Guelph School of Music School Policy

Communication

Invoices, Receipts, School News is sent via email.
Phone: 519-763-4181
General Email: [email protected]
Student Accounts: [email protected]

Schedule: Lessons begin Saturday Sept 7, 2019

Private Lessons: There are 34 lessons on Mon/Sat, 36 lessons on Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri.

The academic year is divided into 3 Sessions beginning Sept 2019, Dec 2019 and Mar 2020. Private lessons can begin at any time between September 2019 & June 2020.

Payment

New Student Registration Fee: $30 (non-refundable)

Annual School Fee (non-refundable)

Students starting in sessions 2 & 3 will pay a pro-rated fee.

  1. Students registered in private instrumental/voice lessons and any other class or private theory lesson or class.
    Early Bird: $185, After April 20/19: $215
  2. Private Theory Lessons Only, Early Bird $85, After April 20/19: $100
  3. Theory Classes Only, Early Bird: $75, After April 20/19: $85

Returning Students

The School Fee is due with the Returning Student Registration Form.

New Students

The New Student Registration Fee is due with the New Student Registration Form.

Tuition Fees

To reserve a Private Lesson day and time or a space in our classes, payment for the entire academic year must be received in full either by cheque or e-transfer, OR by post-dated cheques dated Sept 1/19, Dec 1/19 and Mar 1/20.

Cheques are payable to Guelph School of Music. Details of fees method of payment and payment schedule are listed on student invoices which are sent out by email.

Cancellation

There are no refunds or make-ups for lessons or classes cancelled by the student. This includes student illness or vacations taken outside of school holidays. Lessons or classes cancelled by the teacher will be re-scheduled. Please notify your teacher if the student will be absent.

Kiwanis Music Festival

The teacher’s attendance in the Kiwanis Music Festival constitutes the participating student’s lesson for that week.

Withdrawal

Enrollment in private lessons is on a per Session basis. In case of withdrawal, only the fees for the remaining Sessions will be refunded. A written two-week notice of withdrawal prior to the next Session is required for fees to be returned. Once registered in Classes, fees are non-refundable.

Inclement Weather

When Public Schools and evening/weekend Community Use of Schools Programmes in the Upper Grand District School Board are closed due to inclement weather, The Guelph School of Music is closed. There are no refunds for these cancelled lessons or classes. The teacher will make up a limit of 1 lesson/class per student per academic year for inclement weather cancellations. These lessons will be scheduled according to studio availability.

If buses are cancelled but schools are open, Guelph School of Music is open.

Recitals & Performance Classes

Recitals are formal occasions. Recital dress code includes dress pants/skirt/dress, blouses/shirts/sweaters. Jeans shorts and yoga wear are not acceptable.

There are 2 Recitals: Winter and Spring

3 Performance Classes: Fall/Winter/Spring.

Miscellaneous

  • Parents/Students are responsible for the purchase of all music and materials.
  • Parents/Students are responsible for the registration and payment of any extracurricular activities such as Kiwanis Music Festival or Royal Conservatory of Music Exams.
  • If there is insufficient registration in classes, programmes will be cancelled and all fees returned.
  • Guelph School of Music reserves the right to cancel any student enrollment for negligence of payment, poor attendance, inappropriate behaviour or misconduct by the student, parent or guardian.
  • There is no extra time given to students who arrive late for lessons or classes.
  • Student received lessons for the lesson length and number of lessons they have registered and paid for.
  • Piano accompaniment for recitals and performance classes is available for an additional fee.
  • There is a $25 charge for NSF cheques.
  • Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about his or her lessons.
  • Registration in the Guelph School of Music implies acceptance of School Policy.