Studio Policies

Teachers at Creekside Strings are independent teachers that collaborate to create a community of support for our students. These studio policies are for all the teachers.


  • We use the Fiddlequest curriculum.  You will want to get your account set-up before your first lesson.  Cost is $15/month.  You can sign up at

Teaching Calendar

  • Lessons start on 9/14/20 and end 6/18/20. 

  • There are no lessons on

    • November 23 -26

    • December 21- Jan 1 

    • March 22-26.

    • Duane will not be teaching the week of February 15.

Cancellations and Make-ups

  • When you need to cancel a lesson, please let me know as soon as you can. I will update the calendar to show that spot as available for a make-up lesson. 

  • Monthly tuition is not prorated for missed lessons

  • If you miss a lesson, no matter the cause, you can reschedule to a spot that is marked as “AVAILABLE” or “Cancel”. You can find those spots on the teacher's calendar.

  • Cancellations never expire for enrolled students. You can use them the following year if you don’t get to use them before lessons end for the school year.

  • An easier (and recommended) solution is to have a partnership with another family that is in the lesson before or after you. If your child has to cancel, your partner’s child can have the extra time for their lesson. You can take their lesson time the next week or simply keep track and use it when they have to cancel.

  • In the event that a teacher needs to cancel a lesson, we will work with parents to reschedule at any time that is convenient for the student. If necessary, a lesson credit will be given for the following month.

Contact List

  • Email your teacher for a contact list of parents.



  • Tuition is paid the first week of the month.

  • You can find the lesson costs for each teacher here.

  • Tuition is paid in 10 equal payments over the 10 months of the teaching year. Some months will have a different number of lessons, but the payments stay the same.

  • Preferred method of payment is a check or auto-pay from bank (which arrives as a check).


  • Duane's studio is 1179 Village Square Dr in Ashland.

  • Rachel's studio is at 8452 Wagner Creek Rd in Talent. 

Additional Information

  • It is good to try and arrive 5 minutes early and have your fiddle ready and tuned so that we can make full use of your lesson time.

  • Our Creekside community hosts several community gatherings throughout the year that include jams, dances, performances, etc.  You will learn about these gatherings in our weekly emails called “Fiddle news” or can see these events on our events calendar.