The Arts School offers private lesson instruction for students of all ages. Young beginners to senior citizens alike can enjoy private lessons and various performance opportunities for audition and role prep, piano, voice, guitar, bass, and all brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments.
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year at The Arts School opens August 1, 2020. All new and returning students must enroll by completing the online enrollment form found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
A non-refundable registration fee of $50 will be due for all new and returning students at the beginning of the school year. Please note that The Arts School instructors will not collect enrollments or payments of any kind.
Private Lesson Tuition Rates for 2020-21*
30 minute lessons -- $35 per lesson
45 minute lessons -- $50 per lesson
60 minute lessons -- $65 per lesson
*This increase in private tuition rates is our first increase since The Arts School began in 2008.
Number of Private Lessons per semester
The fall semester begins the week of August 24, 2020.
Monday students - 14 lessons
Tuesday students - 15 lessons
Wednesday students - 15 lessons
Thursday students - 15 lessons
Friday students - 14 lessons
Please make note of the following holidays during the fall semester. No private lessons will be given on these dates:
Monday, September 7, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Monday-Friday, November 23-27, 2020
Lessons will be scheduled on the following early release days:
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Early release for 6th-12th grades only (Tentative) Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Early release for Preschool-5th grades only
Friday, November 20, 2020
Make-up lessons for fall may be scheduled during the week of December 14-18, 2020.
The spring semester begins the week of January 11, 2021.
Monday students - 15 lessons
Tuesday students - 18 lessons
Wednesday students - 18 lessons
Thursday students - 18 lessons
Friday students - 16 lessons
Please make note of the following holidays during the spring semester. No private lessons will be given on these dates:
Monday, January 18, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Monday-Friday, March 15-19, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Friday lessons will be scheduled on the following early release day:
Friday, April 30, 2021
Make-up lessons for spring may be scheduled during the week of May 24-27, 2021.
Lesson schedules are determined by individual instructors.
Expectations of Student Practice Time
Regular practice outside of the lesson time is essential for continued musical and artistic development. It is recommended that a student practice daily the same amount of time as the lesson; however, the actual length of time will be discussed with the instructor on an individual basis.
Make-Up Lessons and Punctuality
The instructor must be notified directly if a student expects to miss a lesson. Instructors are not required to make up missed lessons, though they may choose to do so. Tuition is not refunded for lessons missed by the student. If the student is late, the instructor is not under any obligation to extend the lesson beyond the scheduled ending time or reschedule the lost time. If the instructor is late, the instructor will either extend the ending time of the lesson or reschedule the lost time.
Lessons will not be made up if they are missed or denied due to late payments. The student is responsible for paying for all lessons, regardless of student attendance. Lessons not completed by the end of the year due to instructor absence will be credited to the student. If a 30-minute lesson is made up and combined with another 30-minute lesson to create a 60-minute lesson, tuition will be the rate of two 30-minute lessons.
If a student wishes to discontinue his/her private lessons, a 30-day written notice is required. The student will be financially responsible for the lessons that occur within the 30 days from the date that the notice is given, whether or not the student chooses to attend the lessons. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
Recitals and Performance Opportunities
The Arts School is dedicated to seeing each student realize their full potential and glorifying God with their artistic gifts. For that reason, performance opportunities that serve as a testimony to each student's hard work occur throughout the year. It is a wonderful experience for family and friends to enjoy what the students have learned and can be a rewarding opportunity for the students. Students may also participate in local festivals, competitions, and state theory exams if those are avenues that interest the student, provided the student is adequately prepared.
The Arts School Year
The school year at The Arts School is divided into two main sessions, one in the fall and one in the spring. The Arts School also offers lessons in an abbreviated summer session. The 2020-21 school year begins on August 24, 2020, and runs through May 27, 2021, with the week of May 24-27 as a makeup week only. Summer lessons will be offered from May 31 - August 6, 2021.
Inclement Weather and School Closings
The Arts School follows the inclement weather policy of Prince of Peace Christian School. Please listen to local radio and TV broadcasts for up-to-date information concerning school closings. If the campus remains open and available on a day when lessons have been cancelled, special arrangements may be made on an individual basis between the student and the instructor to have a lesson. When inclement weather does develop, The Arts School reserves the right to cancel lessons for the remainder of the day. Please visit the POPCS website or call the school office (972) 447-0532 for additional information.