Studio Policies

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Scheduling

I’m starting my third year, and my studio just grew from 20 to 27. At the smaller size I had smaller classes, designed not only around age and ability but also around each family’s schedule. My scheduling process has been to ask each family what…

Requiring Recurring Payment for Tuition and Materials‏

I am considering implementing credit/debit card payments for all my students’ monthly tuition and materials fees and have a few questions for those who are already doing this. I only have a few students right now and have had no problems with payment by check…

Missed Lessons

I have a family of 2 boys that are giving me problems with missed lessons. In the early spring of this past year the mom didn’t want to pay for missed lessons while they went on vacation so had them quit for the summer rather…

Healthy Studio in Cold and Flu Season

I am thinking of having masks available in my studio as this year I had 3 bouts of cold etc. caught from students coughing directly at me. Do you think a mask would frighten them? I would only wear it if someone was coughing and…

All Inclusive Tuition

Alex (Thai), Stephanie, and I opened our combined commercial studio in March. So far, so good! We’re still working together and Thai doesn’t have too many white hairs yet. We recently started a discussion about switching to an “all inclusive” tuition package, where we would…

Advice Needed Regarding Late Fees

I offered a reduced Summer schedule which many of my lessons took advantage of, paying for one month of lessons but spreading them over July and August. Payment was due at the end of June as usual. One parent in one reduced schedule group hadn’t…

First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts

This article was sent to me a few days ago. I thought, if you haven’t seen it, it might be an interesting and informative read. Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/programs-and-resources/Protocols-for-using-First-Nations-Cultural-and-Intellectual-Property-in-the-Arts/ Original discussion started October 5, 2020

Tuition and Material Costs

I’m a new teacher since September and have been charging my families monthly for their tuition and then invoicing separately for materials costs as they arise. As I look ahead to next year I’ve been wondering if there are other ways of doing this so…

Spreading Materials Cost

I’d seen someone talk about handling materials expenses by just upping the monthly fee to include a contribution toward materials, avoiding lots of separate administrative stuff with separate orders and such. I realized that I like this idea a lot, and I’ve run it by…

Release for Online Lessons

I’m changing my enrolment forms to an online version and I’m stuck on how to word the media release section. In the past, the majority of my students declined the usage of photos/videos of students online for marketing purposes. I’m guessing that in other studios,…