Pricing & Policies
A MESSAGE FROM JUSTIN
“I care more about LMC than any career, job, or gig I’ve ever had. This is my priority in life. This is my pride. I’m not generally a person who is hard headed about rules and regulations, but I do understand what can be lost from carelessness and gained from attention to detail. I view this as a guide to providing the safest and best experience from LMC and I ask that you do too. Keep learning, keep sharing."
~Justin Hucker (Owner/Operator)
NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
This may sound obvious, but it is the most important policy and applies to everyone, including students, family, friends, teachers, etc. While attending LMC, our students are expected to be safe, learn, and act appropriately. Use of drugs and/or alcohol is prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion.
Whether at the school, performing a gig, or attending an LMC event, we teach and expect our students to treat LMC staff, students, and audience members with respect. Each student has a responsibility to represent LMC, their families, and themselves to the best of their ability.
SOCIAL MEDIA & ADVERTISING
As stated at the bottom of the Membership Agreement, LMC assumes permission to use images of the students and their first names on Social Media & the LMC website. If you do not wish for LMC to use your (or your child’s) image for advertising please contact Justin. *This is non-negotiable for bands.
EXPLICIT LYRICAL CONTENT
As everyone knows, music is about expression. Though LMC is very careful about letting students pick songs that are age appropriate, some songs chosen may contain questionable lyrics. In these instances, LMC teaches the students to be creative and alter the lyrics. Every now and then we ask that our students be allowed to bend the rules of appropriate societal views and express themselves or stay true to the original meaning of the song. If you wish for any lyrics to be altered let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to adhere.
COMMITMENTS OF BEING IN A BAND
When joining a band the student and the parents should take a moment to consider the commitments of being in a group. It’s important to realize that the choices you make and how you may handle situations can and will affect, not only LMC or the venue, but more importantly the other kids in the band. If the student is unable to fulfill his duties as a band member, he/she may have to be removed from their band. LMC does not prefer to take this route so please consider and discuss this before joining a band. These commitments include but are not limited to:
· Being at rehearsals & gigs on time and ready to play
· Learning songs in full and to the best of your ability
· Positive representation of the band and LMC
· Giving proper notice before any absenteeism
· Accepting other personalities, beliefs, and life structures
MISUSE OF EQUIPMENT
LMC is aware that wear & tear is a very normal thing for music gear used by multiple students on a daily basis. We understand that accidents happen and that blame cannot rest solely on the last person using gear when it breaks. We will not expect restitution for accidents, however, we expect all students to treat the equipment with respect.
If something breaks due to misuse / abuse (ie – hitting the drums in a destructive manner, turning knobs past their stopping point, pulling / yanking wires or cables, throwing gear, etc) we will seek financial restitution from the parents of the student(s) responsible. Food and drinks are not allowed on or around the equipment. Should equipment be damaged due to food/drink related, LMC will seek restitution.
REFUNDS, HOLIDAYS, & MAKEUP LESSONS
LMC does have a “No Refunds” Policy, however we will always provide a makeup lesson for any missed lessons as long as they fit the criteria. Any exceptions to this policy will be addressed on a case by case basis by the owner. Rehearsals will not be made up and will not receive makeup lessons unless it’s canceled by LMC. Though the school is open for most holidays with a few exceptions, there will be makeups for them. The holidays LMC will be closed are Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas. Below are examples of what warrants a makeup and what does not.
Students will receive makeups if:
· 24 hour notice is given prior to the lesson or rehearsal
· The lesson or rehearsal was canceled by LMC
· With some notice, it’s a special circumstance or an emergency
Students will not receive makeups if:
· They are a “no call / no show”
· They give less than 24 hours notice of absence
· They have to leave early / arrive late
PRICING & MONTHLY CHARGES
Below is a Pricing List for everything LMC offers. We collect in advance on the first of the month offering weekly 40 minute lessons and 2 hour rehearsals for a monthly fee. This fee guarantees 4 lessons/rehearsals per month. If there is a 5th lesson/rehearsal in the month there is no additional charge.
LESSONS: $150 monthly
REHEARSALS: $200 monthly
DOUBLE LESSONS: $275 monthly
LESSONS & REHEARSALS: $275 monthly
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF LMC
Without you, LMC couldn’t be the amazing & magical place that it is. I know this is a lot to read and take in and I thank you for taking the time to go over this. If you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact me directly and I will do everything in my power to ensure a positive outcome.