Studio Policy (2022-2023)

Studio Calendar

  • Bmore Strings offers lessons year-round during the school year and also during the summer months. Our lesson year is divided into 2 terms, the 1st Term is September-December and the 2nd Term is January-June. Our Summer Session is July-August.
  • Bmore Strings is closed for New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break. All studio holidays and events are listed on our Studio Calendar.

Lesson Attendance

  • Courtesy Credits (refunds) are available 1 per quarter per student. Make-up lessons are offered for all other student absences.
  • Make-up lessons are scheduled during a mutually agreeable time and also offered at the end of each term during Make-Up Lesson Week scheduled on December 4th-10th, 2022 and June 24th-30th, 2023 during student’s usual lesson day/time.
  • To be eligible for make-up lessons your teacher must receive at least 24-hours notice of any missed lessons in the form of phone call, voicemail, text message, or email. No-shows or forgotten lessons are not eligible for make-up lessons or credits (refunds). Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and subject to teacher availability.
  • Make-up lessons cannot be rescheduled.
  • Lessons cancelled by your teacher will be rescheduled at a mutually agreeable time or a full lesson credit (refund) will be issued towards the following month’s tuition charge.
  • Inclement weather and Covid-related alerts are listed on our website banner and also on the News page of our website. Students and parents will also be notified through email, text message, and phone calls when necessary.
  • Please notify your teacher 2 weeks prior to discontinuing lessons.

Tuition & Billing

  • Lessons are paid for on a monthly basis.
  • Tuition is due on the 1st day of each month. A $25 late fee will be added to student accounts for late payment 10 days past the due date.
  • Invoices are emailed to account holder(s) 1 week prior to the due date.
  • Bmore Strings accepts most forms of payment including cash, personal checks, and credit/debit cards. You can also pay invoices online and enroll in Auto Pay by signing into the Student Portal.

Studio Recitals

  • Bmore Strings organizes studio recitals twice per-year.
  • Recitals are an exciting musical opportunity for students to display and refine their skills in stage performance in front of a supportive audience of parents, family, friends, and fellow students. Student participation is encouraged!

Violin & Viola Practicing

  • Parental involvement in recommended for younger students in supporting student’s weekly practice sessions. Older students should plan their own weekly practice sessions that meets their musical goals.
  • Students should bring their instrument and music books to each lesson. Weekly lesson notes will be emailed to students after each lesson. Students can also view their weekly lesson notes and chart practice time in the Student Portal.
  • String students should keep their fingernails short. Longer fingernails will lead to tuning difficulties, and lack of clear articulation.

Now Accepting new students for 2023 Winter and Spring terms. Get started here: