FAME Studio Policies
TEACHER ZONE ACCOUNT
To be an official FAME Performing Arts student you must register for an account here. You will receive lesson reminders, invoice notifications and studio announcements from this account. You must ‘opt-in’ to receive e-mail communication. If you do not receive a lesson reminder and show up for a lesson, that lesson is not guaranteed.
As of June 1, 2023 PLEASE NOTE- ALL ACCOUNTS MUST HAVE CREDIT CARD ON FILE. Any unpaid lesson will be automatically canceled. Credit cards will be charged for any missed lesson. You may pay by check, cash or credit card on file (automatically charged). Monthly Lesson Program fees are due by the 1st of each month. If cash/check/card payment is not received by close of business on the 5th, a $25 late fee will be charged to your account. The A la carte lesson fee is due at the time of booking. Please note, if using a donated gift via a fundraiser, this gift must be present at payment.
You are paying for your guaranteed lesson time. Your monthly payment guarantees your weekly lesson time. If you are unable to commit to weekly lessons, we recommend our A la carte option which allows you to pay per lesson. However, your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed with this option and must be scheduled each week based on teacher’s availability.
Monthly Lesson Program as of January 1, 2023
$225/month flat rate for 30 min weekly, 60.00 a la carte
$425/month flat rate for 60 min weekly, 120.00 a la carte
$190/month flat rate for 30 min weekly, 55.00 a la carte
$360/month flat rate for 60 min weekly, 110.00 a la carte
A la carte
These lessons are paid at booking.
In studio A la carte voice per lesson charge $60/30 min, $120/60 min.
In studio A la carte instrument per lesson charge $55/30 min, $110/60 min.
Late Fee: $25/month charged on the 5th at close of business
Refunds are not offered. Any fees paid to the studio are non-transferrable. We must receive written notification before close of business on the last day of the month if you choose to cancel your monthly contract.
Monthly Lesson Program:
Once you are signed up for lessons online you will be scheduled for a regular weekly lesson. Lessons are once a week. Bi-weekly lessons are no longer offered after 2:30pm due to the demand of those lesson times. It is your responsibility to show up on time and prepared.
FAME follows the CCSD School Calendar for closures. Our office remains open M-Th 3-7pm except on bank holidays. Monthly students are not offered lessons when school is closed. Lesson rate remains the same each month, you are not charged more when there are 5 lessons, you are not charged less when there are 3 lessons, etc.
Please note that in the event of a teacher emergency, the studio has the right to bring a sub in for your lesson at no notice to you. Make-ups are not guaranteed for student absences, so please work with your teacher to schedule a time that works for you. If you give up your monthly lesson time, we cannot guarantee the same time when you return. If you miss a lesson, your teacher will send you lesson materials.
Weather: In the event that the studio closes for severe weather, group lessons will be offered. Students may participate in any group lesson with any teacher that fits with their schedule.
A la carte: Your weekly lesson time is not guaranteed and must be scheduled each week based on teacher’s availability. Payment is due at booking.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE Your lesson time is your lesson time whether you are there or not, so please respect the appointment time. If you are unable to commit to a monthly lesson time/payment, please consider our a la carte option and schedule your lesson each week.
Payment is due at booking. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for all lessons. If notice is not give with that time, no makeup lesson will be given. Any time a scheduled lesson doesn't occur (holiday, teacher absence, student absence) and notice is provided, teachers will provide either a live or recorded video lesson for the student. Refunds will not be offered.
Two or more unexcused lesson cancellations within 6 months may result in loss of guaranteed lesson time. Please take your lesson time seriously. Cancellations must be received via e-mail.
Studio communication will go through e-mail. It is important for us to have everything written down so we can always reference any changes in schedule or cancellations.
CODE OF CONDUCT: By participating in our programs, parents and students agree to adhere to the following:
The FAME Performing Arts Code of Conduct consists of the following:
1. We will promote an atmosphere of acceptance and respect regardless of race, religion, ability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status or other personal characteristics.
2. We operate with zero tolerance for bullying – physical or verbal - in any form.
3. Any type of behavior that could be considered offensive, intimidating or threatening is not acceptable and will result in consequences.
4. We expect all participants to treat others with respect and courtesy at all times. This includes refraining from physical aggression, rude language or gestures, and displays of anger or disappointment toward others.
5. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants, free from harassment or discrimination of any kind.
6. Everyone is expected to uphold the FAME Performing Arts Code of Conduct, and those who do not adhere to it will be subject to disciplinary action including temporary suspension or permanent removal from our program.
We believe that following these guidelines will help to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance and respect amongst all performers. We thank you for your commitment to our code of conduct and look forward to a successful FAME Performing Arts season!
THEATER PRODUCTION POLICIES (Troupe & Summer Camp)
Students who miss more than 2 rehearsals will run the risk of being recast
Dress code (rehearsals)
Be comfortable, if you’re distracted by what you’re wearing and have to look in the mirror to adjust, it would not be appropriate. Be able to move comfortably.
Camp materials (what to bring)
Script, pencil, water
Bring scripts to everything
We will not have extras
My Music Staff (all resources will be posted in the folder)
You will receive a link to a folder, please bookmark it
Cell Phone/Electronic Policy
No phones/tablets allowed in rehearsal
Snacks during rehearsal
No snacks are allowed during rehearsal. Snack Breaks and lunch will be scheduled during the day.
Lesson room policy
Students are not permitted in lesson rooms without a teacher present.
Everything is emailed, please read all emails so you don’t miss anything.
Things may change (be prepared)!
If a student is not prepared for the role that has been given them, we may have to recast with a more responsible student.