Hi Friends! We want to keep you informed on all of the times that the studio is closed, our recitals, and of course we want to assure you that we are keeping diligent track of the number of lessons we provide each month so that you get MORE than your money's worth from your membership with the Academy!
What you need to know:
The calendars below will give you an overview of all planned breaks for the Academy. Because of the way we have structured the calendar, there is no need for make up lessons on dates when the Academy is closed - read more about that below :-)
A blue line on the calendar indicates studio closure
Red Lines serve to visually allow you to see the number of lessons each month
At the bottom of each month is a total number of lessons for each day of the week.
Every 6 months on the calendar, we have totaled the number of lessons so you can see how many lessons you will receive.
Over 12 months, every day of the week has at least 48 Lessons (beginning in January 2020 or July 2019) or an average of 4 lessons per month.
Every person at the Academy is enrolled in a membership. We do not offer the option to pay per lesson or "as you go" to any student. Since every student is paid for monthly, our membership could be equated to a gym membership or subscription service, (which are not adjusted for the number of days in the month).
That is why we do not pro-rate a month with 3 lessons, we also do not increase the charge for months where you have extra lessons. (You will see many of those on the calendar!)
For cost purposes, it's easy to think that the average month has 4 weeks, and with 4 lessons, it comes out to an average of $30 per lesson. But did you know that many months, you actually have 5 lessons, and we bill you the same?
As we approach 150 (and soon 200) students , the amount of time it would take to adjust billing for every family and student would be days of work every month. That would take away from our ability to grow and expand our programs and offer more resources to our students, and it would not provide any additional value to you.
You'll see here that our calendar is laid out very simply with 4 breaks per year of 6 to 7 days each. We make sure not to hit the same day twice in one month, so everyone has the opportunity to get 48 lessons per year, or an average of 4 lessons per month.
We hope we have laid out the calendar clearly for you. We are happy to print you off a copy at the studio, and will include Calendar PDFs in our Member Academy Resource folder provided at registration. See below for a quick reference of important dates.
Questions? Call/text 682-200-3795 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org