Welcome to Vancouver Conservatory of

Music

 

          We would like to thank you for choosing VCM to learn music. Please read our lessons’ policies and agreements carefully to ensure we are the right place for you and your child.

Statutory Holidays and Winter/Spring

         We are generally open on all statutory holidays to ensure students’ learning does not stop.

Academic year

         The academic year at VCM consists of three following semesters.

First  Semester

From September 1st

To January 31st

Second Semester 

From February 1st

To June 30th

Summer Semester

From July 1st

To August 31st

Tuition Fees For 2023-2024 Per Session 

 

Levels / Time

 

30 minutes

 

45 minutes

 

60 minutes

Preliminary

$32

$46

 $59.5

VCM (1-4), RCM (1-4)

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$46

$59.5

VCM (5-8), RCM (5-8)

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$49

$62

VCM (9-10), RCM (9-10), ARCT & Diploma

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$76

$96

Group classes with two students

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$32

$39

Group classes with three students

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$30

Payments

 

Tuition fee

          Tuition fees are charged every semester through one of the following payment methods:

  • E-Transfer
  • Pre-Authorized Debit
  • Cheque
  • For E-transfer please make the payment through vancomus@gmail.com.
  • Students or parents/guardians who wish to pay the tuition by check must provide at least five post-dated checks dated to the first of each month.
  • There will be a $35 charge for any NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds) fees which will need to be paid within 7 days of notice by cash or e-transfer.
  • Paying by Pre-Authorized Debit, lesson fees will be automatically withdrawn from your PAD account on the 1st of each month.

 

Administrative fee

      $60 per academic year for each student for personalized pieces, printing materials, and registration process, If classes are in-person, and for online courses registration fee, will be $40.

Deposit

       All students are required to pay a deposit equal to one month tuition fee on the registration day. When the student decides to discontinue lesson, the deposit will be credited towards the last month of attendance if a proper one-month notice is given.

 Make-up Lessons

  • Make-up lessons are offered as a courtesy and are not guaranteed and/or to be available at your most convenient time.
  • If students register in the second half of the semester, they are eligible to have one make-up lesson only; if they register in the last month of the semester, there is no make-up lesson.
  • If you know you are going to be absent for a specific lesson, please let us know in advance so we can start planning for a possible makeup. A minimum of 24 hours’ cancellation from your lesson time is required. Please call us.
  • Two make-up lessons, per student, per semester (one make-up for the summer semester), is allowed, space permitting. If your family is bringing two students, each student must be scheduled individually.
  • Make–up lessons must be used within the current semester, and they are not to be carried over into any other semester.
  • Although a teacher will make two attempts to schedule a make-up private lesson, it is your responsibility to confirm your child’s make-up lesson. If there is no response after the teacher’s second attempt to contact you, the lesson will not be made up.
  • Once the make-up lesson is scheduled, please record the date and time accurately. If the student misses the make-up lesson without 24-hour notice, that lesson will not be made up.
  • If the studio is closed for a snow day, lessons will be made-up based on the teacher’s availability or online.

There are NO MAKE-UP lessons for late arrivals and no-shows without notice.

Termination

  • If students wish to withdraw or discontinue lessons, a four-week notice is required by email to vancomus@gmail.com
  • The remaining lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable to others including siblings.
  • There are no refunds and make-ups for group classes (Mini Singers, Mini Pianists, and Theory) if students wish to withdraw, with or without notice.

 

Time & Lesson Change

          Should a student or parent wish to change their lesson time or switch to a new instrument, a two-week notice is required. 

Social media consent 

          VCM is seeking your consent to upload and share photographs, videos, images, and/or names of students to use on our school website(s), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, newsletters, posters, social media sites, and videos for education and promotional related purposes, such as recognizing and encouraging student achievement, building the school community, and informing others about our school and activities.