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About the Music City Arts Academy
The Music City Arts Academy is a music education program for students who want private lessons. The goals of the Music Academy are to guide our students in attaining a high level of music education and to help each student realize his or her individual potential. We are pleased to be offering private music lessons after school in the following areas: voice, violin, piano, guitar and bass, drums and brass. The Academy offers 12 lessons a semester which will begin the week of August 21 and run through the first week of December.  Space is limited so registration is on a first-come, first served basis. If you are interested, please fill out the registration form  and return it with your $25 yearly registration fee. I have also included the Music Academy Policies as well. Feel free to contact me Renee Thompson at if you have further questions. May God continue to bless this effort as we help our students develop their gifts and talents Student Policies

Our top priority is the St. Edward student. The goals of the Academy are to guide our students in attaining a high level of music education and to help each student realize his or her individual potential. Please read the following policies carefully.


Registration Procedures
Fill out Registration Form and include a $25 yearly registration fee.
All tuition for the semester is payable by the first lesson or in two-semester payments (see registration form for dates).

Checks should be made payable to Music City Arts Academy. A fee of $25.00 will be assessed for returned checks.
Tuition will not be refunded after the third week of classes except due to illness or injury. All refund requests must be made in writing. Tuition will be refunded for the number of weeks remaining in the semester less a $25 registration fee.

Students are expected to practice daily. Please discuss practice requirements with your teacher


SES has limited space, and make-up lessons are difficult to schedule. Rescheduling cannot be guaranteed. Notification by the student of their inability to attend a private lesson or class is required twenty-four hours in advance, or the lesson will not be made up. Please ask your instructor how best to contact him or her in the case of a cancellation. The office does not let your instructor know if your child is home sick, please contact your instructor directly.

  • Lessons missed by the student with no notice to the instructor will not be made up.

  • Forgotten or missed lessons due to conflicting activities will not be made up.

  • A maximum of 3 make-up lessons per semester may be scheduled for absences due to illness or an emergency only. If the student is ill, please notify your instructor as soon as possible. If contagious, please respect the teacher’s health as well as the health of the other students, by forgoing the lesson.

  • Snow days will be made up.

  • Students are responsible for scheduling make-up lessons with their teacher.

  • If the teacher must cancel a lesson, a makeup lesson should be scheduled with the teacher.

Performing is a required discipline of music study. Students who learn to perform develop many character traits that distinguish them from those who have not had such an opportunity. Students are expected to participate in recitals.


Recital Etiquette
There may be recitals at the close of the spring semester, and our students are asked to perform. We strive to provide a respectful setting in which our performers can offer the best of their skills and talents. We want all of our students to enjoy their performances. Each recital is the showcase of their accomplishments. Please be considerate of the performer's needs.


Consider the following carefully

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the recital.

  • Remain seated throughout the entire performance. Do not exit a recital after your performance. Show your peers the same respect they offer you.

  • If a young child needs to leave to avoid distracting the performance, please do so as quickly and quietly as possible.

  • No flash photography allowed during the performance. Video photography will be permitted only if the video recorder is held quietly by one person who remains seated.

  • Please turn off cellular phones and beepers.

  • Attire for a recital is Sunday best.



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