Studio Contract 2022-2023*
You are guaranteed at least 44 private lessons for each music school year.
Recitals and 10 Studio Classes within the year are free and not mandatory to join.
Your lesson time has been reserved especially for you, it is your standing weekly appointment and must be paid for regardless of your presence.
If a student/parent wishes to change their lesson time mid-year, this can be discussed on a case by case basis. I do my best to accommodate, but it cannot be guaranteed.
To keep your scheduled spot in the upcoming year, you are required to take a minimum of four summer lessons. Summer lessons are factored into the yearly tuition payments.
Practicing REGULARLY outside of lesson time is a critical component to progress, so that our scheduled lesson times are spent learning something new. I will always go at a pace as my students, but practicing regularly makes sure we're being as productive as possible during lessons. Practice sessions will be tailored towards the individual needs of each student and allow him/her to work on particular skills to improve. Feel free to reach out to me if you or your child need any help with these practice sessions outside of our lesson time.
A commitment for a minimum of 1 music school year is required after "cooling off" period.
First semester: September - January;
Second Semester: February to June;
Summer: July and August
The Studio Contract covers the school year and beyond. A new contract will be agreed upon and signed if there is an update to the studio contract.
If there are no missed lessons, you will be receiving two free extra lessons this music school year. Should you find the need to miss lessons for conflict/ sickness/ emergency/ vacation days, these extra lessons will be used up first. No make-up or rescheduling necessary.
In the event that you will need more than 2 cancellations, those that need to cancel should do so 24 hours before the lesson to be issued make-up credits, maximum of two per year. I will do my best to find a time to reschedule, although availability is not guaranteed. Make-up credits expire after 90 days.
Studio is closed on holidays, and does not count towards the 44 lessons in each music school year. Please refer to this year’s Studio Calendar for holidays and studio closings.
In the event that I have to cancel a lesson myself, a make-up credit will be given. The make-up lesson will be rescheduled and taken in addition to your regular lesson, at a mutually agreed time and date. It will not replace your standing appointment. If a suitable time cannot be arranged, I will refund the cost.
Teacher reserves the right to dismiss any student who has a difficult time complying with the studio policy at any time. Here at Stafford Music Studio, we strive to create an inclusive space for everyone. It is important to me that everyone feels safe and we treat each other with respect and kindness.
Termination of Contract:
Music lessons require long-term commitment in order to build the proper foundation I expect from all students. A full music school year (September to June, 10 months), and one summer month to keep your spot in the studio is required but if extenuating circumstances arise, a cancellation notice of not less than 3 weeks in writing is to be submitted to terminate this agreement.
© Stafford Music Studio 2022
*This is a general summarized contract for online purposes. Before carrying out services, an official Studio Contract will be explained and signed as agreement on the initial meeting. Both parties will receive a copy for their own records.