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In my studio, I teach from a modified Suzuki method approach, and it can be broken down into a few key components:
For more information, feel free to ask questions, or visit www.suzukiassociation.org.
The three points on the Suzuki Triangle are the child, parent, and teacher. These three people will communicate constantly to nurture the development of the child. Unlike traditional methods, the Suzuki method views the parent as an integral part of the learning process. This combination of relationships helps to provide a healthy learning environment for the child. For parents of young children, you are the teacher at home. You will guide practice daily with your child, aided by the weekly lessons with me. In some cases, you may have a short lesson with me as well. It will seem at times difficult, especially with the busy home lives that many of us lead, but in the end, the time is worth the investment for your child’s development and self-confidence.
It is best to start with a lesson time that is too short rather than too long. If I believe that a longer lesson would be beneficial, I will discuss this with the parent. If you would like to extend your child’s lesson time, feel free to talk to me about it. To maximize lesson time please arrive early and unpack your instrument before your lesson time officially begins. A lesson will sometimes be shorter than scheduled if it is in the best interest of the student to have a shortened lesson.
When: I am available to teach any time Monday to Saturday
Where: Due to COVID-19, private lessons are currently all virtual. I prefer Zoom, but I can also do Facetime, Google Hangouts, Google Duo, Skype, and Facebook Messenger.
Payment is arranged monthly, paid at the first lesson of each month.
Fees per lesson:
30-minute lessons $30
45-minute lessons $45
60-minute lessons $60
*Please note: Depending on which day of the week your lesson is scheduled, some months may have 5 weeks instead of 4.
Your absence: Lessons missed by the student will NOT be refunded. There is a 24 Hour Cancellation Policy, so please let me know at least 24 hours before your lesson time if you need to cancel or reschedule your lesson in order for it to be made-up. If this is not communicated 24 hours before the scheduled lesson, the full lesson cost will be charged.
Tardy: If a student arrives late, they will only receive instruction for the remainder of their time slot. Meaning, if you show up at 4:15 for a lesson scheduled from 4:00-4:30, you will only have a 15 minute lesson.
My absence: If I am sick or must miss a lesson, I will either schedule a make-up lesson with you or refund your money by the end of the month.
I will protect your lesson times by:
The student is expected to prepare for each lesson by: