YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL POLICIES 2013 – 2014
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS:
The terms covered by the registration agreement will be considered in effect upon Yamaha receiving payment or payment information for the holding of a class placement. Informing an instructor or the office of intent to register without complete registration and payment will not hold a student's placement. Full payment must be received at the time of registration. Full payment includes annual registration fee, tuition fees, concert and finance fees (if applicable) and any outstanding payments from the previous school year. Lessons cannot start until registration is complete.
NSF OR DECLINED PAYMENTS:
A $20.00 NSF fee is applied to a student account for each NSF cheque. Lessons can stop upon our notification of a NSF cheque or declined payment, and will resume once account is brought up to date. Three consecutive NSF cheques or declined payments will suspend the payers account and shall only be reactivated upon payment in full.
PROOF OF REGISTRATION: Students must bring proof of registration – a copy of the registration form issued by the school office – to the first lesson to be admitted and receive any applicable materials.
REGISTRATION FEES: A registration fee is payable once per academic year per course. The academic year is from September 1 to August 31. Registration fees for additional courses are waived providing they are of equal or less value than the first fee. If the added registration fee is higher than the first, the difference is payable. Registration fees are nonrefundable once the student has begun lessons. A Cancellation Fee ($45.00) is retained for students who register but do not begin lessons. ($20.00 is withheld for students who do not begin T42, SKC or Orchestra). The registration fee is refunded if Yamaha Music School cancels the group.
CHANGE IN PAYMENT PLAN: Any reduction in fees by paying in full (Early Bird) will be reversed should the payment plan be converted to monthly payments, or should the student terminate (drop-out) of lessons.
TUITION FEES FOR SMALL GROUPS:
Yamaha Music School reserves the right to adjust the length of lesson time at any point in the year should the size of the group class decrease as follows:
|Size of Group Tuition Fee||Length of Lesson|
|3 students group rate||45 min lesson|
|2 students group rate||30 min lesson|
ANNUAL CONCERT FEES: A concert fee is part of the annual tuition fees for group course students, except students in T42, MW, JSAC/SAC, SKC, Orchestra and Theory. There is no tuition credit or refund of the concert fee if the student does not attend the concert or terminates (drops out of) lessons.
MISSED GROUP LESSONS: Homework assignments are made available to parents and students for missed group lessons.
Extra help sessions may be scheduled at the instructor’s discretion. Missed group lessons are not refunded unless the school or the instructor cancelled the class.
MISSED PRIVATE LESSONS: Private lessons (and make-up lessons) cancelled by the student can be made up provided that a minimum of 24 hours notice is received by the instructor and the cancellation is due to good cause (illness).
SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS:Yamaha Music School reserves the right to suspend students for non-payment of tuition or inappropriate conduct.
CANCELLATION OF INSTRUCTION: Yamaha Music School reserves the right to withdraw any course or level of instruction, or to change an instructor of any lesson, or to close any Music Centre location at anytime without notice or liability other than to refund tuition fees received for lessons cancelled due to such withdrawal or closing.
TRANSFER FEE: A $20.00 transfer fee is charged to students transferring to a new lesson/day/time/instructor after September 30th.
LESSON START DATE: Yamaha Music School reserves the right to determine the start date for all lessons. Start dates may be postponed if enrollment is not sufficient to form a group.
RESULTS OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS, ASSESSMENTS AND/OR COMPETITIONS: There are no refunds or credits for fees paid for music examinations, assessments and/or competitions, or for tuition paid for lessons that may include preparation for music examinations, assessments and/or competitions where any party deems the results of said music examinations, assessments and/or competitions unsatisfactory. Yamaha Music School accepts no responsibility for results students achieve on music examinations, assessments and/or competitions. Students and/or parents are encouraged to fully discuss the requirements and expectations of music examinations, assessments and/or competitions with their instructor in advance of submitting an application.
UNATTENDED MINORS: Yamaha Music School does not assume any responsibility for the well-being and safety of minors who are left unattended on school premises, in common areas and the underground parking garage at 5075 Yonge Street.
Yamaha Music School does not assume any responsibility for personal property (including, but not limited to clothing, cameras, cell phones, purses, wallets, vehicles, etc.) lost, damaged or left unattended on school premises, in common areas and the underground parking garage at 5075 Yonge Street.