Although Checks still work, bank to bank transfer is preferred. I also accept Venmo.
Twinkles/Book One Lessons include: 4 private 30 minute lessons plus 1 group class - $190/month. Older students and adults move to longer lessons: 45 minute lessons are 280. I prepare equally for two or more siblings, and charge the same rate for each. Summer tuition is charged as one check for June, July and August where travel changes the family routine. This way the children keep progressing and families are 'reserved' at the studio.
Parents purchase all Books and equipment required for lessons, which includes an instrument, bench, footstool etc. There is a lending library of reading materials and pedagogical learning materials.
Shadowing and Parent Education take about 4 weeks depending on your schedule. The "Twinkler Shadow Package" fee is $100 and includes 3 shadow lessons and one parent Ed hour. Shadowing helps both the new and the seasoned student, and is a collaborative effort designed to build anticipation - and it is unique to the Suzuki approach!