S T U D I O  P O L I C I E S

ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS FOR  2019-2020 

 

*Tuition is paid monthly and is due the first week of each month, even if there is no lesson that week.

* If monthly tuition is not paid by the end of the second week of the month, you will receive a credit card invoice including $20 late fee. Payment must be made before next lesson.

*Refunds are not given except for a permanent move out of town.

*If I feel the need to terminate lessons, I will refund the remainder of tuition due. If the student decides to terminate lessons, this must be done prior to the 1st of the month in order to not be billed for a full month’s tuition payment.


Attendance Policy

 

The billing year allows for 35 lessons. Lessons missed by me will made up. Lessons missed by the student will only be made up, at my convenience for the following reasons and are limited to 1 per semester (2 total):

 

*Child is ill (illness being defined as being sick enough to miss school)

*Family emergency

*Severe weather/icy roads.

 

**If you have a conflict with your lesson time, please try to switch with another student for the week before contacting me. If there are extraordinary exceptions, please contact me. **

 

Schedule

Regular lessons are from January through May and Mid-August through December, and are contracted at 35 lessons during this time. These months are on a tuition basis.

Summer term will go from the first week of June until mid-August, 2019. All students must sign up for at least 6 lessons during the summer session, in order to maintain a spot in the studio. If you will be out of town for more than the required 6 lessons, you are welcome to double up during the weeks you are in town.

 

There will be no lessons the week of Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and two weeks in April, due to travel. (New Year's and Spring Break weeks can be used for make up lessons for either student or teacher, at my convenience)

Practice

Students are to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. Consistency is KEY in maintaining skills and maintaining their playing at a high level. It is also incredibly crucial to add listening into their daily practice: listening to their current working piece along with review pieces, as well as listening to major violin repertoire and other classical music.