Studio Policies for Rachel


  • 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


  • The Creekside Strings calendar runs from the second week of September through the third week of June. Tuition is 10 monthly payments of $90 a month for a half hour lesson, and $135 for a 45-minute lesson. Tuition is averaged throughout the year based on 36 lessons in the calendar year, and it is the same regardless of the number of lessons each month.  Please note that even when a month has 1 or 2 lessons, like June or December, tuition is still the same.

  • If you want to terminate your lessons please give us one month’s notice so that we can have time to fill your spot.  Please note that if you choose to take a break from lessons and not pay your monthly tuition, you will be giving up your spot. 

​Cancellations and Make-ups

  • ​If you need to miss a lesson, please let me know as far in advance as possible so that I can take the student’s name off the calendar and write ‘cancel’ in their spot.  Monthly tuition will not be prorated for missed lessons. A lesson missed, for any reason,  can be made up in any spot on the calendar marked ‘cancel or available’.

  • Missed lessons never expire for enrolled students.  It is your responsibility to find a spot if you want to make-up a lesson, I will not be keeping track.  If I need to cancel the lesson for some reason, I will make up the lesson at a time that is convenient for you, or if necessary give lesson credit.



  • Lessons take place at my home, located at 8452 Wagner Creek Rd in Talent. Lessons can take place virtually, over Zoom, by individual arrangement.  


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 calendar located here.


Teaching Calendar

  • First day of lessons: Sept 7th, last day of lessons: June 10th. 

  • No Lessons: 11/23-11/26(Thanksgiving Week), 12/20-12/31(Holiday break), 3/21-3/25(Spring Break)