Child Student Policy

School 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 $38.50 per year is payable at the beginning of the fall semester or upon enrolling in private lessons.

Parent Expectations
  • Arrive/set-up 5 minutes before the lesson. Use the time to prepare, ready the instrument and bow, and review your week's practice.

  • Keep cell phone use to a minimum. If you use your phone to take notes in the lesson, set it to silent or airplane mode to avoid distractions.

  • Be present for the lesson so that you have an understanding of the material and can replicate it during practice. Take notes or make recordings to help you practice with your child.

  • Help your child get into a practice routine of a minimum of 5 days a week.

Student Expectations
  • Be respectful and cooperative during the lesson.

  • Practice for a minimum of 5 days a week, completing all practice goals, and listen to the Suzuki CD. 

  • Bring your instrument and Suzuki materials to every lesson

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
  • A minimum of four lessons is required to secure your spot for the fall.

  • 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 my child for marketing, archiving, and any other lawful purpose online and in print.

  • 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.