Mount Pisgah Arts Academy

Performing, Visual and Cinematic Arts

Studio Policies

Studio Policies: All students and parents paying for private lessons and/ or classes are agreeing to follow and adhere to our Mount Pisgah Arts Academy studio policies. MPAA Studio Policies are our Contract.  If you removed your card from the payment system, you are still accountable for lesson/class payment per the 14/ 16 week contract. Enrollment in a class or a private lesson is valid for the entire semester.  There are two semesters per year: Fall (Aug-Dec) and Winter/Spring (Jan-May); with 16 private lessons or 14 classes per semester.

Discontinuation of Lessons: email the MPAA Director and the Instructor to remove your child from a private lesson. You must give 30 days notice in writing to the MPAA Director before a stop payment will be applied to your private lessons- this is standard practice in private music education.  We have a strict no refund policy for student who have attended the first 3 classes.  Students performing in classes with theatrical shows need to make a firm commitment to the full semester and performances.

Inconvenience Fee:  You will be charged a $25 Inconvenience Fee if you have removed your credit card from our payment system without giving a Discontinuation Notice to the MPAA office or if your credit card has been declined and you have not updated it. You are automatically notified by email when your card has been declined.

Tuition: Tuition is due for the Full Semester at the beginning of the semester or at the time of enrollment via the school website.  “Subscription Packages” allow parents to pay for 14 classes or 16 lessons in 4 equal payments over a 4 month period. Checks will only be accepted for prorated students and extra payments.  Payment for extra lessons are due at the time of the lesson. Depending on the class or lesson, students will be required to provide payment for a class costume, class equipment or lessons books, etc. as requested by the teacher. 

Record of Payment is generated by Acuity Scheduling when you pay for a class or a subscription package.  No additional invoices will be generated by the MPAA Office.

Printout for Taxes: Music and arts classes do not qualify for tax deductions.  Lessons and classes are considered a 'hobbie' by the IRS, not child care.  Requests for Records of Payment for taxes will not be generated for you by our office.  Please use your Acuity Scheduling receipts. 

Missed Lessons and Classes: Please email or text your teacher if your child can not attend a lesson or class within 24 hours in advance. Failure to notify the teacher within 24 hrs prior to a private lesson will forfeit your lesson.   There are no make up lessons for missed classes. Private instructors will provide one make-up lesson per semester at the teacher’s convenience if notified within 24 hour window. Otherwise, this lesson is forfeit by the student and no refund will be given.

Private Lessons:  All private lesson packages consist of 16 lessons per semester.  If a student choose to attend less than 16 lessons, they are still accountable to pay for all 16 lessons. The re-occurring lesson time and date is agreed upon by the parents’ and the students at the beginning of the semester. Private lessons will not be moved for sports games, family vacations, illness, etc.  When signing up for a private lesson, please note that you are paying a professional artist for their time. MPAA teachers are committed to make up one missed lesson per semester.

General Class Rules:  Students agree to arrive to class in a timely manner with needed materials. No food, drink or candy in the MPAA classrooms. No excessive talking, horseplay or phone usage should occur during the course.  While students can leave their classroom to attend the bathroom and water fountains, students are not permitted to wander around the building or campus without teacher supervision. Students should be picked up within 5 minutes of the end of class time.  Students are expected to treat peers, teachers and staff with respectful words and behavior at all times.

Code of Conduct: Students and Parents are expected to treat other students, MPCS faculty and staff and the MPAA instructors with respect at all times.  Acts of vandalism, bullying or verbal disrespect will not be tolerated. Students not paying for supplies or extra lessons in a timely manner risk forfeit of future lessons and dismissal from the program without refund.  Students and/or parents not following the above code of conduct will be dismissed from the MPAA studios without refund.

Mount Pisgah Arts Merit Award

2018-2019 Arts Merit Award recipients: 

Campbell Grace C., Kate K., Daya N., Isabella R., Ellie S., and Lucy T.

The Arts Merit Award is sponsored by The Mount Pisgah Arts Academy and recognizes exceptional dedication to Arts education and performance.  Students must complete two Fall and two Spring classes/ or private lessons with MPAA and perform at two 

MPAA shows/ or concerts to receive this award.