Policies & Procedures

PAYMENT POLICY

A non refundable registration fee of $30.00 per semester is due for the first family member. A $20 registration fee for each additional family member with a maximum of $70 per family must accompany this application.  If the registration fee is not paid, the student is not enrolled and cannot attend lessons.

Tuition is prepaid each month.  It is due by the first of each month.  A late fee of $15 will be added to all accounts not paid by the 15th of the month.  Tuition not paid by the end of the month will result in a suspension in lessons.

Please use the drop box outside of the School of Performing Arts office for payments.  For your convenience, a credit card authorization form is available for auto draft payments to be drafted no later than the 10th of each month.

It is the responsibility of the student or parent to purchase music needed for lessons.  If music is purchased in the School of Performing Arts office, your account will be billed for the cost of music.

Commitment to Lessons:  Once a student begins lessons, he/she is committing to complete lessons through the end of the semester.  Musical talents are best developed with consistent instruction.  In addition, out of respect for the teachers and their schedules, payment for the entire semester is required.  Students may begin lessons at any point during the semester.

ATTENDANCE

All students and instructors are expected to honor their lesson or class times.  However, we do know  that emergencies arise, so we have developed the following policy:

Private Lessons
Make up lessons will only be granted for excused absences.

Excused Absences Include:  Student illness, extreme emergency, or death in the family provided the parent or student notifies either your instructor or director via email (arts@northshelbybaptist.org), or phone (205)259-2640 a minimum of 6 hours prior to the scheduled lessons.  Make up lessons are the responsibility of the teacher, student and parent to hold within the same month.  A maximum of two (2) excused absences are allowed each semester.

Unexcused Absences:  Any other absence not listed above.  Unexcused absences will not be refunded or made up.

HOLIDAYS / SCHOOL CLOSINGS

There will be no regularly scheduled lessons taught during the week of Thanksgiving or Spring Break. The School of Performing Arts follows Shelby County School System for inclement weather school closings. Scheduled lessons will continue when school is out at any other time. Please coordinate with your instructor if you need to be absent.

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**Contact Us:  arts@northshelbybaptist.org – 205-259-2640