Academy Calendar There are 46 lessons in a year. The Academy is closed the following weeks: Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, the first two days of Presidents' week, Summer Break (8 days total) which begins Wednesday before the 4th of July through the Friday after the 4th of July.
Closure Dates for 2022/2023 November 21st to November 25th: Thanksgiving December 26th to January 6th (All other districts): Winter Break December 19th to January 1st (FCUSD): Winter Break TBD February 20th and February 21st: Presidents Day April 3rd to April 7th: Spring Break June 28th to July 7th: Summer Break Labor Day and Memorial Day lessons will be rescheduled or credited as needed.
Tuition Policy Tuition is a flat monthly rate due on the 25th of the month preceding the start of lessons. Payment is paid monthly in advance for all lessons. Late payments received after the 1st of the lesson month will be subject to a $10 charge. Auto bill pay or bank draft is preferred, credit is acceptable. A two week written notice by text or email is required when withdrawing from the Academy.
Attendance Policy There are no make ups for any reason. Teachers have individual discretion yet are protected by this no make up policy. Should the teacher cancel, they will schedule a make up. When a makeup cannot be accommodated, a credit will be issued. There are no refunds. To withdraw, families provide a 2 week written notice by text and email.
Lesson Conflict Solutions Swapping: Families are permitted to switch lesson times with each other. Teachers are not responsible to arrange swaps. Families can ask for emails to swap with other families.
Teacher Offer: Teachers may offer make-up lessons, but are not required to do so. When another student is absent, a teacher may offer to use that time to the benefit of another available student.
Semesterly Masterclasses Families that have missed lessons, may attend masterclasses offered at no extra cost twice throughout the year in October and March. These are fun-filled ear training and music theory opportunities for students.
Withdrawal Policy Should you choose to withdraw for any reason, we require that you indicate in writing two weeks in advance. If you wish to re-enroll at a later time, registration will be required again. Lesson times cannot be guaranteed with the same teacher upon re-enrollment