Withdrawing your student is easy, but why would you want to do that?! Our experience has revealed three main reasons why students withdraw.
First, a fun fact:
Middle school and high school students who participate in instrumental music scored significantly higher than their non-band peers in standardized tests.*
Now who doesn’t want smarter kids? (I do and I know you do too). Keeping kids plugged into music lessons basically means you’ll have a smarter kid.
Back to the three reasons students withdraw:
1. Student Losing Interest or Not Committed
Maybe your student doesn’t seem interested or committed to the lessons? Have you tried switching instruments? Oftentimes we find that students who lose interest thrive when they switch to another instrument and sometimes, to a different mentor. Switching is easy, just email email@example.com or call (615) 804-1177 and we’ll help you explore your options.
2. Schedule Conflicts
Is your current lesson time conflicting with your schedule causing you to miss lessons? Need a new time/day? We’d love to explore that option with you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 804-1177.
3. Summer “Break”
Taking a break during the summer is often seen as a way to rest and regroup. From our experience, there are 3 main disadvantages:
- Students regress in their learning. Just like anything else, if you stop learning, you regress. We strongly encourage parents and students to dig in during the summer and get ahead in their musical pursuits, not behind. Remember, you’ll never regret taking music lessons.
- Lose your mentor day/time slot – As of today, we have over 300 students in our music program. The result of this growth means that peak days/times can be crowded and hard to get into. Withdrawing for the summer will mean that you lose your day/time slot and potentially your mentor too.
- Tuition Increases – If you withdraw for a season and return after we have a had a tuition increase, you will be subject to the new rate. This rate increase does not impact currently enrolled students.
Need a break, but don’t want to withdraw from ROOTS?
We understand that life happens, and you may need to pause your lessons for a variety of reasons, like a school play, basketball season, or sometimes even an extended illness or family hardship. We’d rather it be for the play or basketball! But whatever the reason, ROOTS has crafted a hold policy with you in mind. It allows you to put your lessons on hold rather than withdrawing completely.
Private music lessons may be put on hold for either 30 or 60 days. (By the way, group music class/sessions are too short to put on hold, so those aren’t eligible.)
To place a hold on your lessons, just submit your request using the Music Lesson Hold Form. That’s it!
If you’re convinced that withdrawing is necessary, regardless of the disadvantages, please click here.
*Source: University of Sarasota Study, Jeffrey Lynn Kluball; East Texas State University Study, Daryl Erick Trent