2018-19 Academic Year
Lesson Tuition (Paid Monthly)
Lesson Duration Monthly Fee
30 Minutes $100
45 Minutes $150
60 Minutes $200
A one-time administrative fee of $50 will be charged at the beginning of each academic year to cover studio and recital expenses.
Tuition is a yearly fee indicating a commitment to study for the entire academic year. Tuition covers 31 lessons, and will be paid monthly from September to May. Monthly tuition payments remain constant regardless of lessons received in a given month. There is no per-lesson fee and no deductions will be made for missed lessons. Parents will receive an invoice on or before the 25th of each month. You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal. (Paying this way is convenient, but I pay a 2% fee each time I receive a PayPal payment. If you pay tuition this way, please add $2 to the total to offset my fees).
Tuition payments are due no later than your child’s first lesson of the month. There are no exceptions. A $20 late fee will be assessed, if tuition is received after this date. If tuition is late more than twice during the academic year, I may choose to terminate our lessons. Problems with payment damage the positive learning environment I try to create for your child.
Regular lesson attendance is critical for your child's successful musical development. For this reason, I only offer two makeups throughout the year for planned absences. If less than 48 hours notice is given before a missed lesson, makeups will only be given at my discretion. Lessons will be made up within my regular teaching hours only if I have an opening or cancellation. Otherwise, the lesson will be made up during a week reserved for makeup lessons. The lesson is considered to have been given if the student misses the scheduled make-up lesson for any reason. Any lessons missed over the two allowed absences will not be made up.
If your child has been ill, please refrain from attending lessons until the child has been fever-free for at least 24 hours. My policy is the same for any stomach flu symptoms. We work in close proximity, and one sick child could potentially sicken the whole studio.
If you are aware of a conflict in advance, but are available at other times during the week, you may swap lesson times with any student who has a lesson of the same duration.
Should I need to cancel for any reason, a make-up lesson will always be offered.
Daily practice brings results. Playing the violin is more like a sport than many people realize. As with athletics, it is impossible to make the same progress with one "cram" session as it is with smaller daily sessions. Fitting practice into your child's daily routine may be difficult, but seeing their excitement at graduating to the next piece is worth the effort, Each week, parents and students will complete a practice record, which will allow both you and me to see exactly what is practiced, and how often practice occurs. The practice record helps chart progress, as well as giving me a good idea of what to work on in lessons. Children are expected to practice for the approximate duration of their lesson at least 5-6 times a week.
Musical study differs from some other extracurricular activities in that it requires constant and continuing reinforcement. Lessons in my studio continue through the summer from June 3-August 23. Summer Session tuition covers 9 lessons, which may be scheduled doing any of the twelve weeks in the session. Payment for summer session may be made in three equal monthly installments, or as a lump sum. Summer Session registration is mandatory. If you do not wish to continue lessons through the summer, your payment will hold your lesson spot for the following academic year. If you wish to attend all twelve weeks of lessons, your additional lessons will be FREE.
Summer Session Tuition (Monthly/Lump)
30 Minutes: $90/270
45 Minutes: $135/405
60 Minutes: $180/540
In Case of Illness
During our lessons, we work in very close proximity, and quite a few children come through the studio each day. If your child has been ill, please refrain from attending lessons until the child has been fever-free for at least 24 hours. My policy is the same for any stomach flu symptoms.