PROGRAMS

Individual Instruction


MLMA offers Individual Instruction in all musical instrumental disciplines as well as voice for students of all ages and levels.


Among the teachers are graduates of leading conservatories around the world.  Our teachers are professionals of the highest level.  Our teachers are friendly and are committed to the mission and method of MLMA.


The tuition noted below is per lesson.  Typically, students take one lesson per week.  An alternate schedule may be arranged for students wishing to take two or more lessons per week.  It is recommended that more than one lesson per week be considered for the youngest students to increase the effectiveness and speed of learning.  Please contact us to make the arrangement that would work best for your child.


Individual Instruction by Special Arrangement is available if, for some reason, the student is unable to commit to a semesterís instruction.  Lessons must be arranged through the office and are subject to teacher availability.  Additional charges apply.  Please see Tuition section for the details.

Chamber Music


MLMA offers Chamber Music coaching for strings, woodwinds, piano, and mixed ensembles of all ages and levels.  Enjoy making music together with your friends or family members, or sign up by yourself and we will match you according to your age, level, instrument, and preference.  Lessons emphasize team play, active listening, and musical collaboration, and explore a chamber music repertoire.  Prior musical training is required.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

There will be two concerts during the academic year.   Please check back here for the dates or talk to your teacher.   Concert participation is not mandatory though every student is encouraged to participate.  There is no fee for participation in school concerts.  Students interested in participating are required to submit a Concert Participation Form by the posted deadline.  Please refer to the Accompanying Pianist Policy section in the Handbook if the studentís repertoire requires an accompaniment of piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUITION

Individual Lessons

15-minute lesson

$19.00 per lesson

30-minute lesson

$38.00 per lesson

45-minute lesson

$55.00 per lesson

60-minute lesson

$70.00 per lesson

The tuition noted above is per lesson.  Typically, students take one lesson per week.  An alternate schedule may be arranged for students wishing to take two or more lessons per week.  It is recommended that more than one lesson per week be considered for the youngest students to increase the effectiveness and speed of learning.


Please contact us to make the arrangement that would work best for your child.

Individual Instruction by Special Arrangement

Individual Instruction by Special Arrangement arranged on an as-needed basis will be subject to a 25% surcharge per lesson.


Returning students are expected to begin their lessons in the first week of the semester.  Returning students who wish to delay the start of their lessons will be required to pay the per lesson surcharge described for Individual Instruction by Special Arrangement for the balance of the semester.

Chamber Music

30-minute Chamber Music Lesson

$25.00 per lesson per person

45-minute Chamber Music Lesson

$37.00 per lesson per person

60-minute Chamber Music Lesson

$50.00 per lesson per person

It is recommended to schedule FREE consultation before signing up for a lesson.  Please contact us to set up the consultation time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE-UP POLICY

While MLMA offers the flexibility of make-up lessons, it should be noted that payment of the complete semesterís tuition is required regardless of whether the student attends all the lessons and/or receives make-ups for any missed lessons.


Each student is permitted two make-up lessons per Fall Semester, two per Winter Semester and one per Spring Semester.  Additional make-up lessons are given at the teacherís discretion.   Make-up lessons are not offered for the Summer Semester.


Students are asked to schedule their make-ups in advance if they know they will be missing a lesson due to travel plans or other schedule conflicts.  Our teachers are committed to try their best in accommodating make-up request when given sufficient notice.  


A phone call to the MLMA office 24 hours prior to the lesson would be appreciated for lessons cancelled due to illness or unanticipated schedule conflict.  If there is less than 24 hours until the lesson, a call directly to the teacher is required.  Teacher contact information will be given at the time of registration.


Students are reminded that lessons can still take place even if instruments are lost or damaged.  With notification in time, teachers may be able to provide an instrument for temporary use and/or use the lesson time to focus on musical theory.  Students who have an injury which limits their ability to play their instruments are expected to continue lessons as scheduled and have their teacher focus on another aspect of their musical learning.


Cancelled lessons should be made up during the current semester.  Make-up lessons cannot be carried over to another semester.


If the teacher cancels, a substitute teacher may be assigned, or the lesson may be rescheduled.  If a substitute teacher is provided, there will be no other make-ups.


Please refer to the Student Handbook for complete details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds for New Students


If a new student withdraws following their first lesson a full refund less the cost of one lesson will be given.


If a new student withdraws after the second lesson but within the first half of the semester MLMA will refund 50% of the semesterís tuition. No refunds will be given for withdrawals in the second half of the semester.


Refunds will be issued within 60 days of the studentís withdrawal.


The registration fee is non-refundable.

Refunds for Returning Students


Any returning student planning to withdraw must provide written notification to the MLMA office.  Parents/guardians are responsible for payments for all lessons scheduled prior to the receipt of the withdrawal notice.


Written notice must be received prior to the end of the current semester to be effective as of the start of the subsequent semester.  Any tuition paid in advance of the subsequent semesterís start will be refunded within 60 days of the written withdrawal notice.


Refunds for returning students who withdraw mid-semester due to an emergency situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be discussed directly with Sonya Ovrutsky, MLMA Director.


The registration fee is non-refundable.

Please refer to your Student Handbook for additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 2014 - 2015

August 1, 2014

Fall Registration begins

August 10, 2014

Registration deadline for Fall Semester discount

August 17, 2014

Payment for the Fall Semester discount due

August 22, 2014

Regular Registration deadline for priority scheduling*

September 1, 2014

Labor Day  (HOLIDAY)

 

 

September 2, 2014

Fall Semester begins

September 25, 2014

Rosh Hashanah   (HOLIDAY)

October 4, 2014

Yom Kippur   (HOLIDAY)

Nov. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2014

Payment for Winter Semester discount due

Date TBD

Student Recitals

December 23, 2014

Fall Semester ends

 

 

Dec. 24, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

Winter Break

 

 

January 2, 2015

Winter Semester begins

March 16, 2015

Payment for Spring Semester discount due

March 29, 2015

Winter Semester ends

 

 

March 30 - April 5, 2015

Spring Break

 

 

April 6, 2015

Spring Semester begins

April 27, 2015

Summer Registration begins

Date TBD

Student Recitals

May 18, 2015

Registration deadline for Summer Semester discount

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day   (HOLIDAY)

June 8, 2015

Payment for Summer Semester discount due

June 12, 2015

Regular Registration deadline for Summer Semester*

June 21, 2015

Spring Semester ends

 

 

June 22, 2015

Summer Semester begins

July 4, 2015

Independence Day   (HOLIDAY)

August 3, 2015

Registration for Fall Semester begins

August 10, 2015

Registration deadline for Fall Semester discount

September 6, 2015

Summer Semester ends

The Fall Semester is 14 to 17 weeks, depending upon lesson day of the week.


The Winter Semester is 12 to 13 weeks, depending upon lesson day of the week.


The Spring Semester is 10 to 11 weeks, depending upon lesson day of the week.


The Summer Semester is 10 to 11 weeks during which the number of lessons depends upon the studentís availability.  Parents/guardians will be given a Summer Registration Form to notify MLMA of their childís summer schedule.  Students are charged ONLY for the number of lessons requested on the Summer Registration Form.


* MLMA accepts registrations throughout the whole year!


Please note however that priority of scheduling is given to students registered by the deadline.


Student Schedules

Each studentís individual schedule is discussed at the time of registration.  On-time tuition payment preserves your lesson time slot.  Lesson day and time are not guaranteed if the payment is late.


Returning students are given priority for lesson day and time during scheduling provided that their registration form is received by the regular registration deadline.  Returning students are expected to begin their lessons in the first week of the semester.  Returning students who wish to delay the start of their lessons will be required to pay the per-lesson surcharge described for Individual Instruction by Special Arrangement for the balance of the semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration Fees

$25.00

per student for the academic year
(Sept. 2014 Ė Aug. 2015)

$40.00

per family with 2 or more students for the academic year
(Sept. 2014 Ė Aug. 2015)

$10.00

per student or family enrolling for the 2015 Summer Semester only.

Registration Fees are non-refundable.

Student registration begins on August 1, 2015, for the 2014 Ė 2015 academic year to permit sufficient time to develop the fall schedule.  A registration form must be completed for each student.  Upon receipt of the registration form and fee, students will be contacted to set up their personal schedule.  Once their schedule is set, students will receive a confirmation letter and bill.


Returning students must re-register each academic year.  Returning students wishing to receive a discount for Advance Payment (click here for details) must have their registration forms in by August 10, 2015.


New student wishing to register should contact us to request the registration form.  New students will be registered at the time of enrollment.


MLMA accepts registrations all year round!


New students registering mid-semester will be prorated for the remainder of that semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUITION PAYMENT PLANS

Tuition is billed for the entire semester at the per-lesson rate noted above multiplied by the number of lesson-days in the semester being billed.  The number of lessons for the semester is noted on student invoice.  


At the time of registration, parents/guardians must designate which of the following three payment plans they wish to follow for the academic year 2014 Ė 2015:


1.     Full Payment by Second Week of Semester


Payment in full is required by the second week of the semester.    All new students are required to follow this payment plan until they have completed one full semester with on-time tuition payments.  Tuition will be pro-rated for new students enrolling mid-semester.


A late fee of $25 per student will be imposed for missing the payment date.  If the tuition and the late fee are not paid by the fourth week, a suspension notice will be sent.


2.     Payment in Two Installments   (Not available for new students)


Tuition can be split into two equal payments for the Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters.    The first payment is due by the second week of the semester.    The second payment is due by the sixth week of the semester, or by the Recital Participation Deadline for participating students, whichever is earlier.    Exact payment due dates will be highlighted on the invoice.    New students will be eligible for Payment in Two Installments once they have been enrolled for one complete semester and have paid their tuition on time.


A late fee of $25 per student will be imposed for missing the first payment date. If the first tuition payment and the late fee are not paid by the fourth week, a suspension notice will be sent.


A (separate) late fee of $25 per student will be imposed for missing the second payment date. If the second tuition payment and the late fee are not paid by the seventh week, a suspension notice will be sent.


Payment in Two Installments is not available for the Summer semester.


3.     Advance Payment for 5% Tuition Discount    (Not available for new students)


For eligible students who select this plan, discounted tuition for the entire semester is paid in advance by the stated deadlines.  The discounted amount will be invoiced in advance.  If the discount payment deadline is missed, full payment is required by the stated regular payment deadline.  The tuition discount is only available after students have been enrolled for one complete semester and have paid their tuition on time.  MLMA reserves the right to limit participation in the Tuition Discount Plan.  Please check the SCHEDULE for the deadlines for the advance payment.





If you wish to change your payment plan for a subsequent semester please contact the office directly.


Students who increase their lesson length mid-semester will be billed separately for the increase in lesson length.