Policies and Teaching Philosophy
Tuition and Payment Policies
Tuition for Savannah’s Violin Studio is all-inclusive of all lessons and fees for all scheduled weeks of private lessons for the semester. Payment for the month is due prior to the first lesson of the month. Payments not submitted before the first lesson are considered late, and will have a $10 late fee added to the total. There will be no tuition roll overs, and if a lesson is missed, it can either be made up during the times I have set aside for make-up lessons or if the scheduling does not work out, the missed lesson will not be refunded.
Summer lessons are determined based on teacher and student availability, with a required minimum of six lessons over the course of the summer. Scheduling can be worked out individually with the teacher based on availability, and tuition will be charged accordingly. Summer tuition can either be paid in one payment prior to the first summer lesson, or lesson by lesson. Please speak with the teacher to confirm your summer payment plan.
Tuition is calculated based on the length of the lesson. Beginners are required to start with a 30-minute lesson once a week and can continue with this lesson time until they finish Suzuki Book 1. Upon completion of Suzuki Book 1, students are expected to move into a 45-minute time slot until otherwise directed by the teacher. Upon teacher’s discretion or student’s request, lesson time can be increased to 1 hour. If there are any concerns about required lesson lengths, please speak with Savannah directly.
*COVID-19 Updated Policies: Online lessons are offered on a case by case basis, and usually only to students who have had at least some previous experience with the instrument. Please contact Savannah for more information and for adjusted rates different from the ones listed below.
Beginner Student (through Suzuki Book 1) – 30-minute lesson required
$25/lesson (for summer enrollment only) or $110/month (September-December 2020)
Intermediate Students (Suzuki Book 2-4) – 45-minute lesson required
$38/lesson (for summer enrollment only) or $162/month (September-December 2020)
Advanced Students (determined by teacher discretion or student request) – 1 hour
$50/lesson (for summer enrollment only) or $213/month (September-December 2020)
Philosophy of Teaching.. From a Christian Perspective
As a Christian music instructor, I seek to integrate faith as a foundational element to the process and experience of learning music.
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The Importance of Childhood Musical Education
As an instructor, I focus on giving quality musical instruction to children ages 5 to 18. With this as a target age group, it is important to understand the significance and benefits of early childhood musical education.
For more information about the importance of music from the perspective of biblical and secular research, please click HERE