Studio Policy for 2018–19

Important Dates

NO LESSON DATES:

  • Nov 13–16

  • Nov 20–23

  • Dec 18–Jan 1

  • Jan 10–11

  • Jan 15–16

  • Mar 23–31

  • Apr 30–May 3

  • May 7–10

  • May 27 NO GROUP CLASS

  • Jun 22–30

RECITAL DATES:

  • Oct 28: Fall Solo Recital 3pm

  • Dec 16: Fall Group Recital 3pm

  • Feb 10: Winter Solo Recital 3pm

  • Mar 3: PUBLIC Performance (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)

  • Mar 17: Winter Group Recital 3pm

  • May 19: Spring Solo Recital 3pm

  • Jun 9: Spring Group Recital 3pm


Private Lessons

There are a total of 40 private lessons in the 12-month period beginning on September 4, 2018 & ending on August 23, 2019. There are 34 lessons during the school year (Sep–Jun) plus 6 lessons to be scheduled during the summer (Jul–Aug). All private lessons take place at my home studio in North Portland. The success of your child depends on how often you practice with them on a weekly basis. A commitment to a 5-day practice per week is EXPECTED. Listening to the Suzuki repertory should happen DAILY.

 

Group Classes

Weekly Monday group classes will take place at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave. Attendance is EXPECTED to participate in the performances throughout the year. No more than 3 absences per term will be tolerated. Each term consists of 10 classes culminating in a recital. Please refer to the dates and schedule below for your class time according to your child’s level.

 

RECITALS

Frequent performances give students the opportunity to share what they have learned in a supportive environment and are EXPECTED of all students. Both solo and group recitals take place throughout the year.

Graduation Recitals

Students prepare a solo recital at the completion of a volume of the Suzuki repertoire. This involves preparing the complete list of pieces from the book with accompaniment.  This recital may take place at the student’s home to which friends and family are invited.  The date of the recital should be set two months in advance. Students may opt to do a joint recital with another graduating student.

SOLO RECITAL DATES:

  • Oct 28: Fall Solo Recital 3pm

  • Feb 10: Winter Solo Recital 3pm

  • May 19: Spring Solo Recital 3pm

GROUP RECITAL DATES

  • Dec 16: Fall Group Recital 3pm

  • Mar 17: Winter Group Recital 3pm

  • Jun 9: Spring Group Recital 3pm

 

Parent Education

All parents are EXPECTED to read Nurtured By Love by Dr. Suzuki. A parent Happy Hour will take place on Dec 17, Mon 6–7pm. Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled Dec 18-20, in place of private lessons. Your monthly tuition includes a Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) membership for a year. This entitles you to receive the SAA Quarterly Journal filled with informative articles written by other Suzuki parents, teachers and students.

 

Institutes & Annual Workshop

To ensure that my students are exposed to the larger Suzuki community, I EXPECT families to attend an SAA Institute every year. In addition to attending an institute, I invite a clinician annually to work with my students in the spring. This workshop includes a master class, a group class and a parent forum. The spring workshop will take place April 13–15, Sat–Mon with SAA Teacher Trainer Rolando Freitag.

 

Tuition

Your monthly tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE and due by the 10th of each month to avoid a $25 late fee. Checks should be made payable to: SUZUKI STUMPTOWN. Monthly tuition includes:

  • 40 private lessons

  • 30 group classes

  • 3 solo & 3 group recitals

  • 3 Dalcroze Classes

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Annual Workshop

  • Annual Parent Happy Hour

  • Annual 100-Day Challenge Pizza Party

  • SAA Membership

  • Studio Polo Shirt

 

Makeup Policy

There are NO makeup lessons, unless lessons are missed due to unforeseeable events, e.g. traffic jam or illness.

 

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal from the Suzuki Stumptown program requires a 30-day notice and payment of the current month of the last lesson.


Current Family Class Registration

Current families, click the button below to register for Suzuki Stumptown classes and view fee/payment information.

 

New Family Class Registration

New families, click the button below to register for Suzuki Stumptown classes and view fee/payment information.

 

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