Studio Policy


Studio Rules

  • Do not wear perfume, body spray.
  • No food. Water bottles/travel cups are okay.
  • Take your shoes off.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before class
  • Clip and file your fingernails before your lesson. Short nails are required to play violin.

Dismissal

When behavior is disrespectful and/or dangerous, families will be dismissed from the studio. No portion of tuition will be refunded if dismissed as adults are expected to read studio policy prior to enrolling. Immediate dismissal will occur if behavior is dangerous or abusive. Examples of behavior resulting in immediate dismissal include: bullying, physical harm to others, destruction of property, possession of weapons, racial or cultural slurs and other abusive/foul language and failure to follow COVID policies.


Illness Policy

  • Stay home if anyone in the family is sick.
  • Email me to let me know that you’re sick. We will hold the lesson on ZOOM.
  • If too sick for zoom, cancel the lesson and schedule a makeup.
  • Anyone arriving symptomatic (coughing, sneezing, etc) will be sent home immediately without option for make-up.
  • If I’m sick, lessons will be held on ZOOM. An email will be sent out to notify you. If I’m too sick to ZOOM, lessons will be rescheduled.

Missing Lessons

Use My music staff to cancel lessons and reschedule for makeups.

If you’d like a makeup, cancel through My Music Staff.

  • 4 Make-up lessons (credits) are offered during the studio year (sept-Aug). Additional makeups offered at my discretion and per my availability.
  • You have 90 days to use makeup credits before they expire. If unused/expired you forfeit the lesson.
  • Makeups will not be rescheduled/made-up
  • Missed/canceled group classes are not made-up/refunded.
  • In the extremely rare event that I need to cancel a lesson, I will reschedule. If I’m not feeling well but still able to teach, lessons will be held virtually.

Weather Policy

  • If CCPS is closed, lessons are held on ZOOM at the regularly scheduled time.
  • If schools are closing early and/or after school activities are canceled lessons held will be held on ZOOM.
  • If schools are opening with a delay, lessons will be held in the studio as usual.
  • If school is closed/closing early group class will be held virtually.

Calendar & Lesson Scheduling

Calendar is on My Music Staff, login to view.

Students keep the same lesson day/time throughout the year. If you need to change your lesson time during the studio year, you will need to choose from an open lesson slot.

Summer Lessons: Students are expected to continue with lessons during the summer months. Families returning to fall lessons after a summer break are re-enrolled at a higher tuition rate.

The studio year (September- August) is divided into four quarters:

  • FALL: September, October, November
  • WINTER: December, January, February
  • SPRING: March, April, May
  • SUMMER: June, July, August

Holidays/Breaks

No lessons are held on Federal holidays and one break is scheduled each quarter. No lessons are held the third week of June to encourage families to attend our local Suzuki institute (summer camp). Check the calendar in My Music Staff for exact dates.


Referral Program

When you refer a family to the studio and they enroll in lessons, you receive a free lesson!


Tuition Policy

  • Tuition covers all private lessons, all group classes, two group concerts and all required books/materials for lessons.
  • Tuition doesn’t cover replacement of books/materials lost or damaged. Families will be invoiced for these items.
  • No tuition deductions for lack of full participation in the program.
  • Violin rental fees are not included in tuition fees.
  • Tuition is per child, no sibling discounts
  • Tuition will not be refunded for any reason.

Payment Methods:

  • Invoices are emailed
  • If tuition has not been paid by the 15th, lessons are paused until payment is made.
  • $30 NSF returned check/payment fee.

Tuition is invoiced Quarterly (3 months) payable by check or PayPal. If you would like to make payments in smaller installments (monthly) you will need to make payments through PayPal. PayPal will allow you to set up installments at checkout. Yearly tuition can be paid via check or PayPal.

Due Dates

Yearly payments: August 15th or prorated if enrolling after September.
Quarterly: August 15th, November 15th February 15th, May 15th.
Monthly/installments: You’re invoiced for the quarter; PayPal will let you set up installments.

Assistance for Low Income Families: All children should have access to high quality education regardless of income and social status. Therefore, I aim to make tuition fees affordable and equitable. If you are not able to afford tuition as quoted, or if your circumstances change, please reach out to complete an application for assistance.


Locations

Private Lessons

300 Avalon Lane Westminster, MD 21158.

Group Classes

Classes held in Westminster, MD. Full address disclosed to enrolled families.


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