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Taber Music
School Policies

Welcome to Taber Music School!

For a successful and enjoyable experience, please read the following School Policies.

Effective Date: August 14th, 2023

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Our Manager will provide step by step instructions throughout the registration process at our school.

​A completed online Registration Form, confirmation from our Manager, and full tuition payment is needed before lessons may begin.

Tuition payment options will be sent to you in an invoice email after we have received your Registration Fee and Student Deposit.

The annual Registration Fee for music lessons is $50 per family.

This fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable.

A non-refundable Student Deposit of $100 (per student) will also be due at the time of registration and will be applied to your tuition.

 

LESSON SCHEDULING

Our school year runs from September 11, 2023 until June 29, 2024, with the option of taking lessons in the summer months as well. New students are welcome to begin lessons at any time during our school year.

 

Your weekly lesson time will be determined at the time of registration. As Taber Music School is a growing school with limited space, we cannot guarantee that a different lesson time will be available should a scheduling conflict arise during the year. Please plan accordingly and schedule things around your given lesson time.

 

MISSED LESSONS

Missed Private Lessons: 

Make-up lessons are offered at the discretion of the teacher and the school, who will take into consideration the circumstances surrounding the absence in question. Neither the teacher nor the school holds an obligation to provide a make-up lesson for any reason. 

 

Missed Group Lessons: 

The teacher will provide homework assignments for a lesson missed. Due to the nature of the program, missed group lessons cannot be made up. 

 

Illness and Notifying the School:

As a courtesy to our TMS community, we would like to request that students and family members stay home if they are ill.

Please communicate any absences directly with your teacher.

Teacher Absences: 

All lessons missed due to a teacher’s absence will be made up or provided by a substitute teacher. No credits or refunds will be given. If a teacher is sick or away, the teacher may offer lessons online through Zoom, when possible.

 

LESSON FEES

Please check our website for a current list of lesson fees, contact us by phone 250.590.9095, or email inquiries to info@tabermusic.com

 

WITHDRAWALS/REFUNDS

Private Lessons:

One month (4 weeks of lessons) written notice to info@tabermusic.com is required for permanent withdrawal from lessons before March 1st. Informing an instructor of intent to withdraw, or not attending classes, does not constitute withdrawal from lessons. Written notice to the school administrator must be given. Tuition fees for the remainder of the school year will be refunded after your 4 week withdrawal period. Registration Fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be given for notice sent after March 1st.

 

Private students registering for lessons after February 1st may withdraw and be given a refund if written notice is given before their 4th scheduled lesson. No refunds will be given after 4 lessons.

Group Lessons:

TMS group class students may withdraw and be given a refund if one month's (4 weeks of lessons) written notice is given before October 31st. After October 31st, students will only be refunded for the second half of the school year tuition. For Material Fees, only the second half material fees will be refunded when withdrawing between September 1st and December 31st. No refunds of any nature will be given for notice sent after December 31st.

Group class students registering and beginning lessons after January 1st may withdraw and be given a refund if written notice is given before their 4th scheduled lesson. No refunds will be given after 4 lessons.

Short Term Group Classes and Lesson Specials:

There will be no refunds given for group classes or lesson specials that consist of 15 weeks of classes/lessons or less, once the session has begun.

 

HOLIDAYS

Lessons that fall on statutory holidays will be taught in-person and have been included in the regular school year. Students will be billed as usual for these lessons. As a friendly reminder, all statutory holidays have been listed in our School Calendar which can be found by clicking here. Additionally, lessons not billed in the school year are during our two week Winter Break and Spring Break. For more information, please see our School Calendar.

 

WEATHER CLOSURES

Announcement of closings due to weather will be sent out to students and families, and notice will appear on our website. As road conditions can change during the day, please check with the school before coming to your lesson. There will be no refunds or makeup lessons given for cancelled lessons due to weather.

MEDIA RELEASE POLICY

The Taber Music School (TMS) includes photos/images of children, students, teachers, and school activities on its website, social media, in other electronic forms, as well as in printed materials. It is our policy that teachers, administration and students' images will not be used without permission. By agreeing to our school policy you give permission to TMS to use photos/images on our website, social media, in other forms of communication, as well as printed materials.

PUNCHCARDS

Adult students may opt to purchase Punchcards for lessons instead of signing up for a full year of lessons. Punchcard fees are listed under our Lessons tab in the Adults page. A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given if a student wishes to cancel a lesson, otherwise the student will be billed for the missed lesson. Punchcards must be paid for in full and no refunds will be given for unused punches. 

 

 

TMS Summer Program Policy 2023

Effective 04/15/2023

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Summer Program Registration opens on April 15th, 2023 and is open throughout the summer. Registration will not be finalized without payment. Taber Music School accepts e-transfer for summer program payment. Camp and private lesson fees must be paid in full before lessons commence. There is no registration fee for summer programs.

REFUND POLICY

A 90% refund will be given if registration is cancelled 2 weeks before the start of the session. This applies to private lessons and all summer camps. No refunds will be given if cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.

CANCELATION POLICY

Taber Music School reserves the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient registration with full refunds and notification.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Summer music lessons are flexible. Private lesson students may sign up for a predetermined amount of lessons during the months of July and August. No credits, refunds, or make-ups will be given for missed days, or times.

Summer Policy
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