Masterworks Studio Guidelines

Registration:

A non-refundable fee of $30 per student is required yearly at the time of registration.  This fee does not include the cost of books, CDs or any other teaching materials.

Payment of Fees:

Tuition is paid by automatic withdraws from a checking account or VISA/Mastercard on the first of each month.  All debit information must be received in order to confirm a time slot or class slot along with the registration form.  All NSF transactions will be charged a $20 fee if not corrected by the 15th of the month.  Tuition will be debited on the 1st day of each month for the semester you are enrolled in. Tuition is charged on a monthly basis and is Non-refundable whether or not the student attends their lessons or class.  For example: If you decide to cancel a lesson for vacation, another appointment, sporting activity, school event, church function, etc. TUITION REMAINS THE SAME.

Performance Fees

All Show Choir members are required to pay a performance fee of $30 per semester upon registration.  This fee covers the t-shirts provided to the student and the rental, purchase and construction of the student’s costume(s) and props for the semester.  (There are two semesters each year).  

Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons:

Absolutely no make-up lessons will be given for missed lessons unless absences are due to serious illness and are accompanied with a doctors note and 24 hours notice has been given to the school office. Students will be allowed 2 make-up lessons per teaching year and will require a doctor’s note. There are no make-ups available to those who miss group classes.

Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of Classes:

If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, the school will arrange one make up day for the entire school and provide group classes that day.  No refunds for lessons missed due these reasons will be given.  If students cannot make the make up schedule, no refunds will be given.

Change of Lesson

Lesson times can be changed anytime during a semester open spaces permitting.  A change of lesson form needs to be filled out and turned into the office.  The change in lesson time will begin the week FOLLOWING when the form is turned in.  The change never begins the same week that the form is turned in.

Withdrawals:

In the event a student wishes to drop classes/lessons, a drop form is due by the 15th of the last month of lessons. For example: If a student wishes to withdraw July 1st, a withdraw form must be received by June 15th.  Withdrawal must be done in person or with our change of information form and will not be accepted over the phone or through email.  Withdrawal must be done with the school office and not with the teacher. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS for this policy.

For camp withdrawal, we must have the change of information form received in the office two weeks before the camp start date for a full refund.  After that time, refund will be pro-rated on the date it is received.  Once the scheduled camp begins, there is no refund.  

Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events:

It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as recitals, registration dates, trophy due dates, and dates the school is open or closed.  The parents will give the school their email address to email all such notices home.  The school will post all notices on the “School Calendar” page on the website as well as in the front of the student’s assignment binder.   It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check their email and the signs around the school for any additional inform.  It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any email address change, address change or telephone number change.

Care of Students:

The school is not responsible for providing before or after care for students.  Parents of students who take after or before office hours must remain in the building at all times.  Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their lessons.  Once a student leaves Masterworks School of the Arts, the school is no longer responsible for them.

Substitutions

The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise in able to teach classes.  If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute, a refund will be made.

Injuries:

Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal lessons activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson/class time.  In the case of medical emergency, Masterworks School of the Arts, Inc. is granted permission to order necessary emergency treatment for students.  School officials are authorized to take whatever action is deemed necessary for the health and safety of students in the event of an accident or illness.

Photo Release:

The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs or video of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates.  Permission is also hereby granted for the school the copyright such photographs in its name.

Performance Ticket Sales:

(For Musical Theater Purchases) All ticket sales for performances are non-refundable.  Tickets can be exchanged for different performances if space is available and the original purchase performance has not passed.