Terms And Conditions
In Our Studios
Half-hour = $45
45-minutes = $70
1-hour = $85
Rates for Private Tuitions
Half-hour = $65
45-minutes = $90
1-hour = $105
*Depending on location and distance from the teacher, higher rates may be charged for travel time.
National Association of Teachers of Singing | Music Teachers’ Association of California
The rates published on this page are our standard tuition rates. However, since our teachers are independent, some do charge slightly different amounts. Please ask your instructor about their rates.
POLICIES & RATES Studio Policies
Canyon Entertainment Academy
STUDENT TUITION POLICIES
1. Tuition Fees
For the convenience of students and teachers, tuition fees for students are handled centrally and billed in advance either a) every four weeks, or b) in full prior to the start of each 16-week session (which qualifies for a 5% ?? discount). Tuition Fees will be sent one week before they are due. We submit tuition fee invoices through PayPal which provides payment options of Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or PayPal.Upon receiving payment,the PayPal system will send you a receipt of proof of payment. Payment must be received before classes can be booked.
2. Attendance, Tuition Cancellation, and Make-up
It is expected that students will be early or on time, and prepared for their lesson with the appropriate lesson books, materials and any other work the teacher requested to be completed from the previous lesson.
If the student is late for the lesson, the lesson will end at the scheduled time out of respect for other students that are be scheduled to have a lesson immediately after your lesson.
We have a 24 hour lesson cancellation policy for the Student and the Teacher at Canyon Entertainment Academy. In order for a lesson to be rescheduled for a make-up, the student must phone Canyon Entertainment Academy 24 hours before the lesson at 949.981.3372 and leave a message for their teacher.if we are not able to take the call. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also contact you if the teacher must cancel. The make-up lesson will occur and be scheduled within 30 days of the original lesson date, or the lesson is forfeited. One of the options for a make-up is to add additional time to the next one or two lessons, if schedules allow for this.
Exception: If you/your child becomes ill overnight or comes home sick, call Canyon Entertainment Academy right away. We will schedule a make-up to be completed within 30 days of the originally scheduled lesson.
If it is necessary to cancel a lesson, please call at the earliest possible time so teachers are not needlessly preparing the lesson. There will be no refund for missed or forgotten lessons.
Lessons cancelled based on the teacher’s illness or emergencies will be made up within 30 days of the originally scheduled lesson day, or the tuition fee will be credited to your account.
3. Dismissal, Lesson Termination
We will make every effort to assure the success of every student. Regrettably,there are circumstances where Canyon Entertainment Academy reserves the right to dismiss a student if any of these situations occur:
- Failure to pay tuition on time.
- Persistent absences.
- Uncooperative attitude.
- Lack of progress due to insufficient practice or unfulfilled requirements.
To end music lessons with Canyon Entertainment Academy, the student will provide three (3) weeks’ notice, prior to last lesson to be taken. Any tuition that has been billed for the month in which lesson termination occurs will not be refunded.
4. Instruments and Materials
Instruments should be in good working order. The student is responsible for the maintenance of their instrument. In the case of large-investment instruments such as a piano, we suggest the option of renting a piano or purchasing a keyboard. A representative of Canyon Entertainment Academy can direct you to reputable resources or suppliers of instruments, if needed.
Students are responsible for the purchase of music method books used in the lesson. The teacher will assess and recommend the appropriate program and music book level for the student.
If requested by the student, Canyon Entertainment Academy can provide recommendations regarding the purchase of the music book materials, strings, or other items, such as a metronome or tuner.
To increase and improve the music skills of every student, we encourage discipline around regular, consistent practice habits.
As a guideline, beginning and young students should target to practice 30 minutes per day; intermediate students should practice 45-60 minutes per day; and advanced students should practice 1-3 hours per day. Regular, uninterrupted practice habits significantly improve sight-reading ability, muscle memory, and technical competency.
6. Student/Parent/Guardian and Teacher Conferences
School-age students produce superior results and are more willing to practice when parents or guardians of the student are involved and provide support. We encourage parents or guardians to sit in on any lesson at any time.
Parents should have an open dialogue with the teacher regarding questions or disciplinary concerns they may have. If you would like to speak to the teacher at the end of a particular lesson, warn them in advance so they can stop the lesson early, and talk to you, so as not to interfere with the next student’s lesson. Students or parents are highly encouraged to contact the teacher between lessons if they don’t understand their lesson plans.
7. Recitals, Music Competitions, and other Fees
It is optional for students to participate in other events such as Certificate of Merit (Music Teacher’s Association of California, Solo & Ensemble Festivals, and Student Recitals. Students should expect to pay additional fees for Certificate of Merit study work, application process, accompaniment, administration fees, MTAC branch fees, misc. study materials, food costs for receptions etc.
We usually schedule 2 recitals per calendar year. Recital fees are usually $30 with piano, and covers items such as hall rental, flowers, trophies, and printing costs for recital program and food.
8. Vacation and Studio Closure
Canyon Entertainment Academy observes the following holidays and the office is closed during these days:
New Year’s Day January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
President’s Day Memorial Day
If a lesson is normally scheduled on a day of the week a holiday occurs, the teacher at Canyon Entertainment Academy will accommodate a make-up lesson for that day. It can be in the form of a lesson on another day, or adding additional time to existing lessons. If the student is planning a vacation, we ask for 2 weeks advance notice so the teacher may be scheduled to teach another person during the student’s vacation.
From time-to-time, teachers will take a vacation and we ask for advance notice from the teacher so we may notify you and arrange a make-up class.
We have found that for school age children, a team approach to learning under the support of a parent or guardian,produces a higher success rate when there is active involvement in the learning process. We have outlined responsibilities for the teacher, student, and parent/guardian to promote effective learning and achievement towards the student’s goals.
- Develop in students an enthusiasm, respect, and genuine love for music.
- Discover the uniqueness of each student and respect differences in musical taste and personality.
- Help students learn how to practice.
- Encourage and motivate students to practice.
- Demonstrate a love of music.
- Respect students’ opinions and value their creativity.
- Create a studio atmosphere where students are free to feel comfortable and confident, able to recognize both the seriousness and fun of study.
- Encourage communication between student/parent and teacher, answer any questions and help to solve problems.
- Arrive at each lesson with the week’s assignment completed.
- Bringing assignment notebooks, theory binders, and music books to each lesson.
- Regular practice habits for the length of time necessary to meet your goals.
- Follow directions in class and at home.
- Ask questions when you don’t understand.
- Keep a positive attitude.
- Respond cheerfully to parents’ reminders; remember they are helping you to be successful!
- Arrive at lessons on time with all materials in hand. Late time is lost time.
- . Relax and have fun learning a new skill and a way to express yourself!
- Provide a tuned instrument in a well-lighted area at home, as free from distractions as possible.
- Pay for lessons on time.
- Encourage good practice habits. Provide daily praise and encouragement. A set time each day works well.
- Remind students to practice.
- You are welcome to sit in on lessons if the student does not object, but please keep other children, family members, or friends from the lesson so disruption is kept to a minimum.
- Check to see that instructions are being followed and assignments completed.
- Let the teacher know how things are going at home, relay concerns, and ask any questions needed.
- Talk to teacher about any questions you or your child may have.
Communication is important to a good learning relationship!
ENJOY YOUR LESSONS!
Monthly tuition is due in advance (at the end of each month) for the upcoming month. Payments may be made in cash or by personal check, payable to your instructor. Some teachers also accept payment by credit card and/or Paypal. Tuition is non-refundable.
Consistency is very important in the study of music. Regular attendance at your weekly tuitions and practicing between tuitions is crucial to your development as an artist. We require 24-hours’ notice to cancel tuitions. If less than 24-hours’ notice is provided, students will be charged for the missed tuition.
In consideration for the instructor and others, students should not attend tuitions when ill. Please notify your instructor as early as possible if you must miss a tuition due to illness. 24-hours’ notice is preferable, but when this is not possible due to sudden onset of illness, please call first thing in the morning on the day of your tuition if you must cancel.
A minimum of two-weeks’ notice is required to discontinue tuitions. If less than two weeks’ notice is given, the student will be charged the tuition fee for two additional tuitions. Tuition fees are non-refundable.
Voice students should bring a 3-ring binder, a pencil, and either a recording device or some medium to which a recording can be transferred (blank CD, thumb drive, etc.) with them to each tuition. Your instructor will give you music and study materials to keep in your binder, and will make a recording of your vocal exercises and songs during your tuition. These are your best tools to use for practicing between tuitions.
Instrumental students will be issued books, which are yours to keep. The cost of these books will be added to your tuition. Please bring your music books to each tuition.
The following holidays are observed. Students will not be scheduled or charged for tuitions on these days.
- New Year’s Eve
- Memorial Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- New Year’s Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Eve
- Easter Sunday
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
Students and parents are asked to understand that, because all of the instructors continue to be active performers, occasionally scheduling conflicts arise, making it necessary to re-schedule or suspend tuitions for a short time. In these cases, ample notice will be provided, and every effort will be made to offer make-up tuitions.