Seaton Studios Tuition Information
Lessons are scheduled for an academic year starting August 6, 2012 – June 8, 2013. In addition, there will be 1 - group lesson, recital, or competition per quarter equaling 3-4 informal/formal performance opportunities throughout the year: Please refer to the calendar for a complete list of teaching days, days off, and quarterly performance dates and times.
August 6, 2012 – June 8, 2013 Schedule:
1st - Ensemble Festival is November 9 & 10, 2012.*
2nd - Holiday Recital - Bethany Lutheran December 21, 2012
3rd - Formal Recital - Bethany Lutheran – April 5, 2013
4th - Rock Concert - Seaton's backyard – June 8, 2013
*Required a fee and preregistration. Ask your instructor for information.
Cello Only Recital - October 27, 2012 – Bethany Lutheran Church
Piano & Organ Instruction consists of a weekly lesson of 30, 40 or more minutes plus 10-20 minutes working at a computer or listening lab assignment. Advanced students: When time will allow, advanced students are encouraged to take a 40 minute or longer private lesson.
Organ Instruction located at Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver 40 to 60 minute lessons available to advanced piano students. All Lessons are on Wednesdays or Fridays; to be determined by instructor. Practice organ must be available to students for weekly practice. Organ shoes required.
Cello Instruction lessons are scheduled for an academic year, consisting of four quarters with a Summer session available (5 weeks). Each lesson will take up a 30, 40 or more minutes. Advanced Cello Students: Are encouraged to take a 40 minute or more private lesson.
In addition to regular cello lessons, students are encouraged to join the Quartet & Ensemble Club. Classes meet 3 times per quarter for one hour. Cost for the club: $20 for the academic year.
30-minute and 40-minute lesson for the academic year payable in four quarterly installments.
50-60 minute lessons available as well. Please inquire.
Each installment is due on or before the first lesson of the quarter. If mailing: send to 10128 Knoll Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130. Checks should be made out to Seaton Studios. Credit card payment system is available - please inquire.
Seaton Studios hold the right to terminate a student for failure to pay tuition in a prompt manner as stated above.
MISSED LESSONS/CANCELLATION/UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES:
Please read carefully.
We cannot guarantee a make-up. What you are paying for in your quarterly fee is to reserve your timeslot in our teaching schedule for the year. Whether or not we schedule a make-up lesson, the quarterly fee remains the same.
Students will not be entitled to a refund or rescheduling due to their own cancellation of a lesson. Make-up lessons will be considered at the discretion of the instructor if time is available during normal teaching hours. There will be no missed lessons carried over to the next quarter.
As a courtesy to the instructor and to other students requesting make up lessons, we ask that you inform us as far in advance as possible of any anticipated missed lessons. If no notice is given and a student misses a lesson, (no show, no call) this missed lesson will not be considered for a make-up.
Lessons which are cancelled by the instructor and which cannot be rescheduled will be credited or refunded.
Similar to other educational institutions, we anticipate that students will be continuing their studies on an ongoing basis. In the event of termination of studies, notice is required four weeks prior to termination. Any refunds of unused quarterly payment will be given solely at the discretion of the instructor, and will only be considered (assuming four weeks’ notice is given) when the vacant timeslot is refilled. Our suggestion is to finish out the quarter after giving notice.
UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES - bad weather, school closure or injuries such as broken bones*, long-term illnesses, etc. are handled the same way as a missed lesson /cancellation. We will do our best to make up the lesson(s) during normal teaching hours, but cannot guarantee it.
*Depending on the extent of injury, lessons can be modified to fit each situation. This will keep the student engaged and in their studies.
Students are expected to be respectful and well-behaved at all times. Abuse of studio facilities or equipment will not be tolerated. Students are not allowed access to house or yard areas outside the studio without prior permission. Any children remaining in the reception area must be supervised by a parent or other adult. Students MUST bring their music books and three-ring assignment book to each lesson. A lesson may be cancelled if the student does not bring his/her music and assignment books.
Students are expected to set aside an adequate amount of time for daily practice (at least 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the age and proficiency of the student). Students are required to prepare ALL assigned pieces and exercises. For younger students, parental involvement is vital to ensure that quantity and quality of their children’s practice time. Continued failure to prepare for lessons may result in dismissal from the studio.
Piano students must have access to an adequately maintained acoustic piano for their daily practice (or, at a minimum, an 88-key instrument with pedal and weighted keys). Fingernails must be kept short to ensure proper hand position.
Organ students will take lessons at Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver on a weekly bases. All Students are required to have a practice organ available for practice. Local church or practice organ in your home will work. Please have this available to you prior to signing up for lessons.
Cello students same rules apply. Proper fitted instrument is required for all students.