VOICE LESSON POLICIES
Voice lesson policies are designed to protect time and payment from both the student and the teachers. In order to provide a consistent training program that is efficient and productive it is vital that students attend their scheduled lesson times.
PRIVATE VOICE LESSON 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
If student cancels more than 24 hours in advance, they may schedule a make-up lesson with their teacher. If student cancels less than 24 hours in advance, they are not eligible for private make-up lesson. If teacher cancels in less than or more than 24 hours, teacher will schedule a make-up lesson. This policy is to accommodate for vacations and/or events through the summer season. GROUP VOICE STUDENTS cannot privately make-up missed lessons, they must attend another group voice lesson time to make it up. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule and attend make up lessons. If student does not attend all 4 lessons or make up lessons by the end of the month, account will still be charged for the next month. All make up lessons must be completed by the last day of the season semester.
If a student is tardy the time is lost. If a teacher is tardy, the teacher will make up the time either through adding time to the end of any lesson or arranging to meet early with the student.
SCHEDULED LESSON TIME
It is essential that students attend their assigned lesson time, determined at the beginning of each semester, if this time must be changed it needs to be done through emailing either Executive Director, Shelby or Kayeli. firstname.lastname@example.org
Switching lesson times around excessively will not be permitted.
Lessons are locked in by semester, students will be expected to complete all months of tuition and lessons for the semester enrolled. Any drops during the semester, will still have to pay for the following months until the semester ends.
The Backstage Performing Arts policies are designed to promote a positive, safe, organized experience for students and their families. Our goal is for every child to thrive in a positive, nurturing environment that fosters learning, growth, and achievement.
Cooperative, respectful behavior is expected during classes, rehearsals, performances, and activities. Respect for instructors, staff, and other students will be consistently shown. No discrimination, profanity, bullying, or disrespectful behavior is allowed either in person or by means of social media. A student or family that violates this policy may be dismissed from Backstage Performing Arts.
We will follow a Three Strike Rule. On the 1st strike the student will be asked to sit and watch. The 2nd strike will require a parent to supervise class until the behavior subsides. On the 3rd strike, the student will be required to withdrawal from their current class.
If parental involvement is necessary to correct any behavior, parents will be notified by the teacher and invited to a class session to evaluate and assist their student. We love and welcome all students, but must be able to focus our time on teaching for the benefit of each student in the class without devoting extensive time to improving or monitoring the behavior of any individual student. Any student asked to withdraw from class will be charged nothing further in fees and tuition.
All communication, including class, rehearsal, performance, and payment information, will be conducted through email. A current email address is, therefore, required to register for a class, and if there is a change in email address, it is the responsibility of the student's primary contact to make the needed change to the email address using the Customer Portal. If you haven't received any emails by the first day of classes, it is the primary contact's responsibility to contact Backstage to make sure the email is correct in the system.
On a regular basis, publicity and in-class photos that include Backstage students will be taken and used for marketing and advertising. By agreeing to this policy, you grant permission for Backstage Performing Arts to use class, performance, and other photos that include your students, past or present, for such purposes, including on the website, social media, and other traditional advertising and marketing channels. The undersigned hereby consents to the use of these photographs and/or videos without compensation, by Backstage online or in any editorial, promotional or advertising material produced and/or published by Backstage.
I agree to allow my student/s to participate in Backstage Performing Arts classes. I understand that Backstage Performing Arts, and all those affiliated will NOT be held responsible for any harm or injury that my student may endure while at the Backstage Performing Arts studios, building and facility. I also understand that my student, as well as myself, will be held responsible for any financial restitution if damage is done to any part of the rehearsal areas, if my student is the responsible party. I understand that learning and performing in musical theater, just like any other extracurricular activity, has a possibility for injury, and Backstage Performing Arts will not be held in any way, shape, or form responsible for harm that may befall my student.