Academy Guidelines

Method of Payment

Direct Deposit: clients authorize the academy to debit their bank account on the 1st day of every month – from the time student registers until the end of June 2020. Monthly payments stop on June 30th, 2021.

Lesson fees will be based on equal payments and the amount of payment depends on the duration of lessons, and the teacher the student takes lesson from.

Direct deposit method is used only for “regular weekly lessons”. For other types of activities such as rehearsals, extra lessons, or purchasing books, etc, the Direct Deposit method will be used only with the client’s written permission. Other types of payments such as cash, e-transfer, or cheques are also accepted for non-regular lessons or book purchases.

Credit Card: clients authorize the academy to charge their credit card on the 1st day of every month – from the time student registers until the end of June 2020. Monthly payments stop on June 30th, 2021.

* There is a 3.5% card fee that will be added to the monthly fees

Lesson fees will be based on equal payments and the amount of payment depends on the duration of lessons, and the teacher the student takes lesson from.

Credit cards are used only for “regular weekly lessons”. For other types of activities such as rehearsals, extra lessons, or purchasing books, etc, the Direct Deposit method will be used only with the client’s written permission. Other types of payments such as cash, e-transfer, or cheques are also accepted for non-regular lessons or book purchases.

Please note that cash or e-transfers are NOT accepted as methods of payment.

Recital fee (please note this fee is not being charged at the time of registration – due to the pandemic situation – until we decide about the format of recitals):

A $120 recital fee is required when the student registers for lessons. This fee covers:

– Venue rental (for 2 recitals)
– Recital liability insurance fee (for 2 recitals)
– Professional pictures and videos of the student (for 2 recitals). Click PICTURES and VIDEOS to see samples
– MC and organization (for 2 recitals)
– One complimentary progress-follow-up lesson with Nirvana for students who take lessons from our other teachers after they complete 40 lessons.
Students who sign up on the second half of the academic year (after February 2020) will pay $60 recital fee. Complimentary lesson is not included in this case until student completes 40 lessons.

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

Lessons happening on Mondays:

All students should receive 40 lessons from September 1st, 2020 until July 1st, 2021. The lesson on the Thanksgiving day (October 12, 2020) can still take place if both teacher and students can make that happen. Students have the choice to either receive a make up lesson or to skip the lesson and receive a refund.

Students who register after September 1st:

We count the number of lessons from the day student starts until July 1st, 2021 and divide the number of lessons by the number of remaining months in order to arrange equal payments.

Missing / cancelling lessons policy

One missed lesson per semester (September 1st, 2019 – January 30th, 2010 and February 1st, 2020 – June 30th, 2020) is eligible for a makeup only if there is at least a 24-hour notice. No show ups and less than 24 hour cancellation notices are not eligible for makeup and the fee of that lesson is not refundable.

Lesson cancelled by teacher

Teachers are responsible to reschedule the lessons they cancel whether they are cancelled on a short notice or a long notice.

Class Termination:

If the student wishes to terminate their classes, they are required to give at least 30 day notice. For instance, if the notice is given March 15th, the payments will stop on April 30th. The notice should be given on March 1st or before in order for the payment to stop on March 30th. This amount of time will allow the academy to find a new student and fill that spot.

Piano Accompaniment:

The academy takes the responsibility to provide students with an accompanist for recitals, RCM exams and other events. Accompanist fees are paid separately from regular lesson fees.

2020-2021 Holidays:

First day of classes: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Christmas holidays: Monday, December 21st – Monday, January 3rd

Spring Break: Sunday, March 21st , 2021– Saturday, March 27th, 2020

Last day of classes: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time