Studio Info

Below, you’ll find information about the logistics of attending and participation in studio lessons with Mr. Todd.

Studio Policies

Why take private lessons?

When the orchestra teacher of your child's string program recommends private lessons, you may find yourself thinking, "why does my child need them?" Here are just a few of the many reasons private lesson will help your child succeed in music:

Parent and Student Expectations

Fees and Pricing

Cancellations and Makeups


If you know you must miss a lesson, call or text immediately at 971.990.3896 or email

A student who has a weekly lesson slot is committed to taking a lesson every time I am teaching during that slot for the entire Fall or Spring Semester. Cancellations for credit or non-payment are not allowed. If I need to miss a lesson, I will contact you at least 48 hours in advance to reschedule.


Provided a student gives more than 48 hours notice of any absence, the student will receive a “make-up” lesson to be taken within the next thirty days. The rescheduled lesson will be in addition to regularly-scheduled lessons (i.e., extending a half-hour lesson to a one-hour lesson, or having two forty-five or one-hour lessons in a given week). The student/parent is responsible for contacting me to reschedule a lesson. A “make-up” lesson can be taken BEFORE a planned absence.

Whenever there are up-coming openings in my schedule, I will notify you via email. If you have a “make-up” lesson that is about to expire, and you cannot find an opening that works, please let me know. I will find a slot for you.

If less than 48 hour cancellation notice is given for any reason, the lesson will be forfeited by the student, and no “make-up” lesson will be scheduled. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

A “make-up” lesson cancelled at any time, for any reason, cannot be rescheduled.

No cash refunds will be made under any circumstances.

Supplies and Materials

Lesson Materials

The student must own, rent, or have access to the instrument studied in lessons. Also necessary for daily practice is; a metronome, shoulder rest, and a music stand. The student must bring a practice journal, etudes/studies, repertoire, appropriate warm-up materials, and instrument to every lesson.

Materials Purchase

For your convenience, I have access to most materials required for lessons. Before purchasing any equipment, instruments, or supplies; please talk with me first. I generally refer students to David Kerr Violin Shop: 4451 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97202; for supplies and instruments.

Studio Location and Sign up

Please feel free to email, call, or text with questions about lessons. When you do, please tell me a little about yourself, your child, and what interested you about starting private lessons. You may also use the Calendly widget to see available times.


Phone: 971-990-3896

Conveniently located in Westmoreland

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