Method of Payment
Credit Card: credit card payments are available for both Pay-per-Semester (Payment Plan A) and for Pay-per-Month (Payment Plan B). In case the client chooses Payment Plan B, they authorize the academy to withdraw 10 equal payments on the 1st day of each month. Automatic payments apply only on “regular weekly lessons” (one on one classes). For other types of lessons such as rehearsals, extra lessons, group 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, and cheques are also accepted for non-regular lessons or book purchases.
Please note that there is a transaction fee of 2.5% when your creditcard is processed.
Post-dated Cheques: this method only applies to Payment Plan B. Client will provide 10 equal post-dated cheques each dated for the 1st of every month for regular private weekly lessons. For other types of lessons such as rehearsals, extra lessons, group lessons or book purchases, etc, payment methods in the form of cheques, cash, e-transfer, and credit card are also acceptable.
Cash and e-transfer: this method only applies to Payment Plan A.
New students who register for the program after September, payments will be calculated based on the number of remaining lessons either until the end of the semester or the end of the academic year depending on what plan they choose.
Suzuki Group Lessons and Orchestra Fees
Group classes and orchestra fees will be paid in full for each semester.
Annual Administration Fee
$100 = for full year (September 1st, 2018 – August 31st 2019)
$60 = for half year (September 1st, 2018 -January 31st, 2019 and February 1st, 2019 – August 31st, 2019)
Please note that the annual administration fee is a nonrefundable fee and it does not cover the recital expenses and extra rehearsals.
Christmas Recital = December 15
Spring Recital = TBA
Missing / cancelling lessons policy
One missed lesson per semester (September 1st – January 30th and February 1st – June 30th) is eligible for a make up only if there is at least a 24-hour notice. Make up lessons shall happen only during the teacher’s teaching hours. No show ups and less than 24 hour cancellation notices are not eligible for make up and the fee of that lesson is refundable.
Lesson cancelled by teacher
Teachers are responsible to reschedule the lessons they cancel whether they are canceled on a short notice or a long notice.
Students who are registered for Payment Plan B (month-to-month basis) are required to give a minimum 30 day written notice for terminating their classes. 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 would allow the studio to find a new student and fill the empty spot, hence less damage to the academy and teachers’ time. After one month, recurring payments on credit cards will be stopped and post-dated cheques will be returned to the student.
Students who are registered for Payment Plan A (2 payments per year) may not terminate classes unless there is a case of severe illness and will require doctor’s note.
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.
Thanksgiving: Monday, October 8
Winter break: December 24 – January 3
Spring break: April 16 – April 22
Last day of classes: June 28, 2019
These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time