Violin and Viola lessons are offered during the school day at Sandburg during students’ orchestra period, lunch period, or free period.
Symphony Orchestra students will take 50 minute lessons. Students from all other orchestras may choose 25 minute or 50 minute lessons.
Monthly Tuition (September-May) is billed in even installments for the total school year activities: 25 lessons, monthly after school group classes, and several additional performance opportunities through the year. The group classes happen after school at Sandburg, and performances happen in and around the Orland Park area.
Tuition is due by automatic billing on your choice of day of the month. Once lessons have been scheduled, you will be directed to the secure invoicing server where you will enter your billing credit card. Tuition costs are $111 for 25 minute lessons and $178 for 50 minute lessons. There is a $30 discount for paying in two installments instead of by monthly installment: first payment is before the first lesson in September ($785 for 50 minute lessons or $468 for 25 minute lessons) and second payment is before first lesson back in January.
While it is expected that students will make every effort to be at each lesson, particularly with the convenience of lessons during school, high school can sometimes throw scheduling changes at us. For a lesson cancelled by the instructor, another full lesson will be offered on another day as soon as possible. If a student must cancel a lesson, instructor may offer a make-up lesson on scheduled make-up lesson days if fair notice by text, email, or phone has been given by student.
Materials used in lessons will include studio technique books provided by teacher and solo music. Occasionally, students will be asked to purchase their own solo music when copies cannot be provided because it is not music in the public domain. Instructor will email the specific publisher information and several sources from where music can be purchased.