Below you will find information on our policies for students enrolled in lessons at CBA! ( updated 8/26/18 )
Please let us know if you have any questions about them!
Students enroll in lessons on a per-semester basis. By enrolling in lessons you are committing to the full semester. If you aren't ready to commit to a full semester, we recommend starting with a 3 week lesson trial. Tuition payments are due by the 15th of each calendar month. Tuition is the same each month in a semester, and is not based on the number of lessons in each calendar month. Tuition is calculated by the total number of lessons in the entire semester, and split into equal payments for each month. Tuition includes lessons, travel time/expenses, and all music needed for lessons. Tuition does not include instruments, instrument care supplies, or solo music needed for competitions or auditions. Students that begin lessons after the start of the semester will have their invoices pro-rated based on the remaining number of lessons in the semester. If you chose to terminate lessons after the first three weeks of a semester, you will be responsible for the cost in full for the remainder of the semester.
Students are permitted three cancellations per semester for any reason. Notice must be given at minimum the night before your lesson. Day of cancellations will not receive credits of any kind. For each cancellation you will receive a make-up lesson credit. You may use these credits to schedule a make-up lesson in our online calendar during any open time slots, or on a teacher's designated make-up day. Any cancellations beyond this for any reason will not be made up and will not be refunded. Unused cancellation credits In the unlikely event that the instructor must cancel a lesson you will be given the option of either an additional make-up credit or a refund for that lesson on your final invoice of the semester. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, or the lesson area is experiencing a winter storm emergency (level two or above), you will receive the option of an additional make-up credit. Unused weather make-ups will be credited at the end of the semester.
Students are expected to provide their own instrument, tuner, metronome, music stand, and instrument care supplies. The teacher will set home practice guidelines, as well as practice time standards and routines for each individual student.
An automatic late fee of $25 will be applied to invoices 48 hours past due. Invoices 7 days past due will incur an additional $75 late fee on top of the $25 late fee. Invoices 1 month past due will incur an additional $100 late fee. Invoices 2 months past due will incur a $300 late fee and be sent to collections. If your bill is sent to collections you will be terminated as a student, and will not be able to re-enroll in lessons at any time. Your collections bill will also include the fees for the remaining lessons in the semester. If there are extenuating circumstances and you need to set up a payment plan, please let us know early so we do not have to send you to collections.