Studio Policy

MONTHLY PAYMENTS Monthly lesson fees are due the first day of each month. Payments can be dropped off in the office in the designated “Lesson Payments” box or can be mailed to the address below. Payments postmarked after the 7th or received after the 10th will be assessed 5% late fee, applied to the total outstanding balance.

LESSON PRO-RATES Monthly tuition may be pro-rated in the initial lesson month if start date is after first week of the month. Pro-rates will be clarified during finalization of registration. Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed lessons due to student absences.

STUDENT ABSENCES Minimum 24-hour advanced notice of absences is required to reschedule a lesson. Please notify the office via phone or email. All absences past 24-hour notice will not be given a makeup lesson.

TEACHER ABSENCES. Lessons cancelled due to a teacher’s absence will be rescheduled at the convenience of the student.

TIMELINESS Lessons will begin and end per the scheduled time, as agreed upon by student and teacher. Students should report to their assigned lesson studio upon entering the building.

SCHEDULE CHANGES (PERMANENT) Please notify the office as soon as possible if your student requires a permanent change in schedule. If a change is mid-month, we will make our best efforts to accommodate these requests. Permanent schedule changes must be approved in advance by both the teacher and office.

LESSON CANCELLATIONS (MONTHLY) A 30-day advanced notice is required for both short-term and permanent monthly lesson cancellations. Notices must be made to the office via phone or email, not through teacher. Monthly lesson fees will be due within the 30-day period. Student will be moved to “inactive” status only at the end of the 30-day period.

CMLC SCHEDULE CMLC operates on a year-round schedule. Between January 1st – December 31st CMLC, provides 48 lessons per year – an average of 4 lessons per month. Our annual calendar holidays are published on our website as well as posted in our studio.

RATE CHANGES Monthly lesson rates are subject to change annually, effective January 1st. Advanced notice will be made through publication on our website and emailed to active students.

SAFETY Parents of children under 12 are required to park in designated spots only and escort their child to the main lobby and meet their child at the end of the lesson. Parents are always welcome to wait in the lobby area.

STUDENT SUCCESS Practice! With any learning, success takes study and practice. Teachers will clarify expectations for student practice at the end of each lesson and review actual practice achieved at the beginning of each subsequent lesson. Please encourage your student to practice (studies show 5 days or more for optimal success). Parent Note: If your child has any special needs or learning disabilities, disclosing to your teacher is much appreciated (though not required) so they can cater to exact needs of each student.