Studio Policies

JP Suzuki Studio – Studio Policies 2019-2020

– There are two semesters in the academic year: Fall and Spring. Each semester includes 14 private lessons  and 14  group classes.

-A parent must accompany their child to each lesson, and take notes. Siblings are welcome at lessons. Bring something quiet for them to do.

-Tuition for the semester is due by the first lesson of each semester. Tuition will increase yearly.

-Students are expected to come to all lessons and group classes. A parent is also expected to be at all lessons and classes. Please arrive 5 minutes early to lessons and group so that your child may use the bathroom and wash their hands, get settled, and observe the end of the previous class.

-There are no make up lessons for student absences. Please do not ask for a make up lesson. When you pay for the semester, you are reserving my time each week. If you know you will not be able to get to a lesson, you can try switching times with another student who has the same length lesson. Please be sure to let me know if you make a switch, or if you cannot make it to your lesson. Skype lessons can be given if you know you will be away.

– Please do not bring a sick child to a lesson or arrive ill yourself. If your child is too sick for school, they are too sick to have a lesson.

-There are no make-ups for missed group classes.

-If I cancel lessons for any reason I will make them up.

-If weather prevents us from having an in-person lesson, Skype lessons will be offered. There will be no make up guaranteed for group classes missed because of weather.

-Summer lessons are scheduled according to your schedule and mine. Many students are away in the summer, and I am usually away a lot as well. At the end of the Spring semester I make a summer schedule that may be different each week depending on everyone’s schedules. July and August lessons are usually over Skype.

-Email or text messages are the best way to contact me. Please email me to set up a conference about sensitive issues rather than discuss in front of your child.

-Please do not buy a violin without bringing it to me first. In most cases, the most cost effective way to get a violin is to rent from Johnson Strings.