Recital Prep classes are held in person and online within two weeks of the formal recital in May each year. Students will be notified and be able to sign up to participate. This is sort of like a dress rehearsal where students can get used to the performance process and space, and learn more about performance technique.
Our end of year recitals are usually about 45 minutes long, and students can choose between in person and online recitals to participate in. All family and friends are invited to attend, and we try to keep it fun and exciting for all ages!
We perform at local assisted living facilities and community areas. These performances are much more relaxed and so much fun! We have a minimum of two community performances a year and the time and location are shared as we schedule them throughout the year.
Community Play Dates
We host at least one Shining Star Music Academy play date at a local park each year - complete with karaoke, group games, and the chance to meet other students and teachers.
Group Zoom Lessons Each Month:
Ms. Anne hosts a Zoom Group Lesson twice a month, and students will be notified and invited to sign up in advance to participate. These lessons are for all ages, instruments and levels and teach about a famous composer and composition, complete with arrangements in each level and instrument so students can learn an important selection for their repertoire and musical growth.
The academic year is divided into three semesters in order to adjust the student's schedules if needed:
FALL 2022 August 15 - Dec. 31
SPRING 2023 January 1 - June 10
SUMMER 2023 June 11 - August 12
FALL 2023 August 13 - December 22
SPRING 2024 January 8 - June 15
There will be no lessons for:
MEMORIAL DAY VACATION May 27 - 29
THANKSGIVING VACATION Monday Nov. 20 - Sunday Nov. 26, 2023
CHRISTMAS VACATION Monday Dec. 19 - Sunday Jan. 1, 2022
Lessons will be held as scheduled for all other holidays.
When signing up you will input a card or account in order to pay the registration deposit. That card will be used for auto-draft on the final day of the month before the month being billed (i.e. Aug 31 for September invoice), starting the month following signup. The first month’s invoice will be pro-rated and emailed to you to pay manually.
Should you prefer to change your auto-pay account, you can do so in your account by selecting your initals in the upper right corner, settings, and then changing billing preferences. If you have questions please email us.
See our Online Lessons Page to get more details for online lessons
We do not offer makeups for canceled or missed lessons by the clients. If a teacher must miss a lesson, they will make it up.
You may request an online lesson during your usual lesson day/time by filling out this online form in advance of the lesson: https://shiningstarmusicacademy.com/cancellation-form
Should you need to miss a lesson, you may elect to have a video lesson sent to you by your teacher. The videos are usually 5-10 minutes long, and will teach something new and assign new homework for the week. When you fill out the cancelation form, you can choose this option.
If a teacher is sick but able to teach, or their car breaks down or they have another emergency that will still allow them to teach online, we will go to online lessons at your usual lesson time. Consistent lessons are so crucial!
If a teacher must cancel for any other reason, you will be offered in this order:
A substitute teacher
A makeup: The teacher will make it up by reaching out to you to schedule a time that works for you.
Please fill out the cancelation form HERE
All clients are requested to set up autopayment for monthly billing. You may use a bank account or debit/credit card for payments.
You may find the log in information at the bottom of this website homepage, and you may set up payment and see invoices in your account.
Payments for the entire month are due by the 7th day of that month. For example, June invoices are due
no later than June 7th.
You will receive an invoice from us 1 day before the 1st of the month of the invoice, and your account will be drafted on that day for the upcoming month's invoice.
A late fee of $50 will be applied on the 8th day of the month, and $50 will be added to the invoice every 30 days thereafter if left not paid in full. If you have any issues with paying in a timely manner, please reach out to us at any time and we will be glad to help.
We require a 30 day notice to discontinue lessons or shorten your lesson time, or change you lesson day/time. Your next invoice will be pro-rated if necessary to accommodate the 30 day notice when stopping lessons before the end of the semeser. You can unenroll by calling or emailing us directly.
In case of dangerous weather, Shining Star will contact students if we need to cancel, and we will offer a makeup. We do not go by school cancelations, so expect lessons even if school is canceled.
Students are expected to be ready for their lessons on time. Teacher will wait for half the lesson time, and if they have not heard back from the student/parent, they will leave. Teachers are not expected to make up a lesson due to tardiness.
Should a teacher hit bad traffic or is otherwise late, all missing time will be made up that day if possible, or added to future lessons according to the student's schedule.
The teacher will provide all the music books for the student. Costs for books and recital pieces are included in your membership.
Students are expected to practice and finish their weekly assignments. Your teacher is available to help you understand how often, how long, and specifically how to practice. Please help your child by creating a dedicated time for practicing.
All communication and payments go directly through Hello @ Shining Star Music Academy. If you
have any questions for your teacher throughout the week or would like to purchase some new music,
please email or call Katrina. Teachers cannot accept payment or referrals, or reschedule or change your schedule.
Book a 15 minute Discovery Call with our Director, where you will be able to ask any questions you may have, discuss your goals for your student, and schedule your Free Lesson & Assessment.