Lesson Rates and Policies

Lesson Rates:
Individual 30 minute lessons: $28
Package of 5 lessons: $125
Package of 10 lessons: $250

Students receive a 20% discount on all recording time!

Note:  Optional trial lesson for piano, vocal or guitar is 20 minutes long and free of charge.  Contact Jennifer Cluley to book a slot.

Lesson Payment Plan Options:

  1. Single lessons can be paid via post-dated cheques, 10 cheques in advance ($28 per 30 minute lesson).  Cheques will be cashed weekly as lessons are used up.  10-week attendance policy applies, see below.
  2. For BONUS SAVINGS, regular lessons can be paid 5 lessons in advance (cash or check dated before or on first lesson date, payable to Chris Prins) for a discount of $15 (total $125).  See 5-week attendance policy below.  Fee is non-refundable.  Pre-paid discounts ONLY apply to lessons actually paid on time or in advance.
  3. For BONUS SAVINGS and A MORE FLEXIBLE ATTENDANCE POLICY, regular lessons can be paid 10 lessons in advance (cash or check dated before or on first lesson date, payable to Chris Prins) for a discount of $30 (total $250).  See 10-week policy below.  Fee is non-refundable.  Pre-paid discounts ONLY apply to lessons actually paid on time or in advance.

Referral Incentive

Refer a new weekly student to us, and receive one free lesson for each student referred!

Attendance Policy

 5-Week Attendance Policy:  Each student must attend all 5 pre-paid lessons. (does not include lessons cancelled by instructor, holidays etc)  If student must be away or is sick, lessons may be rescheduled for a different time within 7 days depending on availability.  At least 24 hours notice must be given for all missed lessons.

10-Week Attendance Policy:  Each student may miss 1 lesson/10 week period due to illness, weather, car problems, etc.  This missed lesson will be made up at the end of the pre-paid ten weeks.  Any additional lessons missed (does not include lessons cancelled by instructor, holidays etc) must be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice and may be re-scheduled for a different time within 7 days (depending on availability).

Cancellation Policy:  All missed lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, or it will count as a regular missed lesson and cannot be rescheduled.  Please call (519) 216-2484 to leave a cancellation message or email Chris Prins at newopporTUNEities@gmail.com.  At your request, we will do our best to reschedule the student within 7 days of the cancelled lesson at a time that is convenient for you as well as the student’s teacher.

Holiday Policy:  Lessons that fall on stat or Dufferin-Peel public school holidays (ex. 2 week Christmas break) will be cancelled and will not be counted as missed lessons.  Lessons will run as usual on private school holidays as well as PD days.

Winter Weather Policy:  If buses are cancelled but schools are open, all lessons are still running.  If you cannot attend due to dangerous road conditions, call before 11am and you will not be charged for the lesson.  If notification is not given or given after 11am it will be counted as a regular miss and you will be charged.  To leave a cancellation message, please call (519) 216-2484 or email newopporTUNEities@gmail.com.   If schools are closed, all lessons will be cancelled, and you will not be charged.  Lessons due to bad weather days will not be able to be rescheduled as we do not have room to accommodate so many students on a different teaching day.

Late Pick-up and Drop-off Policy:  Also, please arrive on time to drop off and pick up your child at the scheduled time or a late fee may apply.  Keep in mind that there is no adult supervision in the waiting room, this is the responsibility of the parent.  Please be considerate of the people whose lessons are before and after you, and of our business hours.  If we have to extend business hours to supervise a child after their lesson, you will be charged for this time.  Children are not to be left unattended in the waiting room for safety and liability reasons.

Parking

Please do not use our neighbours’ driveways as turn around locations.  There is parking available just outside of Gifford St. less than a one minute walk to our studio.  There are 9 spaces on the north side of Broadway in front of Egan Funeral Home, right across the street from the entrance to Gifford, with a safe cross-walk at the lights.  There is also parking further down Broadway as well as the Beer store parking lot.  Please reserve our driveway for parents dropping off or picking up students so that there will be no need for anyone to turn around in our neighbours’ driveways.  For families opting to wait in our cozy waiting room, please park in one of these locations and walk over as a family