Fees Rates & Cost

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Ensuring payment in proper currency

I went to pay my royalties and I was charged in US dollars instead of my preferred currency. What can I do to fix this? When paying royalties, or purchasing any product from the store, you’ll always want to make sure you are paying in…

Emergency Cancellation

Late Fees

Do you have written in your policies, fees that are late incur extra charges? If so, how much extra do you charge? $20 late fee, no exceptions. My invoice says no places held without payment. I charge $25 if an invoice is more than 5…

Student Absences

I’d love to get feedback on how you handle absences from students who are ill. I offer make-up lessons or even extended lessons to “make up” the time. Also, what about adults or youth who are so involved in other activities that they aren’t always…

Anxiety over cost of SHMs

I find myself personally going through “sticker shock” with the cost of Student Home Materials and it’s making me feel scared to tell families what they are required to purchase without apologizing for the cost. It’s also making me hesitant to include any of the…

Discussing tuition at initial phone call

I am just going to start to get the word out about teaching Simply Music, and then I will have an introductory session. My question is, what if people call and want to know how much it costs? Do you tell them the cost, or…

Parents requesting discounted lessons

I started to work with a student who has cerebral palsy. Tova is an amazing person and student but does have a lot of challenges, as well as in the class. Because of her many issues, the 30-minute lesson can easily extend longer than that…

Royalties question

When we pay our Royalties, what is the purpose of the question “Were there exceptions?”. I think I always say yes, because at the very least there’s a holiday or vacation each month. Is this what’s intended? The Royalties model we use is based on…

Charging a deposit for next term

I charge by term and the ongoing students pay on the last day of the term for the following term. However, I don’t usually charge at the end of the year. I wait until the beginning of the new school year in late January. I…