During the school year lessons are on the same day and time each week in a "standing appointment." The tuition covers only the standing appointment, and if absent, there is no make up lesson, refund or credit for the missed lesson. The exception is if the student is absent to rehearse or perform in a musical event, and then a make up lesson will be given. During the summer, lessons may also be in a standing appointment, or you may change your day and time each week, or cancel lessons to allow for vacations, camp, and summer activities. Make up lessons, refunds or credit is given for absences during summer, provided that a 3 day notice is given before the absence.