Policies and Terms & Conditions

Studio Policies for Weekly Lessons

Valid September 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

Monthly Studio Membership Rates:

 

$280 for weekly 45-minute lessons

$350 for weekly 60-minute lessons

 

Discounted Session Rates (45/60-minute lessons):

 

Session 1 (September 1-December 31, 2020): $1008/$1260

Session 2 (January 1-March 31, 2021): $756/$945

Session 3 (April 1-June 30, 2021): $756/$945

Your Studio Membership Includes:

 

  • Your weekly lesson time

  • Access to the studio online scheduler

  • All single-song sheet music purchases (does not include anthologies)

  • A personal digital folder containing all the student’s lesson materials

  • Practice tracks for the student’s repertoire selections

  • Repertoire hand-selected for each student

  • Studio warm-up videos to use for practicing

  • Participation in two studio recitals per year

  • Two pre-performance dramatic coachings per academic year, to be scheduled separately from lessons

  • Eligibility to compete in the annual NATS Boston Student Auditions

  • Outside-of-lesson support via email or phone

  • Other online resources on studio social media and the studio blog

Lesson Formats:

 

  • In-Studio Lessons

    • Students will be admitted to the studio at the time of their lesson.  Early arrivals must wait in their vehicles/outside.

    • Sick students, even those who are only mildly ill, will be sent home immediately without a make-up credit – no exceptions.  If you are ill, you may cancel your lesson and be granted a make-up credit (see below), or, if you are well enough to sing, opt for a virtual lesson at your regular lesson time.

  • Virtual Lessons

    • I will send a link to our chosen video conferencing platform via email.

    • If you experience technical difficulties signing on for your virtual lesson or are not admitted to the meeting right away, you must contact me immediately.  If I do not hear from you or see you online at the time of your lesson, I will assume a no-show, for which no make-up credit will be granted.

 

**Due to COVID-19, all lessons will take place virtually until further notice, even if schools and/or other businesses are open.  Lessons will resume in-person when and if conditions allow.  If in-person lessons resume, they may be moved back online at any time, dependent upon public health data and at my personal discretion.

Payment Schedule:

 

  • Students will be invoiced on the 20th of each month.  Payment due date is the 7th of the following month. 

  • Payments not received by the due date will incur a $15 late fee.

  • Payments can be made in cash (exact change), by check made out to Ellen Allen, via Venmo to EllenAllenMusic, or via PayPal (sign into My Music Staff).

 

Schedule:

 

  • The studio is closed on the following dates:

    • September 7, 2020 (Labor Day)

    • November 25-29, 2020 (Thanksgiving break)

    • December 19, 2020-January 1, 2021 (holiday break)

    • February 15-19, 2021 (school vacation)

    • April 19-23, 2021 (school vacation)

    • May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)

    • June 27-July 4, 2021 

  • The studio is open on all other bank holidays and during all other school vacations, unless otherwise informed.

  • In the event of inclement weather, all lessons will take place virtually on the regular schedule.

 

Cancellations and Make-ups:

 

  • There will be no deductions, refunds, or credits for absences.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to log into the scheduler to cancel and/or reschedule their lessons.

  • Lessons cancelled at least four hours in advance will be issued a makeup credit.  Make-up times are first-come, first-served, and are never guaranteed.  Make-up credits expire at the end of the current session (December 31/March 31/ June 30).  If you schedule a make-up and then cancel it, you will not be granted another make-up credit.

  • If I must cancel a lesson, I will provide a make-up.

  • If you opt for a new weekly lesson time in the case of a temporary but ongoing conflict (i.e., a seasonal sport or drama schedule), you relinquish your original lesson time with the understanding it may not be available when your conflict is over.

Hiatus and Discontinuation:

 

  • Two weeks’ paid notice is required for a hiatus or discontinuation of lessons.  Students who do not provide two weeks’ notice will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one-half of a month’s tuition.

  • Any paid lessons beyond the two-week period will be refunded at the per-lesson rate of $60/45-minutes or $75/hour.

  • If you take a hiatus of any length, you relinquish your lesson time to be used at my discretion. 

Dramatic Coachings

Clients must pay for their coaching(s) at the time of booking.  Payments can be made by cash (exact change), by check made out to Ellen Allen, via Venmo (EllenAllenMusic) or PayPal (ellenallen867@gmail.com).

There are no refunds once payment has been made.

Clients may request to reschedule their coaching up to 24 hours in advance.  However, an alternate time is never guaranteed.

Coachings cancelled with fewer than 24 hours' notice will not be rescheduled or refunded.

Clients are responsible for bringing their own sheet music and background tracks, and for supplying me with these items in advance.

Wellness Coaching

 

Payment is due at the time of booking.  You may choose to pay for the program in full ($799), or pay in three monthly installments of $275.

If you choose the monthly payment plan, your first installment is due at the time of booking.  The subsequent installments will be billed one and two months from date of booking, respectively.

Clients may request to reschedule a session up to 24 hours in advance.  An alternate time is never guaranteed, however.

Sessions cancelled with fewer than 24 hours' notice will incur a $35 cancellation fee.

Your wellness program includes unlimited email support.  Please allow 24-48 hours for email responses.

Terms and Conditions

By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, the client (or client's parent on his or her behalf) acknowledges that:

Any failure to comply with the policies stated above is grounds for dismissal from the studio or any program or package the client has enrolled in, without any refunds given for unrendered services

Ellen Allen, owner of Holistic Harmony Voice Studio and Wellness Coaching, has the right to dismiss the client from her services at any time and for any reason

The client may terminate his or her involvement in any program at any time and for any reason, in accordance with discontinuation and refund policies as detailed above

The client will hold Ellen Allen and Holistic Harmony Voice Studio and Wellness Coaching harmless from any liability for any harm that may come to the client while in a lesson or coaching session, whether that session is on studio premises or virtual

The client's personal and health information will be kept confidential, and will not be shared with anyone without the express consent of the client.  

The client will be dismissed from his or her session at the scheduled end time, even if the client was late to the appointment

Minor technical difficulties are inherent to the virtual session format, and that time spent during the session resolving such difficulties will not be made up. 

Enrollment in lessons or dramatic coachings does not guarantee that the client will "win" every audition, performance, competition, or other artistic venture he or she participates in

All sessions will be held virtually until further notice

If in-person sessions resume, they may be moved back online at any time, in accordance with public health data and at Ellen Allen's personal discretion

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