Haley’s Music Studio

Viola & Violin

Contract and Policies


Welcome to my studio!  I’m very happy you have decided to trust you or your student’s musical education to me. In this document, I have outlined some policies that will make lessons run smoothly for everyone.


Registration and Payment Policies

Select one pricing option listed below

_____ $25 for a 30-minute lesson: $100/mo. (includes 1 half-hour lesson a week for 4 weeks)


_____ $37 for a 45-minute lesson: $148/mo. (includes 1 45-minute lesson a week for 4 weeks)


_____ $50 for a 60-minute lesson: $200/mo. (includes 1 hour-long lesson a week for 4 weeks or 2 half-hour lessons per week)


  • Prices are adjusted accordingly for holidays and 5-week months.

  • Tuition is paid by month and is due on or before the first lesson of the month. Payment may be made with cash, check, Venmo, or Paypal. Payment can be mailed or brought to the first lesson of each session.  

  • If you plan to pay by check, please make the check out to Haley Stevenson. Ask Haley for her mailing address.

  • Receipt of payment reserves your lesson time. Failing to pay on time forfeits your prearranged lesson time. There will be a $10.00 fee for late payments. There will be a fee of $35.00 charged for any returned checks.

  • Fees will be prorated for any new students registering mid-session.


Attendance and Cancellation Policy

  • Please arrive for your lesson at least five minutes before your scheduled time so that you can get your books, and your violin or viola out, and be ready when the lesson time begins.

  • Make-up lessons will be scheduled for any missed lesson as long as prior notification is given. A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of a lesson, except in the case of sudden illness, accident, or death in the family. (Please do not attend if student is ill or contagious!)

  • Last-minute cancellations and absence without prior notification will not be made up. Refunds will not be given for missed lessons that are not made up.

  • Teacher cancellations will be made up or refunded.

  • In the event of an emergency, please call, text, or email Haley immediately. Haley will make up one lesson per semester missed by the student if 24 hours’ advance notice is provided by the student.

  • If you decide to discontinue your lessons, please notify me at least one month ahead of time. You will be expected to pay the full monthly tuition for that month. There are no refunds offered for any reason.


No lessons will be given the week of Thanksgiving or the week before and the week after Christmas. Enjoy your breaks!

Parent or Guardian Participation

Parents or guardians are not only welcome, but encouraged to observe lessons for young students. Familial support is essential to the learning process! Enthusiasm from parents and loved ones is the number one encouragement for a student. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to assist students in their practice at home.


Student Obligations

  • REGULAR practice is a necessity and not an option. It helps to set a specific practice time each day of intended practice. Children 12 and under must have a parent present at the private lesson (or the person who will be responsible for overseeing daily practice).

  • A student who is not practicing may be asked to leave the studio. Haley reserves the right to dismiss a student due to failure to practice consistently or due to lack of commitment. Frequent tardiness and/or missing lessons on a regular basis also are not acceptable. Practice makes progress!

  • Lesson-and practice time-should be divided up into:

    • Scales/arpeggios

    • études or study pieces

    • performance pieces

Required Materials

  • Music as assigned by teacher (including repertoire, scale books, étude books, etc.)

  • A folder for any copied music that I provide to the student. This is so the music can be kept organized and not bent.

  • A functional, decent-sounding instrument and bow. If you have not yet purchased your instrument, ask me or visit my website for recommendations on which shops you can go to around town.

  • Rosin

  • Shoulder pad (as recommended by teacher)

  • Soft cleaning cloth

  • Tuner and metronome - can be downloaded as free apps on smartphones. A piano at home can be used to tune as well.


One last thing – if lessons are taking place at Haley’s home, please park on the street. :)



Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________________


Student Signature _________________________________


Date _________