Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

School Policies and Protocols

School policies and Protocols have been created to ensure a positive and productive learning experience for everyone.


Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school.


A Certificate of Completion is available upon request.

Recording and Copies
Use of any video devices during classes and copying lesson materials are not permitted. Audio recording is permitted if it is used to assist the student's practice. All lesson materials are copyrighted.


Important  Tuition for the whole month is to be paid in advance for classes and private lessons. Tuition is forfeitted for missed lessons and will not be credited or deducted from the tuition.

Late arrival

Students arriving late for private lessons will not have their lesson time extended. Students arriving late by more than half of their lesson period will be considered absent.

Making Up Private Lessons

Important  A 48 hour advance notice is required to reschedule a lesson. The school reserves the right to reschedule the lesson, or to have it forfeited. If the student misses a lesson for any reason (illness, game/practice, too much homework, forgot the lesson, etc.) the tuition for that lesson will not be refunded. If the student is going on vacation or will be out of town for one lesson, the school must be notified two weeks in advance or the student will be charged for the missed lesson.

If the student must miss more than one lesson, only one lesson may be made up. Example: In a four-week month, if the student plans on missing two lessons, tuition will be charged for three lessons.


Please inform the school if a student wishes to discontinue study. A written notice is preferred.

Inclement Weather

In the case of bad weather, students will be invited for special make-ups that could include private or group lessons.

Parent Observation

Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in and observe student lessons. Be aware that with some students having a parent present may be a distraction to the student.

Waiting Room

Everyone should wait quietly for their lesson time. Do not walk in on or otherwise disturb ongoing lessons unless invited by the Kumu. Parents, please do not drop off students more than five minutes prior to lesson time and please pick them up promptly. Roughhousing is not permitted.

Policy Changes

Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i reserves the right to change policies, fees, or waivers with proper advance notice.

School Procotols

  • Always show respect to your instructors and fellow students.
  • When your teacher is speaking or showing an example, please keep quiet and pay attention. Listen and learn from what is being said or demonstrated. You will benefit from paying attention.
  • Think before asking questions. Use your own eyes and ears first; learn by observing.
  • Learn and practice what you are taught so that you can keep up with your class.
  • Always take off your shoes before you enter the school (it's OK to leave shoes just inside the doorway). When you go outside, put your shoes on so that you don't bring dirt back into the school.
  • Beepers and cell phones should be turned off unless you are expecting an emergency call (if so, please explain to the teacher before class).
  • Handle your instruments with respect and care. Take care of your instrument and it will take care of you.

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