I teach year round. Please notify me of taking any summer months off. I am flexible with vacations. Payment is due at the beginning of each month. I will notify of my upcoming absences and prorate when necessary. I will let you know if/when I am available for makeup lessons for my absences. Please notify me of your absences asap. I do not charge for missed lessons. The exception is no-shows. However, several absences could lose your spot as I keep a wait list and want to use my time with serious students. I do not guarantee make-up lessons, but will provide them based on my availability, if requested.
I currently have over 30 students. I am committed to my students but also run a very active family, and expect that my students will take the private lesson opportunity seriously. I expect that each student will practice. The more practice, the faster the learning and improvement. Skills are built in the practice. Many music studios have stricter no make-up, no pro-rate policies. I understand family life, that illnesses occur, vacations are important, and some times are crazier than others. I am sensitive to these things so long as my flexibility is not taken advantage of.
I am a registered teacher with the SAU-Suzuki Association of Utah and SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. Your student and family can join the SAU and SAA as well. If your child would like to be able to attend Suzuki camps and other opportunities, each family will pay a $30 yearly membership due in the fall to me, as I will sign up each family and make one payment directly to SAU for all my families. You will have access to newsletters and websites with much information about Suzuki learning, summer music camps, and interesting events that are sponsored by SAU locally throughout the year.
The Symphony Youth Guild
This is a great organization that provides musical events for its members. The cost of one year for an entire family is $20 and you get discounts on Utah Symphony tickets, can attend special master classes and workshops designed for young musicians.
Get more information & sign up on their website.