Lisa Toner Studio
Student Pledge 2019-2020
___ I understand that studying the violin is a special privilege given to me by my parents and by Lisa.
___ I will remain open, respectful, and willing to try new things.
___ I understand that improvement involves repeating things over and over again.
___ I know that I will get the best results if I practice 5 - 7 days a week. If I practice 3 or fewer times, Lisa will give the same lesson as last week and I won’t get new material.
___ I will listen to the music I’m learning daily, as well as other classical music, because it makes learning much easier.
___ I promise to work continuously on using a free and easy body balance, because my playing and whole life will be better for it!
__ I understand that my violin is a valuable, fragile instrument. I will handle it with clean hands, not touch the bow hair, and protect it from extreme temperatures. I will re-hair my bow and get new strings at least once per year.
__ I promise to clip my nails regularly so I can play with ease and accuracy. If I need to borrow Lisa’s nail clippers during the lesson more than a few times, I have to pay a $1 charge!
__ I will bring my lesson notebook to every lesson and use the practice notes at home.
__ If I need to have a snack at Lisa’s house, I will keep it neat!
___ I will attend at least one live, professional-level classical concert each year.
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Participation Pledge for Parents/Students
___ We will read the Monday announcement emails to stay up to date on studio events.
___ We will attend all lessons and group classes scheduled from September to June.
__ We understand that violin is high-commitment, year-round activity with complex scheduling and that it may be difficult to switch lesson times mid-year.
___ We understand the attendance policy.
___ In the event of a missed individual or group lesson, we promise to call, text or email as soon as possible.
___ We will arrive a few minutes early to wash hands and unpack, so as to make the most of the lesson time.
___ If we bring siblings, we will make sure they can entertain themselves quietly.
___ We understand that group class/chamber music is an integral part of Suzuki music study. We will mark our calendars and make it a point to attend all the group classes.
___ In the event of a missed class, we promise to call or email as soon as possible.
___ We commit to arriving on time and remaining for the duration of the class.
___ I may drop my child off for group if they are old enough to attend alone. At pickup, I will re-enter the building and pick up my child so that Lisa knows everyone made it safely home.
Rehearsals, Recitals, and Concerts:
___ We commit to attending all the rehearsals, recitals, and concerts that we are involved in. We will arrive on time and remain for the whole duration of the performances.
___ We understand that if Lisa has an unexpected absence she will:
- Schedule a makeup at a mutually convenient time
- or, give a lesson during the June 16-17 makeup period.
- If she has a serious interruption teaching resulting in multiple cancellations, she will work things out with us to arrive at a fair makeup or tuition credit solution.