Lesson sign ups 2017-18
King Philip is very fortunate to have excellent lesson teaching staff. Please read the letter below from Mr. Keough on how to sign up for lessons for the 2017/18 school year---
King Philip Regional School District
Secondary Instrumental and Vocal Lesson Program
Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,
The music department is again implementing an after-school lesson program for all instrumental and vocal students enrolled in King Philip performing ensembles. Please read this letter carefully and complete the form/link below by Friday, September 15, 2017.
Private Lessons are strongly encouraged for all student musicians. The lesson program is designed to offer student musicians an opportunity to study with a specialist on a one-to-one basis. This will not replace existing class lessons, but offer advanced training in technique, solo literature, and musicianship.
Our teaching staff is exceptional. All play and teach professionally throughout the Boston area.
Each child will receive expert instruction on their chosen instrument.
All lessons are held after school at King Philip Regional High School. Scheduling will be done to accommodate as many students as possible. When requesting times please indicate three windows of at least 90 minutes. Please note that the staff is not available every day.
Each student and teacher will be responsible for 28 lessons between the first week in October and the first week in May. The remainder of the year will be used for makeup lessons.
The collection of the lesson fees is coordinated by me with the assistance of the KPMA treasurer and lesson payment coordinator.
There are two payment periods, with school vacations calculated into the equation, during the course of the year. Semester 1 is from October through the end of January, and Semester 2 is from February through the first full week of May. Lessons will be billed on a semester basis however you can pay in a manner that is most convenient to you (i.e. weekly, monthly, lump sum). Payment for Semester 1, however, must be paid by the end of January. Your student's teacher will contact you to begin lessons in October.
Semester 1 (16 Lessons) Semester 2 (12 Lessons)
Half Hour $ 400.00 $ 300.00
45 Minute $ 600.00 $ 450.00
One Hour $ 800.00 $ 600.00
Please do not allow financial concerns as a reason not to participate. The King Philip Music Association is available for financial assistance if needed. Any financial arrangements will be kept confidential. Please call me at my office at 508-384-1000 ext. 426 to discuss the matter or e-mail me at email@example.com. Payment schedules can be set up in the most convenient manner for you.
Previous balances from past years need to be addressed before a lesson can be scheduled for this coming year.
Thank you for your continuing support of the King Philip Regional School District Music Program.
Private Lesson Cancellation and make up Policy
This policy have been written, with students and teachers in mind, to clarify the cancellation and makeup of lessons. When students register for lessons they are playing for a certain number of lessons as much as they are paying for a weekly time slot which the teacher has designated for the student. For this reason the following policies will be in place:
Cancellation: When conflicts with the agreed upon lesson time occur students and teachers must provide each other at least twenty-four hours notice. If the student fails to notify the teacher the lesson will be forfeited. If the teacher fails to notify the student the lesson will be made up. Lessons cancelled due to having too much homework or needing to study will be forfeited.
No Show: If a students fails to show for a lesson and does not communicate their absence the lesson will be forfeited.
Illness and Family Emergency: In the event of personal illness or family emergency the student or teacher will notify the other party as soon as possible. All lessons due to personal illness and family emergencies will be made up.
No School: Lessons scheduled on days where there is no school (i.e. Federal Holidays, snow days, school vacations) will be made up. Lessons do take place on early release days. School vacations are optimal times to schedule makeup lessons.
Extended Absences: If you are involved in another activity such as athletics, ski club, drama, other musical ensembles, etc. that require multiple lessons to be rescheduled it is appropriate to provide the teacher with all dates at least one week in advance. The teacher may not be able to accommodate your request.
Makeup lessons should be concluded by the end of the school year.