Cello and Violin Lessons

Amherst, MA

Practice

Practice at home is essential for learning to play any instrument. Parents need to help, encourage, assist, plan, and remind daily. A good routine, regardless of your age, usually works best. 


Environment & Listening


A good musical environment is the best help you can give yourself. Listening to a wide variety of classical music fosters love for beautiful sound, intonation, and emotional engagement.


Financial Policies


Tuition can be paid online during your lesson sign-up, or after by invoice. Invoices are sent out monthly. 


Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons


Cancellations or changes made more than 24 hours prior to your class are entitled to a make-up class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the class are considered a no-show and are not entitled to a make-up class. Emergencies are considered on a case-by-case basis. No make-ups are possible for canceled make-up classes.


Inclement Weather & Illness


Unless you hear from me, I will be available to teach on school-declared snow days. If you are unable to come, we can schedule a make-up or have a Skype lesson. Please do not come to your lesson sick. If you have a same-day fever or other ailments, we will schedule a make-up.


Summer Lessons


Membership is a year-round commitment. Studying during the summer is crucial for students to continue their progress and maintain their skills. There are no violin summer lessons. 


Instruments & Supplies


Please visit Stamell Strings for questions about renting an instrument, repairs, bow rehair, and supplies. 


To order music, strings, and related supplies:

http://www.sharmusic.com


For purchasing Suzuki Materials – CD’s, books, etc.:

http://www.ymonline.com