Withdrawal / Refund

Private Lessons: Tuition refunds for full semester private lesson enrollment will be given in accordance with the following schedule. Formal notification of withdrawal must be given to the office. Registration fees are non-refundable. Partial refunds will be considered in cases of prolonged illness or injury.

  • Withdrawal ten days prior to the start of the semester: Full refund
  • Withdrawal prior to the fourth scheduled lesson: 2/3 tuition refund
  • Withdrawal on or after fourth scheduled lesson: No tuition refund

Classes, Ensembles, and Workshops: No refunds are given on classes, ensembles and workshops, unless in case of class cancellation. Full refunds will be given in cases of insufficient enrollment that results in cancellation of a class, ensemble, or workshop.

Student Absence / Make-Up

One excused absence from private lessons per semester will be made up. A student absence must be reported to the WCMS office 24 hours in advance to be considered an excused absence.

There are no make-ups for classes or ensembles missed by the student. All lessons, classes and workshops missed because of teacher absence or school closing will be made up.

Make-up lessons may be given during or between semesters. Make-up lessons missed by a student for any reason will not be rescheduled or refunded.

Summer Session

There are no refunds during the summer session, or make-ups for lessons or programs missed by the student.

School Closing

Please note that WCMS does not follow the weather cancellation decisions of the Winchester Public Schools. Please call the office or check our website to verify the status of classes during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.

Media Release

Unless WCMS is notified in advance in writing, enrolled students/parents give permission for WCMS to photograph or audio/videotape footage of classes, lessons, and other activities without advance notice, and to publish royalty-free in its print, audio and electronic promotions, including the school's website. WCMS will not publish the name of students, without parental consent.

Privacy Policy

WCMS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. WCMS does not release or sell our customer information to third parties.