Do I pay per lesson or per month?
Payment for the entire month is due at the beginning of each month. The payment covers four full lessons.
How long are lessons?
Lessons are 30 minutes long. Advanced students can pay to book a full hour of time if the schedule permits.
What is the earliest age someone can start taking lessons?
My youngest student's are typically 6 years or older. However, it's never too early to start exposure to music and music lessons! The most important thing is for the student to have an interest and desire to learn.
What is the oldest age someone can start taking lessons?
It's never too late to start music lessons! The most important thing is for the student to have an interest and desire to learn.
Is there a refund for missed or canceled lessons?
If you need to cancel a lesson due to illness or unforeseen circumstances I will provide a ‘make up’ lesson during a different time/day at no extra cost. The make up lesson must be made within a month of the originally scheduled lesson.
If I cancel a lesson I give you the choice of a makeup lesson or a refund.
What form of payments do you take?
I accept Venmo, cash, personal checks or credit card (I do not currently accept Paypal).
You have the option of enrolling in e-billing and auto payment through the student portal.
What curriculum do you use?
I use a variety of teaching methods tailored to each student. I often use Suzuki books, ‘I can read Music’ , ear training and excerpts from other printed sources.
How do I know what size/brand violin to purchase or rent?
We can discuss options on a phone call before lessons begin. If you are purchasing a beginner instrument I highly recommend purchasing it from Shar, as they are a trustworthy company with competitive prices. Be leery of any starter kits that cost less than $200.
Do I need to purchase extra materials before lessons begin?
I have a small list of supplies that I request each of my students to purchase when starting lessons. You can order these through an Amazon I’ve created, or you can purchase them from wherever you’re most comfortable.