Registration and Payment Policies

Fees

There is an annual non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per student, per discipline to a maximum of $80.00 per family due at registration. The registration fee for group classes is $20.00 per student, per class. These fees are payable at the time of registration.  

Membership

There is also a Penticton Academy of Music Society membership fee of $10.00 per family is due at registration. Our music academy is charitable non-profit organization and members have benefits and responsibilities at the Academy such as Member Only Events, Voting and Discounts.

Registration

Registration will not be accepted if past or current dues are outstanding. Registration and payment of tuition will be accepted only after all outstanding amounts are settled. Students will be advised of any credits on account by the end of June each year.

Lesson times are only confirmed after registration is complete (online form completed and payment received).

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts accepts registrations for private lessons throughout the academic year subject to the availability of a teacher.

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts follows the calendar of the local school district. Non-teaching days include the Christmas holiday, March break, and all statutory holidays, but not pro-d days. A statutory holiday may be used by a teacher for a make-up lesson. This is at the discretion of the teacher.

Payment Options

Payment must be made IN FULL by cheque or e-Transfer to info@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca

Monthly payments may be made ONLY by post-dated cheques or e-transfer dated the 1st of every month.

Cheques payments can by made by submitting 10 post-dates made payable to “Penticton Academy of Music” dated the first of each month.

We do not accept credit card payments.

Overdue Payments

NSF cheques must be replaces within 15 days of notification or lessons will be discontinued. All NSF cheques are subject to a $25 charge.

E-transfer invoices must be paid within 15 days of being received. Lessons will be discontinued if payment is not remitted within 15 days.

Attendance Policies

Student Attendance

Students are required to contact their teacher if they will miss a lesson. Lessons missed by students are not refunded and and teachers are not obligated to make up missed lessons, but may do so at their discretion.

Teacher Absences

When a teacher misses or cancels a lessons, the teacher will be made up at a mutually convenient time or the student will receive a refund which will be given at the end of the year (June).

Withdrawal

Students withdrawing from private lessons much give four weeks notice to the teacher and office. These lessons, whether taken or not, will be charged for. No withdrawal will be accepted after April 1st, 2019.

Discontinuation

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramtic Arts reserves the right to discontinue lessons with a student if deemed necessary.