We require a current credit card to be stored on file for automatic payment. All performance programs require monthly payment and will be automatically billed to the card on file on the 1st of each month. Tuition is annualized based on the calendar year and NOT billed weekly. You may have 3, 4 or 5 rehearsals in a given month, however the tuition cost is the same each month. Tuition is equal to 4 payments of $150, or 3 equal payments of $150 for summer program.
A late fee of $35 shall be charged for any monthly tuition payments received after the 7th of the month. If monthly tuition fees (including any applicable late fees) are not received by the 15th of the month, the student will not be able to attend rehearsals until the tuition is paid.
If joining a band after the initial start date of the program, your first month of rehearsals will be prorated based on your unique start date. Remaining payments will be calculated based on the number of remaining rehearsals and billing cycles.
Attendance, Missed Lesson & Make-Up Policy:
We do not refund or prorate for missed rehearsals. However, if a rehearsal is canceled, it will be rescheduled promptly. If a student is unable to attend their rehearsal in-person, Stages Music Arts can provide a virtual option upon request. Excessive absences may result in fewer song assignments.
Substitute Teachers & Teacher Cancellation Policy:
In the event of an instructor absence, Stages Music Arts reserves the right to provide a qualified substitute. Stages Music Arts reserves the right to replace a student’s current instructor with a new qualified instructor at any time for any reason.
Our student Code of Conduct is attached at the bottom of this document. By initialing, you agree to the code of conduct and our expectations of our students to act in a professional, courteous, and kind manner at all times while participating in the band program here at Stages.
This agreement will automatically renew each month and will remain in effect until the end of the performance program. Registration for the program indicates intent to pay for the full program, therefore refunds cannot be given for unused rehearsals nor can automatic billing be halted until the program has concluded. Groups are formed based on each member’s intent to participate and having a student quit can ruin the experience for an entire class.
If for any reason an early release from the program is accepted, notice must be given by the 15th of the month to stop the next month’s billing. If we receive notice on the 16th or later, you will be billed for the following month.
In the event of inclement weather Stages uses email and text messaging as an initial contact with students and parents. If Stages closes the facility because of weather, rehearsals will be rescheduled accordingly.
I give Stages Music Arts permission to record my or my child’s participation and appearance on digital or film photography, video, audio, or any recorded medium. My name, likeness, voice, and other material and information in connection with such recordings may be used in or for Stages’ written, electronic, and web publications, promotional materials, including but not limited to social media and apps. Such recordings may be reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed and/or publicly performed in print, electronic, or any other medium in whole or in print.
I hereby consent for my child/children to participate in programs offered by Stages, LLC, d/b/a Stages Music Arts Academy (“Stages”), and hereby waive and release all claims for damages for any personal injury, illness, death, property loss, or property damage which my child/children may sustain as a result of participation in Stages’ programs, events, activities, and/or trips. I understand that there are many risks of participation, known and unknown, including risks of traveling while on trips, and hereby agree to assume all such risks associated therewith for myself and on behalf of my child/children.
Ear Plugs or Other Hearing Protection: I understand the risks to my child/children’s hearing and general health of not wearing ear plugs or other protective hearing devices when participating in Stages’ programs, including exposure to loud rock music. I also understand the risks to my child/children’s general health of not wearing ear plugs or other protective hearing devices when wearing headphones during classes or lessons or when participating in Stages’ other programs. I hereby waive and release all claims for damages for any hearing loss or other general health damage which my child may sustain as a result of not wearing ear plugs or other hearing protection.
I, for myself and my child/children, forever indemnify and hold harmless Stages from any and all claims, demands, and actions or causes of action, including any and all costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, in any way related to, directly or indirectly, my child/children’s participation in Stages’ programs, events, activities, and trips. I certify that I am financially responsible for any losses and damages resulting from my child/children’s participation in such activities, and that my child is able to safely participate in such activities.
This Liability Waiver is binding on myself and my child/children, and my heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of Stages and its successors and assigns.
Monthly tuition is not prorated for holiday closures, as they are built into the cost of tuition. Stages Music Arts is closed in observance of the following holidays:
Stages Music Arts Performance Programs are a group effort, attending as many rehearsals as possible is essential to the success of the group. Most importantly, attendance to the final performance is required.
FINAL PERFORMANCE DATES ARE LISTED ON THE BAND PROGRAM PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT
CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION: I AUTHORIZE STAGES MUSIC ARTS TO AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH.
Stages Music Arts Code of Conduct
Stages Music Arts is interested in promoting the integrity of and respect for each member of our community and our visitors, and promotes principles of courtesy and good manners. Students should use their common sense, seek advice when in doubt, and to regulate decisions so that they are in compliance with the spirit of our community.
1. Treat others with respect, regardless of their age, sex, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, point of view, or physical characteristics, and be sensitive to their needs. When opportunities present themselves, we encourage and require conduct that affirms and strengthens Stages’ cohesiveness as a community. No insulting or putting others down, regardless of reason or cause.
2. Respect for instructors, staff, and other students is expected at all times and is essential to building trust in the community. Physical or emotional injury to others, stealing, and willful destruction of or damage to property, both that of others and your own, will not be tolerated. Vandalism will not be tolerated.
3. No running, jumping, horseplay, or touching equipment in the studios or rehearsal rooms that are not part of your personal instrument rig. If you are not sure what something is, please ask first before touching. Damage to equipment, property, and/or instruments will not be tolerated.
4. Refrain from talking over others, this includes playing your instrument while others are talking. Vulgarity, arrogance, and braggadocio will not be tolerated.
5. Be willing to share your ideas, but always remember that no one is ever perfectly right. Do not allow your own sense of what you believe is right to be compromised or changed by group or peer pressure, but always be willing to listen to others’ ideas and opinions.
6. Refrain from chewing gum, eating, and drinking anything but water during class. Eating and drinking snacks is only permitted in the lounge and kitchen area and not in the studios or rehearsal rooms.
7. Proper attire shall be worn at all times including shoes, leg coverings, and torso coverings. No attire shall display offensive language, nor any objectionable or inappropriate symbols.
8. The use, possession, sale, distribution, or solicitation of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products shall be grounds for discipline up to and including expulsion from the program.
9. No smoking permitted anywhere on Stages’ property.
10. Cell phones are not permitted in class. Phones should be silenced and shall remain with personal belongings, ie. handbag, backpack, guitar case, and outside of the studios or rehearsal rooms. These and other possessions, such as clothing, jewelry, money, cameras, computers, and other electronic devices, if left unattended, can be damaged or lost. Students must take full responsibility for such items unless placed in the custody of Stages via the front desk. Therefore it is highly recommended to only bring what is absolutely necessary for class.
11. Assist in keeping Stages neat and clean, including disposing of trash properly into a receptacle, and keeping one’s possessions in the appropriate place.
12. Weapons of any kind are not permitted at Stages. Students having in their possession weapons of any kind or look-alike weapons face expulsion. Students who threaten others with use of a weapon or other physical violence face expulsion. Stages reserves the right to notify the authorities. Fighting and/or physical altercations of any kind will not be tolerated.
13. Sexual and other forms of harassment and/or intimidation are not tolerated at Stages. Every individual in the Stages community is to be treated with sensitivity and respect and is entitled to work and learn without fear of intimidation, humiliation, and/or degradation from unwanted and unacceptable behavior, including, but not limited to physical advances, comments, images, and technology (ie. social media). This policy applies to relations between instructors/administrators, between students, and/or between instructors/administrators and students, regardless of the individual’s gender and/or age.
a. Sexual harassment is generally defined by inappropriate, unwanted, and uninvited attention to an individual’s gender, apearance, or other attribute and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with that individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive atmosphere, or coercion of an unwilling individual into sexual relations for favors real or perceived.
b. Harassment may be broken into two categories, all of which are unacceptable:
1. No sexual innuendos or comments and suggestive remarks about one’s clothing, body or sexual activities
2. No suggestive or insulting sounds
3. No peronally offensive humor or jokes about sex
4. No sexual propositions, invitations, or other pressure for sex
5. No implied or overt threats
6. No comments in writing and/or drawn images of a sexual nature
1. No patting, pinching, or other inappropriate touching or feeling
3. No deliberate brushing against the body
4. No attempts or actual kissing or fondling
5. No sexual assault or threats thereof