Yes! I also download the local schools' calendar and follow it as closely as possible for the studio breaks. It is easier for the families to plan, and there are fewer no-shows in general (although with my policy these are few and far between).
Regarding tuition policies, sometimes it also doesn't matter how clearly your policy is worded, even down to the "these are the days we have no lessons:" and "the studio breaks are already calculated out of tuition" and "tuition is the same every month/quarter regardless of the number of lessons. It is based on a 44-lesson annual tuition..." etc. etc.
--- Earlier I had a request from someone to "make June tuition a 'wash'" since they missed two lessons *during the spring quarter*. :\ Also, wondered "why kid #1's tuition is 'so much more expensive' than kid #2's?" (I gave a summer discount for new students, that's why.)
I had to explain, that, "no." This only came up because my billing co. wasn't able to collect from them in June as their card had expired and they usually pay quarterly. So they are late paying me and would like a discount? Plus I am being extra-flexible with summer scheduling to the point that students can schedule their seven lessons for any "open" spots on the online calendar (which they can self-register for!), or
just have a regular weekly time.
Sorry for the rant! Really just enjoying a little free time and happy to come and visit my Piano Club friends who I haven't seen in ages.