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Fee is based on a yearly flat rate. Tuition fee covers teachers salary for 46 weeks of lessons .

Beginner students have 1 group class per month until advanced to last half of the first book they then have 2-4 classes available, depending on level.

Monthly payments are due the *first scheduled lesson of the month.

Annual recital fee due the month of recital ($15 per student).

Instructor Salary Rates

1/2 hr Weekly Lesson - Yearly Flat Rate $1104 -
Paid in monthly installments of $92

45 minute wkly lesson - Yearly Flat Rate $1656 -
Paid in monthly installments of $138 -

1 hr wkly lesson - Yearly Flat Rate $2208 -
Paid in monthly installments of $184 -

Suzuki Parent Group Class
1 hour by-monthly - flat rate $35

(Parents not taking  private lessons)



Free Services
~Children's group classes
~Adult (private students or parents) group classes BI-monthly
~Annual Performance's and Parties ~ Book Graduate Recital - teacher participation
~Advanced & Fiddle Coaching - Jam Sessions Monthly~ Website Access and Internet Communication
Expert advice on instrument selection ~ Customized Practice Sheet System

* payment MUST be made by the 7th of the month or a $10 late charge must be imposed.


Missed lessons & drop outs
To insure studio is held for instructor - studio rent is charged to the instructor according to her monthly schedule whether or not lesson's are actually given.


* NO refunds for "missed lessons" can be given.
Make ups may be arranged, schedule permitting, within the month the lesson was missed
please keep in mind that if no make up slots are available, instructor IS NOT obligated to provide make ups.


* Students may switch lesson spots with other students by obtaining a lesson schedule from instructor and arranging the switch on their own. Please notify instructor or this change.


* Please note that some lesson days receive as many as 5 extra lessons per year. Instructor shall offer at least 46 weeks of lessons to all students.


*Fee's for students absent for MORE THAN 2 weeks per month due to extended vacation in summer must pay 1/2 tuition to hold a spot.


*PLEASE give 30 day notice if planning to drop out.


Thank you for allowing me the privilege of instructing your child. I appreciate any questions, comments or input
as to your child's progress. Feel free to contact me if needed... Denice  Fidlmom1@aol.com



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~ It is recommended that parents and their children commit to the study of violin for a period of 1 year. This recommendation is given to facilitate positive commitment and allows time to fairly asses growth and interest ~
Learning to play any instrument requires consistent practice. The enjoyment received from achievement is what motivates the child to continue playing. Growth feeds our desire. My goal as your instructor is to present to my students the gift of music. Thorough mastery of skill allows the student the freedom of growth. Imagining that we are great players capable of exploring all facets of learning is only the beginning of our journey to great appreciation of the music. I consider these components the "recipe" to musical success. Playing for enjoyment at leisure or vocation requires these important ingredients.

For this reason I set certain standards for my students.

Suzuki Students:
Parents are required to attend all private lessons for students from beginner through intermediate level Book 2) unless advanced students are under age 10. Some older beginner students may be allowed to attend without their parent.

Group classes and performances are a required and important part of the learning experience. Group concert attire is required and shall be:


Fiddling and Advanced students:
Must always bring, their notebook with all practice sheets assembled in an orderly fashion, lesson tape to record on and any reading books currently studying. Suzuki book Suzuki students) Tune list (fiddle students). Advanced students should NEVER forget these items!

All Students
Must arrive to lesson on time,practiced,and prepared (having covered material covered at previous lesson) with all materials as requested by instructor (books,tapes,note book,practice sheets, shoulder rest, rosin, clean hands and trimmed fingernails) Listening habits are also very important, students must listen to upcoming pieces as requested at lesson.

Students excessively missing lesson due to extra curricular conflicts will not be encouraged to continue as I have no interest in over loading children with to many activities. It is my desire to help students learn the lessons of growth through achievement. For this reason I have adopted strategies to facilitate solid practice and commitment habits. It has been my experience that students having trouble meeting the above requirements either -

A) need help organizing their time OR

B) Don't really have the desire to continue the violin after realizing the commitment it takes.

Procedures for dealing with these problems shall be:

Step 1 - discuss a good plan for organizing time for consistent practice habits.
Step 2 - If student is still having trouble we must explore the reasons why and determine if the student desires to continue.
Step 3 - One month probation. During this month the student must demonstrate that they want to continue by practicing consistently the tasks set at lesson.
Step 4 - If the above requirements are not met during the probation period the student will be advised to discontinue.

Parents Please feel free to alert me of any problems that may come up! Often I can provide solutions or at least help you make a decision that is mutual.

It is my intention to continue teaching your child through high school, as long as that is right for your child.

It is not my desire to EVER have to place a student on probation!


Questions about policies please email

Denice Carter


Children's Group Class participation is required.

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1st Saturday....... Suzuki Book 1.............See list below to see if this class is for you!

2nd Saturday....... Suzuki Book 2.............See list below to see if this class is for you!

3rd Saturday....... Suzuki Book 3 & 4 .............See list to see if this class is for you!

4th Saturday....... Fiddle Group - all Fiddler's all Levels ! .............See list to see if this class is for you!

As the Director of the Denver Suzuki Strings Program I expect full participation.

(adult students are invited and encourage to attend)

Please attend lower level classes for review opportunities

bullet1st Saturday - Book 1
1 Hannah Ivancie
2 Madeline Afshar
3 Molly Afshar
4 Gisela Coffey
5 Jessica Coffey
6 Josh Coffey
7 Racheal Jackman
8 Emma Hertz
9 Sophie Knauff
10 Shannon O'Neill
11 Geneveive Buzan
12 Julia Archuletta
13 Alison Archuletta
14 Catherine Deward
15 Taylor Davis
16 Sam Ryan
17 Luke Ryan
18 Heather Sodenborg
19 Danielle Valdez
bullet20 Casey Smith
bullet2nd Saturday - Book 2
1 Abby Eurich
2 Rachel Jackman
3 Kaitlin Kenney
4 Grayson Heppe
5 Jasper Ryckman
6 Emma Hertz
7 Danielle Valdez
8 Nathan Smith
9 Max Afshar
10 Madeline Afshar
11 Abby Holmberg
12 Manuel Lopez
13 Josh Coffey
14 Shannon O'Neill
15 Caitlyn Olde
16 Catherine Deward
17 Cassie Eley
18 Yuta Tamura
19 Alex Eurich
bullet Heather Sodenborg
bullet3rd Saturday-Book 3 & 4
Laura Stewart
2 Kaitlin Kenney
3 Grayson Heppe
4 Jasper Ryckman
5 Megan Slattery
6 Nathan Smith
7 Max Afshar
8 Manuel Lopez
9 Kellen O'Neill
10 Julia Buzan
11 Joyce Lee
12 Cailtlyn Olde
3 Erin Beimford
bullet 14 Abby Eurich

4th Saturday - All Fiddlers and guitar players


Fiddle Group

1 Erin Beimford
2 Madeline Afshar
3 Molly Afshar
4 Gisela Coffey
5 Jessica Coffey
6 Josh Coffey
7 Racheal Jackman
8 Emma Hertz
9 Julia Buzan
10 Shannon O'Neill
11 Geneveive Buzan
12 Megan Slattery
13 Joyce Lee
14 Catherine Deward
15 Kellen O'Neill
16 Danielle Valdez

17 Abby Eurich


18 Laura Stewart

19 Rachel Jackman
20 Kaitlin Kenney
21 Grayson Heppe
22 Jasper Ryckman
23 Emma Hertz

24 Nathan Smith
25 Max Afshar
26 Aarun Swiniarski
27 Abby Holmberg
28 Manuel Lopez
29 Caitlyn Olde
30 Cassie Eley
31 Alex Eurich


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Parent Education is required.

Parent Discussion Group is required for all parents of students under age 10 or beginners

Meeting time to be announced

For More Info contact Denice  Carter  OR Ricky Selman


Education Classes for NEW families

To be Announced




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