Fees and Policies

Lessons

Students and parents are expected to attend weekly private lessons.  In addition, students and parents should practice together every day as well as listen to their Suzuki recording.  Parents are not required to learn to play the violin or viola but it is encouraged.

Payment

Cost per lesson: $52 per hour, $39 per 45 minutes, $26 per half hour

Post-dated cheques are required for the entire school year.  Cheques must be given to your teacher by the first lesson of the Autumn term.  Each cheque will be cashed on the first Monday of the corresponding term so please make sure cheques are dated according to the schedule on the lesson payment form. There will be an additional 10% charged for cheques received more than 14 days after the start of the Autumn term. If the student wishes to quit lessons mid term, there will be no refunds for any outstanding lessons within the current term.  If the teacher is informed in advance, post dated cheques for subsequent terms will be returned. The bank charge for any NSF cheques will be the responsibility of the student/parent.

Group Class

Students are expected to attend weekly group class in addition to their private lessons.  Group class fees depend on the number of classes per term.

Missed Lessons

There will be one unpaid lesson scheduled in the spring term.  A student may miss one lesson per year and the unpaid lesson will substitute for make up lessons.  If the student doesn’t miss any lessons, the additional lesson is given free of charge.  If a student misses more than one lesson per year, additional missed lessons will not be made up or refunded.

If the teacher cancels the lesson for any reason including illness the lesson will be made up or refunded.

Once a make up lesson is scheduled, it cannot be rescheduled.  Make up lessons must be made up during the current school year or following summer.  Make up lessons will not be held over to the next school year.

There will be no make up lessons or group classes for cancellations due to inclement weather.  Your teacher has no control over weather conditions and has to still pay rent whether or not lessons take place.  In cases of snow days, make sure to check with your teacher whether or not lessons have been cancelled as conditions often improve throughout the day.  If you feel it is unsafe to attend your lesson, please stay at home.