TEACHING WEEKS: There are 42
teaching weeks in the 12-month school year; some
months have 5 teaching weeks, others will have 4
or 3 teaching weeks, as indicated in the
school year calendar.
The tuition amount is constant and remains the same,
regardless of the number of teaching weeks in a given month.
A nonrefundable yearly Registration Fee of $40 is due at time of enrollment.
The value of the 42 teaching weeks tuition is
divided into an equal number of installments, invoiced monthly.
Although the number of lessons varies from month to month, the monthly tuition
remains unchanged. All payments are due on the 1st
of the month. You will receive a monthly statement itemizing
any additional fees for music, materials, festivals, contests, etc.
Payments may be made by check or in cash; credit cards are not
Please do not send payment
checks with students to lessons. Instead, mail or deliver in person
to our office, and make checks payable to The Coppell Conservatory.
LATE PAYMENT: All invoices are due
on the 1st of each month. A fee of $35.00 will be assessed for payments not
received by the 7th of the month. In addition, if
payment is not received by the second lesson of the month, the
student will not receive that lesson and will be asked to wait in the
lobby for the parent or the caretaker. The student's lessons
will be discontinued until the full payment has been received.
Coppell Conservatory calendar
year runs from the 3rd week of August through the first week of
August of the subsequent year and consists of 42
teaching weeks. If additions or revisions
are made to the schedule during the year, they will be prominently
displayed on bulletin boards or on the Coppell Conservatory website,
and/or additional handouts and mailings will be made.
Please, inform the Conservatory
of anticipated missed sessions.
MAKE-UP LESSONS: Lessons are
scheduled regularly for the student’s best interest; missing
them is to be avoided. To ensure
progress, consistent attendance (along with daily practice) is
ONE GROUP make-up lesson per Fall
semester and one per Spring semester will be permitted (none in the
Summer Semester). All make-up lessons are
scheduled by the Office only, based strictly on
space availability. Requests will not be
accepted by the teachers. If a make-up
lesson is not immediately available, the student will be placed on
the Make-Up Wait List, and will be offered a make-up lesson upon
availability, on a first-come, first-served basis. It
is Coppell Conservatory's firm policy that no
additional make-up lessons will be given, and missed make-up
lessons are considered taken and are not refundable. Make-up
lessons have no financial value and may not be used to reduce future
month’s tuition payments.
INSTRUMENTS and METRONOMES:
Please keep your piano, keyboard, or other instruments in good playing condition. Each
student is expected to have a working metronome and to use it as the teacher requests.
for the entire school year. If a student must withdraw before the end
of any on-going school year, a
30-DAY NOTICE IS REQUIRED. If a 30-day notice is not provided, the student
is still responsible for the tuition to cover the 30-day period.
Students who withdraw during the term and wish to re-enroll will be
placed on the Conservatory
Under certain conditions a student may be asked to discontinue music
study at the Conservatory
Those conditions include but are not limited to the following:
nonpayment of tuition,
2) excessive absenteeism or tardiness,
participation in required events,
4) continued non-preparation of
5) consistent disruptive and/or inappropriate behavior.
Parents will be advised, and the student will be placed on probation
for 30 days. If at the end of that period the condition persists,
lessons will be discontinued.
: As in Public Schools
where students change teachers yearly with enthusiasm and
students may, at times, be assigned to new teachers as
our staff changes. Such changes have always been positive and offer
students new learning perspectives.
Due to unexpected circumstances a teacher may need to be absent. The
provide a highly qualified and experienced substitute who will ensure
the proper continuity of students' classes.
legally not permitted to teach outside the
present or former
students of the
Soliciting/seeking private instruction from
PARENT VISITATION and
Parents are welcome to observe the private lessons. Time
is set aside each year for parents to visit with the staff on their
children's progress. Teachers will notify parents of the specific
dates and times.
: The waiting
area is provided as a courtesy to the students, and it is expected
that everyone wait quietly and not disturb ongoing lessons. Please
drop off students no more than five minutes before the scheduled
lesson time, and pick them up promptly.
and roughhousing are not permitted in the waiting room or in the
: When you register
for lessons, you will be asked to sign a document stating
that you have read and that you agree to abide by the policies
of The Coppell Conservatory
as outlined above. This document will remain in effect as long as the
student is enrolled at the Conservatory
further information about The
staff, programs, and availability of lesson
times, please call 972-304-8600
or send a fax to 972-304-6223
, or e-mail us at