Lesson Policies (Cancellations, Payments & Make-Up Lessons)

Cancellation Policies

  1.    Cancellation of a lesson must be made AT LEAST 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time in order to receive a make-up lesson (for definition of a make-up lesson, please see below).  This includes leaving messages on the answering machine or eMail.
  2.    No shows or failure to notify the school/teacher within 24 hours is considered a forfeited lesson.
  3.    No more than 2 cancellations per set of 5 lessons.
  4.    If you know of dates ahead of time where you/your child cannot make a lesson, please notify the school when booking/paying for your lessons.
  5.    There are NO refunds on unused  or cancelled lessons.
  6.    Should you choose to take a break, unused lessons can be banked for you for a period of 3 months.  Unused lessons after that time will be considered forfeited.
  7.    Credits CANNOT be transferred from teacher to teacher
  8.    Should you decide to stop taking lessons altogether, please give your teacher 2 lessons notice.
  • Make Up Lessons

    1.    Any lessons cancelled at least 24 hours ahead will receive a make-up lesson at a time convenient to both the teacher and the student. This makeup lesson will not be skipped over or added to the end of the set of 5    lessons.
    2.    Typically, make-up lessons take place at an alternate time/day within the week.  In some cases, the make-up lesson will be added after/before the original lesson time, enabling the student to have an hour lesson.
    3.    Make-up lessons not used after 3 months will be considered forfeited
    4.    A make-up lesson can be booked with your teacher directly or the school administration.


    1.    Payments can be made via Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Debit or Cash.
    2.    For convenience, we can keep your credit card number on our secure server and run the lesson fees when they come due.  Receipts and eMail reminders will be sent out to let you know when the fees are due.
    3.    Cheques should be made out to Snider School of Music Inc.
    4.    All lesson fees are due in advance of your first lesson.  Should you continue with your lessons, all fees are due on the 5th lesson (prior to the 1st lesson in the next set).
    5.    If payment is not made by your 5th lesson, your lesson time will be opened up for other students.
    6.    There are NO REFUNDS on unused or cancelled lesson.
    7.    Credits CANNOT be transferred from teacher to teacher

    Holidays / School Breaks

    Exceptions will be made with respect to School breaks, Christmas, March Break, Religious and Statutory Holidays.  Those weeks will be skipped over during the 5 consecutive weekly lessons.  Please advise your teacher as soon as you know you will have to miss a lesson due to these previously mentioned breaks.

    When Your Teacher Cancels

    If your teacher cancels a lesson, we will skip over that week and resume the following week. All payments will be pushed forward to compensate for the missed lesson.