1. Registration: A non-refundable $40.00 registration fee is paid by new students at the time of
2. Tuition and Payments: Tuition is based on 17-19 weeks per semester depending on the day of the
week. It is paid in full before the first lesson of each semester. If you choose to have a payment plan a two
month payment (first and last) is due before the first lesson. The rest of the tuition is paid monthly. Tuition is
prorated for students who register after the school year has started. All payments are made by credit card
or check. Tuition does not include cost of books, instruments, and supplemental materials, unless
3. Withdrawals and Refunds: Requests for withdrawal are made in writing (e-mail or US Postal
Service) directly to the office at least a month in advance. Mailed requests must be dated and signed.
You will receive a refund for the remainder of the tuition starting a month from the day the notice is
received. All pending make ups must be completed during that month. Refund for pending make ups will
not be given. The registration fee is non-refundable.
4. Returned Checks: Returned checks will be subject to a $25 fee.
5. Make Ups and Late Arrivals:
Individual lessons: Each student will be given two make up lessons per semester due to excused
student cancellation. The school must be notified at least 3 hours before the beginning of the lesson by
leaving a voice mail or sending an email. Make ups maybe scheduled with a different teacher depending
on availability. FORGETTING A LESSON IS NOT AN EXCUSED ABSENCE AND A MAKE UP WILL
NOT BE GRANTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Make up lessons CANNOT be rescheduled.
Make up lessons and unused lessons cannot be credited to the next semester neither in the form of a
make up lesson nor as a payment credit. Lessons missed by the teacher will be made up upon mutual
agreement of day and time. Late arrivals will not be compensated by extending the lesson.
Classes: Unfortunately, we cannot offer make ups for missed classes at this time.
6. Parents’ responsibilities: Parents are responsible for arriving on time for lessons and classes and
notifying the school about cancellations. Parents are encouraged to enhance their child’s musical
development by strictly monitoring their practice schedules. Each child participating in the Kids Intro to
Music Class must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for the student’s behavior during the
class. Exceptions may be made if students in the class are older. Parents are not encouraged to stay in
the studio during private lessons or theory classes.
7. Theory Classes: Theory classes are not required but are recommended for all students taking private
lessons. They will enhance the learning process and as a result the student will obtain better understanding
and enjoyment of playing the instrument of their choice. Additional fee will be applied.
8. Performances: At the end of each semester students perform in a student recital. Performing is
optional, however all students taking private lessons are encouraged to participate. A fee of $25.00 per
attending adult will be charged in advance. Children attend for free.
9. Consent and Release
I, for my minor child, identified below (“Child”), hereby grant to the Varta Academy of Musical Arts (the
“Academy”) and anyone acting on its behalf, the absolute right to use the image, voice, photograph and/or
any other likeness of my Child in the Academy’s promotional materials, including without limitation, its
website and brochures. I, for my Child, hereby release the Academy and anyone acting on its behalf, from
any and all liability arising out of the creation or use of the promotional materials.
I understand that neither I nor my Child will receive any money or other compensation in exchange for this
Consent and Release.
I hereby represent that I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the Child listed below, that I have the full
right to enter into this Consent and Release, and that I am entering into this Consent and Release
knowingly and voluntarily.
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