• Expectations

    All TYMO Arts Instructors make a commitment to:

    • Build a professional and personal relationship with you and your family. We will get to know you, your strengths, your challenges, your goals and your dreams. We will support, encourage, and respect you as part of our artistic community.
    • Provide personalized, high-quality instruction with a thoughtful approach toward your growth as a person and as an artist.
    • Utilize developmentally appropriate practice in our teaching, recognizing and responding to the varied needs of learners, depending on age, maturity, and experience.
    • Communicate effectively and respond to your questions and inquiries in a timely and professional manner. We will always listen if you have a concern and will do our best to find a solution to any issue that may arise.
    • Arrive on time and prepared for our lessons and classes.
    • Acknowledge and work to remedy any mistakes that we may make.
    • Continue to develop our own skills and approaches to education, incorporating the latest research, student feedback, and resources available.

    All TYMO Arts students are expected to:

    • Arrive on-time for their scheduled lessons and classes.
    • Be prepared for each lesson and/or class with their designated materials in hand.
    • Practice and prepare for each lesson/class in accordance with the study and practice guide provided to them at each lesson/class.
    • Provide honest and continual feedback regarding the enjoyableness, relevancy, and effectiveness of their lessons/classes. Your feedback is essential to improving our practice and services!

     

  • Tuition, Fees, and Billing

    Tuition

    • Private Lessons in our Cheverly, Md. Studio: $40/30 min session $70/60 min session
    • Private Lessons in your home: $50/30 min session $80/60 min session
    • Group Classes vary by class. Please visit our Group Classes page for more information. 

    Fees

    • Private music students will be charged a one time materials fee of $15. This covers the cost of a student practice binder. 
    • Additional fees may occur for necessary for books or supplies. Any additional fees would be discussed and approved in advance.
    • All fees, registration or materials, for group classes, will be detailed in the information for each particular class. 

    Payment & Billing

    • Payment for private lessons is collected on a monthly basis at the beginning of each month.
    • Tuition for group classes is collected prior to the start of each semester.
    • We accept multiple forms of payment and find that ‘e-billing’ is the preferred option in most cases.
    • If other payment and/or billing arrangements are necessary, please let us know and we can discuss possible alternatives.
  • Private Lessons

    Our First Meeting
    Before beginning a prospective teacher-student relationship, we will meet free-of-charge to determine if we have a good match. In addition to going over any questions that you may have, we will discuss age-appropriate educational approaches, maturity level, attention span, degree of interest, particular musical interests, student/parent goals, as well as the prospective student's learning and communication styles.

    Scheduling:
    Based on our most up-to-date offerings and availability, we will do our best to accommodate your preferred lesson/class times and durations.

    • Typical private lesson durations are 30 minutes and 60 minutes.  
    • Once we have established your schedule, it will be maintained on a web-based calendar and shared with you.


    Cancellations & Notice:
    We understand that sometimes life events can prevent you from making it to your scheduled appointments.

    • We greatly appreciate you giving us notice as soon as you know when a lesson or a class will have to be missed, whether it’s two weeks, or 15 minutes out.
    • We will give you the maximum possible notice in the event that we have to miss a lesson or a class. (See ‘Make-Ups & Credits’ below for further info)
    • We will coordinate and schedule directly with you in the event that your regularly scheduled lesson or class falls on a holiday and/or a day with inclement weather.


    Tardiness:

    • If you are late for a lesson or a class, there is no guarantee that the time will be made up to you by extending the lesson or class past its scheduled time.
    • If your teacher is late for a lesson or a class, we will do our best to make up that time to you. If we are unable to make up that time to you, you will be credited for that amount of time, or given a refund.  Refunds will be prorated based on the amount of time that was missed due to teacher lateness.


    Make-Ups & Credits:

    • Private music students are encouraged to schedule a make up in the event of missing a scheduled lesson.  The time and location of the make up lesson will be based solely on the availability of the teacher.
    • Any lessons that are missed must be made up within the same month that they were scheduled for.
    • If, for any reason, a make-up lesson is not possible within the same month as the missed lesson, then the following conditions and terms will apply:
      • Up to 3 times within a 6 month period, a credit for the cost of each missed lesson may be applied towards the following month’s tuition. No more than 3 make-up credits will be issued within a 6 month period. 
      • If your teacher cancels a lesson, and if a make-up lesson is not possible for whatever reason, you will be given a credit for the missed lesson to be applied to the following month’s bill.
  • Group Classes

    Structure

    • Group classes are usually either 45 minute or 60 minute sessions, depending on the class.
    • Group classes are designed for creative collaboration at a variety of experience levels. However, each class description includes a respective age range and experience level. For admission of students outside of the recommended age range or experience level, the teacher will need to consult with the prospective student/ family in order to approve registration.

    Cancellations, Makeups, & Tardies

    • There are no make-ups or credits for students who are tardy or miss group classes. 
    • If your teacher must miss a group class or if a class must be cancelled due to inclement weather, TYMO Arts will schedule a make up class or provide a credit or refund for the cost of that individual class.