The time scheduled for each student’s lesson is reserved for his or her exclusive use; rescheduling is not guaranteed. Notification by the student of inability to attend a private or a group lesson does not excuse payment for the lesson, which must be paid for, whether taken or missed. Please be prompt with your lesson time. Time will not be taken from the following lesson to accommodate late arrivals. Unavoidable absences may be made up when possible.
Care of Students
The Musik Planet is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 are asked to remain during the lessons. Students are not to be left at The Musik Planet studio for excessive time before or after lessons.
Students may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:
Lack of attendance and preparedness
Inappropriate behavior and attitude
Evaluations, Competitions and Performance Opportunities
When planned and prepared for appropriately, auditions and other local events are wonderful and stimulating additions to musical training at any playing level. They provide goals, challenges and different arenas in which students can enjoy and develop their skills. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in evaluation events each year. Check with your teacher for further information.
Group Lessons & Special Events
Group lessons give students the opportunity to improve their performance skills. It also gives the student the incentive to polish pieces, thus improving practice habits. The experience gained through frequent performances builds confidence and self-esteem. The Musik Planet offers an ongoing variety of group lessons and special events.
Care of Students
Parents and legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on the property of The Musik Planet resulting from any activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson and special event time.
Missed or Cancelled GROUP Lessons
Makeup lessons are only possible in the GROUP classes within two weeks of the missed lesson and only if there is an available opening. They cannot accumulate after that month. If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.
Missed or Cancelled PRIVATE Lessons
Regular attendance of lessons is absolutely necessary to ensure continuity and progress. If the student has a conflict with a regularly scheduled lesson time, we will work with you to arrange a swap with another student or notify you of another time that comes available. In the event that arrangements cannot be made and the student must miss a lesson, a make-up lesson may be scheduled. There is no financial credit given for missed lessons except in the case of extended illness or emergency. If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.
The Musik Planet is open for business Monday through Friday from 11:00am and 8:00pm and Saturday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Musik Planet will be closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, two days at Thanksgiving, July 4th, one-week during Spring Break, Labor Day, Memorial Day and 2 weeks during Christmas time. We teach on a four week schedule, so if there are five days in any one month, we are closed on that fifth day. For example, in May of 2016, there are 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays, and in June there are five Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays, so we would be closed those two days, and then there are five Wednesdays and Thursdays in June, so we would close May 30th to 31st, then on June 1st and 2nd. Everyone taking lessons on Mondays to Thursdays would have 4 lessons in May and four in June. If there were just five Fridays in a month, but four of all the other days, we would close for just that one fifth Friday.
The cost of music books and other related materials is not included in the tuition fees. Payment for music is due at the time materials are received. There also will be a fee for festivals, recitals, workshops, competitions, etc. The Musik Planet will inform you of these fees and events as they occur during the year.
Parents are encouraged to attend and quietly observe all lessons. The teacher reserves the right to ask the parent not to attend if the parent’s presence alters the quality of the lesson. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in practice at home.
Instruments in the Home
Instruments in the home are necessary for a student to progress. Practice should be conducted in a room where students will not be distracted by television, frequent interruptions, etc.
Regular, daily practice is essential to the student’s progress. Always refer to your written assignments to be sure that everything is covered in each practice session. (For piano students, it is advisable to keep your nails always trimmed short. This is important for good piano technique).
Private music lessons are provided on a weekly basis in 30, 45, and 60 minute time slots. Lessons are expected to be prepared each week and students are encouraged to ask any questions they may have between lessons by calling The Musik Planet at 951.329.2264
Practice Performances are held each month on the fourth Friday at 8pm and generally go until 8:45. You will be notified well in advance of the dates. These performances are an opportunity to learn proper concert attire and audience protocol. Students wishing to participate in performances must display consistent practice and musical progress in order to be invited. Music is to be performed by memory. The performances are included in the tuition.
Tuition is due the first lesson or by the 5th of the month. For information on specific lesson rates, please refer to The Musik Planet Lesson Rates. Monthly rates allow for 2 weeks of vacation at Christmas time, 1 week during Spring Break and 2 days during Thanksgiving. The Musik Planet accepts cash, checks, ATM/Debit cards and credit cards.
Teachers may be absent from lessons due to illness, family emergency, or professional conference attendance. A lesson missed due to a teacher’s absence is the responsibility of The Musik Planet to make up.
Teacher Conduct with Students
Periodically it will be necessary for teachers to touch the hands and/or wrists of students in order to demonstrate proper technique. We ask for this to not be misconstrued in any way.
At any time, students wishing to withdraw from lessons must give 30 days notice and withdraw.
We look forward to providing your music lessons!