Thank you for choosing Atlantic Vocal Arts for your vocal training! I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with sharing the gift of music with you or your child!
Lessons run year round, however if the student wishes to take the summer off, September lesson payment must be made by June 30th to secure a returning spot.
I encourage students to continue through the summer as the voice is like a muscle and when it is not used properly, even for a couple of months, it regresses tremendously!
It is my goal to instill in my students a love for singing and to enhance and develop their abilities! I will provide regular vocal instruction in my home studio located in Quispamsis New Brunswick. Each lesson will include technical work through vocal exercises and performance skills through carefully selected repertoire. It is my goal to challenge my students but to also cater to their desires, interests and the styles of music they wish to sing.
Post-dated cheques, cash or email money transfers are accepted.
Please make post-dated checks payable to Heather Flemming, they are to be received at the last lesson of the previous month.
Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for all email transfers. Lesson invoices will be sent on a monthly basis the the end of the previous month via email and payments must be received by the last lesson of the previous month to secure your spot. The invoice will total the cost of the number of lessons to be taken during the month.
$5.00 per day late fee will be applied for each day the payment is past due.
30 Minute lessons: $30 x number of lessons per month
1 hour lessons: $50.00 x number of lessons per month
A. Regular Weekly Lesson: This is the best option for the serious, long term student requiring a secure spot! These lessons must be prepaid monthly.
B. Single Lessons: This is a great option for those with busy schedules or financial considerations. However time may not always be available.
These lesson payments must be made at the time of each lesson.
$15.00 fee will be added to any NSF returned cheques.
Lessons will be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in length.
Lessons will begin and end on time, if a student arrives late, the lesson will still end at the appointed time. The professional hour lasts 55 minutes, starting on the hour and ending 5 minutes before the hour. This allows the student to collect belongings and ask any final questions etc. Note: All parents/guardians are welcome at any time to observe.
Lessons cancelled with two (2) weeks advance notice will be rescheduled at the availability of the student however they must be done within the same month of the original scheduled lesson. Any cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice will only be rescheduled at the availability of the teacher and may not be available, no refund will be issued.
Only three (3) rescheduled lessons will be permitted during each semester (1. September -December 2. January-April 3. May-August)
Cancellation of lessons due to unplanned circumstances will not be rescheduled and refunds will not be given. Example: Snow days.
If a student intends to discontinue lessons, 30 days advance notice must be given or a full month’s tuition shall be assessed. This allows time to fill that scheduled spot for the teacher.
Teacher Cancelled/Missed Lessons:
If I have to miss a lesson with a student, I will reschedule the lesson at the student’s convenience. If, for some reason, we cannot make up a lesson, payment from that lesson will be credited towards the next month’s bill or refunded.
What to Bring
Recommended materials for each lesson:
Music books and/or sheet music in a 3 ringed binder
Pencil & Eraser
When you arrive for your lesson, please wait in the downstairs sitting area if the teacher is finishing a lesson with a previous student.
If you would like to have your lesson recorded for at home review and practice please bring a USB drive to each lesson. You may also use your own personal smartphone at your convenience. Recording vocal exercises for at home warm-up is very helpful but is optional.
Parking & Entrance:
Please park along the outside cedar hedge to allow for other students to come in and out of their lessons. Please enter through the side entrance, not the front door.
The Studio Phone is 506-343-3858
Please feel free to call between the hours of 9am-9pm if you have any cancellations, questions or need to arrange a conference. I am also available by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message.
Other fees: Students are required to pay for their own accompanist for Music Festival performances, RCM Examinations, performances or rehearsals for performances.
The following holidays will not be billed and lessons will not be offered:
September: 5th Labour Day, 29th-30th Teacher Away
October: 1st-9th Teacher Away, 10th Thanksgiving Day
November: 11th Remembrance Day
December: 24th, 25th, 26th Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
January: 2nd New Years Day (falls on a Sunday so Monday is off)
April: 14th Good Friday, 17th Easter Monday
May: 22nd Victoria Day
July: 1st Canada Day
August: 7th New Brunswick Day