Join EKS Music School in Quincy for summer 2023
(617) 770-7677 Quincy, MA
The school year includes two semesters, Fall Semester and Spring Semester. When you register, you are signing up for the full school year, both Fall and Spring. The school will automatically secure your slot for the whole academic year. Please do let us know if you wish to make any changes.
The Summer session (8-9 weeks in June-August depending on school year) is separated from Fall and Spring semester.
Annual Registration Fee (Non-refundable)
Fall and Spring semester: $30 per individual and $50 per family
Spring semester (Student enrolling on or after the first day of Spring Semester): $20 per individual and $30 per family
Summer session: $15 per individual and $20 per family
Recital Fee (Non-refundable)
There is a mandatory annual recital fee of $65 per student to be billed at enrollment and re-enrollment. The recital fee covers the venue rental, piano tuning and studio performance class tuition.
Private Lesson Duration
15-min (Specific Age), 30-min, 45-min and 60-min lessons are offered at EKS Music School.
Private Lesson Tuition includes UNLIMITED access to workshops, masterclasses, concerts hosted by EKS Music School and continues communication between families and instructors in between lessons.
Students enrolled in 45-min or 60-min lesson receive credits annually for attending Performance Element and Technnique Class Free of charge.
Tuitions and fees can be paid for in cash or check (payable to EKS Music School). You can also pay your balance by logging in to your student account. For all returned checks, there will be a $25 fee charged to the family account.
Tuitions are due on September 10th, 2022 for the Fall semester and January 28th, 2023 for the Spring semester. A $10 late fee per student per week will be applied to past due accounts. In the case of an overdue account for more than 3 weeks, we will charge your credit card on file including the accumulated late fee after the third week. Lessons/class/performances will be suspended if the credit card is invalid until the account is current.
The former Deferal Payment option has been discontinued and no longer available at EKS Music School, starting academic year 2023-2024.
NEW: PAYMENT OPTIONS
There will be two payment options starting Academic Year 2023-2024
1. Pay in Full prior to first lesson
2. Monthly Payment via credit card from September 2023 to June 2024. Families are required to have a valid credit card on file, which will be charged on the first day of each month automatically from September to June (10 payments). Automatic Credit Card Payment is the ONLY payment option for families who opt to pay by monthly. We will not be able to accept cash or check payments in this circumstance.
Please note, as mentioned above, the former deferral payment option is discontinued and is no longer available.
Payment for full-year tuition can be submitted by Cash, Check or Credit card. For amount over $100, if you choose to pay by credit card, a 4% Credit Card Surcharge will be added to your account and your credit card will be charged automatically when we process the payment.
Families requesting a reversal of the credit card transaction will incur a 4% Credit Card Surcharge.
Existing private students who sign up for additional private lessons or group classes will receive a 5% tuition discount towards each instrument. Existing group class students who sign up for private classes no later than 1 month from the last day of the group session will receive a one-time $25 tuition discount towards any instrument.
Existing group class students who sign up for additional group classes will receive a 5% tuition discount towards each additional group class.
Sibling Discount: At EKS Music School, we believe in family, and we encourage families to consider sending all of their children to EKS. In support of this belief, we offer a sibling discount to families who have two or more siblings enrolled concurrently at the school. Families with two students at EKS receive a 5% discount on the younger student. Families with three or more students at the school receive a 5% discount on the second student, and a 10% discount on the third and any additional students from the same household.
Two students at EKS: First sibling tuition = paid in full Second sibling tuition = discounted 5% Three or students at EKS: First sibling tuition = paid in full Second sibling tuition = discounted 5% Third and additional sibling tuition = discounted 10% each
There is no refunded for any paid installment. Please refer to the below "WITHDRAWAL, REFUND AND CREDITS" for more information.
It is the responsibility of each student to be punctual to his or her lessons. Since faculty members reserve a weekly teaching slot for each student, they are not required to make up lessons missed due to student absence.
Due to limited front desk hours, to cancel a lesson, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and notify the school.
One lesson per semester may be made up if the teacher or the school receives notice at least 6 hours ahead of time and if a time should become available during the teacher’s regular teaching hours. The lesson will be conducted in person or virtually depending upon the availability of the teacher and studio space . If your lesson is canceled due to teacher absence, we will either assign a substitute teacher or your teacher will arrange a makeup lesson with you during school hours. Your lesson format that you originally signed up for (in person or online) will be honored in the case of teacher absence.
EKS Music School reserves the right to assign substitute teachers for make-up lessons under certain circumstances.
There will be no makeup lessons for any group classes (including semi-private lessons) due to student absence.
If a student is required to stay at home due to illness and/or showing any COVID symptoms, a Zoom lesson will be conducted at the scheduled lesson time instead.
All makeup lesson credits have to be claimed by the last day of spring semester. There are no makeup lessons for summer lesson absence.
Effective September 1, 2022, makeup lessons due to student illness (with notice, please refer to above policy) and inclement weather will be conducted virtually over Zoom. Due to the instructor's and studio space availability, we no longer offer in-person makeup lessons.
ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS
Students who are ill or may have been exposed to disease should stay home and rest. By coming to lessons in such conditions, not only will it increase your chance of being exposed to more viral threats in public areas, it will also present health risks to fellow students, families and staff at EKS. We reserve the right to cancel lessons and ask the student to go home if he or she comes in sick. Please also refer to the above policy for cancellation and makeup lessons.
INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
EKS School is following the Quincy Public School calendar and decisions in terms of school closure due to weather related circumstances. Students and parents should check their email in case bad weather conditions result in the closing of the studio. Announcements will be sent out by noon via email, the EKS Facebook page and on the studio website.
Lessons canceled due to inclement weather will be conducted in zoom-format only.
WITHDRAWAL, REFUND AND CREDITS
If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw from any private lesson, the school will refund a percentage of the tuition provided that a withdrawal request has been signed and returned to the music director.
For families who pay in full prior to their first lesson, withdraw prior to:
- 1st lesson: 100% refund
- 2nd lesson: 80% refund
- 3rd lesson: 60% refund
- 4th lesson: 40% refund
- 5th lesson: 20% refund
No refund if withdrawing after 5th lesson.
For families who opts for monthly payment option:
A 7-business day withdrawal written request to the Music Dirrector is required in order to avoid your credit card being charged on the first day of each payment month. No refund of that month for any unused lesson once the credit card payment is charged.
There are no refunds on group classes once the class is in session.
Registration fee , recital fee or any paid credit card surcharge are not refundable. All discounts and credits (except overpaid credits) in the account will be removed when family request for withdrawal. Families who paid by credit card will be responsible for the 4% credit card transaction fee for any allowed refund.
Credit balance – Any credit balance on your account is valid for ONE YEAR only from the date of issue.
Existing families (with at least one private lesson enrollment for one completed semester or group lesson for one completed session) will receive a $20 tuition credit if the new student signs up for a private class or $10 tuition credit if the new student signs up for a group class.
Credit will be issued to the referral family after the new student completes a full semester of private lessons (a minimum of 17 weeks of lessons) or one session of group class.
There is no limit on the number of new students an existing family can refer.
However, the referral family will only receive one tuition credit for referring each new student no matter how many classes the new student/students signs up for.
EKS School reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the service of any account with or without notice.