Ms. Margrit, Principal : I am not personally at Baseline Studio everyday and may not see everyone. The unit at the Baseline Rd. location is small and unfortunately no room for an office. I solely administer the studio and personally teach out of my home studio office on Roser Cres. I am involved with the set up of every student's lesson plans and organize exams, festivals, competition, recitals and master classes . The studio schedule is prepared and administered by me.
I hold regular staff meetings and request monthly updates from my teachers.
I am always thrilled to speak to parents, students and teachers alike. I am available at the home studio by appointment. I personally teach Mondays and mentor Tuesdays. Wednesday afternoon I run a Math and French tutoring club 4-6 pm.
Email is the best communication me .
Private Lessons: Offered throughout the year are given in weekly 30, 45 and 60-minute intervals. You may opt attend twice weekly, the second lesson at a reduced rate. 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 accordingly by industry standard. Discount is applied for multi-lesson, multi-family and weekends. 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 the studio requires a respectful behaviour. Entering and exiting the premises should be done quietly with as little disturbance as possible. Our premises are small and even though sound panels are in place, sound travels. We do not have the proper area for a waiting room for parents or guardians. The chairs in the centre room 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: 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. Please do not request schedule changes from the teacher nor request personal contact information 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.
Attendance: Lesson time is reserved. The student agrees to arrive at each lesson punctually and prepared. Lateness for a lesson will only receive the remainder of the lesson. If the teacher is late, the student will also only receive the remainder of their lesson, however, the student is offered a make-up session, when space and time permits. NMS reserves the right to reschedule lessons in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Absenteeism and Make-Up lessons: My teachers are paid for their time and are willing and able to teach at the scheduled reserved time and they are not obligated to offer their time again. No refund is offered for missed lessons. Make up lessons are in the policy but they are not a given. If parents make a personal choice to miss a lesson, they forfeit that time. I offer, within reason, make ups for teacher absences (if no sub is available) 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 offered a make up lesson. There are no makeup lessons for group programs. Make up lessons will be offered in group, private or master 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 dependant diabetes, allergies including puffers, epi-pens or food, epilepsy or any seizure possibility. As well, please share any learning, behavioral, emotional or identified issues, in order for us, to plan the most beneficial program for your child.