Lesson Rates and Policies

Lesson Rates:

In Studio Lessons:
Individual 30 minute lessons: $28
Package of 5 lessons: $125
Package of 10 lessons: $250

In Home Lessons:
Pre-Pay Package of 5: $150
Pre-Pay Package of 10: $300

Notes:  Optional trial lessons are 20 minutes long and free of charge. Contact us to book a slot. Lesson packages cannot be shared between siblings or instruments. Feel free to ask your instructor at any time if you are unsure of your remainder.

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.

Attendance Policy

 5-Week Attendance Policy:  Each student must attend all 5 pre-paid lessons. (does not include lessons cancelled by instructor, stat holidays etc) If student must be away or is sick, you will be charged for this missed lesson.

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. If a student misses any additional lessons (does not include lessons cancelled by instructor, holidays etc), you will be charged for this missed lesson.

Cancellation Policy:  Please email newopporTUNEities@gmail.com to leave a cancellation message with subject line “CANCELLATION”. 24 hours notice is required to take advantage of your “free skip” (10 week package).

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, PA days, and all other regular school days.

Non-Renewal Policy: If you choose to not renew lessons at the end of a package either permanently or temporarily (hockey, vacation, early Christmas break, etc) you must give 2 weeks notice making it clear that you are taking a break from lessons including your stop date, otherwise you will be charged weekly for your lesson slot since we are still reserving it for you. When you return to lessons, your previous time slot and/or teacher may not be available but we will do our best to find a new time that works for your schedule.

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.

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.