STUDENT INFORMATION 2018-2019

WELCOME TO THE M CENTER THE HOME OF THE PATH METHOD™

(PERFORMING ARTS TRAINING HOLISTICALLY)

We are so pleased to be you THIS YEAR.

Our students get noticed and get into shows, films and special programs throughout NYC.  We are delighted to know that you have decided for yourself that music and singing is a serious study and are happy you have chosen our school to work on that with us.  Our teachers are very excited to begin the new year!

Classes and lessons start in  September and go on through July. Please look carefully at the calendar of class schedule up on the site here. We do take breaks for holidays. Also, if you are participating in classes please note the dates of performances and rehearsals. These are separate from the regular schedule.

All lessons meet at Christs Church in Bay Ridge on Ridge Blvd and 73rd Street in Brooklyn on specific days or at Yeoryia Studios  2067 Broadway, Manhattan.  We offer in home and skype private lessons as well.

If you have any other questions please get in touch!

mcenterbrooklyn@gmail.com BROOKLYN

mcenterpath@gmail.com  MANHATTAN

or 646-338-5472/9282

Tuition

Lessons and classes are billed monthly. All Tuition is due by the 1st of the month.  Late payment (after the 10th of the month) will incur a late fee of $25.00. You will be billed on the last week of the previous month. You will receive an email invoice with a link taking you to our Pay Pal account where you can pay online through your bank or use a credit or debit card there or we also take checks or cash for payment.  Please remind us to send you a receipt if you choose to pay with cash. We would love to offer you the convenience of keeping a credit card on file with us to have us use monthly.  If you are interested please let us know. IF you do not use Pay Pal but prefer checks and cash, please let us know and we will send a different type of invoice for you to use.

PRICES

Private Lessons Adults only lessons no class $75.00 per hour. There is no discount for this choice. Lessons will be scheduled based on studio availability. This does not include participation in shows. If you choose to sign up for a 12-month course some payment options and discounts are available. Please discuss this with us.

IN-HOME PRICE: $100.00 per hour

SKYPE PRICE: $65.00 per hour

Private Audition Coaching is a 4-hour intensive for $250.00 this includes acting and singing work. There are no class performances. This is for both professional singers/actors and those auditioning for Junior High School, High School or College Programs requiring an audition.

Piano Lessons: By appointment for the beginner.  $30 per half hour.

Guitar Lessons: We can recommend several great teachers in the area!!

Speech and Accent Correction Lessons:

$50 per hour by appointment for any of our registered students.

Healing and Wellness Services:

Reiki, Massage, Aromatherapy, Herbal Consult, Sound Healing Sessions

These services are available to our students and their families at greatly reduced rates. An appointment is necessary.  If you are interested please ask.

On top of tuition, you may be responsible for additional expenses associated with our services.

Estimates for the year:

Performing Apparel- $50

Sheet Music-$50

Special event tickets-$20

Classes outside of our studio (teacher recommended dance, movement) – $100

Headshots (if appropriate for the student) – $100 and up depending on the photographer

Private coaching for each show with a pianist. Two Shows-$100

Notebook and pencil-$5

Tickets for productions – $20 per person per show

POLICIES

Hardship

If you lose your job or have other financial issues please discuss different payment options with us.

Cancellation Policy of Studio:

In an emergency (teacher illness, dangerous weather conditions etc.) You will be notified that the class or lesson will be canceled.  The studio will endeavor to make up this time during one of the times there are no lessons scheduled during the year. We will contact you with date and time as soon as is possible. There may be times when a substitute teacher is at your class or lesson. You will be notified ahead of time.

There are NO make-ups for classes. There are NO make-ups for lessons. Teachers are not required to make up a lesson missed by the student for any reason. Skype lessons are available if there is a problem with leaving the house.

Please note that we are closed on all major holidays and other days as well! Please be sure to check your calendar!

Damage to our stuff or property

If a member of your family damages the property or equipment, out of respect for what we are trying to do, please offer to make it right.  We are friends here!

There is very little risk involved with music and theater; however, we know that people have accidents and bad things can happen. Please understand that we work hard to plan all our events so that everyone is as safe as possible.  Please be sure you are doing your part for yourself. Dress appropriately for rehearsal and classes.

Cancellation 

We’re sorry to see you go! Give word to your instructor.  Prepaid tuition is non-refundable.

Electronic Communications Policy

IF we are closing the studio for any reason we will text and email you.  We are happy to friend you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please remember that teachers have personal lives and some may not want to friend students.  We have a Facebook group where all members can talk and get notices or information regarding performances to spread on the internet for their friends and family.

We DO NOT TEACH MINORS.

EVERYONE WINS

Here’s what you can expect from us…

We promise to treat its students and families with care and respect.

We will always give you our best when it comes to instruction.

We will always return your call or email or texts in a timely and professional manner.

We will always treat your children with respect and dignity.

We will always be on time.

We will always listen when you have a concern, and try our best to solve the problem.

We will always own up to our mistakes.  (On the rare occasion that we are human…)

We will always be there for any student for any reason.

Expectations of students

Be on time for all scheduled lessons, classes, practices, and performances.

Do your best to schedule appointments, keeping in mind your or your child’s classes, practices, and performances.

Let us know if you see a way we can improve our services. We want to be our best! If we see a way to make it happen, it will.

Respect each other and our space.

Work hard, study, practice.

 

 

 

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