Please read our enrollment policies thoroughly prior to registration. Our policies are enforced to ensure appropriate class sizes and provide our students and faculty with efficient and accurate service.
Parents are required to stay in the room with their child during their lessons, unless there is a parent meeting or class. Each lesson requires the parent’s attendance to acquire an understanding of what your child is learning and to ensure the instructor is receiving proper participation by the student (the teacher requires each student to be mentally and emotionally present, parents need to be present in the event the student is unfocused).
Registration Fee / Tuition Payments
Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: Yes, a registration fee of $35 per child per year plus (one-time) instrument rental fee of $50 is required. All fees are non-refundable.
Q: How do I pay?
A: Payments are accepted by credit card, check, money order, or in cash. Payments should be made in person. All prior year unpaid balances must be paid by May 31, of the current.
Q: When are payments due?
A: Registration fees are due in full at the time of registration. Tuition is due prior to program start. Parents may pay in full ($900) or half of the tuition ($450) during the first month of class or make monthly payments of ($100). Payment plans are available and must be set up at the time of registration. Monthly payments are due by the 15th of each month. Failure to pay within the billing schedule may result in your child’s program interruption.
Q: What happens if I fail to pay?
A: Applications with unpaid registration or private lesson deposits will not be processed. Accounts that fall into arrears without installment arrangements may be sent to collections. Students' participation will be interrupted if accounts fall behind in payment.
Q: What happens if I am late for class or do not call?
A: Attendance will be kept during the program year. Each parent/relative will be responsible for signing in their child prior to each lesson. A late fee will be assessed for any student that is late for more than ten minutes. If the student is late for Saturday class without notification - After the third occurrence with or without notification a late fee of $25 will be billed. Payment of the late fee will be require prior to taking the next class.
Q: What happens if I am absent?
A: Attendance is MANDATORY. In order for the student to be consistent with their lessons and music development, students need to be in class each week. On occasion students may need to be absent. Communication with the CWCMC Staff and the appropriate instructor will need to be made as soon as possible so that teachers can rearrange their schedules appropriately. Remember, teachers are paid when a prior absence notification is not made. There are no make up class time or rescheduling students. If a student is absent without prior notification - a $25 fee will be incurred and the payment will be required prior to taking the next class. Consecutive tardiness and absentees will result in a change of schedule for the student and possibly dismissal from the program.
Withdrawals / Refunds
Q: What is the withdrawal procedure?
A: Parents should verify their schedules and the schedule of the child to determine if the program falls within the family schedule to prevent any early program withdrawal. Parents must sign a commitment contract to prevent any need for an early withdrawal from the program.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: No refunds.
Return of Instruments and equipment
It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that all instruments are in working condition and that students practice times are supervised to ensure that no damage occurs to the instrument or equipment. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will put the child’s music instruction in jeopardy and parents will be responsible for replacing any damaged instruments and equipment and the professional cost.
Students who are not participating in summer lessons, summer camp or the final recital will be required to turn in there instruments by the end of the last lesson in May. All CWCMC WISH Instruments will be collect after the final recital unless agreed upon by staff.