Do I need my own instrument at home?
Yes. All teachers will assign music homework. A keyboard is fine for piano lessons. (Exception: Drum students may not necessarily need a full drum set.)
Do I need to bring my own instrument from home?
We supply drums & pianos. All other instruments will need to be brought for lessons.
May I watch my child's lesson?
It depends on the instructor. As a general rule, students show more improvement and better focus when the parent is not present in the room. Parents are welcome to attend a lesson from time to time in order to observe the teaching situation. Siblings and other friends are not to attend lessons with the student, but may wait in the lobby area of the building.
What if my child is sick & cannot make his lesson?
We ask that you contact the teacher directly (not through the academy director or the church office). All of our teachers are welcome to give you their personal cell phone numbers. Two make up lesson will be offered per season. Any other missed lessons, fees will be forfeited.
Will there be a recital?
Yes. We have one annual recital. Students are encouraged to participate, but not required.
Recital Date: March 31st - Time TBD
Are there any supplies I need to purchase or provide?
Yes. Some of our instructors will require lesson books for students to work through and those book fees are NOT included in the monthly fee.
What is your attendance/make-up policy?
Individual makeup lessons are strictly limited to two occurrences if the teacher is notified in advance, and only due to contagious illness or family emergency . Teachers will have specific blocks of time pre-reserved for make-ups before and/or after their regularly scheduled lesson times. Teacher’s can use these makeups time slots at their discretion in coordination with the parent.
In the event that the teacher needs to be absent, there will also be lesson rooms available for two extended weeks at the end of academy year, and one Saturday per month throughout the academy year.
If a student is unable to attend the pre-scheduled make up times offered, then the lesson is forfeited and tuition is still due.