. If a student cannot attend a scheduled make-up lesson, the lesson will be considered forfeited. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. If a make-up lesson is not possible, a lesson credit will be applied toward the following month. After 3 excused cancellations, further cancelled lessons will be considered forfeited and will not be given make-up lessons, or lesson credits.

Withdrawal

Students should consult with the teacher if they are considering discontinuing lessons to make sure there are not areas that can be resolved. If the student still decides to discontinue lessons, one month's notice is required. The lessons remaining in that month will be finished out, or held for 6 months as credit in case of return. There are no refunds for withdrawals.