Frequently Asked Questions / Policies & Procedures
How old does my child have to be to enroll in music lessons?
Students typically begin lessons at age 5 however every child is different. Students are welcome to try lessons at a younger age if they are interested. And remember – Summit offers lessons for all ages. It’s never too late to start!
How do I enroll for lessons?
Student registration can be done over the phone or in person! Our front desk staff will contact you to let you know what time/s we have available with the instructor/s of your choice!
What times are lessons held?
Lessons are held Monday through Saturday. Lesson during the week typically begin around 2 pm in the afternoon and we are open until 9 pm. On Saturdays lessons are held 9 am to 2 pm.
Can I enroll at any time during the year?
Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year! Students can register at any time and their tuition will be prorated accordingly.
How much are lessons?
Lessons are offered in 30, 45 or 60 minute increments. 30 minute lessons are $27, 45 minute lessons are $37 and hour long lessons are $50.
When is payment due for lessons?
Complete registration forms with full tuition are due and payable upon registration per-session enrollment. Students who pay in full two weeks prior to the start of the session will receive 5% OFF their tuition. Continuing students who fail to pay tuition in full prior to the start of the session will be charged a 5% late fee.
What if I cannot attend the rest of my lessons?
Should a student withdraw early from a session due to unforeseen conflict, unused lessons will remain in students’ accounts for later use within 90 days of withdrawal.
Will I have the same instructor for each lesson?
We reserve the right to make instructor substitutions if your regular instructor is absent. If no substitute is available, students will be offered a make-up lesson.
Are there performance opportunities for my child?
We offer multiple performance opportunities throughout the year! Here are some of the highlights. The “Holiday Showcase Toydrive” provides an opportunity for student to collaborate, performing together in ensembles while our “Spring Recitals” offer a more traditional solo performance opportunity. Summer concerts include; “Rockin’ the Block,” our annual outdoor concert, and “The Big Gig” held at The Main Pub where our Rock Band Jam students perform.
Where are you located?
We are located at 421 Main Street in Manchester. All of our lessons are held on site at the studio.
Are lesson group lessons or one on one?
We offer private lessons on all instruments and voice. We also offer ensembles such as our Rock Band Class, Jazz Band Class, The Summit Singers and Chamber Choir for those interested in learning in a group setting.
What is your cancellation policy?
Students are permitted one rescheduled lesson per 10 week session. 24-hour notice is required to reschedule a lesson.
Do you close when the public schools are closed? Or during inclement weather?
Summit Studios may close when hazardous conditions develop. We do not always close in conjunction with the school systems so be sure to phone our office at (860) 645-1502, visit our Facebook for a closing announcement or consult the WFSB Channel 3 First Alert Network. Make ups will be allotted for weather-related studio closings.