Private Lessons Policies
Lessons are weekly during our academic year (For the 2019/2020 school term, August 12th through May 22nd). Our summer schedule is flexible and lessons need not be weekly.
Tuition for weekly lessons is paid automatically via credit or debit card beginning on July 1 of each academic year (or at the time of enrollment, if enrolling after July 1). Each payment is for four lesson credits, which are then "used up" as reported by the teacher. Once the last credit is used up, your card will be automatically billed for the next tuition payment and you will receive another four lesson credits. This will continue through the end of the school year term, at which point the contract will terminate. Re-enrolling in lessons for the following academic year will result in a new contract.
Tuition payments received more than five days after the due date are subject to a $20 late fee. If a studentʼs tuition for the upcoming session has not been received within ten days after the due date, the student may be dropped from our roster.
Weekday lessons that are canceled by the student for any reason cannot be made up, nor can tuition be refunded. A teacher may, at his or her discretion, offer to reschedule the lesson if he or she has an available time slot. Please see Cancellation Policy Explained for more details.
If Eclectic Music must close due to inclement weather or another Act of God outside of our control, the first such occurrence will be charged to the student; the second will be made up by adding an additional lesson at the end of the spring semester.
Credits for lessons or classes canceled by a representative of Eclectic Music will roll forward to be used toward future lessons (with the exception of Acts of God, i.e. inclement weather).
Books and materials are given as needed and charged when they are received by the student. We will keep credit card information on file and automatically charge for books (up to $40 per semester).
Weekend lessons and "Floating Plan" lessons may be canceled without penalty with twenty-four hoursʼ notice.
Credits for lessons canceled by the teacher will roll forward to be used toward future lessons and do not need to be “made up.” Your teacher may contact you to reschedule a lesson he or she has canceled; you are free to choose whether or not you want to attend the make-up lesson.
A student wishing to make a permanent change to his or her lesson schedule must give two weeks' notice, in writing, to our office.
A student wishing to discontinue lessons must give two weeksʼ notice, in writing, to our office.
Students are not re-enrolled from year to year by default. Starting in April of each year, we send out a series of emails inviting you to pre-register for the following academic year.
If you are not satisfied with your lessons, please contact the director. You have two teachers: your own assigned teacher, and the director, Jennifer Acker. Jennifer is easily accessible and can provide advice and alternatives. We aim to accommodate each studentʼs changing needs and desires with our own services and also by sharing the best resources of Atlanta as a whole.