Updated Policies

Happy New Year, CMC Family!

As CMC continues to service more and more students, I am notifying you of the updated policies regarding scheduling, attendance, and payment, which will make things easier for all involved. Please note that the detailed policies are posted at www.clarksmusicclass.com/policies.

The biggest update for older CMC students to be aware of is that the payment has been simplified. Tuition is to be paid in 9 equal monthly payments for the school year (Fall/Spring semesters). The actual per lesson rate is the same.

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1hr private lessons       $45/lesson     $175/month
1hr group lessons         $35/lesson     $135/month/student
30m private lessons    $30/lesson      $115/month
30m family lessons      $25/lesson      $100/month/student

As many folks travel during the summers, Summer tuition (June through August) will be based on the amount of intended lessons.

Monthly payment of tuition is due on or before the 1st of the month and payment is arranged at the start of each semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). You can pay either using your bank’s online bill pay and set it up so that payments arrive on or before the 1st on the month, or simply give post-dated checks in advance for a given semester. Note – your payment will not be processed until the 1st of the month or the next business day. The monthly payment reserves your time slot per semester.

This updated payment policy avoids any hassle of remembering to bring a check to lessons, and with tuition due on the same date every month, it will be much easier to know when the next payment is due.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them. Thank you for trusting me with your musical journey.

“The purpose of a teacher is not to regurgitate the mountain of information that is already easily accessible. A teacher is there to analyze what a student can and cannot do, so that an efficient practice strategy to acquire the necessary technical skills to interpret music can be created.”
– – Gene Wie, music teacher

– Carl