All our courses are subject to our general conditions except for the “ateliers liberté” which operate without registration fees and without commitment all year round.

GENERAL CONDITIONS 2019/2020

All our courses are subject to our general conditions except for the “freedom workshops” which operate without registration fees and without commitment all year round.

1- Trial course

For each course, a trial course is possible. This course is charged at the following rate:

  • Group singing / drama trial lesson: CHF 10.-
  • Private singing / dram trial lesson: CHF 60.- per 45 min.

If you register, the cost is included in the general tuition.
If you do not continue, the trial lesson is set after the session.

For some courses, there is no trial course possible.

2 – Regular courses

Registration process
An annual registration fee of CHF 60 is charged at registration.
It is due only once per student for the school year and includes the registration fees for workshops and internships.
It is a guarantee of commitment.

Cancellation
Cancellations must be sent in writing (email or letter) to the school administration.
Cancellation of registration up to 7 days before the start of the course: the registration fee is not refunded. After this period, the annual tuition is due.

Commitment
Except in individual cases (à la carte courses, subscription for a fixed number of courses, etc.), the student is committed until the end of the school year (until June), even if he/she registers during the year. The school fees are due in full. The sums paid are not refunded, except in the cases mentioned in this Regulation.
The year 2019 – 2020 consists of 35 weeks, divided into 3 terms:

  • 1st term: from September 9 to December 13, 2019 (13 weeks)
  • 2nd term: January 6 to March 27, 2020 (11 weeks)
  • 3rd term: March 30 to June 19, 2020 (11 weeks)

Distribution of the semesters:

  • 1st semester: from September 30, 2019 to January 31, 2020 (14 weeks)
  • 2nd semester: from February 17 to May 29, 2020 (14 weeks)

3 – Workshops and occasional internships

Workshops
Unless otherwise agreed, an annual registration fee of CHF 60 is charged at the time of registration.
It is payable only once per student for the school year.
All workshop fees are payable at registration.
This sum remains the property of the school and is not refundable in the event of cancellation of enrollment by the student.

Internships
Unless otherwise agreed, a registration fee of CHF 10 is charged at the time of registration.
The full course fee is payable at registration.
This sum remains the property of the school and is not refundable in the event of cancellation of enrolment by the student.

4 – Schooling and payment of tuition

The tuition must be paid before the first class. No course will be accessible without proof of payment.
A family discount of 5% is granted for the second registration or for a second course. Family and second course discounts are not cumulative.

Payment is made by payment slip by bank transfer or in cash:

In a single payment before the first class (compulsory for adult students):

  • with a 10% discount on the total tuition paid before October 30,
  • with a 5% reduction in total school fees for registrations between 31 October and 16 February.

In identical quarterly payments:

  • the first term is settled before the first course
  • the second quarter is settled at the end of December
  • the third quarter is settled at the end of March.

5 – Student’s absences

Any absence must be reported and justified to the school principal.
Students are required to inform the secretariat of their absences, if possible by e-mail at least 24 hours in advance. No deduction from course finance may be considered, nor may any course be replaced, in the event of an unjustified absence.

In the event of absence for more than three weeks due to illness or accident, reimbursement can be obtained (deductible of 3 lessons) on condition that the school administration has been informed by e-mail or post and that the relevant medical certificate is presented.

6 – Exclusion

The school reserves the right to exclude a student, particularly in the event of a serious behavioural problem or in the event of repeated absence without serious reasons justified by a certificate (illness, accident, critical problem, etc.).
The exclusion is made after a warning sent by email and/or simple letter to the student and/or his legal representative. The entire school fees remain due and no refund is possible.

7- Reminders and unpaid bills

Any reminder will result in an additional charge of CHF10 on the invoice.
The costs resulting from proceedings to prosecute unpaid school fees are the responsibility of the student.

8 – Insurance

Students are required to be personally insured against accidents, as well as material and physical damage.