LESSON ETIQUETTE

COVID UPDATE: In-Person Procedures

*As of May 14, 2021, everyone will wear a mask during the lesson.

*Enter the waiting room no more than 5 minutes before your lesson.  There is outdoor seating available on the walkway.

*The large sliding glass door in the studio will remain open during teaching hours, with fans running for ventilation.  Please plan your clothing layers accordingly.

GOING TO THE LESSON

  • Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get situated and start your lesson on time.
  • Park on the gravel strip by the driveway.  Please ensure there is enough room for two cars on the strip.  Please do not block the driveway.
  • If there are 2 cars on the gravel strip, you may park on the left side of the driveway.
  • Enter through the side door.  This is the studio entrance.  There is no need to knock.
  • WASH OR SANITIZE YOUR HANDS.
  • Wait quietly in the waiting area before your lesson.  Be considerate of the lesson taking place before you, or the teacher’s practicing!

MATERIALS NEEDED

  •          Notepad or recording device (for parent if accompanying younger children)
  •          Any books or materials the teacher has specified

 

ARRIVING AT THE LESSON

  • Take off shoes.
  • Use the restroom before the lesson begins.
  • You may leave your violin case in the waiting room.  Parents, please get the violin ready for young students (7 and younger).
  • Silence cell phone and put it away during the lesson.  If recording or taking notes with cell phone, refrain from texting,  phone calls, Facebook, internet, watching cat videos.  Please truly watch your child’s lesson, and do not be distracted by your phone.
 

PARENTS: DURING THE LESSON, ONLY ONE TEACHER AT A TIME.

  • These policies are inspired from Ed Sprunger’s Helping Parents Practice, which I highly recommend for all violin parents
  • Know it will take some time for your child to understand a concept.  Resist the temptation to direct or critique the child.  Let them find their way.
  • Practice silence in observing your child’s learning process.  Please do not speak unless the teacher specifies otherwise.
  • Do not repeat directions, instruct the child, or attempt to supplement the teacher’s directions verbally or with gestures.


AFTER THE LESSON

  • Pack up and leave promptly so the next lesson can start on time.  Parents, please pack up the violin for young students.