Lessons

Trained in the Suzuki Method and traditional pedagogy, I teach private lessons to children and adults of all ages and all levels. If you are interested in enrolling a child younger than 10 years old in lessons, please be prepared to attend the lessons with your child, and please follow this link to an introduction of the Suzuki Method:

http://suzukiassociation.org/parents/twinkler/

My studio policies and rates are listed below.  If you would like to set up an initial meeting, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.


Studio Policies for Fall 2018
Hillary Nordwell, instructor
lessons@hillarynordwell.com
(415) 312-2026
Pacifica, CA

1. Monthly tuition is due on or before the first lesson of each month.
Tuition rates are as follows:

…..60 minute lesson: $70…..
…..45 minute lesson: $54…..
…..30 minute lesson: $38…..

3. Please make lesson time a priority. Students are expected to arrive at lessons promptly with all the necessary materials (music books, notebook, assignment sheets, as applicable). If you anticipate a conflict, please notify me at least one week in advance if you would like to schedule a make-up lesson. Lessons missed due to illness may be rescheduled at the teacher’s discretion.  However, if an appropriate make-up time cannot be found, the lesson will be forfeited.

Please note: It is your responsibility to contact me in advance if you have a conflict with the lesson time. I will try to accommodate a make-up lesson or lesson swap if you notify me at least one week in advance. I do appreciate you letting me know if you must cancel a lesson at the last minute, but cannot guarantee a make-up in such cases. There is no refund for missed lessons, and students will be charged in full for lessons canceled less than 24 hours in advance.

3. Parents are expected to attend all lessons, especially for children 10 and under, and are always welcome in the studio. Your support and involvement in your child’s musical education beyond the studio is vital and much appreciated, and your attendance at lessons is a valuable way for you to learn how best to help your child practice at home.

4. Each student is expected to practice regularly. Even relatively short practice sessions worked into a daily routine can produce better results than one or two marathon sessions right before a lesson.

5. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. I do not accept phone calls when I am teaching, but you may leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.