Important Lessons Policies

Private Lessons: New students are encouraged to meet the teacher at a Free Lesson Day or sign up for a 30-minute consult (cost: $36) before committing to the semester.

Missed or Canceled Lessons

Students are allowed one excused absence per semester if the teacher is notified 24 hours in advance. Please call teacher directly. This lesson will be rescheduled during the make-up week or a mutually agreed upon date and time. Failure to give minimum 24 hour notice or no notice will result in forfeiture of the lesson. A teacher’s absence from a private lesson or class will be made up at the end of the semester, during the designated make-up period.

Tuition and Fees: An annual registration fee of $25 per student or $50 maximum per family is due with registration for classes, productions, summer workshops or private lessons. (Activities for which tuition is $100 or less do not require a registration fee, unless the cumulative tuition during an academic year exceeds $100.) Registration fees cover the period from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Payment in full or 50% plus applicable registration fee and $15 payment plan fee must be received with registration form before the start of the first lesson. Overdue accounts will be subject to a $15 late fee; $25 fee for returned checks. Limited need-based scholarships are available. Call the office to inquire.

Refunds: PAC regrets that there are no refunds for lessons, classes, or registration fees, unless lessons or classes are canceled by PAC. Tuition credits will be given for long-term illness or injury when a student presents a physician’s note. Any PAC classes or lesson credits must be used within one year of the date issued. PAC reserves the right to consolidate classes or substitute instructors when necessary and appropriate.

Class Cancellations: PAC reserves the right to change, combine or cancel courses and times according to enrollment. PAC will cancel classes in accordance with Framingham Public Schools in weather-related emergencies. In the event of inclement weather, please check the PAC website or voicemail for updated information.

Student Drop Off & Pick Up: Students are expected to be prepared for classes or lessons at the scheduled time. Parents are responsible for escorting students to and from classes and lessons, and are required to stay with the student until the class/lesson begins, and to pick up the student immediately after the class/lesson ends. PAC faculty and staff are not responsible for children left unattended before or after lessons or classes.

Injury and Limitations of Liability: PAC and its faculty are not liable for personal injuries or loss of or damage to personal property. Since some classes involve physical activity, injuries may occur. Each student may decline to participate in any activity that may be harmful and is responsible for informing the instructor of any physical limitations which prevent full participation in class.

Student Code of Conduct: Students are expected to arrive for lessons and/or class on time and prepared to participate. Students who behave in a manner that is disruptive or distracting to the class will be asked to sit out. Students exhibiting dangerous or destructive behavior will be removed from class and a parent will be notified.

Release of Image: It is understood that participants in PAC programs give their full permission to have their likeness (or that of their child), in photographs or video taken during activities and used solely for publicity purposes by PAC. Participants consent to the use of their name, image or voice, or those of their children, in any publicity contracted or used by PAC unless otherwise specified.