Naptown Sings and Plays! Lessons Policies

Naptown Sings! Kids Glee Club and Vocal Workshop Policies & Information

Classes, Rehearsals, and Concerts

  • All rehearsals will take place at the Naptown Sings! Studio, including the dress rehearsal
  • The concert is open to the public, so feel free please bring family and friends to share in this experience! In general, the concerts are free, but if professional photography and/or videography is hired, then a $5 cover charge will be implemented.
  • Concert attire is something fun! Self-expression is important.

Tuition

  • Tuition for each Naptown Sings! Session is noted above on the relevant class section.
  • To secure you child’s spot, a 50% deposit is required.
  • The remaining 50% is due on the first day of class. NOTE: We are happy to be flexible with payment plans if needed.
  • The best way to pay for the final payment is via PayPal on our billing page. Please scroll to “Pay for Naptown Sings!” and select from the drop-down list.
  • You may also pay via cash, or a check made out to Naptown Sings! If paying via cash or check, please bring the payment with you to the first class or mail your payment to Naptown Sings! 47 Spa Rd, Suite 1, Annapolis, MD 21401.
  • Payments are non-refundable

Rehearsal and Concert Attendance

  • By committing to join this Naptown Sings! Session, students are committing to the program in its entirety, including 12-classes and a final performance.
  • If a student must miss a class, notification is to be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of class, and a valid excuse must be given.
  • Absences due to illness require a doctor’s note and will be excused.
  • ALL students are required to attend the dress rehearsal and final concert, no exceptions.

Classroom Rules

Please respect your teacher and fellow classmates by following these rules:

  • Show up on time for all rehearsals and call times.
  • Quietly enter rehearsals and wait for instructions.
  • Keep talking to a minimum during rehearsals.
  • Come prepared with all assigned materials.
  • Keep a positive, supportive attitude at all times.
  • Come prepared to have lots of fun!

Materials

  • Binder
  • Pencil
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Water bottle

Naptown Sings and Plays! Private Lessons Policies

Prior to registering for lessons, please familiarize yourselves with these policies, and write down all pertinent dates. You will be required to initial each part of the contract upon registering. This will avoid any future confusion.

We've worked hard to come up with a policy that is very much in line with the industry standard (if not more flexible), that will ensure that students stay committed to their weekly learning, and that is fair to our both students and our teachers.

Payments

  • The cost for lessons is $135 per month for 30 minute lessons, $200 per month for 45 minute lessons, and $260 per month for 60 minute lessons. We've removed all payment fees, so the prices are actually unchanged from last year.
  • Payments are due on the first of the month every month via auto-debit.
  • If a payment is late, or a payment processing problem is not resolved in 7 days of the due payment, a $15 charge will be added.
  • Payments are non-refundable for any reason.

Lesson Termination Policy

  • One month’s notice is required via e-mail to sophia@naptownsings.com if a student wishes to pause or stop lessons. Payments for lessons will be canceled exactly one month from the date notice is given. Sophia will e-mail you back to confirm the cancellation date. If you do not hear back within one week, please follow up with a voice call to 410-279-3208 (as e-mail can sometimes be finicky).

Cancellation Policy

  • If the teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, he or she will be sure to provide a make-up lesson within 30 days.
  • If the student/parent cancels a lesson for any reason, the three following make-up options will be given. While specific make-up requests will not be accommodated, these options allow a student to miss up to 8 lessons per school year without losing money:
    1. 5th Lesson of the Month Make-Up Day: Each lesson payment covers four lessons per month. Every 2-3 months there is a 5th lesson day in the month (i.e. 5 Thursdays rather than 4). You will not be charged for this day. It will be used as a student make-up day for missed lessons in the same time increment your child normally receives lessons in (i.e. if the student normally receives 30-minute lessons, the make-up will be 30 minutes).
    2. Sunday Open Studio: Every quarter, your teacher will provide a Sunday open studio to serve as a make-up time for missed lessons. During this time, students will be offered an hour-long group lesson with other students who missed lessons more than what the 5th lesson day accommodates over the course of the three-month period. 2018-2019 Open Studio Dates and Times: 12/1, 2/24, 5/19, 8/25 (subject to change).
      Ben: 4-5 PM in Studio 1
      Connor: 5-6 PM in Studio 1
      Sophia: 6-7 PM in Studio 1
      Lindsay: 4-5 PM in Studio 2
      Trevor: 5-6 PM in Studio 2
      Meghan: 6-7 PM in Studio 2
      Ashley: 4-5 PM in Studio 4
      Greg V.: 5-6 PM in Studio 4
      Greb B: 6-7 PM in Studio 4
    3. Switching Lessons with Another Student: To switch, e-mail sophia@naptownsings.com to request a contact list of all other students taught by your teacher. You may e-mail another student or parent and the cc teacher to request a switch. The switch must be approved by the other student and the teacher in order to go into effect.
  • Holidays: If the teacher, you, or your child are unable to attend lessons on the following holidays, you may choose to use the quarterly Open Studio date as a make-up or the occasional 5th lesson day of the month: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, New Years Day. As a respect to diverse religious practices, please let us know of any standard major holidays applicable to your faith. The Holiday policy will apply. Occasionally, a teacher will offer an open-studio to accommodate Holiday cancellations. One-on-one make-ups for these days will be provided by request only.
  • Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, an e-mail will be sent in a timely manner with a decision on whether to remain open or to close. If Anne Arundel County Public schools close and the studio remains open, you may use your discretion when deciding to come to the studio. If the studio closes, an open studio group lesson will be provided on a Sunday within 30 days of the cancellation. If the studio remains open, you may use the occasional 5th lesson day of the month, or the quarterly open studio date to make-up the lesson. One-on-one lesson make-ups will be provided by request only.

Studio Recital Dates

  • Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM Call Time
  • Sunday, June 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM Call Time

Parking

  • The best thing to do is drop-off your child in the service lane leading up to the studio. If you need to park, please use row 4. Unfortunately, if row 4 is full you may not park in any of the other rows, as the spots are rented and paid for by other businesses. There is ample FREE street parking on West St and Amos Garrett Blvd surrounding the studio. If you choose to park in a garage, we offer validation for the Park Place garage across the street (under the Westin). Please avoid the West Garrett Garage, as they charge a flat rate fee of $7 after 5:30 PM.

Arbitration Clause

  • Any dispute arising out of this contract is subject to arbitration. The non-prevailing party will pay all expenses, including attorney fees, associated with the dispute. In the event of a dispute, jurisdiction will be the state of Maryland.

Personal/Parent/Guardian Agreement and Consent

I hereby give permission for myself, or my child of whom I am the legal guardian, to be a participant in “Naptown Sings! Private Lessons”. I understand that neither Sophia Hardesty, the student’s instructor, Naptown Sings!, its representatives or members assume responsibility for any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits (including attorney fees), arising out of or resulting from the acts, errors or omissions by myself or my child. I understand that the student is expected to attend all lessons as described, and I understand and agree to the fees associated with our participation in this course.

Media Release

I hereby authorize Naptown Sings!, its representatives and members the right to take photographs and/or video footage of me, and to publish these photographs and/or video, along with the use of my name, for use in any Naptown Sings! promotional material, in print or on any digital platform.

I acknowledge that my participation in promotional media produced by Naptown Sings! is voluntary, and I will receive no financial compensation for my participation. I further agree that my participation in any publication and/or website produced by Naptown Sings! confers upon me no rights of ownership whatsoever.

I agree that Naptown Sings! may use such photographs or video footage of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including, for example, such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and digital content.

I release Naptown Sings!, its contractors and its members from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation.

Prior to registering for lessons, please familiarize yourselves with these policies, and write down all pertinent dates. You will be required to initial each part of the contract upon registering. This will avoid any future confusion.

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