• Withdraw From Music Lessons

    Withdrawing your student is easy, but why would you want to do that? Our experience has revealed three main reasons why students withdraw.

    A few things we want you to be aware of first:

    Studies show that middle school and high school students who participate in instrumental music tend to score significantly higher than their non-musical peers in standardized tests.*

    Consistent music education not only improves children’s academic performance, but also promotes responsibility, dedication, and processing skills.

    The Three Common 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 instructor. Switching is easy. Just email info@cedarstone.com or call (615) 822-4995 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 info@cedarstone.com or call (615) 822-4995.

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Lose your instructor day/time slot – As of today, we have almost 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 instructor too.
    3. 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.

    If withdrawing is still the best option for you at this time, please click here. We’ll miss you while you’re gone, but look forward to your return!

    Please fill out the form below to formally withdraw from lessons at Cedarstone School of Music and begin your 30-day exit period.


    *Source: University of Sarasota Study, Jeffrey Lynn Kluball; East Texas State University Study, Daryl Erick Trent

    What is the full name of the student you are wishing to withdraw? (required)

    Keep in mind that Cedarstone's withdrawal policy involves a 30-day notice for cancellation. Once this form is received, a Cedarstone representative will reach out to you with your official last date of lessons, which will be marked as 30 days from the date this form is received.

    Who is your student's teacher? (required)

    How would you rank your overall experience at Cedarstone. 1 being poor and 10 being so excellent you can't wait to tell the world! (required)

    How would you rank your overall music education quality at Cedarstone? 1 being poor and 10 being so excellent you can't wait to tell the world! (required)

    How likely would you be to recommend Cedarstone School of Music to a friend? 1 being not likely and 10 being definitely (required)

    Of the following list, which aspects of Cedarstone did you feel served you well?

    One-on-One InstructionLesson MaterialsLocationQuality of InstructorsWeekly PracticeCedarstone PoliciesRecitals/Camps/Events

    Additional Comments:

    Of the following list, which aspects of Cedarstone do you wish to see improvement in? If selecting "none of the above", please specify any additional concerns in the comments section below.

    One-on-One InstructionLesson MaterialsLocationQuality of InstructorsWeekly PracticeCedarstone PoliciesRecitals/Camps/EventsNone of the AboveAbsolutely nothing - Cedarstone is wonderful!

    Additional Comments:

    What could we have done at Cedarstone to better serve you and your family?