Please realize that you are making a commitment when signing up for lessons. Prompt and regular attendance is expected. Students who do not comply with the attendance policies will be asked to forfeit their reserved spot.
Please go to michaelkarlstudio.com/scheduling to schedule your lessons. If we travel to your home, be sure and coordinate with your instructor before scheduling online. Make it a priority to schedule all lessons before the 20th of each month for following month, as slots fill up quickly.
Each student is required to have a binder with dividers for their music, a pencil, notebook, and recording device for each lesson. Listening back to each lesson is important and helps the student improve.
Payment can be made with either Credit Card, Venmo, CashApp, or PayPal (all credit card payments incur a convenience fee.) Cash payments can be made, but they must be hand delivered to Michael Karl Studio’s Home Office.
Payment Due Date
Single lesson and/or drop-in coaching payments are due before your scheduled lesson time.
If you on are paying the discounted rate, payments will be charged automatically on or before the 28th of each month.
Drop-in Lessons, Single Lessons, and/or Coachings: a $15.00 fee* will be charged automatically for any payment not received within 24-hours of your scheduled lesson.
Lesson Plans: a $30.00 fee* will be charged for any payment not received before the last day of the month.
Additional fees will be charged for services that are not within the scope of services agreement (e.g., providing accompaniment or printed music, etc.).
—Sheet music can be requested for $6.00.
—Piano accompaniment tracks can be made for $15.00.
Please make it a priority to attend your scheduled lessons. If you wish to change your scheduled lesson time, Michael Karl Studio requires a 24-hour notice, otherwise you will be charged for that lesson (if your lesson is part of a lesson plan, that lesson will be marked as redeemed and or charged automatically if not paid).
If you wish to reschedule a lesson inside of 24-hours, there will be a $15 rescheduling fee*. This cannot be a substitute for another lesson already previously scheduled.
Lesson Plans must be used within the month purchased and expire on the last day of the month.
If you pay lesson-to-lesson, you must commit to at least two lessons a month.
Michael Karl Studio, LLC will not offer a refund on any lessons, including those canceled, missed or purchased in advance. Rescheduled lessons on behalf of the student or teacher will remain at the length of time and price originally booked.
Termination or Break of Lessons
If you need to make changes to your Lesson Plan, whether you plan to terminate lessons or plan to take fewer lessons in the following month, you must inform Michael Karl Studio on or before the 18th in writing or by email. Changes after the 18th will have one additional payment period before any change can go into effect.
(e.g. If a student will be out of town in the month of December, that student must inform Michael Karl Studio before November 18th that they will be pausing lessons. If no change has been made, they will be billed for December lessons)
*Please note that a card will be kept on file for a payment option and late fee purposes. All unpaid late fees & cancellation charges will be automatically charged to the card on the last day of the month.