Payment, Attendance, and Policies

Bridgewater School of Music Payment and Attendance Policy

(This Policy is in effect as of 9/1/2019)

The year will be broken up into 4 quarters as follows (See Lesson Calendar):


Payment and Attendance Policy for the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters 

(for time slots between 3:00 and 9:00)


Make Up Lessons: Each student will get 4 make-ups/reschedules per school year calendar (Sept.-June) regardless of reason. The make-up must be scheduled during the current quarter.  Other than a cancellation on our part there will be no other excused absences, credits, or make-ups given beyond the 4.

We must recieve a notification of absence within 48 hours of the scheduled lesson via email at or our online make-up/reschedule form.

Make-ups and reschedules must be requested here.

Religious Holidays: If you can’t make a lesson because you are celebrating a religious holiday on a day that we are open please let us know at least 48 hours in advance.  This will not use your allotted make-up lesson.

BSM Cancellations: If we have to cancel lessons for any reason, we will attempt to reschedule your lesson for a different time within the same week.  If your lesson cannot be rescheduled during that week, you are guaranteed a make-up lesson at a later date.

Bad Weather: In the case of snow or ice we understand that some people don’t feel comfortable driving in even the mildest of snowy/icy conditions.  If we are open and you can’t make it please let us know ASAP and we will reschedule the lesson.  This will not use your allotted make-up lesson.

Please note:  Most of our instructors travel a further distance than the majority of their students.  Please respect their time and effort and make an attempt to get to the lesson.

Lessons per Quarter: Your tuition (Yearly/Quarterly/Monthly) guarantees 13 scheduled lessons per quarter.

Termination of lessons: If you decide to quit your lessons the current month or quarter is nonrefundable.

Payment Options:

Monthly Payments – $125 due on the 1st lesson of the month.

Quarter payment – $395 due on the 1st lesson of the quarter.

Entire School Year (Sept.- June) – $1175 due before 9/15

Family and Multiple Lesson Discount: If you have more than one immediate family member taking lessons or the same student is taking multiple lessons per week the following discount applies.

First Student/Lesson: Full price listed above.

Each additional Student/Lesson: Per Month: $105 Per Quarter: $335 Entire School Year: $980

Late Fees: For every 30 days that payment is late a late fee of $10 will be applied to the account.

Payment and Attendance Policy for the Summer Quarter

Excused Absences: Make ups or credits are unlimited during the summer as long as we are given at least 24 hours’ notice of a scheduling conflict.

Payment: Payment will be made on a per lesson basis.  Payment is due in full for the scheduled lessons on the first lesson of the month.

Termination of lessons: If you decide to quit your lessons the current month is nonrefundable.

Notification – Important!!:

All scheduling issues are to be handled by email at Telling your instructor, voicemail or writing dates on a check etc. are not enough notification of a conflict or absence.


Drop Off Policy:

We ask that all those dropping off students 12 years of age and under enter the school and confirm contact with their instructor before leaving the premises.

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