Children's Music Center
of Jamaica Plain
CMCJP Registration Policies

Below are CMCJP's registration and withdrawal policies.

Music Together® and other group class withdrawals:  New-family registration fee is non-refundable.  For withdrawals 7 or more days prior to class start date, full tuition refund is available. For withdrawals 1-6 days prior to class start date,  tuition is refunded minus a $25 withdrawal fee.  Please note: for withdrawals from group classes by end of the day on class start date, tuition is refunded minus a $50 withdrawal fee (if you have received take-home materials, materials will be charged for unless returned to us unopened).  Withdrawals one day or more after  class start date will not be eligible for refund.  However, in extreme circumstances or cases of medical emergency, a credit for up to 4 class fees may be applied to a future term. 

*please note that Music Together® classes prorate at $18.22/class for first child, $10.55 for sibling.

Private in-studio & in-home lesson tuition payment policies:  All lesson fees are due by first lesson day (minus any deposit paid), or a monthly Installment plan can be set up at time of registration.  We're sorry, we  cannot accept monthly payments by check.  

Private IN-STUDIO lesson withdrawals/refunds:
Fall & Spring terms: New-family registration fee ($15) is non-refundable. Prorated refund of all remaining tuition is available for withdrawals taking place no later than your fourth scheduled lesson day of each semester, fall & spring (this includes trial lesson, and is regardless of attendance). We require a 24 hours cancellation notice when withdrawing, or the lesson will be charged for.  No refunds will be granted for withdrawals taking place beyond your fourth scheduled lesson day, and failure to attend lessons does not release student from responsibility to pay lesson fees. 

Private IN-HOME lesson withdrawals/refunds:
New family registration fee ($15) is non-refundable.  First four weeks of lessons are considered your trial period.  You may withdraw anytime within the first four weeks to receive a full refund of all unused lesson fees.  For withdrawals after fourth week, we require a 30 day notice.  This is to protect our teachers who have set aside this time in their schedules and may not be easily able to replace the time with other employment.

Private IN-STUDIO lesson make-up policy: One student absence per 16-week term will be made up at the end of each semester (fall & spring). All teacher absences will be made up at the end of the term, or a refund will be issued.  There are 2 weeks directly following the end of each term, for needed student and teacher makeups.  Please note: we will not refund for makeup days due to a student's inability to attend.  Teachers will wait 10 minutes for a student who is late for a lesson. Students are asked to do the same for teachers.

Private IN-HOME lesson make-up policy:  In-home lessons run on a year-long  (32 weeks) basis.  In the event that you need to miss a lesson, we guarantee one makeup lesson free of charge at the end of the year.  Rescheduling of additional missed lessons may be possible, at discretion of individual teachers.  Read our In-home lesson FAQ's for further details.  All teacher absences will be made up, or a refund will be granted.

Snow Cancellations: In the case of extreme weather conditions, please check in with CMCJP at either 617.524.1784, or on the website at jamaicaplainmusic.com where information will be posted regarding center closures.
Please note: One snow day per term will be made up at end of term for all programs. Snow cancellations beyond one are considered an act of Nature, and are not made up or refunded.

If you have further questions regarding registration policies, please contact us.