2019-20 Tuition Plans
Tuition is based on full year enrollment of lessons divided into 10 or 12 monthly payments (determined by plan selected). Monthly payment amount is fixed each month regardless of the number of lesson per month. In addition to lesson fees, tuition covers venue rentals, basic teaching supplies and materials, as well as state and local taxes. New students will be required to subscribe to FiddleQuest at an additional cost. Please read studio policy regarding payment and attendance. Sibling and referral discounts and financial assistance are available. Please ask about these.
Primary Session Plan
34 Lessons over 10 months September - June
Maximum of 2 make-up credit expires the end of June. Families can make a one-time change to Full Year Plan mid-session. Credit received at the time of change will go toward future lessons.
Full Year Plan
38 lessons over 12 months - September - August
Maximum of 2 make-up credit expires end of August. Summer lessons are scheduled online in June. Families can make a one-time change to the Primary Plan mid-session but will be charged the difference based on months paid at the time of change.
*Tuition for lessons beginning mid-year will be prorated for the first month when 2 or less teaching weeks remain ($40/30-minute lesson or $55/45-minute lesson), then charged at the regular monthly rate thereafter. Three (3) or more lessons is considered a full month.
Studio Policy: The essentials*
Payment retains the student’s time slot each month. Monthly payment amount is the same each month regardless of the number of lesson per month. Cash, check, or web-payment (via ACH withdrawal, or credit card) are acceptable forms of payment. Payment is due by the 1st lesson of the month.
No Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued for any missed lessons or make-up credits. At the time the annual Studio Calendar is distributed, it is ideal to make note of any conflict and make arrangements to reschedule those lessons up front. That way make-up lessons can be saved for any unforeseen conflicts.
Consistent attendance is crucial for best progress but occasional absences are understandable. I ask for a minimum of 24 hour notice if a student cannot make a lesson in order to be given a make-up credit. A maximum of two (2) make-up credits will be issued to each student per year and can be used during one of the Catch-Up weeks or as arranged between the client and teacher. Refer to complete Policy for details about cancellation, make-up credits and rescheduling.
Clients are required to set-up an account to access the official studio calendar through MyMusicStaff or visiting http://bjviolin.com/login . The online calendar will be the master scheduling calendar and the best place to check your lesson times. Reminders will also be sent via email and can be enabled for text messages through the account. You can also check invoices, make payment and subscribe to calendars through the website.
Jams / Showcase
Jams sessions are casual events for the students to come together and share songs. It is a fun way to learn how to play with others, sharpen the musician’s ear, and learn new tunes. Jams will be scheduled throughout the year. Showcases are a celebration of the student’s practice and hard work and will be held in the Spring. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends for this annual event.
The student and teacher will make an agreement about practice expectations. Practice and lesson preparation are essential for a effective lessons, progression and especially enjoyment in playing the violin. Lesson notes will be emailed to beginners for the first few lessons. Practice cards will be provided each week following and students are expected to record and return the card at the next lesson.