Music Policies

Music Policies

Information concerning missed classes, school closing, class withdrawal, classes changes, emergency information and media releases.

Missed Lessons and Classes
Students are charged for all lessons and classes for which they register, including those missed through student absence.

Music Lessons
Missed by the student will not be rescheduled. The instructor, at registration, reserves a segment of time each week for the student. As a courtesy, students who must miss a lesson should notify the instructor as far in advance as possible.

To contact your instructor, call the FSPA Office at 810-238-1350 ext. 3. Your message will be forwarded to the instructor. Faculty extensions are also listed in Faculty Directory.

If the student needs to miss a normally scheduled lesson due to a religious holiday, the student should notify the music lesson instructor at least two weeks in advance or at the beginning of the term. The instructor will make every effort to reschedule that lesson.

Music classes
Missed by the student will not be rescheduled. If a class is canceled due to instructor absence a makeup class may be scheduled. There will be no refund for rescheduled classes missed by the student.

Student Withdrawal
All tuition will be refunded if notification is given before the first lesson or class. Refunds for cancellation after the opening of each term or semester will be made as follows:

  1. Refund if notice is received before the second lesson or class: 75% of the tuition charged.
  2. Refund if notice is received before the third lesson or class: 50% of the tuition charged.
  3. Refund if notice is received before the fourth lesson or class: 25% of the tuition charged.

There will be no refund after the fourth lesson or class. There are no refunds for summer camps.

Class Cancellations
In the event a class day is canceled due to teacher illness or emergency, a sign will be posted on the door. If time permits, students will be called.

The FSPA will credit, refund or reschedule only if a class is canceled due to instructor absence.

FSPA Closing & Make-up Policy

Are there make-ups for:Labor Day (M) Building ClosedHalloweenMLK (M) Holiday Building ClosedPresidents DayGood FridayMemorial Day (M) Building ClosedIndependence DayOfficial Closing for Inclement Weather
Music LessonsYES MakeupsFSPA is openYES makeupFSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.YES makeupsYES makeups, building closedYES makeups
Music Classes, EnsemblesNot applicableFSPA is open for classes. It is teacher's desicion to cancel. If canceled, Yes, will be made-up.NO makeupsFSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.Not applicableNot applicableNO, until 2 classes missed per year. YES, beginning with the 3rd class missed. If class meets 2 days per week. Makeups begin with the 3rd class missed for each day.**
DanceNO makeups*FSPA is openNO makeups*FSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.Classes meet Monday, June 1Not applicableNO, until 2 classes missed per year. YES, beginning with the 3rd class missed. **


* Make-up dance classes may be available by attending another class during the week; check with the instructor.
** Credit or refunds are not given unless a make-up class cannot be scheduled by the instructor.