Registration and payment are required prior to any lessons or classes taking place.
Only one discount will be given. Discounts apply to the less expensive course.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Students taking private lessons are permitted one excused absence per term. For lessons scheduled at or after 2:00pm, an absence is excused if the teacher or office is notified no later than 10:00am on the day of the missed lesson. For lessons scheduled before 2:00pm, the teacher must be directly notified of the absence by 9:00pm the previous night. The excused student absence will be made up at the end of the term on designated make-up dates. All private lesson teacher absences will be made up or a refund will be issued. In addition, one snow day per term will be made up for private lesson students. Missed make-up lessons will not be made up.
GROUP CLASSES: For group classes, shared lessons, and ensembles, students should notify the teacher or office as soon as possible if they will be absent. Missed sessions will not be made up unless due to teacher absences. If a teacher absence cannot be made up, a refund will be issued. In addition, one snow day per term will be made up for group classes, shared lessons, and ensembles. Missed make-up classes will not be made up.
In all cases, if a student withdraws prior to the end of the term, he/she forfeits any make-ups owed.
Please notify the office immediately of any prolonged illness or injury, which might affect lessons. Partial credit may be issued in cases of prolonged illness or injury. If a credit is issued, it is valid for one year from date of issue.
Because of the faculty members’ full schedules, students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time. Faculty will wait ten minutes for a student, after which it becomes an unexcused absence.
PRIVATE LESSONS: For the fall term (Term I), private lessons for new and continuing students may be terminated for any reason before the fourth scheduled lesson. Students will receive a prorated refund less registration and payment plan fees, which are non-refundable. Absence after the third scheduled lesson with or without notification does not release students from the obligation to pay for the term.
GROUP CLASSES, SHARED LESSONS, AND ENSEMBLES: Students may withdraw three weeks prior to the class start date and receive a 100% refund less registration and payment plan fees, which are non-refundable. Students may receive a 50% refund less the non-refundable registration and payment plan fees if withdrawing less than three weeks before the scheduled start date. No refunds or switching classes allowed once a class begins.
Students registered for private lessons, shared lessons, group classes, and ensembles in Term I are automatically enrolled in Term II (spring). The withdrawal deadline for the spring term FOR STUDENTS CONTINUING FROM TERM I is January 7, 2020. Please note that a student’s spot will not be held if payment is not received by the deadline. New students starting private lessons in Term II, as well as continuing students changing teacher or instrument, may withdraw for any reason before the fourth scheduled lesson and receive a prorated refund.
Brookline Music School reserves the right to suspend or discontinue instruction of any student who is delinquent in fulfilling financial obligations. An additional billing charge of $20 will be added to overdue accounts. Delinquent accounts referred for collection will be liable for all collection fees and costs. There is a fee of $20 for any returned checks.
Brookline Music School reserves the right to cancel any group classes or ensembles due to insufficient enrollment.
Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, creed, age, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.
Brookline Music School takes your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect personal information. Any personal information received will only be used to process your registration. Brookline Music School will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.
Brookline Music School may photograph/videotape lessons, group classes or events for educational purposes and for online and print media. If you do not wish your child or yourself to be photographed or videotaped, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Street parking is available on Kennard Road, all adjacent streets and during non-school hours behind Lincoln School via Hedge Road. Parking is not allowed in the Lincoln School traffic circle during public school hours (Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:30pm). Parking is NEVER allowed in the spaces behind the brick wall next to Kennard House or on the inner circle at Lincoln School.
School Closure: If there is a school-wide closing or an event cancellation, information will be posted on the website (BMSmusic.org), on BMS social media, and on TV Channels 5, 7, and 25. You may also call the school and listen to our automated message which will be updated in the event of a school closing.