Blewett Violin Studio Policies

Updated 1/17/2020


Before starting our Suzuki program, parents must attend an Orientation Session.  This ensures that you fully understand the Suzuki philosophy, Studio Policies, and are comfortable with your role as Home Teacher.  Suzuki parenting is a rewarding but demanding job.  Please read the information provided by the Suzuki Association of the Americas at this link.


Lessons canceled due to illness, death in the family, or dangerous weather may be made up with a limit of one per month.  If no make up lesson can be scheduled, the cost of the lesson will be credited to the next month with a limit of one per month.

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It is the parent's responsibility to inform the instructor of planned absences such as vacations.


Private and group lessons are included in monthly tuition. Tuition is due at the first lesson of the month. Failure to pay may result in discontinuation of lessons. Half hour tuition is $20.00. Semester fee averages $360, payable in monthly installments or in full at the beginning of semester. Fees are determined by how many weekly lessons are in a semester. 

Group Lessons and Performances

Group lessons are an essential part of the student's musical development, therefore students are expected to participate in group lesson activities and performances. Group Lessons are held at our studio at 227 Farley Place, The Old Stone Church, first, second, and third working Fridays of the month. Performance opportunities are offered periodically throughout the year at different venues in addition to a Spring and Fall Recital.


Students are expected to bring all required equipment and materials to lessons. This includes violin, viola, cello, bow, shoulder rest, rosin, cleaning cloth, all music books, and sheet music provided or requested.  (A piano is provided in the studio.) Required home equipment includes quiet location with adequate lighting, folding stand (for string instruments), a home piano for piano students, music, pencil, and requested CD's or music files. When needed, additional strings and other materials may be required. All supplies/equipment can be procured at Symphony Supply in downtown Paducah.