Registration is held in late July or early August for returning students, and in early August for students new to Woodlawn Arts Academy private music lessons. Second-, third-, fourth- and summer-session registration information will be available early to those students registered in the previous session. Registration notices will be sent via email. Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date so you receive the notices in a timely manner. These registrations can be done at the Woodlawn Arts Academy main office or by calling (815) 626-4278. See the Calendar for due dates. Students who have not completed registrations by these dates could lose their time slot. New students may register for lessons in open time slots after the published dates. No participants may change time slots until after the registration due date.
We are given exact days and times of availablity from instructors. If the instructor’s schedule changes, we will do our best to accommodate you so that you can select the best time slot for you and your family. If there is not a time slot that works, a pro-rated refund or credit will be issued at the discretion of the administrative staff.
If the student’s schedule changes and you are unable to continue any lessons at any time, please notify the office immediately. We will do our best to find you an appropriate time slot; if none is available, a pro-rated refund or credit will be issued at the discretion of the administrative staff.
There is a $10 per student one-time-per-school-year, non-refundable registration fee (no more than $30 or 3 fees per family). This fee will help Woodlawn Arts Academy cover the cost of rehearsals, recitals, accompaniment and incidental expenses as needed.
All private instruction is done in half-hour lessons, once per week, in eight-week sessions, with five sessions per calendar year.
Each student is placed with an instructor that suits his or her instrument of choice, and level of expertise. As students progress, the instructor will communicate with the student and/or parents regarding any adjustments that should be made to the student’s music education. Each student is given a progress report after the second session and mailed a progress report after the fourth session. This informs students of their progress as well as for what level they should register in the fall. Level placement is solely based on teacher recommendations. Please respect their decisions and expertise. Any questions regarding placement must be addressed prior to registration.
Summer music lessons are offered as an introduction to or as a continuation of our regular music program. During the summer session, the focus is to continue development of technique or try new instruments. Students who take summer music lessons may progress faster than students who take the summer off.