Arnold Violin Studio

Lessons and Recitals

Students will have weekly private lessons.  Additional performance opportunities include biannual studio recitals, Muncie Junior Festival, and other concerts and competitions.


Contact me directly for lesson fees.  Monthly fees are based on the number of lessons in a month. It is assumed that a student will have weekly lessons, though it is completely understandable if your family wishes to schedule a trip or other event that will necessitate missing an occasional weekly lesson.  A consistent lesson schedule is essential for instrument study. With sufficient advance notice, you will not be charged for a week in which a lesson is not received.  Payment for the month is due at the first lesson of the month.  An invoice or reminder will be sent by request or in case of lateness.

Payment methods

Personal check, QuickBooks bank transfer, and cash are accepted as payment methods.

Missed lessons

24-hour notice is required for cancellation of lessons, except in the case of severe illness or accident.  Given at least 24-hour notice, an absence will be considered excused and may be made up. Knowing in advance if a student will not be able to attend his or her lesson allows the teacher to offer an additional or make-up lesson to another student.

Unexcused lessons are defined as those with less than 24-hour cancellation or not arriving for a lesson. These will result in the usual lesson fee and will not be eligible for make-up lessons.


Students are expected to arrive on time for lessons. Unfortunately, lost time due to student lateness may not be made up.

Lesson etiquette

Students should arrive for lessons with nails trimmed. Chewing gum is not appropriate while playing violin, so please leave that at home.

Summer lessons

In the summer, my schedule is somewhat different than in the school year, but I continue to teach for most of the summer.  I simply ask that you communicate in advance (if possible, at the end of the school year) what your summer plans will be.  This will allow me to create a studio lesson schedule that will work for everyone.

Severe weather

In the event of severe weather (i.e., snowstorm, ice storm, tornado) that would prevent safe travel, please contact the teacher as soon as possible. Your personal safety is more important than attending a lesson, and you will not be charged for a lesson cancelled due to severe weather.

Discontinuing lessons

Students are asked to give one month’s notice if they will not be continuing lessons. This not only allows the teacher sufficient time to adjust the teaching appropriately, but also provides ample time to offer the lesson slot to a student on the waiting list.


In the event that the student exhibits lack of progress, insufficient practice, or lack of interest in lessons, the teacher reserves the right to dismiss that student.