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Upcoming Classes!

new3M - Music, Movement & Meditation - July 18

Drum Circle -    8/18
Guitar Classes - 8/2-8/30
Ukulele Classes - 7/13-8/10

Piano Classes - call MAEC
Songwriting -  call MAEC
Reading Music - call MAEC
Music Theory - call MAEC

Intro to Recording -  7/12-8/9 
 Audio Engineering 101 -  7/12-8/9 

Audition Preparation: call MAEC
Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music! - 7/26
Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety - 7/20
Coping with Grief & Loss - 7/21

 Hear My Voice -  call MAEC

 Creating Your Life Story in Song - call MAEC

 Improving Your Church Choir - call MAEC

 Ensembles:
Celebration Singers- Fall Term
New Horizons Beginner Band - Fall Term
 New Horizons Bands - Fall Term

(Enroll with Pitt Community College's Department of Continuing Education)

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Music Academy Current                                           & New Students:

 REGISTER ONLINE           (New Students)

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Summer Camps -It's time to register.

We look forward to having fun with you this summer!

 

Music Academy families, students and alumni:

Hold the Date: November 4, 2017

Come and celebrate 20 years of community music making on November 4.  We look forward to celebrating with you!  Stay tuned for more information.

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You can still make it to MAEC!  

10th Street is closed between Evans St and Dickinson.  However, you can still make it through for MAEC!  It looks confusing with road closure and detour signs, but no worries!  See you at MAEC!

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MAEC Oval Decals
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Music Academy t-shirts
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    Do you have yours?                                     Ask at the reception desk!

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    We are delighted to have you as a part of the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina (MAEC) family.  As a nonprofit community music school, MAEC provides education and involvement in music for people of all ages and abilities based on quality instruction in a variety of musical styles fostering lifelong values and an appreciation of the arts.

     

    How to Register

    Complete the registration form, click on the Register Online for new students in the left column. Or, call and the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina can assist you with completing this information.  Registration includes a credit card number, check or money order.  Classes and lessons are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students may enroll and start lessons at any time throughout the year; tuition is pro-rated for the remainder of the term in which you enroll.  Upon completion of this form, the Music Academy will contact you for scheduling lessons with an instructor. Please feel free to call the Music Academy, 252.353.6232, and discuss registration and enrollment. No fees are required until lessons begin.

    Enrollment is continous through Fall, Winter and into Spring Terms.  Schedules remain the same throughout the year, unless the instructor needs to change.  Students may change lesson times if the teacher has the availability. During the summer, students are encouraged to continue music.  Lessons are scheduled on a flexible scheudling basis, allowing for both your family and the teacher's vacations and summer needs.  If discontinuing lessons, students must notify MAEC in writing prior to the last lesson.

     

    Fees and Discounts

    As a nonprofit community music school, our fees are set at the minimum allowance for classes and lessons; we cannot offer other discounts.  Tuition covers only 70% of all expenses, MAEC depends upon fundraising, grants and contributions for the remainder of costs. MAEC also depends upon your support and assistance for continual growth in serving our community.

    Tuition for lessons is the same for all instruments/voice and all skill levels and is based on the length of the lesson.  Fall, Winter and Spring inlcudes 12 private lessons scheduled at a the same time each week. One make-up lesson is permitted for each term. Fall Term is late August and ends before Thanksgiving.  Winter Term begins after Thanksgiving and goes until mid-March.  Spring Term is from mid-march through early June.  Each semester has make-up time built in to accomodate personal needs. Holidays are considered in our scheduling, for example, Labor Day lessons are held the Monday prior to Thanksgiving.  We do not charge for lesson weeks in late December and early January, when schools are on break.  MAEC also takes this break!

    Make-up lessons are scheduled with your private instructor. We do not have group make-up lessons with different instructors or have substitute instructors during your regulary scheduled lesson time. Please consult with your teacher to schedule necessary make-up lessons.  If an instructor is absent or the school is closed for inclement weather, these lesson tiems will be made-up. Our teachers work with you on mutual times.  Often, they are held during our designated make-up weeks, such as the public school Spring Break week or other designated times in the MAEC calendar.  Some make-up lessons are given by extending existing lesson lengths or alternate days, when the teacher has this opportunity for you.  MAEC believes the relationship you have with your teacher is of utmost importance and seeks to maintain this during your make-up lessons. 

    A term of 30 minute lessons is $360 (equalling $30 per lesson); longer lessons are available for additional fees. No additional fees are charged for recital participation.You are responsible for lesson materials and your teacher will guide you with this.

    Summer is an active teaching time at the Music Academy.  We encourage you to continue music through the summer. Summer term at MAEC is flexible time.  We know you have vacations, camps and more.  In addition, our teachers have vacations and summer music performance opportunities.  With this, we offer a flex schedule.  This allows you to take as many lessons as you and your teacher are available each summer.  In May, your teacher will give you a summer calendar to prepare for this scheduling.

    The Music Academy offers scholarship and financial aid assistance. If you are in need, please inquire with us. We are here to help provide music in your lives.

    You do not need to wait for a new term to enroll. When you enroll after a term has begun, we simply pro-rate the number of lessons remaining in that term. You may enroll for lessons at any time during the year.  Please feel free to call and sign-up at any time!

     

    To Our New Private Lesson Students

    We match our new students with faculty very carefully, considering age, ability, personality, and schedule.   The placement process includes:

     - Completing the online registration form and payment information. Lesson times cannot be guaranteed without payments.

     - A representative from MAEC will call you to discuss faculty and schedules.

     - You may call MAEC to discuss scheduling before completing the Online Registration Form.  We are happy to help you being your music journey!

     

    Referral Incentive

    Students may earn a $20 tuition credit for referrals. A $20 tuition credit (no cash will be paid) will be awarded for each referral that results in a new student enrolling for private lessons or an Early Childhood class. New students must indicate the referral's name on their registration form. We enjoy awarding these credits!  If you made a referral and do not see a credit on your account, please inquire!  Often, referral names are not completed on the Registration Forms.  We want to help you with your credits. We appreciate your helping to spread the news about the various programs offered at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina.  Feel free to pick up flyers and brochures in the Reception Room!

     

     

    Payment Policy

    Tuition is due prior to the start of lessons and classes each term.  Payment plans may be discussed with the office.  However, a multiple payment plan does not invalidate the obligation to pay for your term.  A non-refundable registration fee of $15 per student/$25 maximum per family is payable annually.  Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card.  We do not charge additional fees for paying with a credit card.  In addition, we do not require auto-draft tuition payments.  We understand family budgets and will be happy to work with you.  Please let us know your needs.

    Previous account balances must be paid in full before continuing for a new term or registering for new lessons and classes. If a payment is returned due to insufficient funds, there will be an automatic $30 NSF fee charged to the account on file.

     

    Missed Lessons

     Once enrolled, students are expected to attend all lessons.  Make-up lessons are private lesson times with your instructor, the same as with your regularly scheduled private lesson.  We do not use group lessons in lieu of the private instruction time with your teacher.  The relationship with your instructor is of utmost importance. In an effort to make this manageable in the teacher's studio, make-up lessons for student absences are limited to one per term.  Your instructor will work with you to schedule make-up lessons.  Generally, these are planned during the make-up weeks designated in the MAEC calendar.  Other times can also be arranged with you on a case by case basis. Certainly, when life brings an extended absence (such as a broken arm or an extended illness), we will work with this on an individual basis as needed.

    Please communicate with your teacher if you have known schedule conflicts such as family travel or school trips. If you or your child is sick, please notify as soon as possible. If a student goes home sick from school, mostly likely they are too sick to attend their after-school activities. We prefer you take care of your health!

    If a lesson is canceled due to teacher absence, the teacher will reschedule the lesson. Our teachers are active professional musicians and have concerts to perform and continuing education requirements.  They may need to reschedule on occasion. If our teacher is sick, their lessons will be canceled, we will not have an unannounced substitue teacher. The teacher will be in contact for your make-up lessons. Most likely, they will discuss this at your next regularly scheduled lesson time. We prefer everyone stays healthy!

    If you must miss a lesson, please call MAEC prior to your lesson time and notify your instructor. Our teachers are professional musicians and their work at the Music Academy is their profession. Unexcused absences are paid lessons for the instructor and must be paid for by the student.

     

    Financial Aid

    MAEC provides need-based financial assistance to students based on the availability of funds.  Funding varies by term, and students must re-apply for financial assistance each year.  Application forms are available at the Music Academy.

     

    Refunds

    Registration Fees are non-refundable.

    For private lessons: A partial refund, less a 20% service charge, is available for private lessons if the student has given written notice to withdraw before the third lesson.  After the third lesson week, no refunds are given.

    For group classes: Refunds are not available once a class begins.  If MAEC cancels a class, refunds are offered or you may choose to credit the tuition for future use.

     

    Inclement Weather

    In the event of a weather emergency, MAEC will cancel morning classes and lessons when Pitt County Schools are closed or delayed. If you are enrolled in a Pitt Community College Continuing Education class with the Music Academy, these classes will cancel when the college is closed. Other cancellations may be made when an instructor is unable to travel safely to the Music Academy, as some of our instructors travel into Greenville. Decisions are made throughout the day regarding all other classes and lessons. If we are open and you are unable to travel safely, please let us know -- we will honor a make-up lesson for this! Please check the local television and radio stations to determine whether MAEC is open or closed. Lessons or classes canceled due to weather will be made up at a later date.

     

    Fundraising Participation

    As a nonprofit community music school, we rely on community giving and support. Tuition alone covers only 70% of the annual expenses.  All students are required to participate in at least one fundraiser of their choice.  Students who have not participated in fundraising during  the year will be billed $50 in April 2018.

    Fundraising Options:

    1. ECU Football Concession Stand Join us at the ECU home football games -- be a part of the PIRATE PRIDE!  MAEC manages a concession stand under Sections 15-17.  Sign up for games in the reception room.

    2. Madrigal Dinner - (January 6, 2018) - Madrigal Dinners are a Renaissance music and dining festive event.  Step back in time and enjoy fun and fellowship, while being entertained with music from the Middle Ages. If you have never attended a Madrigal Dinner, please consider this - you don't want to miss out on this fun!  Purchase at least 5 tickets for your fundraising participation!

    3. PERFORMATHON & Musical Petting Zoo (April 21, 2018):  The PERFORMATHON is an annual recital marathon day where all funds raised benefit the MAEC Scholarship and Financial Aid program.  Recital participants raise funds to perform during the day.  The Musical Petting Zoo is a fully interactive and hands on experience with many music instruments, the "animals" of the zoo!

    4. MAEC's 20th Anniversary Celebration (November 3, 2017): We are excited to celebrate 20 years as your community music school in Greenville!  We hope you plan to attend and be a part of this grand celebration.  More details are coming soon for this event!

    4. April Fool's Concert: Musical Comedy & Fun! & (April 1):

    Since April 1, 2018 is also Easter Sunday, we will not have our annual April Fool's Concert for 2018.  Look for this to return in 2019!   What could be better than an evening of musical parody and raising funds for MAEC?  You do not have to be a musician to understand this comedy!  It's fun for the whole family!  Items are needed for Silent Auctions as well.  Purchase at least 5 tickets ($10 each) for your fundraising participation!

    5. Annual Fund:  An appeal for funding opportunities for the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina.

    6. Yankee Candle Fundraising:(ongoing) You may sell a minimum of $300 of merchandise before the end of April 2018.  Fundraising packets are available at the Music Academy. This fundraising opportunity is ongoing and you may order products throughout the year.

    Other opportunities may be available during the year, please ask at the reception desk!

    As a nonprofit community music school, we rely on the support of individuals and businesses in our community; tuition alone does not cover our expenses.  Opportunities are available for donations, business support, board and committee participation.   Please let us know if you would like to be a part of supporting our vision to provide quality music programs in our community.