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Classes & Ensembles
 
Please note the "register by" deadline for each class or program you wish to take. Classes which have not met their minimum enrollment by the close of their "register by" deadline, will be cancelled. Early registration helps us to anticipate instructional needs. You can register for most programs online by clicking "Current Courses" above.
 
Registration and Payment
  • Students must be registered through the CSMA office in order to participate in any class or ensemble. Full payment of tuition is due prior to the first class, ensemble, or workshop meeting. The studentís place in a class or ensemble is not confirmed or guaranteed until full payment has been received.
  • Students may register in person, by phone, on this website, or through the mail. To register for Arts All Around You or Artsbreak, please call or visit the school office.
  • A print-out registration form is available on this website.
  • Payment can be made by cash, check, VISA or MASTERCARD.
  • CSMA members receive a 25% discount on all class and ensemble tuition fees. This discount does not apply to private instruction.
  • Scholarships are available on a basis of need.
  • Senior Citizens over 65 receive a 20% discount.
Refunds and Withdrawals  
  • In order for CSMA to honor the following policies, students must notify the office directly when withdrawing from a class or ensemble. Failure to attend or to complete a class does not constitute official withdrawal.
  • Membership fees are non-refundable.
  • Students withdrawing from a class or ensemble prior to its first meeting are entitled to a 90% cash refund or credit for tuition paid. Once classes begin, no cash refunds will be given.
  • Withdrawal prior to the 2nd class or ensemble meeting entitles the student to a credit of 75% of the tuition paid, usable for 1 year.
  • Withdrawal prior to the 3rd class or ensemble meeting entitles the student to a credit of 50% of the tuition paid, usable for 1year.
  • No credits will be given after the 3rd class/ensemble meeting.
  • PLEASE NOTE: In the case of short-term classes or workshops meeting four or fewer times, no credits will be given after the first meeting
  Class Cancellations
 
  • CSMA reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Classes which have not met their minimum enrollment by the close of their "register by" deadline, will be cancelled. Should CSMA cancel a class for this reason, the office staff will notify all registered students by phone. Students are then entitled to a full refund.
  • Occasionally a class or ensemble meeting may be cancelled due to inclement weather or illness. In those cases, every reasonable effort will be made to schedule a make up session. If rescheduling is impossible, CSMA will offer pro-rated credit to be used within the calendar year.
 
Private Instruction
  CSMA has offered private music instruction for over 40 years. The CSMA music faculty is a group of highly trained and experienced performers and instructors. The music program has several types of instruction including private lessons, master classes, workshops, classes and ensembles. CSMA students have opportunities to perform in recitals, master classes and at special events. In addition to private instruction in music, some private instruction in visual arts, language arts, and dance is available. If interested, please call the the school office to inquire.
  Referrals
 
  • When a student or parent calls The School for a referral to one of our instructors, our staff considers the prospective student's experience and needs, and the availability of various instructors, and makes the referral. It is then up to the student/parent and instructor to arrange a lesson day, time and length.
  Registration and Payment
 
  • All ongoing private instruction students must be CSMA members with the exception of those receiving scholarships. New students may purchase up to four lessons before becoming members.
  • Tuition for private lessons is charged at a per lesson rate. Lesson coupons must be purchased in advance, from the office, either in person, by phone, or by mail. CSMA accepts cash, checks, VISA and MASTERCARD.
  • A minimum of four (4) coupons must be purchased with each transaction.
  • Coupons are given directly to the instructor by the student.
  Refunds & Withdrawals for Private Instruction
 
  • Unused coupons for lessons are refundable within 2 months of purchase
  • Students must give at least 2 weeks notice or give their instructor 2 lesson coupons before terminating ongoing lessons.
  • Failure to attend a lesson does not constitute official withdrawal.
  Missed Lessons/ Make Up Lessons
 
  • Private Instructors at CSMA may set their own policies concerning student absences and the scheduling of make up lessons. Some teachers will charge you for missed lessons and others may excuse a certain number of absences per year. Instructors also vary in their ability to schedule make up lessons. Please ask your teacher for clarification of his/her policies when you begin lessons or resume them after a break.