STUDIO POLICIES Policies help us be efficient so we have time to teach creatively and effectively.
Schedule Briargrove Music Arts offers 30-minute and 1-hour lessons once a week. Parents and teachers will arrange a day and time for the lesson. This time will be the student's permanent time each week secured by tuition paid by the first lesson of each month.
Tuition Tuition is paid monthly and is calculated by the number of lessons in that month. Tuition is collected by the first of each month to secure your spot for that month. We accept cash, check, credit/debit card, Zelle, PayPal, and Venmo Months with 4 lessons: $130 Months with 5 lessons: $162.50
Withdrawal There is no contract. Please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before the first lesson of the next month.
Materials and Instruments Students are required to have materials assigned by their teacher. We can order them and provide a receipt for reimbursement, or you may search for the recommended materials online or at your local music store. Some teachers may suggest, but not require, a recording device (e.g., digital recorder, iPad, cell phone, etc.) so the student may record portions of the lesson, music, and other pertinent information. Students, excluding those learning piano and voice, are required to bring their instruments to lessons. Students studying piano need to have either a keyboard with 88 full-size, weighted keys, a digital piano, or an acoustic piano for practice at home. Your teacher will be happy to make recommendations. Absences, Make-ups, and Tardies We request as much notice as possible and understand that illness can be unpredictable. We have distance learning opportunities available and can offer two make-up classes per school semester. Please make every effort to arrive on time for your lesson. We normally teach students back to back and cannot extend the session past the scheduled time as following students have their own schedules to which they must adhere. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Missed Lessons Alternatives Facetime/Google Hangouts/Skype/Zoom Lessons – Students who are ill should not come to lessons for the well-being of the student, teacher, and other students. If a student is physically able, the option to have a video-conference lesson during the regularly scheduled lesson time is a viable option.
Holidays and Closings *Please refer to our Calendar of Events page for holiday closings. We charge only for lessons taken during months with holidays