West Side Music Academy Tuition & Policies

Tuition & Policies

How long does it last?

Lessons are ongoing all year round, summer included. Lessons end when written or emailed notice is given by the 15th of the month you wish to be your last.

Sorry. Verbal notice from student, parent, or teacher does not work. Cancellations must be in writing.

In addition to lessons during the summer, we also offer some great camps and classes. That schedule is issued at the end of February.

What do I get for how much?

Monthly tuition pays for your standing appointment. If you are unable to attend all standing appointments an additional spot is not guaranteed.

Half hour lessons $146 monthly (44 lessons divided into 12 equal payments).

Hour lessons $280 monthly (44 lessons divided into 12 equal payments).

Tuition must be prepaid by the 20th of the month for lessons the following month. Your credit card number in our system allows for easy and secure automatic payments.

Payments made after the first of the month incur $10 late fee.

Due to demand, if payments are more than 30 days late your spot may be made available for new enrollees.

Payments 2 months in arrears will be sent to collections.

$30 fee applied for any NSF transactions.

WSMA does not issue refunds.

What if I have to miss a lesson?

Our teachers reserve a specific day/time for you each week. Your tuition pays for this reserved spot. Makeup lessons are not guaranteed however, you may ask your teacher if they have another opening that same week. Please be considerate of your teacher’s time and limit your rescheduling requests to a maximum of once a month and give at least 24 hours notice. Rescheduled lessons missed (with or without notice) are forfeited.

What if a teacher misses a lesson?

If a teacher can not attend a lesson there may, on occasion, be a qualified substitute.

If a sub is not available students have the option to reschedule the lesson or receive a credit on their account.

No refunds or reschedules will be given if you choose not to attend a lesson with a sub.

Performance opportunities

There are 2 optional recitals per year. Students who wish to participate may sign up through the front desk. Additional performance opportunities pop up through the year through camps and by teacher invitation.

Schedule, Holidays and Closures

Lessons begin and end on the half hour. If you are late for your lesson, you will have a short lesson.

Please see attached calendar for a complete list of holidays/closures. WSMA generally follows the Seattle public schools schedule, but not to a T. If your school’s spring break falls on a different week than one of these, please notify the front desk.

Emergency Closures

In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected interruption, WSMA may cancel classes. If this happens a “snow day” make up on the same day and time as regular lessons will be added at the end of the year in June. No refunds or reschedules will be given if you cannot make the snow day.

Child Safety

Please be assured that of our teachers are background checked. To ensure your child’s safety please pick them up promptly after the lesson. WSMA is not responsible for supervising children in the waiting area. Photos/Videos of students may be used for promotional purposes. If you are opposed to this please let us know at the time of sign up.

Agreeing To Terms

By paying for and starting lessons, you have agreed to the terms of this contract.