For the convenience of our families and to insure the proper continuity and growth in our arts programs, North Cobb Christian School offers a limited number of music lesson opportunities each year.
GENERAL LESSON PROGRAM INFORMATION AND COMMITMENT
The lesson program is designed to accelerate a young student’s mastery in his/her chosen discipline, as well as to enable advanced students to be ready to pursue a college curriculum. As such, families are expected to enter into the program with the good faith intention of continuing throughout the school year - and into the summer if possible, in the case of music lessons. Please discuss this commitment within your family prior to registration!
If withdrawal from the lesson program becomes necessary, families MUST submit a written/e-mail notice to Roger Brink, the program coordinator, 30 days prior to the desired date of withdrawal. Click here to email Mr. Brink. Payment of a full month's lesson tuition will be required if the proper written/e-mail notice is not given.
Music lessons are available for 1st through 4th grade students during the school day, before school at 7:15am or after school.
Music lessons are available for 5th through 8th grade during study hall, after school, and before school at 7:15am.
Music lessons are available for 9th through 12th grade before school at 7:15am or after school.
The number of students the Fine Arts faculty is able to serve will be determined by teacher, time of day desired and classroom availability.
Lessons will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, based on the receipt of the required registration form. Previous lesson program involvement will not provide for lesson spots being "held" without completion of the required registration process.
MUSIC LESSON PROGRAM INFORMATION
There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per child, per type of lesson/class desired. This fee covers the costs of student books, supplies and building usage.
Each lesson will be taught weekly and is 30 minutes in length.
Advanced students may contract to take a 45-minute or one-hour lesson.
Due to school holidays, teacher in-service days, inclement weather, and other uncontrollable variables, it is NOT POSSIBLE to guarantee that a set number of lessons will be held each month. For this reason, the program is set up around the total number of lessons each student will receive instead of a set number each month. With that explanation given and based on our research, each music student will be able to receive a total of 24 lessons during the contract period of September 1, 2018 - April . All lessons taken during May or August will be billed at the end of the month at the rate of $25.00 for each 30-minute lesson.
It is crucial that current music lesson program families register early in order to have the best scheduling position possible.
Music lessons will begin the week school starts. In some cases for lower school students, it may be necessary to determine the daily classroom schedule of the teacher at the start of the school year before a lesson time can be determined. The families will be notified by e-mail communication and/or personal phone call from the program coordinator and/or the lesson provider as to when their student(s) will begin lessons.
The cost of each private music lesson is $25.00 per 30-minute session. That means a total cost of $600 from September 1 through April 30 ($25.00 per lesson X 24 lessons = $600), resulting in a monthly billable rate of $75.00 per month, billed in advance on the first day of each month, September through April. (Note: The Atlanta area standard cost for a 30-minute private lesson is $23-30.00 depending on the studio; therefore, not only is the NCCS lesson program less expensive, it does not require the added fuel cost of driving to another location.)
Families desiring that music lessons continue through the summer, will pay a per lesson charge of $25.00 per 30 minute session (private lessons). Due to travel and other summer activities, summer lessons are traditionally more flexible, and may not meet weekly. Lesson providers will work with each lesson family individually to create a summer lesson schedule that works well for both parties.
MUSIC LESSON BILLING INFORMATION
Beginning on September 1, lessons will be billed in advance on the first business day of each month, September through April. The bills will be sent to the e-mail address indicated on the registration form.
The month of May will be used for any make-up lessons that were not held earlier in the school year. However, families will not receive a bill for May since the financial obligation for the lesson program will be met once the April bill is paid.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any lessons taken in May, that are not make-up lessons from excused absences, will be billed at the individual lesson rate of $25.00 per 30-minute session. Bills for these lessons will be sent to parents via e-mail during the first week of June.
MAKE-UP LESSON POLICIES - Please review prior to registration
Make-up lessons will be scheduled when:
1) The teacher is absent due to illness or other conflict.
2) An official school-related event such as a field trip, special assembly, retreat, academic or arts competition or performance (not rehearsals), or team sports game or tournament (not practices) prevents lesson attendance. Please do not assume that the lesson instructor will know of all school-related events that may prevent your students(s) from attending the lesson. Notifying the lesson instructor 24 hours in advance of an excused absence will insure that a make-up lesson will be offered.
3) The student is absent from school the entire day for any reason.
No Make-up lessons will be scheduled when:
1) A student arrives at school unprepared for the lesson (does not have books/instrument/other materials)
2) A student arrives more than 5 minutes late to a lesson. If tardiness occurs, the teacher may choose to hold an abbreviated lesson within the remaining time, or suspend the lesson due to tardiness. This decision is at the teacher’s discretion and will be the final decision. Notifying the teacher in advance of any absence is a professional courtesy.
*Note - any unexcused absences will be billled as a lesson taken.
Registration for existing piano students begins June 1.
Registration for new piano students begins July 1.
IMPORTANT: Parents should read what constitutes an excused absence prior to registering.
To access the Private Music Lessons registration form, please click [HERE].
In order to register your student, please print the form, fill it out and then scan it and email it to Donna McCraney in the Business Office.
Mr. Brink will reply to confirm if the time you have chosen is available, or needs to be adjusted. The $50 registration fee will be invoiced once the form has been turned in.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brink.