Our Policies

Please read through our policies below.

The General Lesson Polices are also found on our registration form which must be signed on a yearly basis by all parents.  The policies forms can be downloaded on our Resources page under - All Downloads - Forms

The General Lesson Policies have been updated to reflect the policies of the 2017 - 2018 school year. 

General Lesson Policy

  1. All lessons are contracted by the full month or term. There will be no partial month payment or reimbursement
  2. The only methods of payment are by post-dated cheques, Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to Andrea’s Music Studio.  All billing is equalized monthly payments thus each month will be the same amount invoiced.  Each month you will be invoiced for 4 lessons per insturment.  Each child taking lessons will be invoiced separately.  Accounts will be balanced at the end of May and you will be invoiced for any remaining balance.  Please always open and read your invoice to make sure that you are paying the full and correct amount.  Please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your contacts to ensure you receive your invoices.  Credit card and PayPal payments must be made online by clicking the link on your invoice. 
  3. No cash payments will be accepted. 
  4. Any cheque returned as NSF will be charged $25.00 to be added to the replacement cheque.
  5. Lesson fees are due within the 1st week  of each mont or term.  Exception: Post-dated cheques can be dated for the 15th of each month., please see #6.
  6. Post-dated cheques must be given as a series dated for the 1st or 15th of each month beginning the first month of lessons until May.  The balance of your account will be calculated and you will be invoiced at the end of May for any remaining balance.  A separate series of cheques must be given for each child taking lessons. 
  7. If discussing your child’s progress, please do so at the beginning of your child’s lesson not the end as it takes time from the next student’s lesson. You may also request a phone call.
  8. Lessons missed because of storms (cancellation by student or studio) will be rescheduled for a later date and will take place as a Musical Master Class in a group setting on the third Sunday in April. This year storm make up day will be Sunday, April 15th, 2018.
  9. When there is inclement weather and the studio closes, the studio teachers will contact families by their preferred method of contact as indicated on their child/children's Registration and Attendance Form. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to confirm before going to lessons if there are lesson cancellations. Cancellations will also be stated on our studio phone greeting message, the front page of the studio website and on our Facebook page.  The decision is made between noon and 2pm and is based on current and predicted weather conditions for the evening.  If conditions deteriorate after opening teachers will contact families in the event of a mid evening cancellation.  Public school cancellation does not automatically mean studio lessons are cancelled. 
  10. No lesson credit or make up class for classes cancelled by the student. Please see #8 for exceptions.  A make up class MAY occur IF another cancellation occurs within the teachers teaching schedule and within one week of the original cancelled class before the student's next lesson. 
  11. Any student arriving to class apparently sick will be asked, by the teacher, to leave the studio. Please do not bring your child to class if he/she is sick.  If your child/children did not go to school the day of their lesson, please do not bring them to their lesson.
  12. If not attending class, please give as much notice as possible. Refer to #10
  13. There is no charge for lessons cancelled by the teacher. The teacher may offer a make up class.
  14. There may be times when your teacher is unable to teach. In this case, a substitute teacher will teach the class.
  15. There are specific days in which the studio is closed. Please confirm with your child’s teacher. Holiday weekends: classes are paid for (if your teacher is conducting classes). Optional days are Thanksgiving Monday, Heritage Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Victoria Day – not the full weekend, just the day. We break for Christmas and March Break.
  16. Registered students are expected to pay for all classes through the year including the scheduled classes in December and June. If there is a disruption in lesson payment the student is considered a new student and must pay a $20.00 administration fee of in order to commence lessons.
  17. Additional lesson materials such as lesson books and theory books will be picked up and paid for by the parent at Long & McQuade (124 Main Street, Dartmouth OR 1717 Bedford Highway, Bedford), except Prelude Piano or Ukulele Course and all flashcards which are available for purchase at the studio(s) will be included on a future invoice. 
  18. The studio takes photos at most events and recitals which are posted to our website. Please check the box on your childs online registration form if you consent to having your child/children’s photos displayed on the studio website. 
  19. Please check the box on the online registration to confirm that you have read, understand and agree to the above policies.  When you arrive at the studio for your first lesson, you will be asked to check and sign your child/children's Registration and Attendance form to confirm that you have read, understand and agree with the above policies. 

Theatre Skills Policies

  1. All lessons are contracted by the full year or installment. There will be no partial month payment or reimbursement
  2. The only methods of payment are by post-dated cheques, Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to Andrea’s Music Studio.  Billing will be done at the begining of the year or installment.   Each child taking theatre skills will be invoiced separately. Please always open and read your invoice to make sure that you are paying the full and correct amount.  Please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your contacts to ensure you receive your invoices.  Credit card and PayPal payments must be made online by clicking the link on your invoice. 
  3. No cash payments will be accepted. 
  4. Any cheque returned as NSF will be charged $25.00 to be added to the replacement cheque.
  5. Lesson fees are due within the 1st week of classes beginning.  Exception: Post-dated cheques can be dated for the 15th of each month., please see #6.
  6. Post-dated cheques must be given as a series dated for the 1st or 15th of each installment month September, January and April.  A separate series of cheques must be given for each child taking lessons. 
  7. If discussing your child’s progress, please do so at the beginning of your child’s lesson not the end as it takes time from the next student’s lesson. You may also request a phone call.
  8. Lessons missed because of storms (cancellation by student or studio) will be rescheduled for a later date and will take place as a Musical Master Class in a group setting on the third Sunday in April. This year storm make up day will be Sunday, April 15th, 2018.
  9. When there is inclement weather and the studio closes, the studio teachers will contact families by their preferred method of contact as indicated on their child/children's Registration and Attendance Form. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to confirm before going to lessons if there are lesson cancellations. Cancellations will also be stated on our studio greeting message, the front page of the studio website and on our Facebook page.  The decision is made between noon and 2pm and is based on current and predicted weather conditions for the evening.
  10. No lesson credit or make up class for classes cancelled by the student. Please see #8 for exceptions.  A make up class MAY occur IF another cancellation occurs within the teachers teaching schedule and within one week of the original cancelled class before the student's next lesson. 
  11. Any student arriving to class apparently sick will be asked, by the teacher, to leave the studio. Please do not bring your child to class if he/she is sick.  If your child/children did not go to school the day of their lesson, please do not bring them to their lesson.
  12. If not attending class, please give as much notice as possible. Refer to #10
  13. There is no charge for lessons cancelled by the teacher. The teacher may offer a make up class.
  14. There may be times when your teacher is unable to teach. In this case, a substitute teacher will teach the class.
  15. There are specific days in which the studio is closed. Please confirm with your child’s teacher. Holiday weekends: classes are paid for (if your teacher is conducting classes). Optional days are Thanksgiving Monday, Heritage Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Victoria Day – not the full weekend, just the day. We break for Christmas and March Break.
  16. Registered students are expected to pay for all classes through the year including the scheduled classes in December and June. If there is a disruption in lesson payment the student is considered a new student and must pay a $20.00 administration fee of in order to commence lessons.
  17. Additional lesson materials such as lesson books and theory books will be picked up and paid for by the parent at Long & McQuade (124 Main Street, Dartmouth OR 1717 Bedford Highway, Bedford), except Prelude Piano or Ukulele Course and all flashcards which are available for purchase at the studio(s) will be included on a future invoice. 
  18. The studio takes photos at most events and recitals which are posted to our website. Please check the box on your childs online registration form if you consent to having your child/children’s photos displayed on the studio website. 
  19. Please check the box on the online registration to confirm that you have read, understand and agree to the above policies.  When you arrive at the studio for your first lesson, you will be asked to check and sign your child/children's Registration and Attendance form to confirm that you have read, understand and agree with the above policies. 

 

Printing Policy

With some instruments (particularly voice and guitar) students are often given sheets with lyrics and or chords symbols during their weekly lesson.  In the last few years the amount of paper and ink used for printing and copying these has risen to a level where we need to off-set the cost in some way.

  1. As of March 1, 2013 we will be charging 15 cents for each piece of paper (with chords and or lyrics) that is printed or copied for a student
  2. The amount will be tallied at the end of each month and added to the following months (or terms) lesson fees*.
  3. An average student completing one song per week at 2 pages per song will only see an increase in the monthly fee of $1.20.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Andrea at 222-7193.

*June total due at the last lesson

Storm Cancellation Policies

Storm Cancellation Policies

As the winter weather is now upon on we would like to take this time to remind you of our Storm Cancellation Policies.

  1. If schools are cancelled in the morning please call ahead to see if there are Music Makers Drop Ins.
  2. If schools are cancelled in the morning the decision about lessons will be made between noon and 2pm as we take into account the latest road conditions.
  3. If lessons are cancelled you will be notified by your child's teacher using your PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT as indicated your child's Registration and Attendance Form.  We reccomend that all families call the studio before heading to your lesson as cancellations will be stated in the main voicemail message.  Cancellations will also be posted on our Facebook page, Facebook group and on the Front Page of our website.  It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to confirm before going to lessons if there are lesson cancellations.
  4. If lessons are cancelled part-way through the evening teachers WILL call all remaining students scheduled for the evening to cancel.
  5. When in doubt please call the studio to check for cancellation messages
  6. All lessons that are missed due to inclement weather will be made up on April 15th 2018 as a Musical Master Class in a group setting as stated in the policies.

Website Terms Of Use

 

Andrea's Music Studio Website Privacy Policy

Welcome to www.andreasmusicstudio.com (the "Site").
We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by www.andreasmusicstudio.com (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers").

  1. "Personally Identifiable Information"
    This refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
  2. What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
    We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of a business, and the nature and size of inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.
  3. What organizations are collecting the information?
    In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them. You would need to review their policies and proceedures as well, as our Policies may not relate or be party to their Policies.
  4. How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
    We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings and notifications. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about information pertaining to the campground and other services we offer, have on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
  5. With whom may the information may be shared?
    The information and records we keep are soley for internal use and will not knowing be shared, except where required by law. We also offer the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
  6. How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
    Personally Identifiable Information collected by www.andreasmusicstudio.com is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of www.andreasmusicstudio.com except for use as indicated above.
  7. What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
    Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at info"at"andreasmusicstudio"dot"com or through our Contact Form.
  8. Are Cookies Used on the Site?
    Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.
  9. How does www.andreasmusicstudio.com use login information?
    www.andreasmusicstudio.com uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
  10. Who Has Access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
    The details collected are soley for internal purposes. We will not knowingly share your details outside of our company. Our privacy policy does not cover a third party's cookies, data tracking or information collection device or use of this information. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We may also voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information to law enforcement when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
  11. How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
    All of our employees are familiar with our security policies and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. While we take reasonable measures to maintain a secure site and secure computer systems, computers, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place. We will not be liable under any circumstances to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
  12. How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
    Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at info"at"andreasmusicstudio"dot"com or through our Contact Form.
  13. Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
    We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site's database by contacting info"at"andreasmusicstudio"dot"com or through our Contact Form. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor's entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted to the best of our ability, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
  14. What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?
    We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site.
  15. Links:
    This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

 

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