IMG 3682 medium

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.   

– Shinichi Suzuki


  • Semester tuition includes weekly individual lessons, bi-monthly group classes, seasonal recitals and student workshops during Music Mind Games teacher-training sessions.
  • The tuition is configured by adding the total number of lessons per school year with the total number of group classes per school year and dividing it by the months of the semester.   (Summer tuition is handled separately)
  • There is an administration fee charged at the beginning of each semesters.


  • Tuition may be paid in full, in half or monthly installments.
  • Tuition is due at the start of each semester or the first week of each month if you choose to pay per month.

Missing a Lesson Class or Recital

  • This is a violin-priority program. If you enroll in this program you are choosing to make violin the priority over other activities. I will do my best to work with your schedules and activities but when it comes to an unavoidable conflict, violin should be a priority.
  • There are no tuition adjustments for missed lessons or classes. You may trade lesson times with another student. If 24 hours notice is given your child will be added to a make-up list. When a lesson time becomes available it will be offered out but there is no guarantee for a make-up.
  • Group classes will not be made up nor refunded.

Group Class attendance policy

The success of group classes depends very much on the consistent attendance of each student. If a student has 2 or more unexcused absences in a term, they will not be eligible to perform in the term recital.

Steven with Nick Kendall medium

Recital attendance policy

Only the most extreme circumstances are grounds for missing a recital. If the recital date poses a problem for your schedule inform me immediately!

Performance Policies

Only polished, prepared pieces will be acceptable for solos in recitals and decided on in the private lesson by the teacher parent and student.


Parents will accompany the child to lessons and take notes to prepare for home practice until the teacher believes the child is ready to take ownership of their own musicianship.

Families who join the Silver Strings community should be motivated and committed to the program in its entirety. This includes daily home practice, daily Suzuki and/or classical listening, group classes, concert attendance and performances.

*Enrollment signifies that you agree to the policies outlined above*

IMG 2439 small