Academy Guidelines

Method of Payment

Credit Card: student authorizes the academy to charge their credit cards automatically every month for a total of 4 private lessons per month. A 3% credit card commission will be added to each payment. Automatic payments apply only on “regular weekly lessons”. For other types of activities such as rehearsals, extra lessons, or purchasing books, etc, the credit card shall be processed only with the client’s written permission. Other types of payments such as cash, e-transfer, or cheques are accepted for non-regular lessons or book purchases.

Post-dated Cheques: student provides post-dated cheques from the time they register until June 30th, 2020 for a total of 4 private lessons per month, each dated on the 1st of the month. Post-dated cheques only cover “regular weekly lessons”. For other types of lessons such as rehearsals, random lessons, extra lessons, book purchases, etc, payment methods in form of cheque, cash, or credit card are also acceptable.

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

Thanksgiving: Monday, October 14th

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

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

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

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time