Hesperia Music Academy Studio Policies

7631 Paisley Ave Hesperia, California

760-524-8662 text ok



Hesperia Music Academy (HMA) offers a year-round program for in-person or virtual, acoustic or digital, private or group music instruction for all ages. Musikgarten classes are offered for our younger students, including classes for students and their parents.

There is a $25 registration fee due ONLY at time of registration. Lessons and classes are in person at our location or online as indicated for each lesson/class. Tuition is never prorated for missed lessons. Tuition does not include any retail teaching materials such as books or instruments.

Private lessons are $135 per month for weekly 30-minute sessions, $270 per month for   weekly 60-minute sessions. In-person or online.

Group lessons are $120 per month for weekly 45-minute sessions. In-person or online.

Musikgarten classes are $50 per month for weekly 50-minute sessions. In-person only.


The cost of music, software, equipment, materials, events, and other miscellaneous expenses will be the responsibility of the student. 

Piano Marvel monthly membership will be provided for piano students for each month that they are enrolled. This membership is at no cost to the student. The piano student will need an acoustic piano OR 

  • piano keyboard (88 keys is preferred, but you can get started with less keys), 
  • computer, iPad, or iPhone, 
  • cord or Bluetooth to connect the piano keyboard to the computer, iPad, iPhone.


For any lessons missed by a teacher, HMA will attempt to provide a substitute teacher. If a substitute teacher is unavailable, a private makeup lesson with the teacher will be scheduled promptly. In the event of school closing due to severe weather, we will reschedule private lessons during a holiday break. 

For any lesson missed by a student, HMA holds online 45-minute group make up classes every weekend. The classes are age and level appropriate and are held between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm. To sign up for a makeup class, contact the office and not the instructor for a date and time. It is the student’s and/or parent’s responsibility to reschedule. If the student does not have an instrument at home to use during the lesson, the lesson must be rescheduled for a group makeup class in-person at HMA.

If a student is ill, it is the student’s and/or parent’s responsibility to schedule a make-up lesson.

Students that wish to schedule a make-up lesson need to provide at least 5-hour notice prior to their regularly scheduled instruction time. Notification shall be to the studio phone by text or phone call. (760-524-8662) These notices will be acknowledged by the studio at your scheduled instruction time or sooner. 

Every student at HMA is on a month-to-month basis. To discontinue lessons and to discontinue charges to your account, fill out the withdrawal form (page 7 of this contract) before the 15th of your last month. We do not prorate tuition for the last month’s lessons. Students will be responsible for their last month’s tuition whether or not they attend lessons.

Monthly tuition is based on a 48-week year. We are closed for four weeks for various holidays. In the long months, you will get five lessons, short months such as November and December, you will get three lessons, and most months you will get four lessons. The tuition is the SAME each month, i.e., we don’t charge you more when you have five lessons, and we don’t charge you less when you have three lessons in a month. This makes everyone’s accounting easier.

HMA operates year-round and does not close for the summer. We are happy to offer unlimited makeups for our students, and they are held every Saturday. If you are taking a month off for vacation and want to resume the next month, your payment is still due on the first of the month to reserve your lesson space. The lessons for the month you miss can be made up when you return from vacation.

The school is not responsible for providing before or after care for students. Parents with children under the age of eight must remain in the school lobby during the classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their lessons.

Parents are always allowed to sit in on lessons. We have an open-door policy for lessons.

Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal lesson activity or any other activity conducted by the students or their siblings before, during, or after lesson time, including hearing loss or hearing damage. HMA is not responsible for any damage done to vehicles or items stolen from vehicles.

Children must wait for their parents to pick them up inside HMA. Please do not ask them to meet you elsewhere. HMA assumes no responsibility for children who leave unaccompanied.

TARDINESS / MISSED LESSONS  Studio time is reserved for each student. In order that other students are given consideration for their scheduled time, the studio cannot allow a lesson to extend into another student’s scheduled time. Therefore, if the student arrives late, the lesson will still end at its scheduled time.

USE OF PHOTOS FOR PUBLICITY OR WEBSITE  Any photos or videos taken of students by Hesperia Music Academy may be posted on the www.HesperiaMusicAcademy.com website, other social media or used for publicity, at the discretion of Hesperia Music Academy.

IMAGE & AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING WAIVER At HMA we host an annual picture day that is very popular with our parents. A photographer visits the school and takes pictures of the students and parents get to order copies. We also videotape and photograph recitals occasionally. In our monthly newsletter we feature students of the month, videotaped student performances for YouTube, social media, and our website.

HMA MUSIC EDUCATION It is our pleasure to provide a quality music education program to your family and enable you to make music an enjoyable and essential part of your life. The owners of Hesperia Music Academy located 7631 Paisley Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345 are not responsible for any injury, illness, loss, or damage suffered by any person while they are at HMA. 

AGREEMENT I have read the Hesperia Music Academy contract. I understand the contract and have had all questions answered to my satisfaction. We, the undersigned, agree to the terms of this contract and to abide by all policies and procedures of Hesperia Music Academy. All changes to this agreement must be made in writing and agreed to by the person responsible for tuition payments and the owner of Hesperia Music Academy.

 April Barton, Owner  Hesperia Music Academy