Adult Student Policy

// Violin Studio

Tuition Fees
  • Tuition fees are collected by semester or half-semester. Tuition fees are required in advance of lessons.

  • For more detailed information regarding fees, please visit the Violin/Viola Lesson page.

  • Fees are payable by cash, check, Google Pay (, or Venmo (@laura-poyzer)

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 binder 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 us. 

  • 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.

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

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

Summer Scheduling
  • Between May 31st and July 18th, students may take a maximum of two lessons off free of charge. There will be no lessons between July 19 - August 16th. Subject to change depending on COVID.

  • Sometimes traffic is bad and you are going to be late for your lesson, please send a quick message to let your teacher know

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

  • Many 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.

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


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