KMS POLICIES 2024 – 2025

• SCHOOL YEAR: The Kawai Music School (KMS) offers lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Students are welcomed year-round based on availability. This includes the school year and summer months. Summer presents an optimal environment for progress and an opportunity to explore jazz, pop, and Broadway music and delve deeper into music theory, history, and composition, etc.

• TUITION and FEES: Tuition is due on the first day of every month. Parents/adult students must have a credit card on file for automatic withdrawal on the first week of every month. Cash and checks are not accepted.

• REFUND: Full refunds will be given in case of insufficient enrollments that result in cancellation of a group class.

• STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: There are no long-term contracts. Students may enroll at any time if there is availability. To discontinue lessons and suspend automatic charges, please email the Director of the KMS at Notice given to the teacher only is not enough. If a one-month withdrawal notice is not provided, the tuition for the entire month is still due and payable.

• MAKEUP LESSONS: Lessons missed without 24-hour notification are non-refundable and there will not be a makeup lesson; however, makeup lessons will be offered via Recorded Video. Lessons for the students who comply with the 24-hour notification policy will be rescheduled or provided as a makeup lesson. If the same teacher is not available, a substitute teacher will give the service.

• TEACHER ABSENCE: In the event a teacher is absent, lessons will be rescheduled.

• LESSON PROTOCOL: All children under the age of 12 must be escorted in the KMS by a responsible adult and remain with the responsible adult until the child is with the instructor for their lesson. Students must be picked up in a timely manner. The school is not responsible for students before or after their assigned lesson time.

• FOOD and DRINKS: No food, or drink (except for bottled water) is allowed inside the KMS.

• PHOTO RELEASE: Any photos, audio, or video of students or families at the KMS facilities or events may be used in KMS promotional publications, social media pages, or press releases. There will be no compensation for the release. However, parents may exempt their children from media publications by circling the appropriate response on the Application form.