Tuition & Policy

TUITION

30 Minute Lessons

Weekly Subscription = $25

Monthly Subscription = $100

Quarterly Subscription (3 months) = $300

60 Minute Lessons

Weekly Subscription = $45

Monthly Subscription = $180

Quarterly Subscription (3 months) = $540

PAYMENT OPTIONS  

Cash, check, Venmo and PayPal are accepted.

A late fee of $10 per week will be applied on the second lesson of the term. 

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

Online-Lessons will be conducted through the video platform, Zoom.

Lessons will be recorded for students to review throughout the week.

The e-Studio option is a convenient way to have a make-up lesson.

Once the video chat is established, the lesson time begins through Zoom.

Students are required to provide their own internet connection and respectable software to participate.

PARKING & WAITING  

For in-person lessons, and parents who plan to stay during the lesson, or students who drive please park in front of the house, or adjacent west of the house.

Parents are always welcome and encouraged to sit in on lessons, or wait in the living room.

LESSON MATERIAL

Depending on students goals, the student will study scales, arpeggios, etudes, repertoire, and music theory complementary to their level and genre. 

In addition to classical violin technique and repertoire, additional styles are offered such as:

POP

ROCK

JAZZ

FIDDLE

IMPROVISATION

Student’s should bring to each lesson:

 INSTRUMENT

NOTEBOOK

MUSIC/LESSON MATERIALS

ROSIN

SHOULDER REST

For practice at home, students will need:

METRONOME

TUNER

MUSIC STAND 

YOUTH SYMPHONY & SCHOOL ORCHESTRA  

Mrs. Caruso encourages all students to participate in group ensembles and/or orchestras as often as possible.

Students involved in peer group activities show a greater increase of involvement and progress.

Mrs. Caruso will be happy to assist students in auditions, and orchestra materials in addition to lesson materials.

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.