DB Music and Dance Lesson Policies San-Leandro-Piano-Guitar-Lessons

Punctuality & Attendance

  • Consistent and prompt attendance is of utmost importance to your musical education as well as a general courtesy to your teacher. Please bear this in mind.
  • We schedule students back to back and cannot run into another student's scheduled lesson.
  • Irregular attendance or patterns of absences may result in the loss of the student’s scheduled lesson.                                                 

         1.  Excused Absences

              Absences are excused if the teacher is notified by advanced notice (24hrs). A few of the examples of                             acceptable reasons for excused absences are:

                  A. illness (For families with more than one student, only the student who is ill will be excused.)

                  B. injury

                  C. Death in the family

          2.  Unexcused Absences

               Here some examples for unexcused absences:

                  A. Not wanting to come

                  B. Attending a birthday party

                  C. Attending or participating in sports games

                  D. No call / No show

Tuition & Payment              

  • Lesson tuition of four or five weeks is accepted in monthly installments. 
  • Tuition must be paid by the first scheduled lesson of each month. No lesson will be given if tuition is not prepaid.
  • Music lessons are $30 per half hour per student.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are cash, personal check. There will be a $20.00 charge added                               to all returned checks.


  • DB Music and Dance requires a 24-hour minimum cancellation notice. Voice mail is on at all times, including weekends to take call for Monday.
  • If 24-hour notice of cancellation is not given, the student forfeits the lesson, and will be charged.
  • If the instructor has to cancel a lesson, a make-up will be given, or credit will be applied to the account.
  • Students are required to give two-week notice prior to taking a vacation.


  • If a student has more than one absence in a calendar month, make-ups will be arranged if time and space permit; however, the instructor is not obligated.
  • All make-ups must be done in the same month as the absence.
  • If the student misses the make-up lesson, the lesson is forfeited. However, a credit will be issued in case of a teacher absence.

Termination & Refunds

  • In the case of the student deciding to discontinue lessons before the month completes, no refunds will be given for lessons not taken.
  • Although make-up lessons are provided (as stated above), credits or refunds are not given for missed lessons.

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