Studio Policy

Tuition and Fees

Tuition consists of a registration fee and fees for particular lessons. Tuition may increase on the first day of each academic year, then the updated Tuition Rates will be provided to Student.

 

The Registration Fee is non-refundable and is paid once a year. Registration Fee should be paid before Student takes hers/his the first lesson.

 

Tuition for group lessons must be paid for in advance, yearly or by monthly installments before the 10th of the month.

 

Tuition for individual lessons must be paid for in advance, either by Semester or monthly installments before the 10th of the month or during the first week after the last prepaid lesson is given.

 

A late fee in the amount of $45 will be charged if payments are not received by due date.

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Payments 

Payment is accepted in the form of a check and cash only. Checks shall be made out to “Orange Music Studio.” There will be a $25 charge on all returned checks. 

If any payment is late, the Studio reserves the right to suspend the Student’s right to attend at its sole discretion until such payment is received. 

 

Discounts

A 10% discount applies to advance payments by Semesters.

Materials

Students are solely responsible for purchasing the required music materials, about which they will be informed at the lessons, unless materials are provided by Studio.

Student will be charged the replacement cost for lost or damaged materials borrowed from Studio.

 

Activities

The Studio may from time to time provide workshops, master-classes, concerts, recitals, tests, group trial lessons and other activities. Student hereby agrees to attend at least 2/3 of such activities.

The fees for participation in such activities will be charged separately. 

Cancellations and Make-ups

In the event when Student must miss his/her regular scheduled lesson, the following policies are to be strictly enforced:

a) A make-up individual lesson will be provided to Student when Student notifies Studio about his/her inability to attend an individual lesson at least 24 hours in advance. Make-up time will not be awarded and the full payment for the missed lesson will be withheld by Studio if Student fails to cancel an individual lesson 24 hours in advance.

b) No make-up time will be provided due to late arrival.

c) A make-up group lesson will not be provided, but Student may attend a similar group lesson with another class if such a lesson is available at Studio.

d) A make-up lesson will be provided to Student if a lesson is cancelled by Studio or its teachers for any reason other than scheduled Studio closures or holidays.

e) Fees for known absences (if Student knows he/she will be missing lessons due to vacation, etc.) can be deducted pro rata from that month’s tuition.

 

Use of the Studio Property

In the event that any equipment or property of the Studio is damaged, lost or stolen as a direct or indirect result of negligent action by Student or his/her action or failure to act appropriately, Student agrees to pay all reasonable costs in full including replacement or reparation of such damaged property.

Behaviour

We share our studio with other people and other activities. Therefore, please treat our environment and those in it with care and respect. Please pick up after yourself, and refrain from excessive noise.

 

Termination

Student may terminate lessons for any reason. To terminate lessons, Student must provide written notice to Studio four-weeks in advance, during which weeks the tuition has to be paid in full. If Student does not provide one month’s advance written notice, Studio shall charge Student, and Student shall be liable for, one month’s tuition in full, even if no lessons are provided to Student during that month.

Studio may also terminate lessons for any reason, at the sole discretion of Studio. If Studio terminates lessons, tuition will be pro-rated up to the last lesson taken and a refund provided, if applicable.

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trademarks, application to register any of the aforementioned rights, trade secrets and/or know how) in Studio’s materials and courses are and shall remain the exclusive property of Studio or its licensors.

Studio also owns those intellectual property rights arising in the parts of audio or video recordings and writings made or written by Studio teachers during the teaching of the courses where Studio and its teachers have had input into the composition and/or recording or production of said works.

 

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR COST OF COVER, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER FOR BREACH OR IN TORT; AND (B) STUDIO’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL AMOUNTS PAID BY STUDENT TO STUDIO IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM; (C) NEITHER PARTY MAY INSTITUTE A LEGAL PROCEEDING ALLEGING A CAUSE OF ACTION WHICH ACCRUED MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF SUCH PROCEEDING; (D) STUDIO SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR LOSS, OR THEFT OF STUDENT’S, OR STUDENT’S GUESTS PERSONAL BELONGINGS; AND (E) STUDENT HEREBY WAIVES, RELEASES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE STUDIO, ITS OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN STUDIO ON-SITE OR OFF-SITE LESSONS, EVENTS, OR ACTIVITIES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT.

 

Indemnification

Student agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Studio and its owners, agents, directors, employees, contractors against any and all third party claims, losses, liabilities, damages, settlements, expenses and costs which arise out of or relate to any breach of Student’s obligations under this Agreement.

 

Disputes and Governing Law

In the event of any dispute, claim, or disagreement arising from this Agreement, the parties shall use their best efforts to settle the dispute. To this effect, the parties shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and the courts of the State of California shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim, dispute or difference which may arise out of this Agreement.

 

Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties on the subject matter hereof. If any term or provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision is severable from the rest and shall not affect the legality or validity of the remainder of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be excessively broad as to duration, geographical scope, activity or subject, it shall be construed by limiting and reducing it, so as to be enforceable to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law. 

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