S T U D I O P O L I C I E S
ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS FOR 2020-2021
Tuition holds your weekly time slot in my teaching schedule throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters and is required regardless of attendance. Tuition is paid monthly and is due by the first lesson of each month, even if there is no lesson that week.
If monthly tuition is not paid by the end of the first week of the month, you will receive a reminder email. If payment is not made by the second lesson, you will receive a credit card invoice, including a $10 late fee. After two unpaid lessons, no more lessons will be given until payment is received. Payments can be made by check, cash, Zelle (email@example.com) or Venmo (@Allegra-Wermuth)
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.
The billing year allows for 36 lessons. Lessons missed by me will be made up, or a credit will be given for the following semester. 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)
*Severe weather/icy roads.
With the new “norm” of online lessons, I will offer this option especially for poor driving conditions or global pandemics. This option should not be taken advantage of once lessons have returned to in-person.
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.
Regular lessons are from January through May and Mid-August through December, and are contracted at 36 lessons during this time. These months are on a tuition basis.
Summer term will go from the first week of June until mid-August, 2021. 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 the last week of May 2021. (New Year's, Thanksgiving and Spring Break weeks can be used for make up lessons for either student or teacher, at my convenience)
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.