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 until August 31st, and they will resume on September 1st, 2020.

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 is only used 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:

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:

Since statutory holidays fall on Mondays and therefore students who take lessons on Mondays take 39 lessons in an academic year whereas other students take 40 lessons. In order to to make sure Monday students have the same advancement as other students do, they will receive 1 make up lesson. The make up lesson will be arranged on any date that would suit both teacher’s and student’s schedule.

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.

2019-2020 Holidays:

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

Thanksgiving: Monday, October 14th, 2019

Christmas holidays: Monday, December 23rd – Sunday, January 5th

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

Last day of classes: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time