FAME Studio Policies

Registration

Registration at Freedom Academy Studios should include a signed student enrollment agreement, selection of an instructor and lesson time.

Payment

ALL ACCOUNTS MUST HAVE A CREDIT CARD ON FILE. You may pay by cash or auto pay through the credit card on file. Monthly lesson program fees are charged on the last day of each month. If cash or credit card payment is not received by close of business on the 5th, a $25 late fee will be charged to your account. Pay As You Go lesson fees are due at the time of booking, paid by credit card on file.

Fees

You are paying for your guaranteed lesson time. Your monthly payment guarantees your weekly lesson time. If you are unable to commit to weekly lessons, we recommend our Pay As You Go option which allows you to pay per lesson. However, your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed with this option.

Monthly Lesson Program

Lessons are year round. We do not operate on a semester schedule.

  • Private lessons 30 min. weekly $140/month
  • Group Lessons 30 min. weekly $90/Month – We offer this option for select instruments/programs: guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, violin, recording and live sound production.
  • Band Program 60 min. weekly $140/Month

Pay As You Go Program

These lessons are paid at booking.
Lesson charge $45/30 min. or $90/60 min.

Additional/Optional Fees

  • Performance Fee: $50
  • Extra accompanist rehearsal- $85/60 min
  • Audio Recording/Editing $90/hr
  • Video Recording/Editing $90/hr
  • Audio and Video Recording requires a $90 non-refundable deposit at time of booking. This will be applied to the overall recording cost once the recording session is completed.

Refunds

Refunds are not offered. Any fees paid to the studio are non-transferrable. We must receive e-mail notification before close of business on the 25th day of the month if you choose to cancel your monthly contract.

Schedule

Monthly Lesson Program

  • Once you are signed up for lessons online you will be scheduled for a regular weekly lesson. Lessons are once a week.
  • FAME does not follow the School Calendar and is open every day except the following:
  • Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • Make ups are only guaranteed in the case of one of the above holidays or in your instructors absence. Make ups are not guaranteed for student absences. We will do our best to accommodate you based on instructor availability.
  • Weather: In the event that the studio closes for severe weather we will do our best to accommodate a makeup based on instructor availability.

Pay As You Go Program
  • Your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed and must be scheduled each week based on instructor availability. Payment is due at booking

Cancellation

PLEASE TAKE NOTE that we are unable to guarantee make up lessons if you are in our monthly lesson program. Your lesson time is your lesson time whether you are there or not, so please respect the appointment time. If you are unable to commit to a monthly lesson time/payment, please consider our Pay As You Go option and schedule your lesson each week. Payment is due at booking. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for Pay As You Go lesson times at which point you may schedule a makeup lesson or receive a studio credit. Refunds will not be offered. Please consider your lesson time a firm commitment. Cancellations must be received via e-mail.

Practicing

The more the student practices the more proficient he/she will become on their chosen instrument. A big part of musical development is the home practice; if you do not practice, we cannot expect progress to be made.

Suggested practice times:

  • Voice Students: Practice 4-5 days a week. 20 minutes of warm up and 20 minutes of assigned pieces.
  • Instrument Students: Practice 4-5 days a week for 15-30 minutes.

What to Bring

Voice Students- All music (books and copies), water, and assignment notebook
Instrument Students- All music (books and copies), assignment notebook, instrument and accessories needed.

Performances

Lessons Programs:
Students will have at least 2 performance opportunities per year (Winter & Spring). This is NOT a mandatory event for students, however, all students are encouraged to participate.

Music Books

We request students begin to invest in their personal music library. Suggested book lists is available but please consult your teacher to pick the best book(s) for you!

Communication

All studio communication will go through e-mail. It is important for us to have everything written down so we can always reference any changes in schedule or cancellations.