To give you a basic understanding of how we operate, below is a summary of our most important policies and procedures:
Private Lessons: Your initial payment is for the number of lessons scheduled for the current month, plus an advance payment for your last month in the program ($136 for four 30-min. lessons). Thereafter you will be charged in advance on the 1st day of each month for the number of lessons to be offered that month by HAA. The number of monthly lessons will not be prorated, except for summer lessons (see below) and when you join HAA later in the month. We do not have a flat rate for monthly lessons because we don't want to charge you for 4 lessons when, due to holidays, HAA offers only 3 lessons in a particular month.
Musikgarten and Group Classes: You register for 10 to 36 weeks at a time, depending on the program. Withdrawal deadlines vary by program and are detailed on your Registration Form.
Sibling Discount & Multiple-Class Discount: A 5% tuition discount is applied to group class tuition for additional siblings enrolled. Students also receive a 5% multiple-class discount on any additional group class registration. Discount is applied to higher group class tuition amount. Discount does not apply to private lessons.
a) Private Lessons: If you have missed a private lesson, you may join one of our monthly Fundamentals of Musicianship classes (subject to class availability).
b) Musikgarten and all other group classes: Make-ups for the classes missed are subject to class availability. Make-ups must be taken during the semester when the absence occurrs.
We understand that you need a vacation. HAA will pro-rate your tuition for up to 2 weeks during the months of July and August and hold your spot while you are away.
Additional Policies and Procedures
Musical Instruments: Students enrolled in private lessons, semi-private lessons, group classes, workshops and ensembles, must have their own instrument (for practicing purposes).
Weather: If classes must be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via email and/or phone. Alternatively, you can also call the office at 908-782-4943 or check our home page
Drop-Off and Pick-Up: It is the responsibility of parents, supervising adults, or legal guardians to accompany students under age of 16 to the classroom, and pick them up at the end of class at the classroom. DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS OR WAIT FOR THEM BY THE OUTSIDE ENTRANCE.
A more detailed version of this document will be made available to you at time of Registration.