New Student Registration

To register with a special discount offer, complete the form below, and our office will contact you to schedule your first lesson date and time.

By providing your number you agree to receive automated messages from The Academy of Music regarding lesson reminders, scheduling updates, and occasional promotional messages. You may reply "STOP" to opt out at any time.

Image & Audio/Video Recording Waiver

The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids occasionally use photos, interviews, and/or video clips of individual or group music instruction in the studio marketing materials, social media, studio owned websites, or for instructional purposes.

This is a request for your permission to include images of you or your child/children, and/or comments from photos or videos now or in the future. The use of the images is strictly controlled for student safety.

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Academy of Music Studio Policies and Procedures

Tuition and Fees


All students reserve their spot on the calendar each month by making varied monthly payments with our automatic debit/credit card payment plan based on the number of times your lesson is scheduled each month. (Visa, MC, Discover, Amex) Tuition is only prorated in your first month of lessons and is not refunded for missed lessons for any reason. Tuition does not cover any retail music teaching materials such as books or instruments. We reserve the right to withdraw students for nonpayment of tuition.

Average of 4 Lessons Per Month


Monthly tuition will vary month-to-month based on the number of lessons the student has each month. This will vary from 3 lessons ($100.50), 4 lessons ($134.00), and 5 lessons ($167.50). Each lesson is $33.50. You can access the monthly tuition amount for current and future months in your StudioAutoPilot account.

Cancellations and Make-Up Lessons


As a courtesy to your instructor, please contact the office via phone, email, or text if you or your child needs to miss a lesson. When a student misses a lesson, that lesson can be made up using one of the four options available in the Academy make-up system.

1. Group weekend make-up classes.

2. Online Live Video Lesson at the student's normal lesson time.

3. Recorded video lesson.

4. Sublease your spot to a friend or family member.

When a teacher needs to cancel a lesson, every effort will be made to find a guest teacher. If a guest teacher is unavailable, students receive a Free Lesson Certificate for a private make-up lesson.

When the Academy closes due to weather, Live Video lessons will be offered at your normal lesson time. When the Academy closes due to power outages, a Free Lesson Certificate (private make-up with your teacher or another) that can be used at any time will be offered.

Discontinuing Lessons

To discontinue lessons and discontinue charges to your account, contact the office on or before the 15th of your final month to allow us time to process the paperwork and cancel the automatic debit/credit withdrawal.

Tuition is not prorated in the last month of lessons. Students are responsible for their final month of lessons whether or not they attend all the classes. Make-up lessons are optional after withdrawal. Please complete the withdrawal survey to help us improve our customer service. No refunds are given to students for lessons missed during their final month. No exceptions will be made for moving, relocating, illnesses, appointments, etc.

Summer Vacation

The Academy operates year round and does not close for the summer. We are happy to offer unlimited group make-up lessons for our students, and they are held on weekends throughout the year. If you need a month off for summer vacation and want to resume the next month, your payment is still due on the first of the month to reserve your lesson spot. The lessons for the month you miss can be made up before or after your absence with our 4 make up options listed prior.

Arrival Information

The school is not responsible for providing before or after care for students. Students are not to be left in the building for excessive time periods before or after their lessons. Parents with children under the age of 8 are asked to remain in the school building during lessons.

Care of Students and Family Members

A parent/sibling waiting area is available. Please respect the studio atmosphere and ask young children to use their indoor feet and voices. Younger siblings cannot be accommodated in the teaching studio during lesson time. Children must wait for their parents to pick them up inside the Academy. Please do not ask your child to meet you elsewhere. The Academy assumes no responsibility for children who leave unaccompanied.

Injuries, Thefts, and Damages

Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal lesson activity or any other activity conducted by the students or their siblings before, during, or after lesson time. This includes hearing loss or hearing damage. The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids and Jenison Academy of Music are not responsible for any damage done to vehicles or items stolen from vehicles.

Payment Information

Authorization Agreement for Payment

Payments are recurring and are deducted on the first of each month until a withdrawal form is submitted to the Academy office. Withdrawals are due by the 15th of your final month to prevent charges on the following month.

(I/We) do hereby authorize Music Moves LLC, hereinafter named the COMPANY to initiate recurring (debit or credit) entries to (my/our) (Credit/Debit Card Account) as indicated and named below as the depository financial institutions, hereafter named FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. (I/We) acknowledge that the origination of ACH transactions to (my/our) account must comply with the provisions of U.S. law. Furthermore, if any such debit(s) should be returned NSF, (I/we) authorize the COMPANY to collect such debit(s) by electronic debit, and authorize all of the above as evidenced by my signature below.

This authorization is to remain in full force and effect until the COMPANY has received written notification from me (or either of us) of its termination in such time and in such manner as to afford the COMPANY and FINANCIAL INSTITUTION a reasonable opportunity to act on it.

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