There will be four classes per month, one class every week and each class will be for one hour.
If a month has 5 weeks, the 5th week will be considered a holiday.
Batch timings will be followed strictly as different batches are scheduled consecutively across the day & students are requested to come for their classes as per their batch timings to make full use of the session.
All students are expected to practise, come prepared for the classes and participate in recitals; it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure a practise routine is maintained and the student practises as per the instructions given by the teacher.
Parents of children 8yrs and below should attend all sessions with their child and be actively involved in the classes.
All online classes will be recorded for the purpose of teacher and student review by the Academy
The tuition fee is charged as a flat rate on a monthly basis billed at the beginning of the academic month.
The tuition fee for the month must be paid in advance before the first week's class of that month.
The tuition fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, not adjustable against attendance, or compensatory classes in case the student is not able to attend one or more classes in a month.
In case of delayed payment, a late fee of INR 300 per week will be charged starting from the second week of the month accruing every week. If the tuition fee along with the late fee is not paid even before the fourth class of the month the student will not be eligible to attend further classes till all dues are cleared and runs the risk of losing his/her time slot.
The fee is dependent on the level of the student. If a student gets promoted to a higher level, the fee for that particular level will be applicable.
The fee structure is subject to revision every two years & any change in fee structure will be intimated via WhatsApp & email.
The course books are not included in the tuition fee and the student has to buy this separately.
Attendance is compulsory for all four classes and they must be taken consecutively - once every week.
For online classes, the meeting will be open the first 15 mins of the student’s class time slot. In case the student doesn’t show up during this period it will considered as a no-show and the class is forfeited.
In case a student is unable to attend a specific class, the corresponding meeting event will have to be Rejected via Google Calendar 12 hours before the scheduled class timing in order to be eligible for rescheduling or a compensation class.
Students are eligible to take a compensatory class only for one missed class every month.
The time slots available for compensatory classes are updated in our class booking page every Friday and students/parents can directly block them if they are eligible for a compensation class.
Compensatory classes must be consumed within 3 months from the day of the missed class.
In case a class is cancelled because of the teacher, a compensatory class will be arranged for the student.
Absenteeism without intimation (no-shows) or short notice cancellations (less than 12hrs notice) will not be eligible for compensation class.
There will be no compensation class for a missed compensation class.
BREAKS & DISCONTINUATION
A 1-month notice must be given if a student wishes to take a break or discontinue classes.
In case of a break, a break/slot holding fee amounting to 50% of the tuition fee per month will be applicable if the student’s chosen class slot has to be held till the time he/she returns from a break since all sessions are 1on1 and the slots are blocked exclusively for the student and we will have to run the slots empty during the break.
Break fee will also be applicable if the student is absent for a month without prior intimation and the student’s slot booking with the teacher is guaranteed only if the break/slot holding fee is paid on time.
Encore Piano Academy, 2nd Floor, No 1, Vedavalli Street, Saligramam, Chennai 600096