Lesson Policy

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Lesson Rates: All private lessons are $40.00 per half hour or $80.00 per hour. There is also a discount for purchasing 8 lessons in advance at $35 each ($280 total). Payment for lessons are paid weekly and must be prepaid at least one week in advance. Failure to prepay for lessons will result in the loss of your time slot. Metropolis Music accepts: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa and Amex for lessons payments. Lessons are transferable but non-refundable.

Student Requirements: Students must bring all materials with them to the lesson – including books, notes and any handouts they’ve received. Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Don’t waste your time and money – if you aren’t going to practice, don’t bother taking lessons! You’ll be amazed at how fast you progress with a little effort!

Cancellations: Metropolis Music requires a 24-hour advance notice if a student is not able to attend their scheduled lesson. If a makeup time at a different time or day is possible, the student can come at that time. In the event of a teacher’s absence, Metropolis Music will schedule a substitute teacher, or contact the student and try to arrange a makeup lesson at a later date. If no makeup lesson in scheduled, the lesson will continue at the regular time the following week at no extra charge. There is no answering machine because calling at 11:59pm the day before your lesson does not count as “24-hours notice”! To ensure the teachers' schedules aren't filled with cancellations every week, we have a 2 lesson cancellation per month limit - if you need more time off we can remove you from the schedule or you will be charged.

Makeup Lessons: Metropolis Music will provide a makeup lesson only if the cancellation requirements are met. Makeup lessons will be scheduled according to the teacher’s availability. Cancelled scheduled makeup lessons will result in the loss of the lesson and will not be rescheduled.

School Vacations: Metropolis Music teaches lessons on all school vacations on our regular schedule and regular policy applies.

Holidays: There are no lessons on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All other holidays are treated as a normal lesson day.

Weather Cancellations: In the event of a snowstorm, call the store to see if we are having lessons. If Metropolis remains open, regular policy applies.