Child Student Policy

// Violin Studio

Tuition Fees
  • Tuition fees are collected by semester, half semester or on a monthly basis. No lessons are given unless tuition has been received

  • For more detailed information on fees please visit the Violin/Viola Lesson page

  • Payments are made by cash, check or Google Pay to

Parent Expectations
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the lesson so the student can prepare their mind and the necessary materials ready for lesson (recap what you practiced together and get the violin out and make sure the bow is rosined in advance of the lesson start time)

  • Keep cell phone use to a minimum. If you use your phone to take notes in the lesson it can be useful to set it to Airplane mode so you are not distracted by calls, emails etc.

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

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

Student Expectations
  • Be respectful and cooperative in the studio space

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

  • Bring Instrument, practice binder and Suzuki book to every lesson

Scheduling, Re-scheduling, and Cancellations
  • Lessons will be 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 the event that Songbird Rising has to reschedule a lesson, a make up lesson will be offered at a time convenient to everyone involved

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

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

Summer Scheduling
  • Mrs. Laura - Between June 1st and July 20th  students may take a maximum of two lessons off free of charge. There will be no lessons between July 23 - August 19th

  • Mrs. Jane - TBD

  • Mrs. Elizabeth - TBD

Studio Recitals & Events
  • There are two solo recitals every school year, farmers market performances and more! We will be taking photos during recitals and events and may use them for advertising and marketing purposes. If you would prefer photographs of your child not be used, please tell Mrs Laura in advance.

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


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