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Policies

Learning music nurtures intellectual, emotional, and social well-being!

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Student Code of Conduct

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Demonstrate respect for yourself and others, including Instructors, school staff, parents, & volunteers.

 

Respect school property and the property of others.

In adherence to our policies, NEIM Instruments should never be placed on the ground, used for playing or left outdoors, exposed to extreme temperatures for a length of time  in a vehicle or environment, or utilized for any form of horseplay/fooling around.

 

Every instrument and its components are expected to be handled with care, employing common sense and demonstrating respect. Regular cleaning of instruments is also expected.*

 

Attend In-School Classes & After-School Ensembles on time (having visited the washroom beforehand), prepared and ready to learn.

 

Refrain from bringing anything to class that may compromise the safety, well being or learning of others.

Follow established rules and take responsibility for his/her own actions.

 

Ask for clarification on matters not readily understood.

 

It is important that student chatter be kept to a minimum.  A quieter classroom guarantees the most productive, creative and enjoyable learning experience for each student.

 

If a student's conduct is repeatedly deemed unacceptable, he/she may be withdrawn from the NEIM program without monetary refund or reimbursement.  If a student does not abide by the above Code of Conduct, the use of a NEIM instrument is a privilege that will be withdrawn.

* Check with your instructor before using any cleaning products on your instrument, and never submerge your instrument without the permission & supervision of your instructor

General NEIM Policies

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Music Instructors will be in attendance and responsible for children 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after all Band/Orchestra rehearsals. Students must be picked up after rehearsal's conclusion. If you wish to communicate with Instructors, please do so before or after scheduled rehearsal times.

 

When DSBN schools are closed due to inclement weather, holidays, Professional Activity Days, etc., all In-School Classes and After-School Ensemble classes will be cancelled. On no bus days when the school's are still open, all in-school classes are cancelled. After-school groups still run at the discretion of the instructor.

 

All afternoon In-School classes and all After-School Band/Orchestra Rehearsals will be cancelled on DSBN Early Release Days.

 

No make-up classes are scheduled when In-School classes are missed by students due to other commitments.  Example: school trips, school sports, absences, appointments, etc.

 

When In-School classes and After-School Band/Orchestra rehearsals are cancelled by Instructors due to sickness, vehicle breakdown or a family emergency, the Instructor will make every effort within the school year to make up classes missed.

There will be a $10 replacement fee for all lost or destroyed "Standard of Excellence" music method books.

Students using a DSBN instrument:  the routine repair and maintenance is the responsibility of N.E.I.M. however, repair costs incurred for instrument damage (own or others') resulting from misuse or negligence WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT/GUARDIAN.

Approximate costs for "student" replacement instruments: 

Violin $300;  Viola $350;  Cello $1,000;  String Bass $1,500;  bows $50-$150;  Flute  $350; Piccolo $600;  Clarinet $350;  Bass Clarinet $1,200;  Bassoon $7,000;  Oboe $1,200;  Alto Sax $800;  Tenor Sax $1,000; 

Bari Sax $3,000;  Trumpet $350; Cornet $350;  French Horn $1,400;  Trombone $500;  Baritone $1,200;  Tuba $2,500;  Snare Drum $350.   

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Students owning instruments are responsible for purchasing all supplies.  Students are able to purchase replacement reeds and strings at local retailers, or may be purchased from NEIM Instructors.

 

Woodwind Players: 

  • 2 free reeds for 1st year students

  • 1 free for 2nd year and Senior students

  • Thereafter the charge can be confirmed with Instructor

  • The initial free reeds will be distributed as needed by In-School Instructors only

 

String Players:

  •  1 free string

  • Check with Instructor for cost of replacement string thereafter                                                                 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Payment Policies

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A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 is included in all registrations.  All installment payment cheques must be included with the NEIM registration form.  Service charge:  $25.00 for any returned cheque.

When registering 3 or more from one family, contact the NEIM office for an alternative payment option.

A letter of acceptance will be emailed out.  The school's Instrumental Music schedule can also be found on our website: www.neimusic.com by the 2nd week of September

Instruments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Returning students are guaranteed instruction on their instrument of experience.


Students who begin in-school classes using a DSBN instrument but then purchase their own instrument will be refunded $100.00, provided the NEIM office is informed in writing and the DSBN instrument is returned no later than October 15th.

Withdrawals:  Refund requests must be made in writing by parent /guardian to NEIM and sent either by post or email.  Withdrawal notifications received before October 16th,  will receive a full refund, less the $25.00 non-refundable deposit. Withdrawal requests between October 16th  and October 31st,  will receive a full refund less $100.00.  Withdrawal requests between November 1st  and December 1st,  will receive one half of the total fee less the $25.00 non-refundable deposit.  No refunds will be granted for requests received after December 1st.  All DSBN instruments and books must be returned to the student's in-school instructor before any refunds are processed.

Refunds will be reimbursed approximately four (4) weeks after receipt of written withdrawal notification.

Full refunds will be given to those students not accepted into the NEIM program.

*If you have any questions or refunds outstanding, please do contact us by email at neimusicmail@gmail.com

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