There are 35 lesson in the teaching year. The total cost of the 35 lessons is divided by 10 to give a monthly payment due on the 1st of each month for a total of 10 payments in the teaching year beginning September 1st through to June 1st Students are accepted on a per term basis (1st term: September to December, 2nd term: January to June) and students are obligated to pay for a whole term.
Miranda MacDonald 2022/2023 rates: $115.00 for 30 minute lesson, 172.50 for 45 minute lesson.
Peter MacDonald (Sr.) 2022/2023 rates: $125.00 for 30 minute lesson, 187.50 for 45 minute lesson.
Ronalda Hutton MacDonald rates: $125.00 for 30 minute lesson, 187.50 for 45 minute lesson.
Peter A MacDonald 2022/2023 rates: $110.00 for 30 minute lesson, $165.00 for 45 minute lesson.
Lessons that are missed because of school events, family gatherings, sickness, trips, parties, dances are at the expense of the student. We will make efforts to accommodate scheduling problems by trading lesson times with others students.
During severe weather we continue teaching simply because our home is our studio. If you are unable to come to a lesson due to weather conditions, lessons will not be rescheduled. As recitals, exams and festival time approaches extra lessons are scheduled at no extra charge to our students, so any missed classes are eventually made up.
Our teachers are not only teachers but performers as well. Two to three times a year lessons are cancelled because of performance commitments. Lessons cancelled by the instructors will be made up at a time convenient to both the instructor and student. Extra lessons given for duets, trios, festival preparation, accompanist rehearsals & special projects will be off set by past or future lessons cancelled.
Spring Recital Rehearsals
Regular lessons are replaced with rehearsals during during the weeks of spring recital rehearsals. While we will do our best to provide make-up lessons for those students unable to participate in the spring recital rehearsals, students who choose not to participate in the Spring recital may forfeit their lessons and may not receive make-up lessons for lesson time lost during the Spring Recital rehearsal period.
As a teaching aid to our vocal instruction some music preparation and performance is done in the musical theatre idiom. Costuming is often a necessary part of this activity. However, expensive costuming is not necessary. Costumes can be made from 2nd hand clothing, our costume bank and stores like “The Value Village”.
Students are expected to practice 5 out of 7 days of the week. Daily practice is the key to success. The duration of these practice sessions will depend on the goals and materials being cover. At the minimum, students should be practicing 15 minutes a day.
- Please do not wear perfumes and colognes (People are allergic)
- No peanuts or fish (We have some students with severe life threatening allergies)
As our studio is operated in a private home we ask that you followed these guidelines in respect for neighbors, other students, and our home.
- Please drop off students in front of our driveway and house.
- Please use the stairs to the studio. Don’t walk on the neighbour’s grass.
- Drive carefully and at a reasonable speed on Princess Anne Place
- Please use the studio entrance
- When waiting for students please back into our driveway
- Don’t block our neighbor’s driveways when picking up and dropping off students.
Other expenses you may experience:
- Canadian or Royal Conservatory Books
- Sight Singing Books
- Song Circle Registration Fees
- Kiwanis Music Festival Fees
- Kiwanis Music Festival Accompanist Fees
- Exam accompanist Fees
- Costume Cost
- Admission Fees for Recitals