As the Summer approaches, we typically receive the following questions each year.
Q. “How do lessons work in the Summer?”
A. The Academy is open year round, and we do not close during the Summer. Your lessons would continue through the Summer. We additionally hold Summer camps each July!
Q. “Do a lot of students stop during the Summer?”
A. While a small percentage of students do take part of the Summer off, June and July are strong enrollment months for new students as parents and students are eager to fill their Summer schedules with lessons and our Summer camps. These students often choose to continue their lessons into the Fall. Just last year, our Summer enrollment grew by 20%!
Q. “How full is the Academy?”
A. The academy has added 170 new students this school year and now has over 1100 students (compared to 930) just last year - the most in the history of the academy since its inception in 1978. As we stress in our newsletters, nearly all of our most popular lesson times from 3 – 7:30 PM are now completely booked.
Q. “If we stop during the Summer, can we keep our spot for Fall?”
A. If you stop lessons during the Summer months, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the Fall as your spot will be open to both new students (who begin in the summer) and current students (who may wish to change their time or increase their time). Now more than ever, It is extremely likely that you will lose your day, time, teacher for the Fall.
Q. “If we stop during the Summer, can we still participate in the Spring Recital?”
A. Our Spring Recital will be held this June and is our main event of the year. All students not only perform, but are also nominated for and recognized by their teachers with a full awards ceremony. Only students who are currently enrolled are able to participate in our Spring Recital.
Q. “Can I change my lesson time for the Summer or Fall?”
A. Absolutely. While most schedules remain the same through the Summer, we are more than happy to try and work out a better alternative for you whenever possible. You may call the office at any time should you find that a schedule no longer works for you and we can immediately work on finding something more suitable for you.
Students who take lessons at Kehoe-France Northshore and Stuart Hall will be called and scheduled on our campus closest to you: River Ridge, Mandeville, or Covington.
Q. “If we continue lessons through the Summer to keep our spot, how can we makeup missed lessons due to travel / vacations?”
A. LAAPA is the only school in the area that offers multiple ways to makeup any of your private lessons missed due to traveling WITHOUT giving up your regular lesson schedule.
Option 1.) Just give us a call as usual whenever you will be absent and sign up for one or more of our makeup classes! These makeup classes are offered YEAR ROUND and never expire. Please note that July 1-7 we will be closed for Summer Break so you won’t miss any classes that week.
Option 2.) Take lessons with your teacher online via SKYPE or GOOGLE HANGOUTS! All you need is a WI-FI connection and a laptop, iPhone, iPad, or android device, and you can take your lesson with your teacher anywhere in the world as all of our instructors are now outfitted with iPads in their classrooms!
Option 3.) Sublet your spot to a friend or family member for the Summer. This is always a popular option - as this way you get to keep your spot when you return AND can have someone else enjoy the lessons and your convenient schedule during the Summer! You can send a family member or friend in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming in your place and when. Make sure that your friend reimburses you directly for the lessons. If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using the Summer make ups or sub lease your spot.
Should you have any questions about Summer Lessons, don’t hesitate to contact us!
How Does the Summer Work at LAAPA?