QPS Policy 23-24
Tuition for weekly lessons are averaged into a flat monthly installment that covers a school year session from August 2023 to May 2024. Sibling discounts are available. If you’re interested in a longer lesson, speak with Amy about options. Tuition guarantees the student a weekly lesson time slot whether or not all the lessons take place. In addition to weekly lessons, your tuition includes numerous hours of teacher time in lesson preparation, correspondence, event planning, and investment in professional music teaching organizations and their sponsored events. Tuition is due by the first lesson of each month. It may be sent via the student, mail, or paid online through Square invoicing, PayPal, Venmo, cash, or check. All tuition payments are nonrefundable.
Annual Registration Fee: $25 per student due at time of sign up.
Late Fee: $10 added to tuition if the payment is more than one week late. An additional $10 will be charged for each additional week that tuition is late.
Throughout the year QPS may purchase music for your child and will charge you accordingly. Occasionally, QPS may ask you to go and purchase music/supplies for your child. QPS tries to keep expenses at a minimum, but materials are necessary for the furtherance of their musical education. There may be various recital/performance fees throughout the year, but QPS will always communicate those to you in advance so you may make an informed decision about your participation. In order to adjust for expenses, a small tuition increase will be in effect most years.
Regular attendance at lessons is essential for a student’s continuing success. Please call, text, or email me if you must miss a lesson. There are no refunds and no “applying tuition to the next month” for missed lessons. Students missing lessons 2 weeks in a row without some form of notification will be terminated. In the event of withdrawal midyear, two weeks’ notice is appreciated. No paid tuition will be refunded at time of student withdrawal. With studio growth, QPS cannot accommodate the demand for makeup lessons. QPS does not do makeup lessons. Please treat your lesson times like a sport practice or dance practice or medical appointment. If you are late, QPS is only able to complete the remainder of the lesson for that time slot. The only lessons QPS will reschedule are those missed due to another musical endeavor (such as band concert, rehearsal, etc.) that was previously discussed and approved by QPS. If those become frequent, however, QPS cannot guarantee a rescheduling. In the event of major incident in the teacher’s personal life, lessons could be cancelled that may or may not be made up. There are a couple options to minimize missed lessons should you like to use them:
Virtual Lesson - Simply contact Amy beforehand to switch to a Zoom lesson. We will complete the virtual lesson during your normal lesson time.
Lesson Swap - A list where you may swap a lesson time with another student for a conflict. A list will be sent out in August with those who choose to participate in this.
Performance Lessons - Come to a free group performance lesson. These will happen twice a year before major performances. This will be a great warm-up time with performance tips and collaborative learning.