Music study is a three-way relationship between the parents, student, and teacher.
Ask questions when unsure of the assignment and/or instructions
Be respectful towards others in the Musespeak Studio family
Regular and punctual attendance
Set up and maintain a regular practice routine (younger students will need assistance)
Be prepared for lessons
Attend lessons as an observer (for younger students) or upon request (older students)
Coach/assist students in setting up their regular practice routine (younger students will need coaching throughout a practice session)
Ensure that the student has the required equipment, materials, and space to practice
Encourage and praise students for their work, and if necessary, remind them to practice
Sign up for festivals, examinations, and/or optional activities by the registration deadline
Stay current on music pedagogy and technology available
Maintain musicianship skills, studio equipment, and supplies
Teach each student in a way that works with their learning style, providing a nurturing and enthusiastic learning environment
Reschedule lessons that she misses
In the event that you/your child will be absent from a lesson, please go to the Student Portal and use the "Cancel Attendance" option. The system will notify the teacher.
Missed lessons are eligible for rescheduling when a minimum of 24 hours’ advance notice is given. A Make-up Credit will be issued.
Students may register for a Flex Private Lesson or Flex Class through the Student Portal. Refer to the Student Portal first when rescheduling, as it has your teacher's updated availability for make-up lessons.
With short-notice cancellations (less than 24 hours' notice), please call/message your teacher as a courtesy. Short-notice cancellations are ineligible for a Make-up Lesson (Flex Private Lesson or Class).
Every effort will be made to reschedule student absences due to family emergencies, illness, and extreme weather conditions.
Family members and friends are allowed at the teacher's discretion. If siblings and friends become disruptive, they will be asked to wait outside.
In the event that a lesson is cancelled by the teacher, a Make-up Credit or Flex Class will be given.
Lesson/Studio Etiquette Policies
Please stay in the Waiting Area or Studio Lab before class.
Please treat your teacher, other students, studio parents, studio assistants (human and canine), and studio materials with respect.
Please wash your hands and trim your nails prior to your lesson if needed.
Your contact information will not be sold to a third party. Note that studio information is stored for administrative purposes on My Music Staff's secure Student Portal and Google Drive as private files.
Music Lessons Policies
34 weekly private lessons (piano/theory) plus two (2) Studio Workshops will be offered between September 9, 2019 and June 12, 2020.
34 weekly Buddy Lessons (piano/theory) plus two (2) Studio Workshops will be offered between September 9, 2019 and June 12, 2020.
16 bi-weekly private piano lessons plus two Studio Workshops will be offered to mature recreational play students between September 9, 2019 and June 12, 2020.
15 weekly private piano/theory lessons will be offered to students registered only for the Fall Term.
11 weekly private piano/theory lessons will be offered to students registered only for the Winter Term.
10 weekly private piano/theory lessons will be offered to students registered only for the Spring Term.
At least two (2) studio recitals and approximately two (2) piano parties will be offered.
Drop-in packages, private and group theory lessons, adult group, and summer lessons are also available.
Optional Activities will be available. Full details will be disclosed at Orientation in September.
Group Theory Classes Policies
Theory Classes will be offered for the following subjects:
RCM Theory 5 & Conservatory Canada Theory 1
RCM Theory 6 & Conservatory Canada Theory 2
RCM Theory 7 & Conservatory Canada Theory 3
RCM Theory 8 & Conservatory Canada Theory 4
RCM History 9
RCM History 10 & Conservatory Canada History 5
RCM ARCT History & Conservatory Canada History 6
RCM Harmony 9 & Conservatory Canada Theory 5
RCM Harmony 10 & Conservatory Canada Theory 6
Theory classes will be offered when two (2) or more students are interested in a class. Maximum class size is six (6) students.
28 weekly theory classes will be offered between September 9, 2019 and May 4, 2020.
No make-ups will be given for missed group theory classes.
Adult Group Classes Policies
Two levels of adult group classes in piano and music appreciation will be offered:
Level 1: For absolute beginners or for those who have not had lessons for a long time.
Level 2: For those who completed Level 1
Group classes will be offered when two (2) or more students are interested in a class. Maximum class size is four (4) students.
16 weekly classes will be offered between September 9, 2019 and January 20, 2020.
16 weekly classes will be offered between February 3, 2020 and June 15, 2020.
No make-ups will be given for missed group classes.
Private Lesson and Buddy Lesson tuition fees are equalized and pre-paid over 10 months or three (3) terms.
Theory class tuition is equalized and pre-paid over eight (8) months or two (2) terms.
Adult group class tuition is equalized and pre-paid over one (1) or two (2) term payments.
Post-dated cheques are due upon registration, or prior to the first lesson for students starting once the school year has begun.
A post-dated cheque for the first month of lessons is due one month prior to the start of the term or at the time of registration for students starting once the school year has begun.
Delayed tuition payment will result in a $25 Late Fee on e-transfer tuition payments received after the 10th day of the month.
Bank charges will apply on bounced cheques or NSF. Original payment & fee must be settled within 3 business days.
The first eight (8) weeks of classes and the last month are non-refundable.
Terminating Lessons Policies
Students are expected to commit to the contracted lessons agreed to in their Student Registration Form/Contract. If a student becomes disinterested or frustrated, let us work together to find ways for him/her to enjoy lessons once again before resorting to withdrawing from lessons.
One month’s written notice is required to terminate lessons prior to the end of the contracted term or one month’s tuition in lieu of notice. If you discontinue lessons on or after May 1, the Studio will retain the remainder of the tuition as an Early Cancellation Fee.
The Studio reserves the right to deny an application or terminate a student’s registration due to lack of student progress as a result of poor practice habits and/or attitude, abusive behaviour, or if the teacher feels the student is better suited to another teacher, instrument or activity. Unused tuition cheques will be returned or destroyed.
© 2019 Rhona-Mae Arca. CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International