Rosehill Music Academy
- How much is one lesson?
- Why does RHMA require long term commitments?
- Do I have to wait for a new semester to get started with lessons?
- Will I have the same teacher each week?
- What happens if my teacher is absent?
- What if I have to cancel a lesson?
- What is a qualified cancellation?
- What if I have several qualified cancellations?
- How long does it take to learn to play?
- Can I take a lesson every other week?
- Can RHMA teachers come to my home to conduct lessons?
- May I sit in on my child’s lesson?
- Can my children share a lesson?
- May I perform in the RHMA Student Show?
- Can I study two instruments at once?
- May my friend come to my lesson to watch?
- Does RHMA follow the public school closings?
- What happens when weather closings are necessary?
We do not structure tuition on a ‘per lesson’ basis.
At the end of the semester, you can calculate the cost of each lesson
you attended by dividing the semester tuition by that number. Obviously,
the more lessons you attend, the less the cost per each.
Learning music is all about commitment: We structure our year in semesters to encourage commitment & continuity in music education & to maintain a quality staff. The statement, ’no commitment
necessary’ other music programs advertise is a contradiction to the study of music. Commitment = success.
No. You may enter the program at any time, provided there is an opening
that suits your needs. Tuition is based on the remaining number of lessons
in that particular semester.
Yes. All of our policies are in place to ensure continuity, barring unforeseen circumstances, which benefits both student & teacher. To obtain and keep such great music educators, we treat their time with
respect and compensate them appropriately. Any establishment with more casual policies will have a steady turnover of instructors which breeches continuity for the student.
When possible, the absent teacher provides notes for the sub. An occasional substitute teacher can also offer a new voice or approach, broadening the student’s education. If a sub is not available, the lesson is
As a consideration of our students’ busy lives, we reserve the week after the end of each semester for private makeup lessons. Students with qualified cancellations on file and a zero balance can schedule one makeup during that week.
A qualified cancellation is for illness or religious observation ONLY, (not sporting events, parties, vacations, etc) The office must receive notice, by phone or e-mail by 10am of the day in question*. If you do
not receive an email confirmation, you must still call in. After 10AM, although notice is appreciated, the lesson will be considered missed which does not qualify for makeup time. Missed lessons are not rescheduled, made up, or credited.
*Cancelled lessons within a New Student Trial cannot be made up unless
the student continues to remain until the end of the semester. Missed
lessons are lost.
There is only time for one makeup per semester in the designated makeup week. We do our best to reschedule cancellations as they happen, but often our schedule, as well as the student’s, limits successful
The best person to answer this question is the student. It depends on the amount of time you devote to practice each week. Learning music is a commitment without a time table.
To our experience, infrequent study does not provide successful results. It would just take one cancellation to create a month between lessons. This is not a recipe for achievement and our schedule rarely can accommodate such arrangements.
No. Our teachers are contracted with RHMA to conduct all lessons for RHMA students in its studios only. To our experience studio study is much more focused than the distractive home environment.
Parents are welcome to sit in on occasion only. Students focus and respond much better without the distraction of a third person. Any child who continues to need a parent’s presence is not ready for private instruction. Our very accessible waiting area is comfortable for parents/caregivers to be nearby during the lesson.
We do not offer shared private lessons for siblings or friends. Private lessons are designed for students to learn and progress at their own pace. It would be detrimental to each student’s progress to study together.
We are usually successful in coordinating schedules for siblings.
Yes. We organize and produce our semi-annual shows as an opportunity for students. They are in no way mandatory or competitive. All levels of study are invited. Preparing for a performance is a very beneficial addition to any student’s music education. Performers pay a show fee to help defer the additional costs for technicians and auditorium/equipment rental.
Yes. We have many students studying two instruments successfully. It should be considered on an individual basis, however, where the advise of the first teacher is recommended.
Friends or family members are distracting to both the students’ attention and teachers’ lesson plan. Our Student Show is the proper venue for friends and families to observe their progress.
NO. We continue with our schedule through most of the school closings. The majority of our students do not vacation through the recesses, and we strive to keep the continuity of instruction. Also, we service students from several districts that do not always take the same days off. Upon registration, we implore you to check our calendar for each semester to avoid mistakes.
Please note that we do not always close when the public schools do. Often, the roads are clear by the time our schedule starts and everyone can get around. Always check our website as we post at 1pm of afternoon
lessons and 5pm for evening lessons. Every effort is made to keep the lessons on, barring truly unsafe conditions. We do not guarantee makeup lessons for weather related closings, however, we try to schedule extra time in for those who are affected. If it is an exceptionally bad winter, we may hold group workshops for those students.