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Studio Information and Policies

Ms. Margrit Owner and Principal

Administration and my own personal teaching is done at the 102 Roser Cres (home studio).  

At 159 Baseline Rd. (studio #2), the premises are small and an office there is not doable. I am always thrilled to speak to parents, students and teachers alike. I am available at the home studio for appointments or visits and by email and phone.

Private Lessons offered throughout the year are given in weekly 30, 45 and 60-minute intervals. You may attend twice weekly. Fees in all subjects are charged by the school year, which is 33-38 weeks from September to June, depending on the lesson day. Fees are set according to industry standard. Discount is applied for multi-lesson, multi-family, weekend lessons and fee pre-paids.  Summer lessons are available.

Student Progress Lessons are scheduled back to back, teachers are not able to discuss progress before or after lessons. Please let me know if you wish to set up a time to meet with me and the teacher. Private music lesson progress depends on the commitment.

Protocol Attendance at both studios requires a respectful behaviour. Entering and exiting the premises should be done quietly with as little disturbance as possible. Sound panels are in place, however, sound travels. We do not have the proper area for a waiting room for parents or guardians. The chairs in the centre room at Baseline, are for students to wait until their teacher is available. We ask that you park and wait or come back at the appropriate time.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you feel uncomfortable about this arrangement, please bring it to my attention.

Schedule Changes and Absence Alert Schedule changes can only be made with me personally. I will always try to work with parents and students to assist busy schedules. I have a special schedule set up for hockey, soccer players and adults.

Absences should be called in as soon as possible. Let me know too when you are scheduling a vacation. Please do not request schedule changes from the teacher, request personal contact information for your child’s teacher or ask the teacher to attend your home or theirs for a lesson. Sometimes, I also request a change and appreciate you working with me. This occurs during exam, competition, and recital time.

Attendance Lesson time is reserved.  The student agrees to arrive at each lesson punctually and prepared. Lateness for a lesson will only receive the balance of the lesson.  If the teacher is late, the student will also only receive the balance of their lesson, however, the student is offered a make-up session.  NMS reserves the right to reschedule lessons in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Absenteeism and Make-Up lessons: I am generous in my make up lesson policies, but they are not a given.

If parents make a personal choice to miss a lesson, they forfeit that time. My teachers are paid for their time and are willing and able to teach at the scheduled reserved time and not obligated to offer their time again. I offer, within reason, make ups for teacher absences and inclement weather. If time and space is available a student may be offered a make up for illness. Absences without notice will not be considered for make up lesson. There are no makeup lessons for group programs.

Make up lessons will be offered in group or private class format.

Health Alerts Please assure that you inform us of any health issues that could occur while your child is at their lesson. This includes insulin dependent diabetes, allergies including puffers, epi-pens or food, epilepsy or any seizure possibility.  Immunization must be up to date in order to attend. Should your child contract a communicable illness please contact me personally. Please keep a sick child home.

Special Learning Please share any learning, behavioural, emotional or identified issues, in order, for us to plan the most beneficial program for your child. Music lessons is an integral part for kids with unique learning abilities