Performance Music School, LLC

with Karalyn Kern

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Performance Music School L.L.C.

Performance Music School specializes in teaching violin and piano lessons to students who are beginning their journey with music or want to continue to learn about, improve and perform on their chosen instrument.

2019-2020 PRICE GUIDE

$50 Registration Fee for violin OR piano lessons

$60 Registration Fee for violin AND piano lessons

Fee covers the initial sign up cost for lessons for one student, and ensures the student has necessary materials to progress throughout the year. The registration fee is a yearly fee that will be due upon registration.

• Books and some other materials are provided by the school, such as notebooks and other organizers. If any books or materials are lost, a fee for the lost item will appear on your monthly invoice.

Parents and students are responsible for securing an instrument to practice on during the week. Rental instruments will not be provided through the music school. A list of rental options will be provided to assist you in finding an instrument.

Monthly Fee Options:

• 60-minute weekly private lesson* $200 per month ($50 per lesson)

• 45-minute weekly private lesson* $150 per month ($37.50 per lesson)

• 30-minute weekly private lesson* $100 per month ($25 per lesson)

• 20-minute weekly private lesson* $80 per month ($20 per lesson)

*Students are guaranteed 4 lessons per month. If there are any other lessons given during the month beyond 4, those will be free of extra charge.

In-Home Lesson Fee: $10-25

• In the event in-home lessons are convenient or required, an additional $10-25 will be added to your monthly invoice. This is a one-per-family fee for those who have multiple children taking lessons back-to-back

2019-2020 Calendar

Fall 2019 Calendar:

Monday, August 19- Early Fall Semester Begins

Monday, August 26- Fall Semester Begins

Monday, September 2- Labor Day (no lessons)- 4th lesson will be made up at the end of the month

Monday, Oct 14- Columbus Day (no lessons)- Lesson made up on a Friday of choice

Monday, Nov 11- Veteran’s Day (no lessons)- Only 3 lessons charged in November

Tuesday, Nov 26 - Friday, Nov 29- Thanksgiving Break- (no lessons) – Only 3 lessons charged in November

Thursday, Dec 17 or 19 (Tentative) - Winter Recital, Fall Semester Ends

Friday, December 20- Fall Semester Ends

Spring 2020 Calendar:

Monday, January 6- Spring Semester Begins

Monday, Jan 20- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no lessons)- Opportunity for make-up lesson provided

Monday, Feb 17- President’s Day (no lessons)- Opportunity for make-up lesson provided

Monday, Apr 13- Friday, Apr 17- Spring Break (no lessons)- Opportunity for make-up lesson provided

Monday, May 25- Memorial Day (no lessons) – Opportunity for make-up lesson provided

Thursday, May 28 (Tentative)- Spring Recital

Tuesday, Jun 2- Spring Semester Ends

Summer 2020 Calendar (up to 6 lessons):

Monday, June 8- Summer Semester Starts

Friday, July 3- no lessons

Friday, July 17- Summer Semester Ends

Monday, Aug 17- Fall Semester Begins

Summer Lesson Prices:

60-minute lessons: $50 per lesson

45-minute lessons: $37.50 per lesson

30-minute lessons: $25 per lesson

20-minute lessons: $20 per lesson

Performance Music School Policies

Payment Policy:

Invoices will be sent out at the end of each month for the upcoming month’s payment. Payments will be due by the 5th of each month to avoid a late fee. Any payments not received by the 5th of the month will be considered late, and an additional $25.00 fee will be applied to your monthly statement. If the payment is not received by the 10th of the month, lessons will be suspended until payment is received. If lessons are suspended more than twice, the student will discontinue lessons with the school.

Payment options: There will be an option to have the monthly fee withdrawn automatically, but we are in the process of setting that up. Right now, we can receive check, cash, or a direct transfer through Bill Pay, Venmo, or something similar.

Absence Policy:

If you need to cancel a lesson, please notify me via e-mail or text message no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson. There is no credit given for missed lessons, however, with proper notice we will work together to find a day to make up the missed lesson. If proper notice is not given, lessons will not be made up and they will not be credited.

If I am unable to teach a scheduled lesson, I will give adequate notice of the upcoming absence, and the lesson will always be made up. No matter the situation, we will work together to find a time to reschedule the lesson.

Student and Parent Responsibilities:

Students taking music lessons through Performance Music School are asked to practice 5-7 times per week; a practice record will be kept in each student’s notebook. I request that parents look at the notebook at least once each week, so they are aware of the songs and skills their child is focusing on. At the end of each practice week, both the student and the parent are asked to sign the practice record for the week prior to coming to the lesson. This is to ensure that the student has adequately prepared for the weekly lesson, as we have limited time together.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me via e-mail, text, or phone call.

Karalyn Kern

Violin and Piano Music Teacher

(910) 378-9450