Class lessons are an integral part of being a member of my studio. Students are expected to attend these monthly lessons and are charged for the class whether they attend or not.
Payment is due at the first lesson of each month for the proceeding lessons of that month.
Check the lesson schedule to see if the student can switch with another student.
Notify me via an e-mail stating lesson for sale, with day and time of lesson a student will be missing. I will forward to everyone on the e-mail list,
Payment for that lesson and rescheduling is still the student's responsibility.
Students are required to pay for all lessons they are scheduled for.
I cancel the lesson or if there is a snow day at school or if the road conditions are too dangerous for travel.
In order to understand the expectations I have for my students I feel it is important for people to understand why I teach. I enjoy the challenge of teaching. Not all students think alike, therefore I find it invigorating to find the correct style for each student. I taught my first violin student when I was sixteen years old. I have taught in Ithaca NY, East Lansing Michigan and arrived on Martha’s Vineyard in 1991 to work in the Vineyard Schools for three years. I have been a consultant to the Harwich Suzuki program since 1991. Currently I have 20 students within my private studio and teach beginner violin to the Chilmark Pre-School students. My philosophy of teaching has developed over many years of experience. It includes using the Suzuki Method, which allows students to learn through regular listening, repetition, and praise.
As a member of my studio I expect students and their families to be respectful and dedicated. Students must want to learn, be willing to practice for the amount of time agreed upon with their parents and me, and communicate with me if there are problems or concerns.
2015 Price List
30min Group Lesson $15.00
30 min Semi Private $22.00
Monthly Class Lesson $24.00
30 min Lesson $32.00
45 min Lessons $48.00
60 min Lesson $64.00