Policies

NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS

OUT OF THIS WORLD DOES NOT REQUIRE LONG TERM CONTRACTS. STUDENTS CAN GO MONTH TO MONTH FOR AS LONG AS THEY WISH.   

REGISTRATION FEE

A ONE TIME REGISTRATION FEE OF $15 WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FIRST MONTH TUITION.

24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

EACH AND EVERY LESSON TAUGHT AT OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL IS CUSTOM TAILORED TO MEET THE MUSICAL NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.  INSTRUCTORS PREPARE IN ADVANCE FOR EACH AND EVERY LESSON AND FOR EACH AND EVERY STUDENT.   OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL REQUIRES A 24 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE FOR ANY MISSED LESSON.  CLIENTS THAT CANCEL LESS THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE WILL STILL BE BILLED FOR THAT LESSON. PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN CANCELLING A LESSON.  SHOULD YOU NEED TO CALL AND CANCEL OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS, PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME AND NORMAL LESSON TIME AS WE PERIODICALLY CHECK THESE REMOTELY. ANY STUDENT WITH EXCESSIVE 24 HOUR CANCELLATIONS OR NO-CALL NO-SHOWS MAY BE REFUSED FUTURE ENROLLMENT. 

MAKE-UP LESSONS

ANY MISSED OR CANCELLED LESSON WITH AT LEAST A 24 HOUR NOTICE WILL BE AWARDED A MAKE-UP LESSON. MAKE-UP LESSONS CAN BE SCHEDULED AT ANY AVAILABLE TIME WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR.  THEY ARE OFTEN USED FOR EXTRA INSTRUCTION BEFORE A RECITAL/PERFORMANCE. PLEASE NOTE THAT MAKE-UP CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR NORMALLY SCHEDULED LESSONS. 

LATE ARRIVAL

OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE UNABLE TO EXTEND LESSON TIME FOR LATE ARRIVALS AS IT WOULD CUT IN TO ANOTHER STUDENT'S LESSON.

WITHDRAWAL FROM LESSONS

ENROLLMENT WILL BE RENEWED AUTOMATICALLY FOR THE SAME DAY/TIME INITIALLY AGREED UPON UNLESS PROPER NOTICE IS GIVEN TO WITHDRAW. TO WITHDRAW FROM LESSONS, YOU MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE ADMINISTRATOR, REEMA GARCIA, EITHER IN PERSON, VIA EMAIL OR OVER THE PHONE. NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN BY THE 15TH OF THE MONTH TO WITHDRAW FROM FOLLOWING MONTHS. SHOULD NOTICE BE GIVEN AFTER THE 15TH, THE STUDENT WILL REMAIN ENROLLED FOR THE NEXT MONTH AT NORMAL RATES. PLEASE NOTE THAT INSTRUCTORS CAN NOT TAKE WITHDRAWAL NOTICE, YOU MUST CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR DIRECTLY AT EITHER (512)851-7437, ADMIN@OUTOFTHISWORLDMUSICSCHOOL.COM OR IN PERSON DURING OFFICE HOURS.

EXTENDED ABSENCE

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TAKE AN EXTENDED ABSENCE OF 4 WEEKS OR MORE MUST FOLLOW THE WITHDRAWAL POLICY STATED ABOVE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE NEED TO CHANGE LESSON TIME UPON RETURN AS SPOTS ARE NOT HELD WITHOUT TUITION PAYMENT. SHOULD YOU WISH TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT DURING YOUR ABSENCE, TUITION WILL BE COLLECTED AT NORMAL RATE AND MAKEUP CREDITS WILL BE ACCRUED FOR THE MISSED LESSONS.

TUITION DUE DATES

TUITION IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH.  TUITION PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE 15TH OF THE MONTH WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 10% LATE FEE. IF TUITION IS LATE TWO MONTHS IN A ROW, AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONTINUE ENROLLMENT. 

EMAILS

OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL USES EMAIL TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS. NEWSLETTERS ARE SENT OUT PERIODICALLY TO ANNOUNCE RECITAL DATES AND SIGNUP, SCHOOL CLOSURES, UPCOMING EVENTS, ETC. EMAIL IS ALSO USED TO SEND INVOICES, LESSON NOTES, REMINDERS, ETC. OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS NOT RECEIVING OUR EMAILS.PLEASE MAKE SURE  @OUTOFTHISWORLDMUSICSCHOOL.COM EMAILS ARE NOT BEING SENT TO SPAM/JUNK MAIL TO ENSURE  PROPER COMMUNICATION.

RECITALS

OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL HOLDS TWO RECITALS PER YEAR, ONE IN MAY AND ONE IN DECEMBER. PARTICIPATION IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT WE ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO PERFORM. DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF PERFORMERS, RECITALS ARE SPLIT UP INTO 2 HOUR BLOCKS AND STUDENTS/PARENTS MAY REQUEST A SPECIFIC TIME SLOT. IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR FAIR SIGN UP, AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT OUT TO EVERYONE 6 WEEKS AHEAD OF THE RECITAL. SIGN UP IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND REQUESTS MUST GO THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATOR. INSTRUCTORS MAY NOT TAKE REQUESTS DIRECTLY TO AVOID OVERBOOKING.

PHOTOGRAPHY

OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL WILL OCCASIONALLY USE PHOTOS TAKEN AT RECITALS AND EVENTS FOR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL. IF YOU PREFER THAT IMAGES OF YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILD NOT BE DISPLAYED TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE INFORM THE ADMINISTRATOR.

HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE

AS THE LEGAL PARENT/GUARDIAN, I INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL AND ITS OWNERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY INCLUDING HEARING LOSS THAT MAY BE SUSTAINED BY THE STUDENT AND/OR THE UNDERSIGNED WHILE IN OR ON THE PREMISES OR ANY PREMISES UNDER THE CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF ANY OF THE OUT OF THIS WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL PARTIES.