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school policies

private lessons terms and conditions



Payment is due in full, before the first of each month. Your prepayment is designed to reserve your day and time with a specific instructor. This payment is your commitment to the school and your specific instructor, to try to always attend your lesson and avoid scheduling other events that would conflict with your lesson day and time unless absolutely necessary.

Late Payments:

There is a $10 late fee added to your account if tuition is not paid by the 7th of each month. 

Refunds & Credits:

We do not offer refunds or credits on missed lessons. All excused absences must be made up. 



If you are unable to attend your lesson, we require a minimum of 24hrs notice otherwise the lesson is forfeited. If proper notice is given, you will be allowed to make up that lesson within 30 days if there is an available time slot. 


If you are late to a lesson/class, you will be charged for the entire lesson even if the lesson was shorter than normally scheduled. If the instructor is able to accommodate the full lesson without interrupting the schedule/lesson of other students they can do so.


If your instructor is unable to attend a lesson, we will make up that lesson or provide you with a suitable highly qualified substitute.

school CLOSURE


On most federal  holidays the school will be closed. Please work with your instructor or the front desk on rescheduling your lessons.

School Breaks:

We have three week-long breaks that we observe at Thurmond Music. Spring Break, Summer Break and Winter Break. This closure is filtered into the cost of your monthly tuition. That weeks lesson does not need to be made up and tuition carries on as normal.



Thurmond Music lessons  run more efficiently, and are more enjoyable when everyone shows respect for others, and follows the principles/ etiquette. “A positive attitude is key to success at Thurmond Music”. The following expectations of principle/ etiquette will ensure a positive experience:

Food & Other Items:

We respectfully request that you refrain from chewing gum, eating, and drinking anything other than water in the studio. 


Out of respect for the teacher and other students, if the student is ill please do not have them attend their lesson. We reserve the right to cancel the lesson on the spot if the student is visibly ill without a make-up or credit.

Parent Etiquette:

Parents agree to be silent observers in order to facilitate a functional learning environment. The teacher reserves the right to end the lesson (without a make-up lesson or credit) if the student or parent is acting inappropriately or disrespectfully. 

discontinuing lessons

We require 30 days notice for any students wishing to discontinue lessons. If notice is not given, you are expected to pay for the following month. If you stop lessons mid month, you will not receive credit for lessons not taken.



For the safety of the students and instructors, it is imperative that you inform Thurmond Music, LLC of any physical limitations that could impair the instructor’s ability to teach or your/students ability to learn.

Lost & Found:

Thurmond Music, LLC is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced items. Please be mindful of your personal belongings and do not leave them unattended. We will keep items found for a period of 30 days for the courtesy of our clients. 

group classes terms & Conditions



Payment is due in full, before your student begins their group class. Your prepayment reserves their spot in the class and covers the cost of any required material.


Although this is a multi-week class with multiple sessions, it is considered as one course package. Therefore, any absences cannot be made up nor credit/reimbursement provided. Please be mindful of your schedule when registering for a class.


If the director is unable to attend the class, we will reschedule the class or provide a suitable highly qualify substitute. 

class etiquette

Similar to a traditional school, Thurmond Music classes run more efficiently, and are more enjoyable when everyone shows respect for others, and follows the principles/ etiquette. “A positive attitude is key to success in a Thurmond Music class”. The following expectations of principle/ etiquette will ensure a positive experience:

Timely Arrivals

Arriving to class on time, or early allows for appropriate warm-up, thus preventing, minimizing injuries. Be sure to get a nod/ approval from the instructor to join class; and, to minimize distraction, please feel free to find and occupy available space in the back of the class. For safety reasons, students arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be permitted to participate in class.

Dress Code

As a representation of respect to the Thurmond Music environment, appropriate apparel is essential, and must be chosen and worn in good taste. Appropriate attire for Thurmond Music is apparel that does not show body parts, has adequate foot protection, such as character or jazz shoes.

Food & Other Items

We respectfully request that you refrain from chewing gum, eating, and drinking anything other than water in the studio. In fact, we encourage you to bring water to hydrate before, after, and during class (if needed).

Personal Space & Care

In order to avoid collisions, participants must be aware of their space and the space of the peers around them during class activity. Participants are encouraged to maintain ample space between them. In the event that a collision does occur, an apology is customary, courteous, and respectful. It is often necessary and more beneficial to the student, for the instructor to correct a student in class via physical contact to the body. However it is important for a student to inform the instructor if he/she is not comfortable with the form of correction/instruction.

For safety reasons, it is important for students to notify the instructor of any physical limitations or injuries, whether occurring before class or during class.

Distracting Conversations

Our desire is to provide a class environment that is filled with fun and education; therefore, it is important and courteous to restrict conversations to a minimum, unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Should questions arise for the instructor, participants are encouraged to speak freely, and confidently. Asking brief questions during class is encouraged for the success of learning; however, more detailed questions that take longer to answer can be addressed after class. Parent/Guardians are encouraged to wait until after class to speak with the instructor. 

Liability / photograph waiver

I/we are voluntarily participating in group oriented classes and activities, and I/we understand that there are certain risks inherent to participating in instrumental/dance/acting/singing activities. Thurmond Music has taken all necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment. By enrolling and paying for and/or signing this form, I/we agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Thurmond Music, including its teachers, dancers, staff members, from any cause of action, claims or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold Thurmond Music liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by Thurmond Music. I/we assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by the entities above.

I/we understand that I/we are completely aware and fully agree that by participating in classes/lessons at Thurmond Music, that on occasion, we may be photographed and/or videotaped. I/we grant authorization for Thurmond Music to use my likeness/photo/video for use in the advertisement of the entities, and fully agree that I/we will not bring claim or action against Thurmond Music. I/we agree and hold harmless that anything contained in the premises or advertising and publicity used, is defamatory or reflects negatively on me/us, and does not violate any other right including rights of privacy. 

*The price for the Thurmond Music class is a flat rate cost, regardless of the number of weeks and/or Federal recognized holidays. No refunds, credits or make ups are given for missed classes. By enrolling and paying for this class, you agree to these terms and conditions. 

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