LESSON STRUCTURE & PRICING
At Josie Long Violin Studio, a variety of lesson time slots are available depending on the level and age of the student. Before the student's first lesson, we will discuss what an appropriate lesson length would be. In the event that there are five (5) lessons in a month, you will not be charged extra for the 5th week.
Please note that tuition does not pay for materials (i.e. Studio Practice Notebook, sheet music, etc.) or recital fees ($10/family) that are outside the weekly lessons. *Note: Students ages 10 and under must have a parent/guardian present at their lessons, unless otherwise discussed.
30-minute lessons: $100.00
45-minute lessons: $150.00
60-minute lessons: $200.00
payment & late fees
Tuition is due at the first lesson of each month. Check, cash, or Venmo @josielongviolin are accepted. A $5 late fee, per week, will be applied to all tuition that isn’t paid on time. Tuition is non-refundable and will not be adjusted or prorated for students that withdraw early or miss scheduled lessons (see LESSON WITHDRAWL POLICY) Consistently late payments may result in the termination of further lessons.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Private violin lessons are available for 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute sessions. All lessons will be customized to the student’s individual needs. Lessons may include technique building exercises (scales, rhythmic exercises and shifting) and music from the standard repertoire. There will also be recitals and performance opportunities throughout the year.
Josie Long Violin Studio takes students all year round on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out a contact form through the website to submit an inquiry or email for current availability.
The schedule at Josie Long Violin Studio will remain the same throughout the summer months. Any exceptions to the existing schedule will be made known to parents by your instructor.
RECITALS & PERFORMANCES
At Josie Long Violin Studio, multiple performance opportunities are offered throughout the year. Two of these opportunities include formal performances, one at the end of the school year and another right before the holidays. These performances give students something to work towards the entire year. There will be a minimal $10/family participation fee for participating in the recital. These will be included in the invoice preceding the recital. No admission will be charged for recital attendees or their family members.
In addition to the two performances mentioned above, Josie Long Violin Studio also provides additional opportunities for students to perform in the community, festivals, concerts, competitions, and more throughout the year. You can find these opportunities posted on the website or on Instagram @josielongviolin
LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY
Please try to make every effort to accommodate your scheduled lesson time. If you do need to miss your lesson, please kindly give at least 24-hours notice.
LESSON WITHDRAWL POLICY
To withdraw from lessons, one must provide formal written notice to Josie Long Violin Studio by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal notification will NOT be considered sufficient notice.
A 30-day courtesy notice is requested so Josie Long Violin Studio has adequate time to fill the vacancy in the schedule. Please note that in the event of immediate withdrawal, NO tuition will be prorated or refunded after a pay period has already been withdrawn; however, students may continue to attend lessons until all lesson credits have been redeemed. Time slots will not be held for students that choose to take time off.
MAKEUP LESSON POLICY
Life happens and it is expected that over the course of a year, students may miss a lesson due to illness, vacation, or other reasons. It is for this reason that the monthly rate stays the same, despite the occasional 5th lesson in a month. These 5th lessons are intended to be a "built-in" makeup lesson. If you do need to miss your scheduled lesson, please kindly give at least 24-hours notice, if possible.
In an effort not to spread sickness to other students and instructors, we kindly ask that students do not come in to the studio in the event they are sick with a contagious illness.
A parent/guardian is required to attend the student's lesson if they are ages 10 and under, unless otherwise discussed.
Your Instrument: Before you leave the house, please make sure that your instrument, bow, shoulder rest, rosin, and pencil are packed in your instrument case.
Studio Practice Notebook: Your Studio Practice Notebook will consist of weekly assignments, practice log, and other resources. This customized notebook may be purchased at your first lesson. Your instructor will be writing updated homework assignments to be practiced after each lesson in this book. It will not only assist you in your practicing, but will also be helpful for your instructor to see your assignments throughout the semester and to keep an accurate record of your progress. It is imperative that this book be brought to each lesson.
Music Books: It is important to bring all of your music with you weekly (i.e. Suzuki books, technique books, current solo pieces, orchestra music, etc.). By coming prepared each week, it will allow you and your instructor to work on all of your materials and to continue making progress.
Music Bag: Music books can often be numerous, heavy, and hard to carry. I highly recommend using a bag / tote / backpack / cinch sack, etc. to store all of your musical books and items.
*It is mandatory to bring each of the following items to every lesson
**Although you will not be bringing this to your lesson, it is also strongly advised that you have a proper music stand at home. This will allow the student to practice with the proper posture and positions. This can be purchased at a local music store or website.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Josie Long, Violin Instructor