Child 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)

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 the lesson at home. 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 Suzuki CD. 

  • Bring your instrument, practice binder, and Suzuki book to every lesson.

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.

  • If you know 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 my child 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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