Spring 2016 Schedule

The Spring 2016 lesson schedule is available through the online calendar. Please click on the calendar tab.

Studio Policies 2015-2016

Tuition:
Tuition may be paid on either a semester or a monthly basis as indicated by you on a contract each semester. There will be 32 weeks of lessons this year, divided into two semesters. The fall will be 15 weeks and the spring will be 17 weeks. If paying on a semester basis, tuition is due at the FIRST lesson of the semester. If paying on a monthly basis, tuition is due at the FIRST lesson of each month. If payment is not received by the second lesson of the month, a $5 late fee will be added to the total. If you are paying by the semester the year total has been figured and then divided in half. If you are paying monthly, tuition has been added up and then divided creating equal monthly installments. There is no monetary credit given for missed lessons. (Please see below for cancellation and reschedule policies). Tuition does not cover extra expenses such as music, accompanist fees, group class fees, or so forth.
30 minute lesson = $85/month; $425/semester
45 minute lesson = $119/month; $595/semester
60 minute lesson = $153/month; $765/semester
SIBLING DISCOUNT = For back to back lessons, you receive a $5 discount per sibling.
30-30 lessons = $153/month, $765/semester
30-45 lessons = $187/month, $935/semester
30-60 lessons $221/month, $1105/semester

I accept cash, check made payable to Bethany Watt, or credit card via Paypal. Paypal links are available on the studio website. There is a fee charged for all credit card transactions.

Group classes are $35 per semester. Please see below for group class requirements.

Summer session lessons are to be paid for at the beginning of each month. There are no makeup lessons in the summer; however, if you let me know in advance that you will be missing a lesson, you will not be billed for that lesson. If it is possible, you can switch a lesson during the same week. The summer session is 8 weeks long, running in June and July.

Practice Requirements:
Students must maintain a consistent practice and listening schedule to succeed. Practice should include daily work on scales, exercises and passage work, technique, review, current piece, and music theory as assigned. Practice requirements are as follows:
Beginner (Twinkler): 10-15 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 60 minutes
Book 1: 15-20 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 75 minutes
Books 2 and 3: 30-45 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 150 minutes
Books 4 and 5: 45-60 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 225 minutes
As students advance, the minimum amount of practice time needed each week will continue to increase. Typically, advanced students will be practicing several hours each day. Students receive a weekly practice log with detailed homework assignments. Please make sure that daily practice is recorded on the log and that the log is signed by a parent and brought to the next lesson. At certain points during the year, a Practice Journal Space will be used as well. This space is used to set goals, practice plans, and chart progress in meeting practice goals. A Practice Reward Program is in place for all Watt Studio students. Each week that the student’s practice goal is met a star is earned. Five stars = a prize. Please use this and other incentives to help encourage daily practice. If you are having practice motivation problems at any point, please let me know. Students are required to listen to their Suzuki recordings EVERY DAY! Specific listening goals will be set in students’ lessons.

Rules and Policies:
1. Please arrive to your lesson on time. If you arrive late, it cuts into your lesson because I cannot run over. Also, if you drop your child off, please also pick him/her up on time.
2. Do NOT ring the doorbell unless the door is locked. Please let yourself in quietly, wait on the bench in the foyer, and unpack your instrument. This is my home, please respect my property.
3. Please stay in the foyer area unless you have permission to be elsewhere. My daughter may be in the living room. Please do not bother her.
4. Parking Policy: You may park in my driveway (2 spaces) or in front of my home (1 space) only. Please do NOT park in front of my neighbors’ homes or go onto other people’s property for any reason.
5. For all activities at St. Luke, please come in at your scheduled activity time and unpack your instrument. Please be quiet if I am finishing with the previous student or group. Please also be respectful of St. Luke’s property. We are privileged to be able to use space there.
6. A minimum of 24 hours notice is requested for all cancelled lessons.
7. If I must cancel a lesson, it will be made up.
8. If a student cancels a lesson it will NOT be made up unless you choose to use your one make-up lesson. You will only have one make-up, once this is used, no more make-ups will be given. I MUST ENFORCE THIS POLICY. With a full studio, there is very little space available for makeup lessons. There will be seen make-up days available for your use this semester. YOU MAY CONTACT OTHER STUDENTS IN THE STUDIO TO SEE IF A SWITCH IS POSSIBLE IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOUR SCHEDULED LESSON TIME OR YOU MAY CONTACT ME ABOUT DOING A LESSON BY PHONE OR SWITCHING LESSON TIMES. A SWITCHED LESSON IS DEFINED AS OCCURING WITHIN THE SAME WEEK AS YOUR REGULAR LESSON.
9. INCLEMENT WEATHER: If Fayette Co. Public Schools are closed due to weather, Lessons taught at my HOME WILL BE TAUGHT if it is safe for you to get here. If you WILL NOT be attending a lesson in my home due to weather, YOU MUST CONTACT ME. If at all possible, lessons that cannot be attended in person due to inclement weather will be taught over the phone during your scheduled lesson time. Lessons cancelled due to inclement weather WILL be made up. GROUP CLASSES will be cancelled at my discretion, an email will be sent by 8am on Saturday if a group class is cancelled. If you have any questions regarding weather and group class, call me.
10. Email will be used almost exclusively for communication. All forms, payment reminders, etc. will be sent by email. Information is also posted to Facebook and the Watt Violin Studio website to keep you well informed.

Required Activities:
Group classes, Play Throughs, Festival, and Recitals are all important aspects of a Suzuki Music Education. As such, they are ALL highly suggested activities in the Watt Studio for eligible students. More advanced students who are also in orchestra may request exemption from group class at my discretion. If there is a group class available for you it is REQUIRED. If you have a conflict with your scheduled group class, you MUST speak with me. ALL STUDENTS MUST PLAY ON AT LEAST ONE RECITAL EACH SEMESTER. – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Group Classes 2015

Group classes are an integral part of Suzuki instruction; therefore, group classes are REQUIRED unless you are in school orchestra. They are highly suggested for all students who are in books 1 and 2, even if they are in school orchestra. Please contact me about extenuating circumstances or schedule conflicts.

GROUP STUDENTS: Violette W, Cora W, Mollyemma E, Samantha E, Josh D,
Nathan C, Sarah C, Greta R, Kennedy L, Jackson L, Satchel C, Harper C, Peyton W, Charlie L, Francis C

PAYMENT: Payment for Group Class is due at the first Group Class of the semester.
The group fee for this semester is $35. Please make checks payable to Bethany Watt.

SCHEDULES/LOCATION:
Group classes will meet on the following Saturdays: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 31, and November 14. All Group Classes will meet at St. Luke United Methodist Church located at 2351 Alumni Drive. We will meet upstairs in the LOFT. Enter through door number 3 and take the elevator up to the 2nd floor.

**WE ARE GOING TO TRY COMBINED GROUP CLASSES THIS SEMESTER. ALL GROUP CLASS STUDENTS WILL MEET AT 9AM!!

The September 13th group class will be the kick-off celebration for our Consistent Review Challenge for this year! We will have a play-thru and treats. Students who do not usually attend group class are encouraged to attend on September 13th.

The October 31st group will be Halloween Group. Please plan to wear your costume!

In the case of inclement weather, GROUP CLASSES will be cancelled at my discretion, an email will be sent by 8am on Saturday if a group class is cancelled. If you have any questions regarding weather and group class, call me.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Group Class, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Fall Semester 2015

Watt violin studio: FALL2015
Important dates

AUGUST 17: FALL Semester begins (payment due)

AUGUST 21: regular lessons even though Fayette Co. is closed

SEPTEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

SEPTEMBER 7: LABOR DAY, STUDIO CLOSED (makeup 9/28)

SEPTEMBER 12: Group classes meet
Late Book 1+ 9am; Early Book 1 10:00am;
St. Luke UMC; Group class fee due ($35)

SEPTEMBER 26: Group classes meet

SEPTEMBER 28: Monday lessons will meet to make up for Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2: FALL BREAK, STUDIO CLOSED
SEPTEMBER 29, 30: Makeup Days**

OCTOBER: Payment due if paying monthly

OCTOBER 10: Group classes meet

OCTOBER 31: Group classes meet (Halloween Group)

NOVEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

NOVEMBER 3: regular lesson schedule

NOVEMBER 7: REHEARSAL FOR RECITAL (REQUIRED)
8:30am – 11am at St. Luke UMC
NOVEMBER 8: FALL RECITAL (REQUIRED)
5:30PM AT St. Luke UMC

NOVEMBER 14: group classes meet

NOVEMBER 23-27: THANKSGIVING WEEK, STUDIO CLOSED
NOVEMBER 23, 24: Makeup Days**

DECEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

DECEMBER 5: CHRISTMAS GROUP RECITAL

DECEMBER 11: last day of FALL Semester lessons

DECEMBER 14, 15, 16: Make-up Days**

JANUARY 4: STUDIO OPENS FOR SPRING SEMESTER
** Students are allowed one makeup lesson per semester. Students are also encouraged to swap lesson times with another student or contact the instructor about moving a lesson (within the same week) or having a lesson via Skype or over the phone.

Suzuki MP3 Albums

Suzuki MP3 albums now available for digital download from Amazon.com.

Volume 1 — http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JMQ43P6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00JMQ43P6&linkCode=as2&tag=statistieverywri&linkId=2EI5WJWOIPD732NB
Volume 2 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-2/dp/B00JMWXJB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406836802&sr=1-1&keywords=suzuki+violin+school+vol+2
Volume 3 — http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JMWYFVW/ref=sr_1_34_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B00JMWYI32&qid=1406836862&sr=1-34%3C/a%3E
Volume 4 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-4/dp/B00K6B850U/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406836930&sr=1-1&keywords=Preucil+Suzuki+Violin+School+Vol.+4
Volume 5 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-5/dp/B00JPW8U0G/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406836961&sr=1-1&keywords=Preucil+Suzuki+Violin+School+Vol.+5
Volume 6 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-6/dp/B00JMWXBSU/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406837079&sr=1-1&keywords=Suzuki+Violin+School+Vol.+6
Volume 7 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-7/dp/B00JQO9BTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406837108&sr=1-1&keywords=Suzuki+Violin+School+Vol.+7
Volume 8 — http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violin-School-Vol-8/dp/B00JPW7DI6/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406837138&sr=1-1&keywords=Suzuki+Violin+School+Vol.+8

Updated Studio Policies 2014-2015

Please read the following studio policies carefully. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Contact information:
Bethany Watt
768 Vermillion Peak Pass, Lexington, KY, 40515
(859) 272-8437 — Please expect to talk to the answering machine. I do not answer the
phone while I am teaching; however, I do screen phone calls. Leave a
detailed message. I will only call you back if it is necessary.
(859) 492-2832; cell phone – for EMERGENCIES only
Bethany@wattviolin.com

Tuition:
Tuition may be paid on either a semester or a monthly basis as indicated by you on a contract each semester. There will be 32 weeks of lessons this year, divided into two semesters. The fall will be 15 weeks and the spring will be 17 weeks. If paying on a semester basis, tuition is due at the FIRST lesson of the semester. If paying on a monthly basis, tuition is due at the FIRST lesson of each month. If payment is not received by the second lesson of the month, a $5 late fee will be added to the total. If you are paying by the semester the year total has been figured and then divided in half. If you are paying monthly, tuition has been added up and then divided creating equal monthly installments. There is no monetary credit given for missed lessons. (Please see below for cancellation and reschedule policies). Tuition does not cover extra expenses such as music, accompanist fees, group class fees, or so forth.
30 minute lesson = $85/month; $425/semester
45 minute lesson = $119/month; $595/semester
60 minute lesson = $153/month; $765/semester
SIBLING DISCOUNT = For back to back lessons, you receive a $5 discount per sibling.

Summer session lessons are to be paid for at the beginning of each month. There are no makeup lessons in the summer; however, if you let me know in advance that you will be missing a lesson, you will not be billed for that lesson. If it is possible, you can switch a lesson during the same week. The summer session is 8 weeks long, running in June and July.

Practice Requirements:
Students must maintain a consistent practice and listening schedule to succeed. Practice should include daily work on scales, exercises and passage work, technique, review, current piece, and music theory as assigned. Practice requirements are as follows:
Beginner (Twinkler): 10-15 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 60 minutes
Book 1: 15-20 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 75 minutes
Books 2 and 3: 30-45 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 150 minutes
Books 4 and 5: 45-60 minutes daily, minimum weekly goal = 225 minutes
As students advance, the minimum amount of practice time needed each week will continue to increase. Typically, advanced students will be practicing several hours each day. Students receive a weekly practice log with detailed homework assignments. Please make sure that daily practice is recorded on the log and that the log is signed by a parent and brought to the next lesson. At certain points during the year, a Practice Journal Space will be used as well. This space is used to set goals, practice plans, and chart progress in meeting practice goals. A Practice Reward Program is in place for all Watt Studio students. Each week that the student’s practice goal is met a star is earned. Five stars = a prize. Please use this and other incentives to help encourage daily practice. If you are having practice motivation problems at any point, please let me know. Students are required to listen to their Suzuki recordings EVERY DAY! Specific listening goals will be set in students’ lessons.

Rules and Policies:
1. Please arrive to your lesson on time. If you arrive late, it cuts into your lesson because I cannot run over. Also, if you drop your child off, please also pick him/her up on time.
2. Do NOT ring the doorbell unless the door is locked. Please let yourself in quietly, wait on the bench in the foyer, and unpack your instrument. This is my home, please respect my property.
3. Please stay in the foyer area unless you have permission to be elsewhere. My daughter may be in the living room. Please do not bother her.
4. Parking Policy: You may park in my driveway (2 spaces) or in front of my home (1 space) only. Please do NOT park in front of my neighbors’ homes or go onto other people’s property for any reason.
5. For all activities at St. Luke, please come in at your scheduled activity time and unpack your instrument. Please be quiet if I am finishing with the previous student or group. Please also be respectful of St. Luke’s property. We are privileged to be able to use space there.
6. A minimum of 24 hours notice is requested for all cancelled lessons.
7. If I must cancel a lesson, it will be made up.
8. If a student cancels a lesson it will NOT be made up unless you choose to use your one make-up lesson. You will only have one make-up, once this is used, no more make-ups will be given. I MUST ENFORCE THIS POLICY. With a full studio, there is very little space available for makeup lessons. There will be five make-up days available for your use this semester. YOU MAY CONTACT OTHER STUDENTS IN THE STUDIO TO SEE IF A SWITCH IS POSSIBLE IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOUR SCHEDULED LESSON TIME OR YOU MAY CONTACT ME ABOUT DOING A LESSON BY PHONE OR SWITCHING LESSON TIMES. A SWITCHED LESSON IS DEFINED AS OCCURING WITHIN THE SAME WEEK AS YOUR REGULAR LESSON.
9. INCLEMENT WEATHER: If Fayette Co. Public Schools are closed due to weather, Lessons taught at my HOME WILL BE TAUGHT if it is safe for you to get here. If you WILL NOT be attending a lesson in my home due to weather, YOU MUST CONTACT ME. If at all possible, lessons that cannot be attended in person due to inclement weather will be taught over the phone during your scheduled lesson time. Lessons cancelled due to inclement weather WILL be made up. GROUP CLASSES will be cancelled at my discretion, an email will be sent by 8am on Saturday if a group class is cancelled. If you have any questions regarding weather and group class, call me.
10. Email will be used almost exclusively for communication. All forms, payment reminders, etc. will be sent by email. Information is also posted to Facebook and the Watt Violin Studio website to keep you well informed.

Required Activities:
Group classes, Play Throughs, Festival, and Recitals are all important aspects of a Suzuki Music Education. As such, they are ALL highly suggested activities in the Watt Studio for eligible students. More advanced students who are also in orchestra may request exemption from group class at my discretion. If there is a group class available for you it is REQUIRED. If you have a conflict with your scheduled group class, you MUST speak with me. ALL STUDENTS MUST PLAY ON AT LEAST ONE RECITAL EACH SEMESTER. – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Group Classes — Fall 2014

Group classes are an integral part of Suzuki instruction; therefore, group classes are REQUIRED unless you are in school orchestra. They are highly suggested for all students who are in books 1 and 2, even if they are in school orchestra. Please contact me about extenuating circumstances or schedule conflicts.

PAYMENT: Payment for Group Class is due at the first Group Class of the semester.
The group fee for this semester is $35. Please make checks payable to Bethany Watt.

SCHEDULES/LOCATION:
Group classes will meet on the following Saturdays: September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, and November 8. All Group Classes will meet at St. Luke United Methodist Church located at 2351 Alumni Drive. We will meet upstairs in the LOFT. Enter through door number 3 and take the elevator up to the 2nd floor.

The September 13th group class will be the kick-off for our Consistent Review Challenge. We will have some special activities this morning.

The October 26th group will be Halloween Group. Please plan to wear your costume!

The November 8th group will be the Consistent Review Completion Celebration!

Late book 1 and up: 9-9:50am
Early Book 1: 10:00-10:45am (Pre-Twinklers through mid-book 1)

In the case of inclement weather, GROUP CLASSES will be cancelled at my discretion, an email will be sent by 8am on Saturday if a group class is cancelled. If you have any questions regarding weather and group class, call me.

Important Dates — Fall 2014

AUGUST 18: FALL Semester begins (payment due)

AUGUST 22: regular lessons even though Fayette Co. is closed

SEPTEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

SEPTEMBER 1: LABOR DAY, STUDIO CLOSED (makeup 9/29)

SEPTEMBER 13: Group classes meet (Consistent Review Challenge Kick–off)
Late Book 1+ 9am; Early Book 1 10:00am;
St. Luke UMC; Group class fee due ($35)

SEPTEMBER 27: Group classes meet

SEPTEMBER 29: Monday lessons will meet to make up for Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 3: FALL BREAK, STUDIO CLOSED

OCTOBER: Payment due if paying monthly

OCTOBER 11: Group classes meet

OCTOBER 25: Group classes meet (Halloween Group)

OCTOBER 31: regular lesson schedule

NOVEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

NOVEMBER 4: regular lesson schedule

NOVEMBER 8: group classes meet (Consistent Review Challenge Celebration)

NOVEMBER 15: REHEARSAL FOR RECITAL (REQUIRED)
8:30am – 11am at St. Luke UMC
NOVEMBER 16: FALL RECITAL (REQUIRED)
3PM AT St. Luke UMC

NOVEMBER 24-28: THANKSGIVING WEEK, STUDIO CLOSED
NOVEMBER 24, 25: MAKEUP DAYS**

DECEMBER: Payment due if paying monthly

DECEMBER 12: last day of FALL Semester lessons

DECEMBER 13: CHRISTMAS GROUP RECITAL

DECEMBER 15, 16, 17: Make-up Days**

JANUARY 5: STUDIO OPENS FOR SPRING SEMESTER
** Students are allowed one makeup lesson per semester. Students are also encouraged to swap lesson times with another student or contact the instructor about moving a lesson (within the same week) or having a lesson via Skype or over the phone.

Studio Schedule — Fall 2014

Monday:
4:00 Andrea W.
4:30 Cora W.
5:00 Mollyemma E.
5:30 Samantha E.
6:00 Charlie L.

Tuesday:
9:30 Crissman Family
10:30 Greta R.
11:00 Lily O.
1:00 Lueker Family
4:00 Satchel C.
4:30 Harper C.
5:00 Evie W.
5:30 Emily X.
6:00 Sophia L.

Thursday:
4:00 Peyton W.
4:30 Andrew L.
6:00 Alan L.
6:30 Avanti S.
7:00 Laura M.

Friday:
4:30 Cox Family
5:45 Isaac M.

Summer Calendar

The most up-to-date summer calendar was sent out in an email. It is also available online at www.wattviolin.com/calendar. If you use google calendars, you can link the studio calendar with your personal calendar!

Don’t forget that payment is due at the first lesson of each month, or you can pay for all summer session lessons at the first lesson of the semester.