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Private Music Instruction Contract

Private Music/Voice Lessons Information

The Oldfields Performing Arts Department is dedicated to providing students with ample opportunities for artistic growth and exploration. In addition to the academic electives in music, drama, and dance, we are pleased to host private lessons in vocal and instrumental instruction with professional artists from the Baltimore area.

Please review the following information with your daughter, as lessons will require a strong commitment on her part in order to be successful:

  • Lessons are arranged on a trimester basis with students meeting their instructors weekly during the academic day. Lessons begin the first week of the trimester and end at the conclusion of the term.
  • It is strongly encouraged that the student commit to two lessons with the instructor before committing to the trimester engagement. These two lessons will give the student a chance to meet the instructor, understand their teaching style, and decide if she is interested in continuing. Although the contract obligates the student for the entire trimester, if the student decides not to continue after the first two lessons, we will prorate the trimester fee and refund the proper amount.
  • In order to gain a sense of discipline and commitment, students are expected to attend and come prepared for all weekly scheduled lessons. Students will be charged for unexcused absences.
  • Make-up lessons will be scheduled if proper notification of cancellation due to illness or other major conflict occurs. The student must give her instructor and the Performing Arts Department Chair 24 hours’ notice via email. If the student cancels due to illness, she should accompany this cancellation with a note from the school nurse. If for any reason the instructor is unable to attend a lesson, he/she will contact the student. Provided proper notification via e-mail was given, the lesson will be made up at the end of each trimester.

If your daughter is interested in private lessons, please complete and submit the Private Music Instruction Contract that follows. Please contact Performing Arts Department Chair Carrie Hammond at or 443-662-1114 if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with your daughter and expanding her interest in music!

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The Student will receive 8 Private Lessons, 40 minutes long, for each stated trimester, as indicated below. Private Lessons are intended to take place once every calendar week that Oldfields is in session, but shall be at a time that is mutually agreed upon between the Student and the private instructor. I understand that this Contract will only be effective when signed by me and Oldfields below.

I understand that the above fee(s) will be deducted from the Student’s debit account at the time this Contract is signed by me and the School. I also understand that it is my responsibility to ensure an adequate account balance remains in the Student’s debit account to cover this expense. In the event the Student’s debit account does not have sufficient funds to cover my obligations under this Contract, I understand the Student will be denied any opportunity to participate in Private Lessons, until such time that her account is replenished sufficiently to pay for the Private Lessons.

In addition, I, as the Student’s parent or guardian, agree to accept the following terms and conditions of this Contract:

1. Parents/Guardians who withdraw a student from Oldfields for any reason and parents/guardians of students who are absent from the lessons or who are dismissed from Oldfields for any reason are not entitled to any refund of the fee, in whole or in part, as the absence of a student does not decrease the expenses of the School and services contracted for well in advance.

2. In committing to Private Lessons, it is expected that the student will attend all scheduled sessions. Should an illness or other material conflict arise, the student must give her instructor at least 24 hours’ notice. If the student cancels due to illness, she should accompany the cancellation with a note from the school nurse. To ensure that cancellations are communicated properly, students should inform the Performing Arts Department Chair of their cancellations as well as the instructor. Provided students provide this proper notification via e-mail, phone call, or in person, the lesson will be made up during the trimester. If for any reason the instructor is unable to attend a lesson, he/she will contact the student.

3. The School cannot and does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of a student’s personal property, including a student’s instrument or music books.

4. This Contract must be executed and returned to the School no later than the first day of the first trimester chosen. Otherwise, the Contract is considered withdrawn.

5. The School reserves the right unilaterally to cancel the Private Music Lesson Program for any reason including inadequate staffing, insufficient student participation, and including the safety and welfare of the students. In the event of such cancellation, the School will refund the fee paid on a pro rata basis based on the number of lessons completed.

6. Students are responsible for the purchase of their own books, instruments, and other materials needed for the lessons they are receiving. The School will help students purchase needed items so long as the student’s debit account has funds to cover the expense.

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For more information, please contact: Carrie Hammond, Performing Arts Department Chair, | 443-662-1114

1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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