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MMS Policies & Important Information *
Please read thoroughly, registration for Spring Semester includes agreeing to the policies below.
You will receive a copy of these policies with your confirmation email.
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
20 Weekly Lessons, Monday, January 7th - Saturday, May 25th
CLOSED Monday, Monday May 27th for Memorial Day
MAKE-UP WEEK: Tuesday, May 28th- Monday, June 3rd
Children’s Spring Recital (ages 8-16): Saturday May 18th 12pm-3pm, Noe Valley Ministry
Little’s Spring Recital (ages 3-7): Sunday May 5th, Time & Location TBD
Adult Master Class: Sunday, June 2nd, Time & Location TBD
Your tuition includes:
*20 weekly private lessons with your teacher
*One makeup lesson during our makeup week
*Access to several exciting collaborative and performance events throughout the year including an open mic/jam session(*adults only) with other MMS students and led by the MMS staff, a master class where students play for each other and receive feedback and support (Children's Winter Master Class, Adult Spring Master Class, and a formal recital once per year. (Adult Winter Recital, Children's Spring Recital)
MMS Lower Haight, 320 Fillmore St
MMS Mission, 3280 22nd St.
FOR SAFETY & SECURITY: Children under the age of 16 MAY NOT be left unattended in the lobby. While we have security measures in place (locked doors with codes for only current students), we cannot be responsible for your children when they are not in a lesson with their teacher. Our teachers are committed to focusing on their students and are not responsible for other children (siblings, friends, etc). All lessons at MMS are private lessons. Siblings and friends are not permitted to sit in on lessons. If you have siblings/friends in lessons back to back, it your responsibility to care for the child that is not in the lesson by either staying with them in the lobby or picking them up and coming back at the end of the full hour. Thank you for your help in keeping our students and our property secure and safe!
Payment can be made in full or in 3 installments.
If you chose to pay in installments: invoices & reminders will be sent via PayPal. The invoice allows you to pay with PayPal OR checkout as a guest and pay with a debit or credit card.
Tuition Installment Due Dates:
Installment # 1 due by November 12th to register
Installment # 2 due by January 14th
Installment # 3 due by March 11th
**Any student with outstanding tuition will be charged a $25 late fee on Tuesday, January 22nd for the 2nd installment or Tuesday, March 19th for the 3rd installment. If payment has not been made by Monday, January 28th for the 2nd installment or Monday, March 25th for the 3rd installment a 2nd $25 late fee will be charged. Please make every effort to send payment on or before each installment due date to avoid late fees. Thank you.
Please note: Installments are offered as a courtesy to help break up the tuition payment. It is not an opportunity to de-enroll midway through the semester. Any student registered for the semester will be liable to complete payment for the entire semester even if they wish to discontinue lessons
ABSENCES AND MAKEUPS:
We offer one makeup lesson per semester to be scheduled during our makeup week, Tuesday, May 28th - Monday, June 3rd. There is no credit, reimbursement, or make-up for more than one missed lesson during the semester.** If you plan to miss a lesson for any reason, please let us know as a courtesy to your teacher and so we can be sure to schedule your makeup. Please send scheduling inquiries to email@example.com
**In the event that you need to miss more than 1 lesson, please reach out ASAP and we will do out best to arrange for an additional make-up if possible. NO SHOWS, meaning missing your lesson without any prior communication, will not be eligible for an additional make-up.
SAME DAY NOTIFICATIONS:
If you need to cancel or let your teaching know that you can running late for a SAME DAY lesson, please call or text 415-912-7530 for MMS Mission or 415-539-8394 for MMS Lower Haight and your teacher will receive the message. Naomi will not always be available to relay same day messages so texting or calling this number as a courtesy to your teacher is greatly appreciated! If you are more than 20 minutes late for a 30 minute lesson, or 30 minutes late for a 60 minute lesson, your teacher will be excused to leave.
No Show Policy: Out of respect for our teachers' time, if you miss 3 lessons without notifying us ahead of time, we reserve the right to remove you from our schedule in order to open up your slot to another student. We will notify you via email prior to this happening and offer you the opportunity to continue your lessons by letting us know you'd like to keep your slot. If you are removed from our schedule due to lack of communication on your end, no refunds will be given.
Teachers make every effort to be at each lesson of the semester. However, MMS makes exceptions for teacher performances and gigs. All of our teachers are very active in the performing world and when a gig arises, we encourage them to take it! If this happens, we will provide a substitute teacher for that lesson. We urge you to be open and see this as a rare opportunity to work with another excellent teacher. We will not give refunds for lessons at which a substitute is provided. All teachers are trained with Ciara and the MMS curriculum and each offer different skill sets. Variety with your teacher can provide a new fresh insight and re-inspire your lesson experience!
If after the first lesson you are not satisfied, we can discuss either scheduling you with a different teacher, or if you wish to de-enroll, you may receive a full refund minus the first lesson’s tuition. If you wish to discontinue lessons anytime after 24 hours before the second scheduled lesson, we will not be able to offer a refund for the semester. After you have registered and paid for the semester, should you decide prior to your start date not proceed with lessons, we will refund you in full minus the first lesson’s tuition.
PHOTO & VIDEO RELEASE POLICY:
MMS occasionally photographs and videotapes students for promotional use in both print and online publications and those of its partner organizations. Compensation will not be provided. All MMS students hereby agree to such use. If a student does not wish to give MMS permission to use photos & videos, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.