Elizabeth's Music Studio

2020-21 MYC Sunrise Pricing & Policies

This page includes information for classes held September - June. For summer programs please click here.

Fees

Sunrise is a one-year (30 week) program offered in 10 week blocks.

A credit card saved on file is required at the time of registration to reserve your space in the class, but you will not be charged anything until August. Fees may be paid in 1, 3, or 9 installments. Your credit card will be charged automatically following the schedule below. Choose one of these options:

  • One payment: $525 - due August 1

  • 3 payments: $190 - due Aug 1, Nov 1, & Feb 1

  • 9 payments: $66 - due the first day of each month August - April)

Please note there is a $20 fee for late payments.

Alternative Single Block Commitment: There is another option to commit to one block only for $210, paid up front.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds on cleared payments (unless the studio cancels or changes a program, in which case you will receive a full refund).
  • Other than this there is no penalty for withdrawals, so, for example, if you pay in 3 payments and notify me before Nov 1 that you do not wish to continue after Block 1, your Nov & Feb payments will not be charged. If you are unsure about continuing for the entire year, you should select to pay in 3 or 9 payments instead of for the entire year up front.

Returning Sunrise students receive a discount ($10 per block) for any block they have previously completed and are repeating, but are expected to re-use their backpack and rhythm instruments from last year.


Tentative Schedule

Classes are 30-45 minutes long, once per week. 

30 weekly lessons are scheduled for the year, as follows:

                                        
         



Tuesday (10:15am)
         

Saturday (10:15am)

         

Block 1



Oct 13 - Dec 15

Oct 17 – Dec 19

        

          

Block 2



Jan 5 - Mar 9
          

Jan 9 – Mar 13

         

Block 3



Mar 23 - May 25
         

Mar 27 – May 29

                     

You will be notified in advance of any changes to the above schedule. Please note that end dates may be extended if we need to cancel any classes.

             

Class Size   

Classes will have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 children. Classes with insufficient registration are subject to cancellation.

             

Missed Classes

  • Advance notification is expected of missing a class.

  • There are no refunds for missed classes.

  • If unable to attend in person for some reason, you may join the class online. If you are unable to participate live, recordings are also available.

Bad Weather

  • Everyone has different vehicles, different distances to drive, and different comfort levels with driving in bad weather. If you are not comfortable driving, please stay home and stay safe! Please contact the studio if you decide to stay home.

  • Classes may be postponed or moved to an online format, due to bad weather or other extenuating circumstances (at the discretion of the studio).

Online Classes

  • If we move a single class to an online format (e.g. for bad weather) you are expected to attend and there will not be a refund; however if we move a whole block to an online format, you will have the option to withdraw after trying one class and will receive a credit on your account (if you have already paid).

  • If you prefer to attend online all the time, this is an option. Please let us know at the time of registration.



Parent Participation

A parent or other adult is required to attend class with each child.


Siblings Waiting During Class

  • You must notify the studio in advance if you may need to bring siblings to class.

  • Siblings must be able to wait quietly without interrupting.

  • For more details, please click here.


Communication

We are eager to stay in touch! Please call or e-mail during the week with any questions or concerns you may have, or we can set up an appointment outside of class time. Please do not discuss questions or concerns about your child's progress in front of your child.


A Final Word

The benefits of studying music at an early age are well documented. Children need a great many positive fun-filled musical experiences before they begin formal musical training, and Sunrise is just that: 30-45 minutes of music fun each week laced with good solid learning experiences geared to children who are not yet old enough to begin learning to play a musical instrument. It is not a surprise that children who have experienced Sunrise have an excellent chance to become high achievers in both school and formal music lessons when they are older. You parents are doing a good thing for your children! Thank you for choosing the Sunrise program.