Payment is due the FIRST LESSON of each month and is always the same amount, regardless of how many lessons there will be in the month. Late payments will incur a $20 late fee. The monthly payment includes private lessons and group lessons.
Please make sure your violin and bow are in the case before you leave your house! Bring all of your music, flashcards, and practice charts to every lesson. Parents, please bring a notebook to take notes. You are also welcome to film any/all of the lesson.
Each week you will receive a new practice chart in order to help you outline your practicing. Please make sure to record the length of each practice and the number of days you practiced. I require at least 6 DAYS of practice each week. Remember that the important thing about the length of your practice is that you spend as long as you need to complete the assignments given in the lesson. If a student comes more than 3 WEEKS in a row unprepared, that student will be put on probation. To make it worth my time and your money, students and parents need to be committed to practicing and listening to the reference recordings DAILY!
Please don’t underestimate the value and importance of DAILY listening to the recordings. The new piece should be listened to at least 30 minutes DAILY, along with the current volume being studied. Remember, the more you listen, the quicker you progress! DAILY listening trains your ear to hear accurate pitch and articulation in each piece.
When new music, theory books, and flashcards are assigned, please be quick about ordering them. Strings need to be replaced once a year (twice a year if you practice a lot). Strings, music, and rosin are available on our website.
Please keep in mind that tuition pays for your reserved time slot in the studio. Cancelled lessons will not be refunded for any reason, including pre-arranged vacations, illness, or inclement weather. Though I cannot always guarantee the opportunity for make-up lessons, please contact me to see if there is an available time slot open. If you know you will have to miss a lesson due to an extenuating circumstance, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, that lesson will not be made up!