East Valley School of Music

Little Pianist Client Contract Agreement (Ages 4-6)


This Client Contract Agreement is made effective by and between East Valley School of Music and .

Student Name 1:  

Student Name 2:   

The parties hereby agree to the following:


Tuition is $125 per month for weekly private 30-minute lessons. Tuition is billed monthly and is due by the 25th day of the preceding month (i.e. August tuition is due by July 25th, and so forth). East Valley School of Music is open year-round but takes 1 week off for Spring Break in March, Summer Break in July, Fall Break in October, and Winter Break in December. Tuition is prorated during the first month of enrollment, and tuition remains the same for every month.


  • Receive $20 of store credit each time you refer a student who signs up for lessons
  • We offer AndanteModerato, and Allegro discount tuition packages for 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month payments. (Tuition for discount packages is non-refundable)

Enrollment Fee

All new students and returning students are required to pay a $50 enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is non-refundable. Books, accessories, and recital fees are charged separately.

Please indicate that you agree with the Tuition Rates:



East Valley School of Music requires tuition payments to be collected automatically. Tuition payment must be received in full before the first lesson in the new month, and East Valley School of Music reserves the right to report unpaid tuition payments to a collection agency. There is a $20 late fee if tuition is not received by the last day of the month. Customers are required to fill out the Payment Method Form attached to this contract in order to enroll in lessons. Payment methods are listed below:

  • Bank Account: Customer provides a bank account and routing number. This method is preferable due to periodic changes in credit/debit cards, such as expired, cancelled, or declined cards, and clients who sign up with bank account payments will receive a $15 discount off their first payment, but must continue with this payment method for a period of at least 6 months or the $15 discount is forfeit.
  • Credit/Debit Card: Customer maintains current credit or debit card information on file. If a card is declined, invalid, or expired, East Valley School of Music will contact customer.

Please indicate that you agree with the Payment Policies:



East Valley School of Music sends out periodic emails with important announcements and updates. Please read these emails to stay informed and do not unsubscribe from our email list. Upon enrolling in lessons, you will be given your instructor’s contact information, including phone number and email address. If you need to cancel a lesson, please contact your instructor directly.


If you need to change your scheduled timeslot, please contact your instructor. If your instructor is unable to find a timeslot that works for your schedule, it may be necessary to reassign you to another instructor. Due to difficulties in scheduling, we are unable to accommodate frequent timeslot changes. Student is expected to stay committed to the same weekly timeslot.

Missed Lessons

East Valley School of Music does not give refunds for missed lessons. Students who miss a lesson for any reason will have the opportunity to attend a group make-up class that will be held by their instructor once a month. Lessons cancelled by EVSM instructors will be rescheduled privately or taught by a substitute instructor.

Please indicate that you agree with the policies of Communication, Scheduling and Missed Lessons:


Instrument Requirement

Students are required to have an acoustic piano or a full size 88-key digital piano/weighted keyboard with music stand, bench, and pedal to enroll in lessons. Please be aware that upon completing the Little Pianists program, students who are interested in continuing piano lessons at East Valley School of Music must have an acoustic piano to practice on.

Please indicate that you have the required instrument and accessories:


Waiting Area & Lesson Observation

Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please keep children in the waiting area and do not leave children unattended in the hallways. While in the waiting area, please keep noise to a minimum. Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons at any time, but siblings, infants, and friends of students are not permitted to sit in on lessons as it is a distraction to both the student and the instructor and compromises the learning environment. Anyone other than parents or the student taking the lesson will be asked to leave the room.

Practice Requirement

Students are required to attend lessons regularly and practice consistently. Music lessons are a serious commitment, and instructors cannot hold timeslots for students who are unable to attend and/or practice on a regular basis. Student is required to practice the minimum minutes assigned by their instructor at least 5 days a week. Parent is required to practice with student during the week until student can practice on their own. Parent must also write in student’s practice time and sign off on lesson assignment sheet each week.

Probation & Dismissal

Instructor will notify parent if student is consistently absent, not practicing, not completing writing assignments, or misbehaving during lessons. If issues are not resolved, student will be placed on a 4-week probationary period, after which they may be dismissed from East Valley School of Music. Students who miss 3 consecutive lessons without communicating with their instructor or the office will be dismissed with no refund.

Please indicate that you agree with these policies:


Instructor Reassignment

Due to the nature of coordinating the schedules of instructors and students, it may be necessary to reassign a student to another instructor. Students assigned to an instructor who leaves EVSM will be reassigned to another EVSM instructor. Instructors are not permitted to teach EVSM students privately apart from the school.

Summer Travel Policy

East Valley School of Music continues lessons year-round. Students who withdraw from lessons for summer travel will not be guaranteed a timeslot when they return and will be assessed a $50 enrollment fee to re-enroll. Under the Summer Travel Policy, students who take 4 to 8 weeks off pay half the tuition amount in order to hold their weekly timeslot and stay enrolled. Student is eligible to attend up to 4 group make-up classes. (No private make-up lessons will be given for the missed lessons) This policy applies to the months of June, July, and August, and the discounted tuition will be reflected in the July invoice. If you need to take time off during these months, please fill out a Summer Travel Policy form.

Please indicate that you agree with these policies:


Enrolling in 45-minute Lessons

Students ages 4-6 are eligible to enroll in the Little Pianists Program. Students will use the My First Piano Adventure series (Lesson & Writing Books A, B, & C). Upon completion of Lesson & Writing Book C, students are required to enroll in 45-minute lessons in order to continue piano lessons at East Valley School of Music.

Please indicate that you agree with this Policy:


30-Day Notice of Withdrawal

There is an initial 2-month commitment requirement. East Valley School of Music requires a 30-day notice of withdrawal from lessons at any time. To withdraw, please inform your instructor and fill out a Notice of Withdrawal Form to turn in to the front office. If a student is unable to finish out the 30 days, the remaining lessons must be paid for in full.

Please indicate that you agree with the Withdrawal Policy:


Media Release

As part of developing a strong community of music-makers, we ask for your permission to showcase your child’s musical successes. East Valley School of Music may film or photograph your child during their lessons or performances. As your child’s parent/legal guardian, we are asking your permission for East Valley School of Music to use these photos/videos of your child for any legal use, including our website, social media, and print or digital marketing. No royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to you for such use.
GRANT: For any and all performances, events, and activities sponsored by East Valley School of Music (EVSM), and for consideration which I acknowledge, I irrevocably grant to EVSM and EVSM’s assigns, licensees and successors the right to record, photograph, publish, stream live, broadcast, distribute, exhibit, digitize, copyright, license, transfer with or without consideration, reproduce, edit, or otherwise use my name, biographical information, recorded voice, or video, photograph, likeness and/or performance in print, television, radio, electronic media and all other forms and media now known or hereafter invented. I agree that such use can be for any purpose at EVSM’s discretion, including without limitation, education, trade or any commercial purpose throughout the world and in perpetuity. EVSM is permitted, although not obligated, to include my name as a credit in connection with such use.
RELEASE: I release EVSM and EVSM’s assigns, licensees and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of my image, name, biographical information and/or voice including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity or copyright.
EVSM is not obligated to utilize any of the rights granted in this Agreement.
I have read and understood the foregoing and I am over the age of 18. This Agreement expresses the complete understanding of the parties.

Do you agree to this optional Media Release?


I, , agree to the terms of this contract.

I understand that failure to comply with any of the terms of this contract may result in dismissal from East Valley School of Music.

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Signed by Mike Kaminski
Signed On: August 16, 2022

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