We are delighted that you are a part of the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina (MAEC) family. As a nonprofit, 501(c)3, 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.
The Music Academy's mission is to open the door to your personal creative journey, inspire people of all ages and abilities, and nurture a lifelong love of music and the arts.
Provides a fun place,
Creates shared experiences,
Offers intergenerational activities,
Ensures longevity of arts programs in our community!
MAEC envisions a community where people of all ages and abilities come together to enjoy the arts. MAEC nurtures a sense of belonging and brings people of all socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds together for a share purpose.
To register: Complete the registration form and payment information online or request the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina to assist you with completing this information. Registration includes the registration fee payment with a credit card number, check or money order. You may pay this online or at the Music Academy. Classes and lessons are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may enroll anytime throughout the year; tuition is pro-rated for the remainder of the term. You may pick up a copy of the MAEC policies and calendar in our reception room.
Enrollment is continuous through Fall, Winter and 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, we want you to continue your music study. Lessons are scheduled on a flexible scheduling 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.
As a nonprofit, 501(c)3, 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. Please see our Calendar and Policy page available in the reception room, or our website, www.musicacademyec.org, for more information on fundraising events. Students who have not participated in fundraising during the year are billed $50 in April.
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 week. After the third lesson week, no refunds will be given.
For group classes: Refunds are not available once a class begins. If MAEC cancels a class, tuition may be refunded, credited to your account or given as a donation to MAEC. Please let us know how you want this handled, if a class must be canceled.
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. Make-up lessons are private lesson times with your instructor, the same as with your regularly scheduled private lesson. 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 us 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 substitute instructor. 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 so we may 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.
In the event of a weather emergency, MAEC will cancel all morning classes and lessons when Pitt County Schools are closed or during the time schools are 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. All other teaching holidays are announced on the calendar. Please see our website: www.musicacademyec.org.
I have read the school policies (also available on the website www.musicacademyec.org) and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the school.