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BENEFITS OF LEARNING MUSIC
 If you are looking for a way to enrich your child's academic and personal skills, taking music lessons is a great start. Learning to play a musical instrument offers a lot of benefits:
* Development of concentration, self-discipline and time management
* Memory, coordination, patience and problem-solving skills
* Sense of confidence and recognition of accomplishment
* Life-long joy of music making
   
   
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Welcome to Canton Music School! We offer high quality private music lessons for kids/teens in Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Easton, Walpole, Milton and surrounding areas. We are proudly recognized by The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program to be a Founding School for our excellence in national standard’s music teaching! The following covers the tuition policy and general rules for our students. To schedule your first lesson please call us at (617) 212-6431 or email us .
ENROLLMENT
Prospective students may take one introductory lesson before committing to weekly lessons. The price for the lesson is $35-$65 depending on the lesson length. Payment for your first lesson is due at that lesson. Checks should be written out to 'Canton Music School'.
Should you decide to continue, you must provide the following items in order to secure a weekly time slot:
1.  A signed copy of Canton Music School’s Registration form. Signing the form indicates that you understand our policies.
2.  A payment that includes all remaining tuition for the current month, registration fee of $25 (per student) and cost of books (usually $11-$15). If your next lesson starts next month then the tuition payment for the next month is required. Unless tuition is paid in full during your registration process we cannot guarantee the slot's availability as our lesson slots are first come first serve. A discontinuation deposit for two lessons shall be required with your first payment, and we will hold this deposit until you formally stop lessons. To discontinue lessons all student are required to give a one month notice. The deposit will cover the final two lessons of your last month. If the student fails to meet this requirement, they forfeit their deposit. The registration fee and the tuition fees are non-refundable.
The tuition statement will be given to you at the time of your introductory lesson.
RATES
Duration 4-week month 5-week month
1/2 hour lessons: $140 * $175 *
45 minute lessons: $200 * $250 *
1 hour lessons: $260 * $325 *
* Fees are subject to change.  

Late Payment Fee: $10 per month.  Bounced Check Fee: $25 per check.
TUITION
Lessons are based on a monthly tuition (not per lesson) which reserves your child an exclusive weekly time slot in our teaching schedule. Tuition is charged according to the amount of weeks in the month. Tuition is due and payable on the first lesson of each month. Regardless of attendance, payment will need to be current with each month in order to hold your time slot. Canton Music School does not follow public schools’ calendar and we remain open during most school vacation. CMS will close on major holidays. Please check our website calendar or call to see our holiday schedule. Tuition is due and payable on the first scheduled lesson of each month. Regardless of attendance, payment will need to be current with each month in order to hold your time slot.
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1) Personal check. Please make check payable to "Canton Music School".
2) Cash (please have an exact amount in the envelope with the student's name on it)
MISSED LESSONS
As a courtesy to your teacher, please notify Canton Music School in advance of any absence. However, it does not exempt the student from payment for the missed lesson. Students are charged for all lessons, including those missed through student absence/cancellation. Remember, we hold a specific time slot for you to the exclusion of other possible students. Canton Music School is under no obligation to give make-ups as a result of student absences. However, every effort will be made to do a make-up if there is cancellation from another student. Lessons missed by instructor will be made up.
LATE PAYMENTS
Tuition payments are considered late if not received by the second lesson of the month. In this case you will be automatically charged a late payment fee of $10.00. Canton Music School reserves the right to stop a student's instructional activities if there is an unpaid account balance and in rare cases the matter shall be turned over to a collection agency for resolution. In such case you will be responsible for the collection party fees.
PARENT OBSERVATION
Parents are welcome to sit in and observe lessons, although most students seem to do much better without parent watching. In some cases your teacher may recommend parent observation. Please do not drop your child off in the parking lot or leave them unattended in the waiting room. We are not responsible for watching your child beyond his/her scheduled lesson time. We are not responsible for any family members/friends that accompany your child to lessons. Please respect this policy as we try to make to make the school environment as safe as possible.
TARDY ARRIVAL
Please arrive on time for your lesson. Your teacher cannot provide extra time because it will affect all other students scheduled after you.
DISCONTINUATION POLICY
In the event that the student has decided to discontinue lessons, we require a ONE MONTH NOTICE . You will be considered a student and billed accordingly, unless a withdrawal notice is received. Regardless of when appropriate notice is given, such student/parent shall be financially responsible for the following two weeks/lessons, whether the student/parent chooses to attend or be absent. No refund will be given, thus the student must finish the remainder of the month or forego any unused lessons.
Canton Music School reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time if any of these circumstances occur:
a) Failure to pay tuition on time
b) Uncooperative attitude
c) Repeated missed lessons without a valid excuse
RECITALS
CMS offers annual student recitals. Students have the opportunity to perform on a stage and play on grand pianos. Recital participation is highly recommended but not required. Recital fee is $20 per student. Recitals are usually held at a local church.
HOLIDAYS, SNOW DAYS & VACATIONS
There will be makeups provided for lessons missed due to a declared weather emergency. Please call us, there will be an announcement on our answering machine whether we have lessons or not. Please check the school calendar on our web site for holidays and vacation information.
SUMMER SCHEDULE
Canton Music School is open for regular lessons during the summer. Students can miss up to two lessons in the summer only (please give advance notice) which they will not be charged for. This is a courtesy for our regular students only and WILL NOT be applied to your last month should you decide to discontinue lessons.

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