Musical Starts Policies Page
Musical Starts automated payment system is easy and hassle-free for you. The recurring monthly payment will be deducted from your credit card via Stripe (Music Teachers Helper). For alternate payment option contact Marcia.
There is an annual $20.00 per family registration and recital fee due at the beginning of the school year.
Extra fees for students enrolling in Associated Board of Royal School of Music exams.
Registration Fees are non-refundable.
Cancelled Lessons: If the teacher cancels a lessons for any reason she is obliged to make up the lesson. If the student cancels the lesson, the teacher is not obliged to make up the lesson. Tuition is due regardless of missed lessons, and credit cannot be given for missed lessons.
If enrollment must be cancelled, a written notice prior to the 1st of the month is required. If notice is received after the 1st of the month, the tuition for the current month will still be charged. The written notice may be emailed to Marcia@musicalstarts.com or mailed to Marcia Liddon, 3102 Brass Buttons Drive, Austin, TX 78734
Materials and Supplies:
Students taking instrumental lessons can expect about $20-$40 of music expenses throughout the year. Notification of bills for music or extra supplies will be sent as needed. These charges will be applied to your account, and charged at the same time as the current month’s payment.
Students taking instrumental lessons need an instrument in the home for daily practice. A metronome is required for all students. Guitar students will also need a tuner, capo and picks. Practice requirements and goals will vary according to teacher assignments and student levels. The more practice, the more progress!
Parents are welcomed to stay and wait during lessons. Please make yourself at home in living room downstairs. If you would like to watch your child or talk to me, please come into studio the last five minutes of class time. I have found that students focus better when a parent is not in the room. Students in instrumental lessons also have an assignment notebook to facilitate communication between studio and home. Included in the notebook is a lesson planner and students are encouraged to log practice time each week. Parental support is crucial to the success of each student. To keep parents informed, I will regularly communicate via email or text.
Payments are to be made in 9 monthly installments, beginning with the first lesson August 23rd. This is a payment plan and you are paying for the total number of lessons in the year; not the total number of lessons in a month.
Piano and guitar classes offered at the MS Studio are 36 lessons per school year. Classes start August 23rd and end May 24th.
2017-2018 Class Dates:
School Year Calendar for Piano & Guitar Students
Start Date: August 23rd
End Date: May 24th
36 lessons per calendar year (9 months total)
No Classes For Instrumental lessons on Following Dates:
November 20th-24th Thanksgiving Break
December 22nd- January 7th Winter Break
March 16th-20th Spring Break