STUDIO POLICIES 2022-2023
TUITION RATES: (optional monthly installment schedule)
One child..............................$40 (Sept-May)
Two children........................$70 (Sept-May)
Three children.....................$90 (Sept-May)
Four children.......................$110 (Sept-May)
Five children........................$110 (Sept-May)
OR Semester-rate Tuition:
One child.............$160 (Fall Semester.) $200 (Spring Semester)
Two children…...$280 (Fall Semester) $350 (Spring Semester)
Three children....$360 (Fall Semester) $450 (Spring Semester)
Four children......$440 (Fall Semester) $550 (Spring Semester)
Five children.......$440 (Fall Semester) $550 (Spring Semester)
These prices are pro-rated and are the same each month September-May. Tuition is rated by the semester period and not rated on a monthly OR on a class by class basis. The tuition fees pay for your child’s education of the program, vocal training and drama skills.
Tuition is due by the first lesson of the month, or the 10th (if paying via monthly installments). Payments may be made by:
• check or cash in class (checks payable to “Aurora Burkman”, cash MUST be in envelope with name and what it's for),
• PayPal to @auroraburkman
• or on Venmo @auroraburkman.
LATE FEE CHARGES: A late fee of $5.00 will be charged to your account if it is 30 days overdue. This will be added each month the account is overdue. All accounts must be current for your child to participate in the fall and spring concerts!
REGISTRATION FEE: As with all groups, we have a registration fee. It is $30 per family, due upon registering, before classes begin. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, billing, and postage involved with your account for the year. It will also include cost for two practice vocal CD’s (Christmas and Spring music), and one Tavaci t-shirt per child per year.
CONCERT FEE: We are no longer charging concert fees!
ATTENDANCE: Attendance to every class is much appreciated! However, we do realize conflicts arise. Please keep in mind children will perform well when they are confident about their music. We, occasionally, have extra practices for specialty numbers that may involve some of the students (no extra charge). When possible, we try to hold these right after regular class. Specialty numbers are optional (but are REALLY fun!).
CLASS & CONCERT BEHAVIOR: We make sure our classes are very fun and interactive! To ensure that Tavaci is a good experience for everyone, students must be able to follow direction from teachers appropriate to their age group, as well as be an active participant. Disruptive behavior, for any reason, takes away from the experience of the rest of the group, and continued disruptive behavior may jeopardize your child's participation in Tavaci.
CONCERTS: The concert is an integral part of your vocal training. It is the most positive of all the music activities in improving self-esteem and confidence. There will be two concerts annually (Christmas and Spring). All concerts and performances are free to the public.
DRESS REHEARSALS: The dress rehearsals held prior to the concert at the concert hall are MANDATORY. You will have advance notice of dates and times. The rehearsals are closed to the public and parents.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: Occasionally, we perform at special events, such as the Festival of Trees. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. There are no additional charges for these performances.
COSTUMES/PROPS: All students are required to wear the selected costume. We normally reuse these costumes for several years, or until you outgrow them (only new 3rd grade girls will trade to a new costume from the younger group). Used costumes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only on the designated day(s). You will be notified of dates and times. Props are sometimes used for some numbers in concerts. Props costs are now included in your tuition cost.
CLASSTIME DROP OFF & PICK UP: For your children's safety, please have your children wait inside for you to pick them up. Please pick up kids promptly so teachers have time to reset the room between classes.
*Before class, teachers are setting up for all the FUN, and classes do not have a break time in between. Please do not drop your child more than five minutes early without notifying a teacher in advance, as we don’t have a lobby for waiting.*
VISITORS: You are welcome to observe classes; however, we don't have a lot of extra room in our studios. You might consider watching for just a few minutes or not every week. The younger children, in particular, are easily distracted, and usually do best if parents don’t stay in for every class. If you have questions about your child's progress, please talk to your child's teacher. We want Tavaci to be the best possible experience for your child!