Policies & Procedures
Payment and Fees
Registration Fees and Payment:
Summer: July-August (tuition and registration fees separate from School Year) :$10 ($25 max. per family) non-refundable registration fee for Private Lessons. For Classes and Ensembles, payment in full is due upon registration. For Private Lessons, payment in full is due upon placement and scheduling, and at least two business days prior to the first lesson. Once scheduled, there are no make-ups, refunds or credits for summer Private Lessons cancelled or missed by the student.
Indian Hill Music accepts cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover. For private lesson tuition, we offer three payment options: full-year payment, 2-payment plan, and 4-payment plan (auto-debit required; $20 fee). You may chose the Automatic Debit Plan during the School Year for all payment plans, and your credit card will be automatically charged for each payment on the due dates. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.
If one family member registers for Private Lessons, immediate family members receive a 10% discount on their Private Lessons. Students enrolling for more than one set of Private Lessons receive a 10% discount on the additional set of Private Lessons. The discount is taken on the least expensive lesson(s). Discount is for Private Lessons only.
Withdrawals & Refunds:
Please contact the Music School placement staff prior to the end of the introductory period if you have any concerns and would like to change or cancel your placement. If a student does not plan to continue lessons after the introductory period, the student/family must inform the Music School placement staff in writing at any time during the introductory period. After the fourth lesson, the placement becomes a commitment for the remainder of the year and there are no refunds.
Indian Hill Music offers an opt-out period prior to the start of the second half of the school year. If you wish to withdraw from the second half of the school year, written notification must be made to the Music School placement staff during the opt-out period (January 4-16) in order to release you from your financial obligations.
Indian Hill Music is committed to providing music education to as many students as possible regardless of financial circumstances. Need-based scholarships are available for Private Lessons, Classes, Ensembles, School Vacation programs, and Summer programs. The scholarship application deadline for the 2020/21 school year school year is August 1, with additional applications being accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year depending upon available funds. The deadline for the Summer term is June 1. Awards are based on total tuition for the number and length of private lessons or the group program for which a student is registered. Scholarship recipients will receive payment plan options with notification of their scholarship award.
If you are applying for a scholarship for a Private Lesson, Class, Ensemble, School Vacation program, or a Summer program, please submit a scholarship form, a copy of your most recent 1040 form, and a $25 deposit (applied to tuition and fees). Incomplete applications will not be processed. Complete instructions may be found on the scholarship form. Please call the Music School office with any questions.
Absence & Closings
Summer Lessons: There are no make-ups or credits for lessons missed or cancelled by students in the Summer Term.
Online Lessons: Under special circumstances and at the Music School’s discretion, faculty may offer an online lesson when no other options are available for regular or make-up lessons to take place at the school.