Music Vault Academy
Music Vault Academy is a music school unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all necessary aspects of musicianship. Firstly, we offer private and group music lessons, that include sight reading, technique and general music theory. Secondly, we provide many performing opportunities at Student Showcases, held on our stage, and at other events, held throughout Orange County. Thirdly, we encourage and help our students to perform with other students, formally through our band programs or informally by finding other students willing to perform together at the different events. Lastly, through our free recording studio classes, we teach students how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio.
Our Band Program includes any type of groups from rock bands to classical ensembles. It focuses on teaching students how to perform together.
Our Group Classes range from Music Theory and different Instrument Groups to Recording Studio Prep and Music Production classes.
Music School’s Policies
Lesson times are scheduled at the mutual agreement of teacher and student, subject to the availability of open lesson times.
We recommend that any permanent changes to the schedule be completed in person.
If the change request is made through email or phone, we need to receive an email confirming the new schedule before any changes are actually made to the schedule.
Tardiness & Misbehavior
Students are expected to attend and be punctual to all classes.
Students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time.
Students are expected to be prepared and show appropriate behavior.
Music Vault Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student due to frequent absences, disciplinary problems, overdue tuition payments and/or parental noncompliance with the school’s policies.
No makeups are given for group lessons. For private lessons, make-ups are available only if the lesson has been canceled at least 24h in advance. Students can cancel as far in the future as they want to.
Makeups can be scheduled on week in advance and only in the same month as the original lesson. The makeup can be scheduled before the date when the original lesson would have been.
Special “make-up” group classes are available for students who cannot schedule a makeup lesson. More information about these classes can be found here.
A courtesy call is expected if you cannot attend a class or lesson.
Cancelations and scheduling makeups have to be done through the online schedule.
In cases where an instructor cannot attend, a substitute instructor will teach the lesson.
In cases where a substitute teacher cannot be assigned, the lesson will be rescheduled, if it is possible based on student and teacher availability; or credited towards the following month.
Prior notice will not be given to the student.
- Enter the class at any time during the music lessons
- Watch through the windows provided for most of the rooms
And are encouraged to join their children during their music lessons.
Insufficient Class Enrollment
If any group class has insufficient enrollment, Music Vault Academy reserves the right to cancel that class. If a class is canceled, full refund will be issued.
The effectiveness of private and group lessons will be limited if sufficient practice isn’t happening at home. It is the student’s and parent’s responsibility to ensure sufficient quality practice time happens each week. If you have questions regarding how much you should be practicing or what are good practice techniques, please speak with your instructor.
Tuition & Payments
Monthly tuition is due the first of the month. Tuitions are as listed with each program description. All tuitions do not cover the cost of instrument rental, music, and materials.
For private lessons, the monthly tuition will be based on the number of weeks in that particular month; either four or five.
For students beginning mid-month, the tuition will be pro-rated and then the monthly tuition will start on the 1st of the following month. Some group classes may not be available to begin mid-session and others classes may have additional requirements prior to joining the class.
A registration fee of $25 per student ($40 per family) is non-refundable and due at time of registration, or re-registration. This fee is paid annually per academic year.
A $10 late fee will be added to any monthly account not paid in full by the tenth (10) of the month. Any account over thirty days delinquent may result in a discontinuation of lesson privileges.
Any non-sufficient funds fees assessed by the bank for any returned check or declined electronic funds will be added to the tuition.
There are no discounts offered.
To withdrawal, either temporarily (suspend) or permanently (cancel), from the lessons, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 15th of the month. If you withdrawal after the 15th of the month, you will be responsible for the next month’s fees in full. Informing your teacher of your withdrawal is an appreciated courtesy, but that alone does not stop your financial obligation to the school. Withdrawals must be made in writing, by email. Within 24 hours of receiving your withdrawal email, you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, resend your email. After receiving your withdrawal notice, your account will be made inactive and any financial obligations still outstanding will be made with “auto-pay”.
Withdrawal must be submitted in writing, by email to Music Vault Academy and NOT to the teacher.
There is also the option of putting the account on hold and keep the same teacher and spot in the schedule. The fee to put the account on hold is $50 per half hour lesson per month.
Cancellations by the teacher can be credited towards the following month. Rescheduling is possible based on student and teacher availability.
No refunds or credits are given for missed lessons. Tuition reserves a student’s lesson time each week.
Students must be willing to occasionally purchase materials necessary for lessons. This includes lesson books, sheet paper and recordings of music. All materials are at the discretion of the teacher.
Medical & Liabilities
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal lesson activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson time.
To ensure your child’s safety, please be sure to pick him/her up promptly after class/lesson time. Music Vault Academy’s instructors and staff do not supervise children waiting in hallways before and/or after classes/lessons. Children are under supervision during their instruction time only. Neither instructors nor staff are responsible for supervising children outside of teaching time.
Unless written notice is given to the studio, permission is granted to Music Vault Academy and its operators to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. Parent/Guardian must also submit written notice for any physical/mental problems, restrictions or conditions.
Release of Liability
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students fully waive and relinquish any and all claims against Music Vault Academy and its owners, instructors, agents and employees from injuries or damages as a result of participating in any activities or classes in any way associated with Music Vault Academy. Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Music Vault Academy from any and all claims resulting in injuries, damages arising out of, connected with or in any way associated with the activities of any of the programs.
Music Vault Academy is hereby granted permission to take photographs and or video of the students to use in newspaper, TV press release, brochures, websites, posters, and other promotional materials the school creates. Please be aware that these photos or recordings are for promotional purposes and may be used in future print or electronic publications and media communications. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs and video footage in its name. By participating in Music Vault Academy’s programs, you consent to the video or audio recording or taking of photographs for these purposes. Prior approval from the student/parent will be asked if personal information is to be attached to the photos or recordings.
Changes and Updates
We reserve the right to update or modify these policies at any time and without prior notice unless a material change is made; in which case we will notify you through the email you have on file. Your use of our services following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the policies as changed.