Academy Guidelines

Methods of Payment

-Direct Deposit: the client authorizes the academy to debit their bank account (by providing the academy a void cheque) on the 1st day of every month – from the time student registers until June 27, 2022. Monthly payments will stop on June 27, 2022.

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

Direct deposit method is used only for “regular weekly lessons”. For other types of activities such as rehearsals, extra lessons, 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: the client authorizes the academy to charge their credit card on the 1st day of every month – from the time student registers until June 27, 2022. Monthly payments will stop on June 27, 2022.

* 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, 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, 2021 until June 27th, 2022. Thanksgiving day (October 11, 2021) is a lesson day and lessons will take place as usual, however, if the teacher or the student are not able to attend the lessons, the lessons shall be rescheduled to another day agreed by both teacher and the student.

Students who register after September 1st:

We count the number of lessons from the day student starts until June 27, 2022 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 (Fall semester: September 1st, 2021 – January 30th, 2022 and Spring semester: February 1st, 2022 – June 27, 2022) 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.

2021-2022 Holidays:

First day of classes: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Christmas holidays: December 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Spring Break: March 21 – March 27, 2022

Last day of classes: Monday, June 27, 2022

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time