Lessons

Tuition

30 minute lesson weekly = $30

60 minute lesson weekly = $55

Monthly and quarterly tuition payments are due the first lesson.

A late fee of $10 will be applied by the second lesson. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, and PayPal are accepted.

MISSED LESSONS: There is no charge for a missed lesson if cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson time. Make-up lessons are encouraged depending on availability. If the teacher needs to cancel a lesson and schedules do not permit a make-up lesson, a credit will be issued for the following payment schedule.

E-STUDIO:  During the months of June and July, all lessons will conclude as eLessons via Skype or FaceTime. eLessons are a convenient way to have make-up lessons. Once the video chat is established, the lesson time begins through Skype, Google Chat, or FaceTime. Students are required to provide their own internet connection and respectable software to participate.

PARKING & WAITING: Parents planning to stay during the lesson, or students who drive please park in front of the house, or adjacent west of the house in the cul-de-sac. Parents are welcome to wait inside in the living room or sit in on lessons.

LESSON MATERIALS: Students are required to study scales, etudes, repertoire, and music theory complementary to their level. Students should bring to each lesson; their instrument, a notebook, music, and a shoulder rest. For practice at home, students will need a metronome, tuner, and a music stand.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Parents are always welcome in the studio during lessons. Parents who stay involved with their child’s lessons and know what is expected of the student, these students have greater success. While it is suggested, it is not required.

YOUTH SYMPHONY & SCHOOL ORCHESTRA: Mrs. Caruso encourages all students to participate in group ensembles and/or school orchestra as often as possible. Students involved in peer group activities show a greater increase of involvement and progress. Mrs. Caruso will assist in auditions and practice of orchestra materials as needed in addition to lesson materials.

RECITALS: There are two recitals per year which occur typically in December and in May. All students are encouraged to participate.

PRACTICING: Consistent practice is the hardest part of any level of playing an instrument. In order for lessons to be successful, students should practice all the lesson materials 5-6 days per week.