TUITION. Tuition for individual private lessons is paid on a monthly basis in advance. Music study takes time, perseverance and continuity. Ascencion Music Academy provides music education year-round; your spot is reserved for you on an ongoing basis and is understood to be unavailable to others. Your tuition payment is due during the first week of each month.
- one month of 30 minute weekly lessons $95
- one month of 45 minute weekly lessons $142
- one month of 60 minute weekly lessons $185
Tuition for group classes is paid in advance for the whole series. Refunds are available until 10 days before the first class of the series. After that, credit is available for postponement within a year.
- Musikgarten classes, ranging from 8 to 16 week semesters of once-weekly 30-45 minute classes. Prices range from $105 to $175 per child, depending on the length of the series.
- Recreational Music Group sessions for adults. Six once-weekly, two-hour classes. Four to six persons; $155 per student.
Tuition for family duo lessons, paid on a monthly basis in advance, is the base cost plus $25.
Fees for workshops and other musical teaching events vary. Please call for details.
ATTENDANCE and ACADEMY CALENDAR. Regular practicing and regular attendance at lessons leads to musical success; we teachers prepare for you and look forward to seeing you each week throughout the year. Ascencion Music Academy provides year-round music instruction. Our academic year begins the last week of August and ends the first week of June. Summer semester runs from the second or third week of June through the second week of August. Academy-wide breaks occur during the last week of December, the second week of June, and the third week of August; however, individual teacher’s schedules may vary. Please confer with your teacher regarding holidays, scheduled breaks and attendance questions.
ABSENCE. Your lesson appointment time is reserved for you every week and is understood to be unavailable to others. Advance notice of absence is expected. A “no show” – being absent without having called in advance- for any reason, disqualifies a student from having makeup time. Two “no-shows” in a row are interpreted as a student’s wishing to resign lessons; the reserved time slot is relinquished and made available to others and no refunds or makeups are available.
MAKEUP LESSONS. One month of lessons generally means four lessons, but occasionally it means fewer or more, dependent upon calendar, holidays, etc. Tuition is always the same monthly flat fee regardless, meaning, tuition does not vary with the number of lessons in a month. Any fifth lesson in a month is considered to be “in the bank” for makeup purposes. Individual makeups due to absence for illness or travel are scheduled on a case-by-case basis, at the teacher’s discretion. The Academy may also hold once-per-semester workshops on topics of general music value, at no additional cost; these global makeup days serve as an alternative to individual makeup lessons.
CONCERT PERFORMANCES. Ascencion Music Academy holds student concert performances in December, January and June of each year. Additional performance opportunities do arise and vary from year to year. All students are welcome, but never required, to participate. All rehearsal time and associated costs for presenting student concerts are borne by the Academy; there are no additional costs to students for participating in performances.
MATERIALS. A $25 book fee is assessed once per year. While the book fee does not usually cover the full cost of music provided to students, it does help the Academy control costs and avoid tuition increases. Unless otherwise stated, materials do not include instruments or equipment such as metronomes, music stands, etc.
RENTAL of ACADEMY-OWNED INSTRUMENTS. Ascencion Music Academy has student guitars, keyboards and flutes available for short-term rental (three to six months) at the nominal charge of $10 per month. This is so our students can started with music study even if they do not yet own an instrument. It is understood that the instruments remain the property of the Academy, and that students will be good stewards of the instruments while in their care. At the end of the agreed time, instruments are to be returned to the Academy in the same good condition in which they were first provided.
PRIVACY. Your personal data will be used to take your registration, process your payments, and support your experience using this website and at the Academy. While we do make use of your information for internal administrative, financial and notification purposes, we do not reveal your personal data to outside organizations.