Adult Student Policy

Tuition Fees
  • Private lesson fees are billed by semester or half-semester.

  • Group class and other class fees are billed in full per semester.

  • A recital fee of $35 per year is payable at the beginning of the fall semester or upon enrolling in private lessons.

Student Expectations
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the lesson so that you can unpack, check your bow is rosined and warm-up

  • Practice for a minimum of 5 days a week and meet goals set by the teacher

  • Bring your instrument and practice materials to each lesson

  • Take notes in the lesson to help with your practice at home

Scheduling, Re-scheduling, and Cancellations
  • Lessons are scheduled at a regular weekly day and time agreed between the student and Songbird Rising. 

  • If you cannot make your scheduled lesson time and would like a chance to reschedule, please give as much notice as possible. If notice is given less than 48 hours in advance, rescheduling will not be possible. 

  • If Songbird Rising cancels a lesson, a makeup lesson will be offered at a time convenient to everyone involved.

  • Makeup lessons are not guaranteed.

  • There are NO refunds for ‘no shows’ or lessons canceled by the student.

Summer Scheduling
  • The summer semester is 9 weeks from June 7th - August 7th.

  • A minimum of seven lessons is required to secure your spot. 

Tardiness
  • If you know you are going to be late for your lesson, please send a quick text message to let your teacher know

Studio Recitals & Events
  • Each winter and spring, there are solo and group recitals.

  • Additional performance opportunities and events are spread throughout the year.

Photography Model Release
  • I authorize Songbird Rising Suzuki School to use any images that contain the likeness of myself for marketing, archiving, and any other lawful purpose online and in print.

Covid-19
  • Due to Covid-19 Songbird Rising may need to adapt to changing circumstances at short notice.

  • Zoom is used where appropriate for lessons, camps, and classes.

Songbird Rising Suzuki School reserves the right to change this policy at any time.