Policies 2015-2016 Academic Year

Attendance Policy
The Brooklyn Music Studio expects regular attendance from both the children and the parents. If a parent is not able to attend a lesson due to an emergency, we urge you to send your substitute with a recording device and take notes so you can maintain the continuity of practicing at home. In case of a child's absence is unavoidable because of illness or a family emergency, parents are requested to notify the teacher as soon as possible, explaining that the child will be absent and giving the reason for the absence. Insufficient practicing, or absences for birthday parties or other social occasions are not considered valid reasons for absence and the teacher will not be asked to make up those lessons.

Lesson and Class Make-up Policy
Teachers are required to make up lessons and classes that they miss. Teachers are not required to make up lessons missed by the students. However, if a student is absent from the lesson for a valid reason, you must contact the teacher and the Brooklyn Music Studio. The teacher will make every effort to make up the missed lesson, but cannot guarantee that such a lesson will be made up.

Refunds and Withdrawals
Students register for the full year of instruction. If within the first three weeks of the school year a family encounters an emergency which requires withdrawing the child from the School, the School will make a tuition refund on a pro-rated basis.

Tuition and Payments
Tuition is calculated based on the length of the private lesson. Tuition may be paid in a one-time payment at the beginning of the year or on a monthly basis. Monthly payments are calculated in 10 equal payments. Payments will be given a month in advance. Monthly Payments deadline is the 25th day of the prior month (payments after the first will be assessed a $15 late fee). Tuition may be paid by Visa, Master card, Check (payable to The Brooklyn Music Studio), Money order, Chase Quickpay and Cash.

Tuition for full program

(Tuition includes 30 weeks classes of Private lessons and Group&Theory classes)
$ 2150 for 30 min. lessons
$ 2350 for 45 min. lessons
$ 2650 for 1-hour lessons

Fees – (non-refundable) (due at time of registration)
$ 100 – Recital Fee
$ 40  - Registration Fee
$ 30 - Suzuki Studio membership

Violins & Cello only
$75 - Carnegie Fee (This year only, violin and cello only)

Fees are due upon registration.

Tuition can be paid in monthly installments or in a one-time payment.
Monthly Payments deadline is on the 25th day of the prior month.

Sibling Discount - 5% off sibling's tuition (does not apply to summer session)

Second instrument and Adult private lessons -
Please contact Hagai Kamil for tuition information

Send forms and payments to:
The Brooklyn Music Studio, 318 5th Ave. 2nd floor, Brooklyn NY 11215