Violin Players


Bellevue Music Academy aims to provide a diverse learning experience through quality instruction in a professional atmosphere with guidelines subject to individual growth. It is very important that students come to lessons prepared. With practice comes increased enjoyment and progress! Strict lesson policies are necessary to ensure that our students maintain regular progress. In order to work efficiently and provide the maximum benefits of music instruction for each student, please respect the following policies.

Studio Policies

  • Regular attendance: Once students are enrolled in private lesson programs, the scheduled lesson times are reserved for the students with their private instructors. Lessons are continued at the regularly scheduled times before terminating the enrollment. Some students miss many lessons on an ongoing basis due to frequent extended family vacations or other excuses which are within the parents' control. Parents should be aware that students who miss too many lessons cannot be expected to make a desirable amount of progress.

  • Extra lessons: Students may request extra lessons to accelerate their progress. Tuition will be billed separately at 4 week semester rates.

  • Advanced students: By teacher’s invitation only, students who are willing to participate in competitions must enroll in Stage or Podium Divisions.

  • No make up: Students cannot be granted make up lessons in cases of illness, family vacation, activities or other inability to attend a lesson. 

  • No transfer: Lesson schedule is non transferrable between students. 

  • Lesson cancellations: All Students must give at least 48 hour advanced notice for cancellations. 

  • No shows/phone call: If no show occurs more than 3 times, the student will be suspended.

  • Late arrivals: Students arriving more than 15 minutes late for a private lesson without any notice will be considered absent.

  • Punctuality: Please arrive on time for your lessons and pick up your children on time after the lessons.. 

  • Holidays: The studio follows the Bellevue school district calendar for regular holidays.

  • Taking a break over summer: Students may take a break over summer by notifying the studio 30 days before the break. Students in Stage and Podium Divisions must take lessons in summer. Students who do not take lessons in summer, will not be open to school year enrollment. 


Tuition Payment for School Year Enrollment

  • Tuition payments can be made either in full or by 10 equal monthly installments. The payment must be made 2 weeks prior the first lesson to reserve a lesson time. Tuition that has not been made by the renewal due date automatically terminates current session and opens up the lesson time for other students.

  • Monthly installment: Monthly Installment requires the submission of 10 checks written for monthly tuition at the enrollment. Tuition payment for the first and last months of the school year (Ex. September 2017 and June 2018) will be made before the first lesson. From the second month, each check will be processed in the first week of the month. Payments will be charged automatically if termination form is not submitted to the studio.

  • Full payment: Full payment for the entire school year will be made at the enrollment.

  • Enrollment in the middle of school year: Students can enroll only in 12 week or 4 week semester program and switch to school year program in September.


Tuition Payment for Semester Enrollment

  • Tuition payments can be made once a quarter or once a month. Lessons are based on the number of weeks per semester and all lesson fees are to be paid 2 weeks prior to the first lesson day of each semester: to continue next semester, tuition payment must be paid in full 2 weeks before the end of current semester.

  • Payments will be charged automatically if a termination form is not submitted.

  • Tuition that has not been made by the renewal due date automatically terminates current session and opens up the lesson time for other students.


Other Fees 

  • Late fees & returned checks: Late payment will occur a $20 late fee charge per week. $30 will be charged for each returned check.



  • Withdrawal: For school year program, Students may withdraw with 4-week notice, forfeiting the current month and last month. Tuition made in full will be recalculated with the single lesson rates ($130/hour) and the remaining balance will be forwarded to the student. There will be no refunds for 1 semester enrollments. For 12 week semester, a 50% tuition refund will be given to students withdrawing before the 4th lesson. There will be no refund for students withdrawing after the 4th lesson. A $50 withdrawal fee will apply to all requests for tuition refund.

  • Discontinuance of lessons: Registration includes enrollment for the entire school year, plus the summer term. Anyone wishing to discontinue for any reasons must notify Bellevue Music Academy with a written termination form (can be found on our website) 30 days prior to their planned date of termination.

  • Expulsion: Parents of the students representing a discipline problem or displaying disrespectful behavior will receive emails of warning. Those students will be suspended or expelled upon 3 warnings. 

  • Parents’ Responsibilities: Students whose parents ignore or miss communication by repeatedly failing to respond within 3 days to payment requests, emails and texts messages will be excluded from enrollment for the next semester. Parents must be responsible to answer to all emails or text messages and try to communicate actively with the teacher.

*Policies are subject to change.