Policies and Procedures

Offering In Person and Online Lessons For Most Classes


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.  Registration fees must be paid.  These fees cover administrative expenses that are not covered by tuition alone.

A late fee of $15 will be added to all accounts not paid in the month due.  Tuition not paid 15 days after due date will result in a suspension of lessons.

The EzCare Parent Portal is available for those who have already registered.  Go to ezcaresoftware.com/parent-portal/.  Payments can be made on our secure site and you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your payment.

For music students, it is the responsibility of the student or parent to purchase music needed for lessons.

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.


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.

Group Lessons
Can be made up with another group for excused lessons but credit cannot be given.

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.


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 and Covid-19 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.

Click Here for the Fall 2020 Calendar

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