Music

GENERAL INFORMATION

Music at TYPA is for all ages. We offer 30, 45 or 60 minutes of private music instruction in Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin and Voice. We also offer group lessons for music theory, flute, guitar, and the “Chanterelles” children’s choir.

Our music instructors are exceptionally talented with a wealth of experience and most possess Master of Music degrees specializing in music performance. Many continue to perform in recitals and concerts throughout the year.

Students should either own or rent their own instrument for weekly practice. While TYPA doesn’t sell or rent instruments, we can assist you in finding where you can either buy or rent one.

Each private lesson student has the option to perform in a music recital at the end of the school year.

Music Agreement

Music lessons can begin at any time during the semester depending on availability and lessons will be prorated from the actual start.

Every parent or adult student is required to read and understand the TYPA Music Agreement. The Music Agreement is available at the TYPA office, on our website, or in the TYPA Music Notebook.

Please do not enroll in the TYPA music program unless you are able to make a weekly commitment to your music lessons.

Please note that there may be additional costs for music books.

Cancellation & Makeup Lesson

After the second class, no credits or refunds will be given due to withdrawals. There will be no credit or makeup for missed group and semi-private lessons. Private lessons are allowed one cancellation per semester, but the cancellation must be done at least 24 hours in advance.

MAKE UP CHART

EVENT PRIVATE LESSON GROUP LESSONS
CANCELLATION OR SICK (EXCEPT CAMP TAIWAN) One time only No
CAMP TAIWAN Yes No
Other TAS Activities/Clubs No No

Recitals

There will be one music recital per year held during the Spring semester. It will take place over one to three days in the Harmony Theater and/or the Guy Lott, Jr. Auditorium.

MUSIC HOLIDAYS

Music lessons meet every week as follows:
Fall 2018 — Aug. 13 – Dec. 20
Spring 2019 — Jan. 8 – May 24

They will not meet on the following dates and are prorated accordingly:

SEMESTER DATES HOLIDAY
FALL 2018 Sept. 14 TAS PD Day
Sept. 24 Moon Festival
Oct 10-13 Autumn Break
Nov. 16 TAS PD Day
Nov. 21-24 Thanksgiving
SPRING 2019 Feb 4-9 Chinese New Year
Mar. 15 TAS PD Day
Mar. 16-23 Spring Break
Apr. 5 TAS PD Day
May 1 TAS PD Day

Scheduling

All music classes are scheduled in the following manner: towards the end of each semester re-registration for continuing students takes place and music teachers arrange their schedules with them first.
During open registration, any spaces remaining available are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and if a non-available teacher or time is desired, names are placed on a waiting list. All waiting lists and special requests are purged at the end of each semester.