A once off Application Fee of $60 per student is due with your application. Your invoice will be sent to the parent's email on your application form.
Should a lesson time be unavailable for you, you will receive a 100% refund of your Application Fee.
New students of any age are welcome to apply to join the program at any time of the year.
Each package includes a total of 33 lessons spread over the 10 month period from August 2023 to May 2024. Note that the number of lessons in any specific month will naturally vary due to holidays, weeks in a month, etc.
Please see the Calendar for the lesson schedule. Note that dates are subject to change. We will notify you and update the calendar on any changes.
Each package also includes a performance opportunity at the Spring Recital.
If a piano accompanist is needed for your performance, there will be an additional fee (to be determined).
Each package also includes 2 make-up lessons per year (if required).
The first make-up is available for any lesson missed or cancelled by you during August to December 2023. This will be held during the make-up week in December 2023 - see Calendar.
The second make-up is available for any lesson missed or cancelled by you during January to May 2024. This will be held during the make-up week in May 2024 - see Calendar.
No further credits, refunds, make-ups or roll-overs will be available for any additional missed or cancelled lessons.
Should I miss or cancel a lesson, I shall arrange a make-up lesson at a time suitable to both of us.
Lessons will be conducted online via Skype, Zoom or Facetime on days affected by inclement weather as determined by the Gwinnett County School District.
Payments towards your package of choice are made in 10 equal monthly installments from August 2023 through May 2024.
Payments are due on or before the 8th of each month or on your first lesson for the month.
Automated payment reminders for each month will be emailed to you (via WaveApps) on the first day of each month.
Payments not received by the 14th of each month will be considered late and a fee of $25 will automatically be applied.
I operate as a business under the name of "Southern Lights Studio". Your choices of payment are as follows:
Zelle payments are now accepted. Simply select my bank: Bank of America, and use my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Pay: This form of payment to "Southern Lights Studio" is to be arranged through your bank. You can set up payments for up to a year in advance of the due date on your bank's website. Your bank prints out a paper check and mails it to me at 1480 Laurel Haven Ct, Lawrenceville GA 30043 on your specified date.
Checks: To be made out to "Southern Lights Studio" and may be handed in person or mailed to 1480 Laurel Haven Ct. Lawrenceville GA 30043.
Cash is also accepted.
You may cancel your package altogether at any time. Simply notify me by email at email@example.com. No refund will be given for the month's lessons in which you place your email notification of cancellation. Payments for the following months will not be required.
I also reserve the right to cancel any package at any time. A refund will be issued for the remaining pre-paid lessons in the month of cancellation.