The polices and forms below are part of the registration process. Please view them prior to registering. You will be asked to sign and agree to these policies as part of the registration process.
Safety and Health Guidelines for Southwestern Music Academy Lessons
Come to Lessons Symptom Free:
By signing this form, I am agreeing to follow these rules and procedures.
Your child might be selected to represent SMA/SWBTS in our media outlets. His/her picture or videos may be used in advertising for our academy through the use of print media such as brochures and fliers or through the SWBTS website and social media outlets.
With your consent, the photographs or videos will be released to SMA/SWBTS to be used for these purposes. No fee, royalty, or other compensation will be given for the use of your child’s photograph. There is no term limit on the use of the picture.
Student’s names will not be used.
Schedules for private lessons are very tightly organized. We ask, therefore, that you make every effort to have your child at the private lesson for which he/she is scheduled and to arrive promptly. In the interest of safety, each child should be taken to and picked up directly from the teacher.
Make-up lessons are only given for lessons missed due to illness or family emergency. Please contact your teacher immediately to let them know your student will not be able to attend the lesson due to the illness or family emergency. Sports events, parties, or other extracurricular activities do not justify receiving a make-up lesson. If the teacher must miss for any reason, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.
SMA operates on a semester system (14 weeks), and no part of the tuition can be returned for students who drop in the middle of the semester.
Parents are welcome to visit their children’s private lessons. Parents are also encouraged to maintain close contact with the teacher and may call or email the teacher if questions arise. Your child’s progress is important to us, and we anticipate working together to provide your child with quality music education.
Tuition will be paid in full for the semester. A late fee of $30 per student per enrollment will be added after the due date listed for the semester. Payment amounts for each type of lesson are listed on swbts.edu/musicacademy
Parents will be informed by the teacher when the student needs new music. The name and level of the book(s) will be given. The parents will be responsible for purchasing the required books in a timely fashion. Online possibilities include: amazon, sheet music plus, or direct from the publisher.
Musical study is the development of both aural and physical skills. Regular and adequate practice time is crucial. Beginning students should practice twenty minutes a day, 5 days a week. Practice should quickly be increased as skills develop, adding at least 10 minutes per year studied, for 5-6 days a week.
Practice time also includes assigned theory worksheets or pages in a theory book.