In the interest of health and safety, the Conservatory of Music is canceling all in-person lessons and classes taught through the Pacific Community Music School. Lessons and classes may continue only through online instruction, upon agreement by the instructor and the legal custodian of the child being taught.

Pacific Community Music School (PCMS) is a unique environment carefully structured to creatively impart the benefit of music to students of any age, skill level, and background. We offer an array of opportunities and services using all the resources available at the Pacific Conservatory of Music. It is a nurturing, encouraging, and supportive environment with instruction provided by the Conservatory faculty, other professional musicians and qualified Conservatory students.

PCMS offers music education which is complementary to the local music programs and reinforces the relationship existing between the Pacific Conservatory of Music and educational organizations in the region.

Courses and Lessons

Instructors will be assigned based on the age and abilities of the student.

- Mariachi de Pacific

- Musicianship and Music Theory

Registration

REGISTER HERE

Please, read carefully the following documents and disclosures which make up the PCMS Manual of Procedures. To acknowledge that you have received and read these documents, please sign the Acknowledgment letter below and submit it along with your tuition payment, registration and Emergency and Medical form before the first class/lesson. If the Acknowledgement is not received, the student will not be able to participate in the PCMS programs.

Tuition

Upon completion of  the registration form, you will be contacted with the name of your instructor and their lesson rates. You will then proceed to  the online payment platform where you will pay a $20 enrollment fee and tuition.

The option of a monthly payment is also available. Monthly tuition must be received between the 1st and the 3rd of each month. You are encouraged to pay online using VISA or MasterCard but cash or check will also be accepted. Registration will be completed when payment is received in full. (If you cannot make a payment online, please contact PCMS@pacific.edu).

Students are expected to notify their teachers of any impending absences in order to reschedule a make-up. There is no reimbursement for missing lessons and make-up lessons will not be provided without prior notification. If a missing lesson is due to extenuating circumstances beyond your ability to control, a make-up might be issued at the discretion of the instructor. If a teacher is absent, you will be notified ahead of time and a make-up lesson will be reschedule at a time most convenient for you.

Scholarships

In honor of our commitment to serve the community, PCMS provides partial scholarships and an additional refund for equipment only to families in need for the fall semester 2020, so that PCMS students can continue to enjoy the experience of playing and making music.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Missed Lessons and Make-up Policy

Students are expected to notify their teachers of any impending absences in order to reschedule a make-up. There is no reimbursement for missing lessons and make-up lessons will not be provided without prior notification. If a missing lesson is due to extenuating circumstances beyond your ability to control, a make-up might be issued at the discretion of the instructor. If a teacher is absent, you will be notified ahead of time and a make-up lesson will be reschedule at a time most convenient for you.

Withdrawal and Refunds

Request to withdraw from lessons must be made in a written statement to the Pacific Community Music School  at PCMS@pacific.eduNotifications made verbally will not be recognized. Full refund or tuition credit will be given if a student withdraws before the beginning of a term. If notification to withdraw from private lessons is received before the end of the sixth week, 50% credit or refund with be granted. No credit or refund is given for notification received after the sixth week. In extreme cases involving serious illness, death, or relocation, arrangements for credit or refund can be made at the discretion of the Director of the school.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Hendel Almetus Assistant Professor of Practice in Music Composition

For more information contact PCMS@Pacific.edu or 209.946.2268.