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Fees & Policies

Chasing Sound Music School reserves the right to change policies, fees, or waivers at any time.

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TUITION FEE

Chasing Sound Music School offers private instrumental tuition to students five years and up, as well as performance opportunities, School Holiday Workshops and Ensemble Programs. We empower and equip our students for their musical journey and connect them to their broader community.

Tuition is paid in advance for all Chasing Sound Music School lessons and programs. These fees secure your weekly spot in our lesson schedule or participation in our performance outcomes. Lessons are scheduled weekly throughout the school terms with holidays and closures calculated to reflect your invoice.

Tuition fees options: (Term / Month)

  • $35.00 per 30min lesson payable in advance by the school term
  • $36.00 per 30min lesson payable via direct debit by the month

For family having 3 lessons or more per week:

  • $35.00 per 30min lesson payable in advance by the month

Please note: The monthly or term payment amounts will change depending on the placement of the school holidays and the length of the month or term.

A Trial Period is offered when you first enrol with tuition fees the same as above and payable in advance. You can opt for a trial period of between 3-4 lessons and select a payment method at the conclusion of these sessions to formalise your enrolment with us.

Tuition fees are non-refundable for monthly payment, for term payment, students will need to finish the month to be refunded for the rest of the term.

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ABSENCES & DISCONTINUING

  • Student Absence & Make-Up Lessons

Notification & Make-Up Lesson

Absence notification must be by close of business, the day before the lesson, otherwise the full lesson fee is chargedDo not reply to text message reminders, contact Chasing Sound via email or phone. Make-up lessons are offered at the teachers discretion and cannot be rescheduled if missed. An online lesson is available in the instance that an alternate time can not be arranged with the teacher.

Late Cancellation

Lessons canceled on the day of the lesson will not be made up, nor will a refund/credit be given. Exceptions in cases of unforeseen illness, accident, or emergency may be considered and arranged at the discretion of the teacher and administration. In order for any exceptions to be considered the please inform us in writing as soon as possible. If we do not receive this request promptly and in writing, no exception will be offered.

  • Long-Term Absence

If the student is to be absent for an extended period of time, please notify us in writing in advance. Please be aware that depending on the length of the absence, the lesson time-slot may not remain available upon their return.

  • Late Arrival and Schedule Adjustments

If the student is late they have the option of completing the remainder of the lesson time or elect to miss the sessions entirely but the lesson is still charged. Chasing Sound is committed to finding a lesson time-slot that suits all parties involved however please be aware that we reserve the right to move a student lesson time during the year.

  • Student Illness

Everyone at Chasing Sound Music School has the right to feel safe and remain healthy. No students should attend lessons when sick (e.g. fever, nausea, vomiting, etc.). Chasing Sound Music School reserves the right to dismiss a student from a scheduled lesson if the student arrives exhibiting symptoms of illness. In that case, a make-up lesson will not be offered. Please refer to our Studio Guidelines Policy for more detail.

  • Teacher Absences

In the event of a teacher absence, Chasing Sound Music School reserves the right to provide a substitute or schedule a timely make-up session for lessons missed. Similarly, if a teacher ceases their work at Chasing Sound, we reserve the right to replace them with a new teacher.

  • Discontinuing Lessons or Dismissal

To discontinue lessons students need to notify the school in writing. Chasing Sound Music School reserves the right to dismiss any student due to frequent absences, disciplinary problems, overdue tuition payments, and/or parental noncompliance with our policies.

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CHASING SOUND POLICIES

  • Student Supervision

Although we have a waiting area and we welcome members of our community into this space, we request that siblings and children are not left unsupervised in the Studio. Duty of care only applies to the student when they are in the lesson with their teacher. Please ensure you collect your children promptly from their lesson.

  • Communication

Chasing Sound is committed to communication being open, honest, respectful, measured, sensitive and constructive. In adhering to these principles we aim to strengthen the goodwill and the positive partnership between parents and the school and to enhance the wellbeing and learning opportunities for our students.

  • Transparency

Chasing Sound Music School reserves the right to adjust (or introduce) policies, fees and other Studio guidelines and requirements at any time.

  • Photography & Videography Release

Any photographs, audio or videos of students or families at Chasing Sound Music School premises and/or events may be used in promotional publications, on our website, social media platforms or as part of press releases. There will be no compensation for the release. Please notify the school in writing if you do not consent for this material to be used.

  • The Chasing Sound Community

Chasing Sound Music School welcomes students, parents and members of the community from any religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. It is our belief that access to our programs, and music education in general, should be available to all and as such, we do not abide discrimination of any kind.

  • Child Protection Policies

Chasing Sound has Child Protection Policies in place to empower and educate young people and maintain professional standards and transparency within our community.