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Rautmann Studio of Music

Studio Policy

Lessons:   Students may choose 30, 45 or full hour weekly lessons at the instructors discretion.  An academic year of study includes weekly private lessons, including performances classes, from mid-August through mid-May.  Students are encouraged to arrive promptly for lessons and classes.   Teaching sessions will not extend past the usual ending time to compensate for late arrivals.

Attendance:  No make-up lessons or classes will be given to compensate for a student’s absence and no refund of fees will be made.  If the instructor cancels a lesson or if a lesson or class is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled.

Withdrawing:  Students who need to withdraw permanently from lessons are obligated to pay tuition for 2 lessons following notification to the instructor.  This allows for borrowed books to be returned and the scheduled time to be filled from the waiting list.

Performances:  Some students may participate in recitals and auditions offered by organizations such as the St. Joseph Music Teachers Association and other professional organizations.  These are in addition to the performances opportunities offered by Rautmann Studio of Music.  They require extra preparation from the student and often require an entry fee.  The instructor will make these opportunities available to students as appropriate.

Payments:  Tuition for private study may be paid in full upon enrollment or in monthly installments at no additional charge.  August installment is due upon the first lesson, while each installment after is due by the student’s third lesson of the month.  Tuition checks can be made out to Rautmann Studio of Music for students of Michelle Rautmann.  Students of Dr. Nathanael May or Ms. Kelsei Peppars can make payments directly to them.