Sarv Music Academy
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Policies 2019


Registration Policies 2019-2020

Updated Aug2019

Private Lesson Fees: 30min 45min 60min

Pay Per Session (flexible) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $40 $55 $75

6-Session Weekly - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $200 $300  $400

12-Session Weekly - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $380 $570 $760

School-Year (40 sessions) - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1,265 $1,900 $2,530
September to June

School-Year (40 sessions) - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1,715 $2,350 $2,575
Including 25 group classes (10% off group classes)

Weekly Lessons
are generally most suitable and productive for most people interested in learning or improving musical skills, as regular and consistent learning and practice are the best way to learn. 

Late Registration Fee: A fee of $10/week will be charged if your payments are overdue. One week grace period is given for your registration.

School-Year Registration: Mandatory for students in the Suzuki Violin Program, this registration offers 40 private lessons and 25 group sessions, and minimum of 2 concert performances. Classes take place from September to end of June. Payment can be received upfront or in divided into 3 payments in cheques dated Sep1 (40% of fees) , Dec1 (35%), and Feb1 (%25).

Pay Per Session or Flexible Lessons are ideal for students with prior musical background who cannot commit to a weekly lesson schedule.Students will arrange the day and time of each lesson with Sarv Music Academy.

  • Students must confirm a lesson date/time with a minimum 24-hour advance notice.

  • Class date/time will be dependant on teacher's weekly schedule and availability.

  • Bi-Weekly lessons will be considered under this category.

Cancelations / Re-schedules:
Re-schedules are possible with 24-hour notice, otherwise students are responsible to pay for missed/canceled lessons.

Students are eligible for 1 re-schedule in a 6 session payment period, 2 re-schedules for a 12-session payment period, and 6 re-schedules for the School year Registration. If you can’t commit to your time, sign up for flexible sessions.

Make-up lessons will be made up during the term (No extension of next payment period).

Make-up lessons will either be made:
On a different day within the registration period; OR by lengthening lessons in 15 min increments on following or pervious weeks. (e.g. If you re-schedule a 45 min lesson, it will be made up by having 1hr classes for following three weeks.) 

To give notice on missing a lesson, students must call, or communicate in person at the front desk at the Academy. (No txt messages or Facebook messages! It's not sufficient to tell your teacher about missing a class.)

If the teacher cancels a lesson, classes will be re-scheduled. If re-schedule is not possible, registration period will be extended to cover for cancelled lessons.

No lessons will be refunded. There are no re-schedules for Choir or Group Classes.

It is strongly recommended that students commit for the school year, and attend weekly lessons regularly. A reasonable level of commitment is necessary for learning and development of musical skill.

It is expected that students give a week's notice if they are planning not to continue lessons after their payment period is over (whether or not they are considering returning). Students who miss lessons between payment periods cannot expect for Sarv to keep that time slot for them.

If students wish to keep their time slot, the lessons missed will be made up for in the following weeks.

Ontario Education Act: "Music Lessons During School Hours": 
"A child is excused from attendance at school if - the child is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week"-Ontario Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER E.2, Part II, s.21(2 (e)

Parents in Classes:
For young students, parents may be present at lessons, for note taking in class, communicating with teacher, and helping monitor practice at home.

Security Cameras in classes:
All classrooms are monitored by security cameras.

Use of photos/videos on Sarv's social media:
Sarv Music Academy may use photos/videos of students performing in Sarv Concerts and other events and share in Sarv's social media networks. If you do not want your pictures/videos used you must let Sarv Academy know prior to event and we will accommodate that.

Children't Safe Arrival and Pick-Up Policy
Student who do not arrive within 10 minutes of the lesson starting time gets a phone call.
+ Parents are required to pick-up children no later than 20 minutes after end of a lesson.
+ Parents are asked to make sure young students arrive and are picked-up safely.

Recording Devices:
Portable audio or video recording devices (phones, etc.) may be used with permission of the teacher.

Learning Environment:
Sarv Music Academy is a smoke-free and pet-free environment, with the exception of service animals.