Payments and Policies

Vermont String School’s academic year encompasses three, eight- to twelve-week trimesters.

Tuition for the twelve-week fall trimester beginning on August 25 includes 12 private lessons and one group class. Payment in full is due by the end of September. Make up lessons can be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time during the trimester.

Families of students in need should inquire about our scholarship program. Our goal is to make music available to ALL interested students.

Payment is due by September 30.

Tuition (includes 12 lessons, and 1 group class)

  • Twelve half-hour lessons, from August 25 through November 24, plus one group class; $252
  • Twelve 45-minute lessons, from August 25 through November 24, plus one group class: $384

Please make checks out to Ruth Einstein and mail tuition to: Vermont String School, 32 Main Street, Box 146, Montpelier, Vermont 05602 by August 30.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

Vermont String School requires 24 hours notice for a lesson cancellation. This advance notice entitles students to one make-up session per trimester. Otherwise, cancellations within 24 hour of a lesson do not entitle the student to a make-up session. Parents are responsible for scheduling any make-up lessons at a mutually agreeable time during the trimester. Any lesson cancelled by the instructor will entitle the student to a make-up lesson, to be rescheduled by the instructor. This includes school cancellations due to inclement weather.

Please note that school field trips or other “in-school” activities occasionally conflict with scheduled lessons. Without the required advance notice of cancellation, these are not considered excused absences.  Occasionally scheduled lessons occur during school “in-service days.”  If you are unable to bring your child to a lesson on these days, please contact Ruth to work out a mutually agreeable alternative. Again, without prior arrangement, missed lessons will not be refunded or rescheduled.