GENERAL SCHOOL POLICY
Learning a musical instrument requires lots of commitment and self-discipline. At New York Music School, students are required to practice regularly (5 days a week). Parents are responsible to supervise and help students to complete weekly assignments. Required daily practice time varies per student age and experience, however, daily practice hours should exceed lesson times in general.
All students are highly encouraged to participate in the student recitals to enhance their progress and experience. Some instructors mandate participation in school recitals as a minimum commitment.
Recital schedule for 2022-2023 academic year:
Winter Concert: January 29, Sunday, 2023 at NV Factory, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Spring Concert: June 3, Saturday, 2023 at NV Factory, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Withdrawals & Refund Policy
Withdrawal requests must be delivered to the Director, in writing, two weeks prior to the effective date. Please click here to submit a withdrawal form.
Verbal notifications or missed classes are not acceptable forms of notification of intent to withdraw.
Withdrawals made before the first lesson will receive a full tuition refund minus a $20 administration fee and an additional 5% credit card transaction fee or $20 administration fee for cash and check payment.
Withdrawals made within 30 days from the first lesson will receive a pro-rated tuition refund minus a $20 administration fee and an additional 5% fee for credit card transactions.
No refund will be issued after 30 days from the first lesson. No exception
New York Music School reserves the right to suspend or terminate instruction when payment is not made by the due date. $10 late payment fee will be assessed if payment is late more than 7 days from the due date. $20 late payment fee will be assessed if payment is late more than 14 days from the due date.
There is a $30 fee for all returned checks.
All of New York Music School faculty members are active professional musicians and may have an unavoidable schedule conflicts. In case of absence due to professional engagements or illness, New York Music School reserves the right to arrange a lesson with another New York Music School faculty member or qualified instructor.
New York Music School will stay open when snow accumulation is less than 5 inches. When school is closed for snow, make up lessons will be arranged during the make up weeks.
MAKE UP POLICY
Lessons missed due to teacher absence or school closings will be rescheduled within the same term.
Lessons cancelled by students with 24 hours notice will be rescheduled up to 3 times per semester. Make up schedule must be within 30 days from the lesson date but no later than last day of the semester.
Late cancellation (less than 24 hours notice) cannot be made up – No Exceptions.
When lesson is cancelled due to student’s illness AND when doctor’s note is provided, make up will be arranged up to one time per semester.
All make ups should be delivered within the same term and cannot be transferred or credited. Any unused lessons will be forfeited after each semester – No Exceptions.
PHOTO RELEASE CONSENT
By registering to New York Music School, all parents and students agree:
New York Music School has my permission to use my or my child’s photograph publicly. I understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.