Policies

This page provides information or links for general policies for each program area.

Summer Programs

There are no refunds or credits for summer programs.  This includes lessons, classes and camps.  Please visit the Summer Session Registration Information page for all details.


Private Lessons

Please visit the Private Lesson Policies page.


Suzuki Violin Program

Students choosing to enroll in the Suzuki Violin Program incur an additional annual fee.  This is in addition to the private lesson fees as posted above.  Please visit the Suzuki Violin program page for complete information.

Suzuki Withdrawal and Make-Ups

There is no refund when withdrawing from the Suzuki program, unless at least 5 months are outstanding at the time of withdrawal, in which case you will be charged the mid-year (vs. full year) enrollment fee.

Group classes missed by a student cannot be made up.


Music Together

Please note that Music Together withdrawal and make-up policies apply to school year programs only.

Withdrawal:

Families withdrawing prior to the first class will incur a $20 handling fee. We are unable to make refunds after the 2nd class. Please check your payment when registering- overpayments of $15 or less will not be refunded.

Music Together Make-Ups:

Please call the office within one to two weeks of your absence to schedule a make-up.  Due to classroom sizes, we are usually only able to schedule one make-up at a time for each class.  Scheduling your make-up earlier in the session (vs. last two weeks) allows you greater chance of being able to book your desired make-up day/time/location.

Music Together Sick Child Guidelines:

Please read these Sick Child Guidelines, developed by a pediatrician MT parent, which will help you determine if your child is ready for class following a sickness.

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Summer Session Programs

Please visit the Summer Session Registration Information page for details.


Other Group Classes and Special Programs (Not Music Together)

Refunds:  Group classes and group programs do not permit refunds or credits.

Absences:  Please let us know in advance if your child must miss a class.  Please call the office and leave a message on the teacher mailbox, X1.

Make-Ups:  We are unable to provide make-ups for group classes.  In some situations, depending on the nature of the class, we may be able to schedule a private “catch-up” lesson at the current 30 minute private lesson rate.  This can be useful if a child has fallen behind the class.

Student Sickness:  Please be kind enough to keep your child at home if your child is running a fever or showing other signs of contagion.  This helps us keep teachers healthy and reduces the likelihood of cancelling classes due to teacher sickness.  The Music Together pediatrician guidelines posted under the Music Together policy section can be helpful in determining if a child is ready to return to class following sickness.

Teacher Sickness:  Any teacher absences will be made up.  Make-ups are usually scheduled on the same day at same time at end of session.

Bad Weather:  One bad weather cancellation for a group class will be made up.  Additional bad weather cancellations cannot be made up.  Please note that we do not automatically cancel class when public schools cancel.  We make cancellation decisions taking into consideration road and parking conditions anticipated during a span of hours that tie to the scheduled class.

Weather and Teacher Make-Ups:  In addition to the option of scheduling at session end, some teachers may request a make-up during February or April vacation week.  Such make-ups will be made in consultation with class members.

 


Photo/Video Release Information

Photo/video permission is appreciated. The school does not identify students by name on the web site. YouTube or Facebook postings may include a first name. By accepting the photo/video release (when registering online or on a paper form), you agree to the following statement: I give permission for myself and/or my child(ren) to be photographed, recorded, and/or videotaped during school functions for school purposes and for such photos or videos to be used at any time in the future commercially by the school, including, but not limited to, postings on the Pakachoag website, Facebook page, and in the School newsletter.