HARWOOD MUSIC SCHOOL

Studio Policy and Tuition

Teacher Responsibilities

•    Respect and be patient with each student
•    Value each student’s personality and character
•    Help students to plan individualized repertoires and decide recital pieces
•    Teach students how to practice effectively
•    Encourage students and build their confidence at performances
•    Lessons cover finger technique, sight-reading skills, stylistic understanding, music theory, and performance artistry. 

Parent Responsibilities

•    Support and encourage students in their daily practice
•    Provide a full-size keyboard or a tuned piano
•    Create a distraction-free environment during practice
•    Communicate with teachers regularly
•    Submit tuition payments on time (the 21st of the preceding month) 

Make-up Lesson and Termination Policy

  • We will need a 24-hour notice before the lesson time for a rescheduled lesson. 
  • Please notify the teacher via text or email if you will be late for a lesson, and lessons cannot be extended if the student shows up late. 
  • Please inform the teacher as soon as possible if students cannot come to lessons due to sickness, emergency, travel, or other conflicts.
  • If the instructor is not available for an in-studio make-up lesson, an online lesson will be offered or a sub-teacher will be assigned.
  • When the weather does not permit safe travel, online lessons will be given.
  • The teacher reserves the right to terminate lessons based on lack of preparation, late payments, or repeated tardy attendance. 
  • There is a maximum of 5 rescheduled lessons for each semester. 
  • Monthly tuition is based on four lessons, and the fifth week is either skipped or used as a make-up lesson. 
  • Tuition is non-refundable
  • The student or student’s parent must notify the studio on or before 21st of the preceding month to terminate the lessons 

Tuition

 Monthly package (4 lessons) for in-studio and online lessons

• 30-minute lessons
monthly payment of $150

• 45-minute lessons
monthly payment of $225

• 60-minute lessons
monthly payment of $300

Monthly package for in-home lessons (Bedford, Colleyville, Southlake)

• 30-minute lessons
monthly payment of $190

• 45-minute lessons
monthly payment of $265

• 60-minute lessons
monthly payment of $340

• The registration fee is $50 for all the new students 
• We offer a 10% discount for the second child from the same family 
• The instructor will decide the book(s) for the student at the first lesson and provide information on where to order them

Payment

  • We use MyMusicStaff software for the scheduling and payment. Parents will need to set up monthly auto-payment at mymusicstaff.com in the student account by providing the payment information, either by card or ACH bank transfer. 
  • The monthly tuition charge occurs on the 21st of the preceding month to reserve the following month’s lesson spot. 
  • A late fee of $35 is charged if the payment is not received by the 25th of the preceding month, and the lesson spot is not guaranteed to be available in the following month. 

ACH Verification Instruction

 

  • To get started, log into the Student Portal and click the student’s name in the upper right corner and select “Profile Settings”. 
  • Under the “Payment Options” section, click the “Add Bank” button. After filling in all the necessary information, click “Save”. Two verification deposits will be placed in your bank account.
  • You will need to revisit the Student Portal to enter the two verification amounts in the “Payment Options” section, by clicking the “Verify Payment Method” button. Once this has been done, you will be able to pay the invoices using a bank account.
  • Please turn on the auto-payment option to make sure the payment is transferred by the timely manner.