New York Jazz Academy respects your privacy, and considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities. In general, you can visit the New York Jazz Academy website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you choose to register for programs on New York Jazz Academy website, however, we require information from you, such as your name, home or business address, e-mail address, and telephone number. When you choose to give us credit card information, it is used only for the transactions you have requested through the New York Jazz Academy website. New York Jazz Academy will not share your personal information with other entities.
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning on the day stated on the website and print materials. Full tuition is due upon registration, with the exception of 16-week programs, which may be paid in monthly tuition installments. Students will receive a registration confirmation letter by mail within two (2) weeks after they register. Early registration is encouraged, as many workshops/classes fill quickly. Workshops with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled, so it is important to register early.
Students may register online or by phone: (516) 554-8100 or (718) 426-0633, using MasterCard or Visa. Students may also register by check or money order (payable to "New York Jazz Academy"). Mail registration form and payment to the following address:
Javier Arau - NYJA
35-25 77th St., Suite A68
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
NOTE: Faxed registrations will not be accepted.
When a workshop or class is full, interested students may sign up on the waiting list. No registration fee or deposit is required to be on the waiting list. Students are notified of openings in the order they sign up on the waiting list. When students are notified of openings, they must pay the registration fee and tuition, or they will lose their place on the list.
Tuitions vary based on workshop/class costs, and include most supplies, with the exception of instruments and instrument accessories. Some workshops require a materials kit. An additional fee to cover the cost of materials is noted for these workshops. Tuition for all programs is due in full at time of registration, with the exception of 16-week programs, which may be paid in monthly tuition installments. At the time of registration, the student's credit card will automatically be charged the balance due unless the student makes other payment arrangements (e.g. mails a check, or provides an alternate credit card number). Students enrolled in workshops/classes/lessons will be sent an invoice approximately forty-five (45) days before the workshop/class/lesson as a reminder that the balance must be paid. The balance payment is due no later than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop/class/lesson. At that time, the student's credit card will automatically be charged the balance due unless the student makes other payment arrangements (e.g. mails a check, or provides an alternate credit card number). Students registering online must call NYJA prior to the payment due date to provide a credit card with which to charge the final payment. Note: All cancellations must be in writing. See below.
A fee of $15 will be charged for any checks returned for non-sufficient funds.
New York Jazz Academy reserves the right to change its calendar, withdraw or modify a course, or substitute instructors at any time. NYJA will make every effort to notify students of major changes in the schedule. New York Jazz Academy reserves the right to require withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the Academy. In the event a student should be expelled, New York Jazz Academy will not refund any tuition for that workshop, class, or private lesson.
Skill levels are noted by each workshop/class description to help you derive as much success from as possible. Selecting a class with a higher skill level than you possess can be a frustrating experience. Weekly classes designated for beginners are appropriate for students with little or no jazz and improvisation experience. Students are always welcome to contact the Program Director (718-426-0633) for suggestions on workshops/classes that meet their skill level and area of interest, or for a suggested curriculum.
PRIVATE LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY
If you must cancel a lesson, please contact New York Jazz Academy at least 48 hours before your scheduled lesson. Lessons in the teacher's studio must be cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled lesson time in order for the student to receive a makeup lesson. Makeup lessons will be scheduled by the teacher. Lessons that are not cancelled at least 48 hours before your scheduled lesson time will be forfeited. In the rare event that your teacher must reschedule your private lesson, we expect the teacher to notify you at least 24 hours of your lesson time. The teacher is then responsible for arranging an alternate lesson date and time that works for the student. The teacher may also enroll a substitute teacher to teach the make-up lesson, when needed.
WORKSHOP/CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations are never accepted over the phone. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days before the first day of any workshop or course, New York Jazz Academy will retain $25 of your tuition payment. You will receive a refund of any additional tuition you have paid for that workshop. If you cancel twenty-nine (29) days or less before the start of any workshop or course, you will forfeit your entire tuition for that workshop. You will not get a refund. However, a friend or family member may attend the workshop in your place, or you may donate your spot as a scholarship to a financial need student. There is no refund for no-shows or withdrawals after the class begins. For transfers made thirty (30) days or more before the first day of a workshop or course, students will be charged a transfer fee of $25. No transfers are allowed less than thirty (30) days before the first day of a workshop or course.
PLEASE NOTE:Ê New York Jazz Academy is not responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds, credits or transfers for days or entire workshops/courses/private lessons missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond the Academy's control. Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that New York Jazz Academy cancels the workshop, course, or private lesson.
Please do your very best to arrive at your workshop/class/lesson on time. Your lesson time is fixed to the time arranged by your teacher and/or the NYJA office. If you happen to arrive early to your lesson, please wait for your lesson time before you begin your lesson. If you happen to arrive late to your lesson, your teacher is not expected to extend the lesson past its scheduled ending time.
Please note that prepaid lessons must be used within 180 days of payment. Gift certificates must be redeemed within 365 days of initial purchase. If prepaid gift certificate amounts are not used, no refunds will be allowed.
NOTE TO TRAVELERS
New York Jazz Academy strongly urges all out-of-town students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen changes.
New York Jazz Academy LLC is not responsible for the opinions, views, or actions expressed by its teachers and staff.
New York Jazz Academy is an equal opportunity educator and welcomes diversity. NYJA does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national or ethnic origin, or religion in the administration of its educational or admission policies, scholarships and other school-administered programs.
These policies will be strictly enforced. Contact New York Jazz Academy prior to registering if you have any questions regarding cancellation, transfer and refund policies.
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