Music Studio Policies
Welcome to our thriving music community of teachers, students and families.
Please read carefully our teaching studio policy and sign the RKMS agreement form.
Then, submit the Agreement form and Student Registration form with your fee payment.
Expectation for Students
Music Students are expected to arrive 5 minutes prior to their scheduled lesson.
Please remove your shoes and hang up your jackets at the front entrance prior to entering into the music teaching studio area.
Music Students are expected to practice their instrument (Piano, Singing, Drums, Guitar & Ukulele) on a daily basis according to their level of musicianship as indicated in the chart below:
Beginners: 15 - 30 minutes Intermediate: 30 - 45 minutes
Expectation for Parents
Parents are welcome, though not expected, to attend the students lessons.
Please read the students assignment sheet after each lesson and encourage daily practice.
Reminder: All students are required to practice a minimum of 15 minutes - 5 days a week.
If the student has any behavioral issues and refuses to listen and follow instruction, the student will be given 3 opportunities to listen and learn. If the student does not choose to do this,they will be asked to sit quietly on a chair until they choose to participate, once again.
All children are offered a "treat" at the end of class for listening well to instruction. Conversely, a treat will not be offered to students who choose not to listen or participate.
Attendance and Rescheduling
Punctual and consistent attendance is essential to successful learning.
Please come to your lesson with a positive and willing attitude and be prepared with all of your music materials.
As the client, you are buying your instructor's time; you are not buying the lesson. If you forget or choose not to come, regardless of the circumstances, you have still paid for your instructor's time.
There are no refunds for any missed or cancelled lessons.
The instructor is not obligated to supply make-up lessons but may do so at their discretion.
If your lesson is cancelled by the instructor, your lesson time will be rescheduled.
If you need to cancel your scheduled lesson for any reason, please contact by voice message: (250) 307-0796
Cancellation of Lessons
One-month notice of payment is required for any lesson cancellations. RKMS reserves the right to terminate lesson contracts on any unpaid accounts. A 10% late fee will be applied to accounts unpaid past their invoice due date.
Music Lesson Registration & Tuition Fees
There is a $25 annual registration fee per student.
There is a $50 annual registration fee per family (2+ students per household)
This paid fee will reserve your selected choice of day and time for music lessons.
Group (3+ students) 45 minute lesson tuition fee (40 weeks) = $1200.00
Shared (2 students) 45 minute lesson tuition fee (40 weeks) = $1400.00
Individual (1 student) 45 minute lesson tuition fee (40 weeks) = $1600.00
Music Materials Expenses
Music materials are invoiced throughout the year. There is a $50.00 fee required at the first music lesson. When additional materials are needed, you will receive an invoice for payment.
RKMS accepts cash, credit, e-transfers or HCOS PO# as forms of payment.
Masterclasses & Music Recital
All music students are required to attend our Student-Only Performance & Pizza Party held at the music studio on Friday's @ 6pm-8pm during the months of October, February and April.
These group events are paid lessons and are included in your 40 weeks of lessons. These classes prepare students to learn to perform the current music they are learning.
There will be two Performance & Pizza Party Fundraisers for Family and Friends of RKMS students held in December & June.
All proceeds go towards ongoing monthly support of an African Children's Choir sponsor. Door Admission: $10.00 / person.
Please Note: You must be 5 years or older to attend this event.
Summer Music Lessons & Summer Camps
All music students are recommended to take a minimum of 4 lessons throughout the summer as to not lose the previous progress they have attained. Students who continue with lessons throughout the summer months will receive priority lesson scheduling .
Drop-in lessons are available upon request.
Please contact our office (250) 307-0796 to arrange a personal summer lesson schedule.
Parking, Transportation, and Liability
There is convenient parking located in front of the music studio. Please ensure your children are safely inside the teaching studio at least 5 minutes prior to their scheduled lesson.
Rhythm and Keys Music Studio will not be held liable for the safety of your child once they have left the music studio.
Please remind your children to sit quietly in the front entrance while waiting for their lesson or waiting to be picked up.
** All music lessons, materials and pricing are subject to change without notice**