Student Agreement

By attending lessons with instructors of Portage Conservatory of Music, the student (or parent/guardian, when applicable) agrees to the following conditions:

  1. There is a $25.00 annual registration fee. A lesson time will not be held without payment of the registration fee.
  2. All music fees are due in advance for each term or month regardless of lessons missed.
  3. Post dated cheques are to be dated for the first of the month.
  4. Refunds will not be issued for lessons missed by the student.
  5. Non-sufficient-funds (NSF) cheques will be subject to a $10 service charge.
  6. The student/parent or guardian will give sufficient notice to Portage Conservatory of Music regarding missed lessons. Sufficient notice is a message to Portage Conservatory of Music (857 4218) by noon (12pm) for all lessons beginning 4pm and later, and by the previous evening (by 9pm the night before) for any earlier lessons.
  7. Missed lessons due to vacations, sports games, school dances, shopping trips, etc. will not be rescheduled.
  8. In case of withdrawing from the program, written notice must be given (email or letter) 30 days in advance of the date of the final lesson. Lesson payments must by made until the end of the 30 day withdrawal period, whether the lessons are attended or not.

Group Lessons

  1. Refunds will not be issued for lessons missed by the student.
  2. There will be no make up lessons for lessons missed by the student, with the exception of lessons cancelled or rescheduled by the teacher.

Private Lessons

  1. There will be no make up lessons for lessons missed by the student, with the exception of lessons missed because of sickness or storm. (Up to a maximum of 4 lessons per year.)
  2. All rescheduling of missed lessons will be subject to teacher availability.

Failure to abide by the above terms may result in forfeited lessons and in extreme cases, immediate termination of lessons subject to a penalty of one month’s lesson fees.

The terms of this agreement may be altered by the Management or Director of Portage Conservatory of Music, in which case a notice of such changes will be made available to students and parents/guardians.

Portage Conservatory of Music’s goal is to help students enjoy music and help attain their musical potential using relevant tools for effective learning. Good teaching is no substitute for consistently practising the elements taught in each lesson. It is the student/parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that a regular practice time is made available several times per week.

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide adequate supervision, when necessary, for their children in the waiting area. Children left in the waiting area are not the responsibility of Portage Conservatory of Music or any of its staff or instructors.

Our instructors are required to give their full attention to each lesson in progress. With that being said, if an emergency situation arises, please do not hesitate to ask an instructor for assistance. A phone is also available (by the microwave/water cooler) if required.

Parents/guardians are invited and expected to inform Portage Conservatory of Music, and their student’s instructor, of any concerns that arise regarding lessons, student practice habits, learning difficulties, disabilities, medical conditions, allergies, or significant events that may affect a student’s focus during the lesson time.