FAQ

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Please start by filling out our enrollment form which once completed will lead you to our student contract. Once we receive both completed forms we will email you to see what day and time works best for your schedule. If you have any questions please contact us  747-200-5772 info@tiffanymusicacademy.com

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

Tuition is billed automatically on the same day of every month to the card we have saved on file. This will secure your time on your teacher’s schedule. Monthly tuition generally covers 4 lessons a month and the tuition rate is the same regardless of the number of weeks in a month. Some holiday months will have 3 weeks of lessons and some will have 5 weeks.

Tuition is not adjusted for missed or canceled lessons.

We have a yearly registration fee of $55 which covers all books, music, ribbons, prizes, trophies, and recital costs. You will be charged a pro-rated fee for the year upon sign up.

Teachers never handle payment or scheduling. This is always handled by the studio.

HOW OFTEN ARE LESSONS? CAN I COME IN TWICE A WEEK?

We recommend lessons once a week for most students. For accelerated students or those preparing for an upcoming performance who may need some extra time, we are happy to add an additional lesson per week.

WHAT IF I MISS MY LESSON?

MISSED OR CANCELED LESSONS?

We encourage our students to stay consistent with lessons each week. This is both beneficial for the student’s progress and guarantees a spot on their teacher’s schedule. If you have a scheduling conflict or get sick, please contact us via phone, email or text and let us know you won’t make your regular scheduled lesson time.

Every student gets 24 group make up classes a year. We encourage you to attend one of these group make-up classes offered on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month. These classes are a great way to learn something new from a different instructor.

Tuition is not adjusted for missed or canceled lessons. If you are more than 30 minutes late for a hour-long lesson, or 15 minutes late for a 30-minute lesson then you forfeit that lesson. Three consecutive no notices will result in automatic termination of any further lessons.

DO YOU GIVE TRIAL LESSONS? I’M NOT SURE IF I WANT TO COMMIT TO A MONTH OF LESSONS.

30 minute trial lesson $50

60 minute trial lesson $90

60 minute in home trial lesson $100

However, if after your first lesson, you are not 100% sure if you have found the right teacher for you, we will work to book you with another teacher.

We also encourage prospective students who many be ready to commit to private lessons to sign up for our group classes. Group Classes are a great way to dip your toes into music lessons with less commitment and more flexibility than private lessons.

Unfortunately, we are not able to refund for unused lessons but they can be gifted to a sibling, friend, or parent.

WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE IF MY TEACHER IS THE RIGHT FIT?

It’s rare that this happens but if you are not connecting with your teacher, we will work to reassign you with a teacher that best fits your personality and needs.

CAN I SPLIT MY 30 MINUTE LESSON INTO A GUITAR LESSON AND PIANO LESSON?

A 60 minute lesson may be split into half, i.e. 30 minutes guitar and 30 minutes Voice. A 30 minute lesson is only enough time to go over one instrument.

WHAT IF I DON’T WISH TO CONTINUE AFTER MY FIRST LESSON AND I PAID FOR A MONTH OF LESSONS?

You may gift your remaining lessons to a friend, parent, or sibling. Let us know what you would like to do with this reserved time. We do not offer any partial refunds.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

If your regular teacher is unable to make your lesson, a qualified substitute teacher will be provided. All of our teachers are familiar with studio practices and policies and will be able to pick up right where you left off the previous week. The opportunity to work with a different teacher can be a great benefit too. Our billing and attendance policies still apply.



CAN I PAY FOR MY LESSONS WHEN I COME IN FOR MY FIRST LESSON?

We want to make sure every student is set up for success. For this reason, we do not offer walk-ins. Please contact the studio so we can set you up with the right teacher & time for you.

You must pay for your first lesson to guarantee a spot with your teacher. Your lesson day and time are confirmed once we receive payment.

DO YOU DO RECITALS?

Yes. We put together two recitals a year in the spring and fall. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Students of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate. Our recitals are very laid back and fun. You don’t have to memorize your music unless you want to. If it’s your first time and you’d feel more comfortable playing a duet with your teacher, that’s fine too! We clap and cheer for everyone and then eat cake!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REMIND MY CHILD TO PRACTICE?

We know it can be a drag to stay on top of your child’s practicing. As a parent, we recommend that you do NOT remind your child to practice. We have developed many proven methods to make your child WANT to practice.  Our Rhapsody Rewards, Proficiency Certificates, Music Money and recitals keep students incentivized to stay on top of practicing themselves. Only the youngest students, 5-6 years old, may need a little prodding.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?

Every day. We recommend you try and sit down everyday to practice, even if you only have 10 minutes. Consistency is much more important than how long you practice. 

Beginners ages 4-6                                                  10 minutes a day

Beginners ages 7-10                                                15 minutes a day

Intermediate students or beginner adults           20 minutes a day

Advanced students                                                 30-60 minutes a day

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY LESSON?

Each week you will need to bring: your instrument (except for piano students) your notebook and a pencil. Notebooks are provided to the student at their first lesson and are very important to the lessons. Teachers write down all assignments, practice boxes, and use the notebooks to teach note reading.

Voice students are encouraged to bring an iPod or smartphone for recording practice and warmups. Your teacher can record your lesson for you and email it if you don’t have one.

Feel free to bring any sheet music, books or songs on a smartphone/iPod you would like to work on.

WHEN ARE YOU CLOSED?

We are closed on the following dates:

2020

2/17 President’s Day- Sign Up For Our Day Camp

5/25 Memorial Day

7/3-7/4 July 4th

9/7 Labor Day

11/11 Veterans Day

11/26-11/27 Thanksgiving

12/20-1/3 winter break

CAN I HAVE MY TEACHER'S CONTACT INFORMATION TO DISCUSS MY CHILD'S PROGRESS?

We do not give out our teacher’s personal information for privacy concerns. This policy is in place to protect our teachers from harassment or unwanted contact outside of teaching hours. However, you may always speak with your teacher before or after your lesson if there’s anything you’d like to discuss.

If you are an in-home student, your teacher will have your phone number in case there is an issue or they cannot find your home.

We kindly ask that even though you may have your teacher’s phone number, please do not contact them outside of their teaching hours. For any questions about the schedule or payment, please contact the studio.