Studio Policy

$50/hr weekly lesson-paid advance monthly
$80/hr (one-off lesson/consultation)


  • Monthly tuition is your sole reservation for your weekly time slot appointment.
  • Tuition received after the 5th of the month will incur 15% late charge. Recurrent late payment may result in loss of time slot and/or forfeiture of membership at SCHICKVILLE.
  • Be sure to include tuition for all days your lesson day occurs for that particular month (sometimes 5 sessions)


  • Cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, your lesson tuition for that week is forfeited. 
  • Make-up days are the last Saturday of the month. Blocks have been scheduled on the calendar. It is your responsibility to secure your make-up time on the calendar. One make-up per month per student.
  • Should I need to miss a scheduled lesson, I will try to reschedule within the week, or credit your account and prorate into the next month.
  • Notification is expected a month in advance should you need to interrupt, or otherwise give up your weekly time slot.


  • Check payable to: M. Schick (I have a lock-mailbox on the front of the studio for drop-off)
  • Paypal to: Please add 2.75%
  • I can now accept/swipe Visa, MasterCard, debit etc. using Square. Please add 2.75%. I can also enter CC # manually. Please add 4%.

CONTACT:  Call or text: 805.252.6215 email:

STUDENT ONLINE ACCOUNT: All students and parents will have access to their own online account at There, tools such as schedules, file-sharing and interaction with the instructor, are at your avail. This will also be linked from

INSTRUMENTS: I do have instruments for use during lessons, if desired.

ENSEMBLES: I encourage and groom individuals toward playing together and forming bands. Ensemble scheduling is based upon member availability, ability, and instrumentation, and at my discretion. Groups may enroll pre-formed per these terms:  GROUP Rates: 2 students $50/each student per 1hr. Three students run 1.5 hrs. Groups of 4+ run 2hrs (ensemble rehearsal) All gear provided.

All parents/guardians are welcome at any time to observe. If you have questions, or requests, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Welcome to the Academy! 

Sincerely yours,

Matthew K. Schick