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Conservatory

The Lausanne Way is at the core of our Conservatory curriculum, focusing on student-centered, process-oriented arts education. Students are encouraged to take risks as they build confidence in their performance skills, confidence that extends into their academic lives and beyond. We provide these opportunities through meaningful classes and quality private lessons.

For the 2016-2017 academic year The Conservatory will continue to offer private lessons for all ages as well as ensembles and classes in dance, music and acting. Please review all studio policies when enrolling for lessons or classes. Some classes and ensembles involve placement auditions and younger students may need a readiness assessment before being enrolled in private lessons. Descriptions of all offerings are by division:

Registration for 2016-17 classes will open soon!

Please email Conservatory Coordinator, Lauren Stallings, at lstallings@lausanneschool.com for more information.

Terms Of Enrollment

Students in The Conservatory at Lausanne are bound by all policies and regulations of Lausanne Collegiate School. Enrollment for private lessons, extracurricular ensembles, classes and workshops closes two weeks before the start of each session. The Conservatory at Lausanne reserves the right to refuse enrollment with no refunds to students who demonstrate disruptive or unsafe behavior. Students may be photographed for use in web or print publicity; however the student’s full name will not be used.

Studio Policies

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – PRIVATE LESSONS
Upon enrollment, students are assigned to a teacher and a specific day and time for their private lesson. Due to the commitment required for musical study, students enroll for the entire school year and are entitled to a total of 30 scheduled lessons. The lesson day and time is for the duration of the year and may not be changed. It is the obligation of the parent and the student to ensure that their lesson time does not conflict with other obligations that may arise.

Students are entitled to one make-up lesson per semester for an excused absence. Excused absences require 24 hours notice. Students are also entitled to make up lessons when a lesson conflicts with a division or grade-level sponsored activity, such as an assembly, field trip, class trip or school-wide event. It is the responsibility of the parent and the student to help keep the teacher aware of these conflicts. Regular extracurricular activities do not qualify as excused absences, therefore lesson times should be scheduled with extracurricular obligations in mind.

Lessons may be cancelled by request, with the consent of the instructor and the Conservatory Coordinator, up through the second week of lessons. After the second lesson, no refund will be given. The schedule for partial refunds is as follows:

  • Cancellation after one lesson – Refund minus lesson fee of $53.00
  • Cancellation after second lesson – Refund minus lesson fee of $106.00

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – GROUP LESSONS AND CLASSES
Due to the collaborative nature of group lessons and classes, students may not schedule individual make-up sessions, and no refunds will be given for any absences for any reason. The Conservatory at Lausanne reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. As a courtesy, students should notify teachers of their absence. Habitual absence without notice may result in a student being removed from a class. Should a teacher be absent due to an emergency or illness, every effort will be made to have a suitable substitute teacher lead the class. In the event that a class is cancelled due to teacher absence, a make-up class will be scheduled, subject to teacher availability and conservatory schedule. Classes that are cancelled due to school closures for weather or emergency will not be rescheduled.

DISCONTINUING LESSONS AND CLASSES
Lessons may only be discontinued for legitimate reasons such as moving, illness or family emergency. One month’s notice in writing to both the teacher and the Conservatory Coordinator is required when seeking to discontinue lessons. Refunds for remaining lessons will be given only at the discretion of the Conservatory Coordinator.

Recitals & Performance Opportunities

The Conservatory at Lausanne sponsors multiple formal recitals held in the Elder Performing Arts Center for private and group lesson students during the year, in addition to informal performance opportunities.

  • Lower School Musical, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS: December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Conservatory Private Lessons Informal Recitals: December 12 and 13 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Winter Dance Recital: December 14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Rising Stars!: December 9 at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, each teacher will design events that suit the particular needs of the students in their own studio, allowing for appropriate, challenging and positive experiences for each student. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in both formal recitals and studio recitals and events.

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