Parental and Home Expectations:

Parents/guardians of students under the age of 12 are expected to attend all lessons, take lesson notes in a notebook or on a smartphone, video recorder, or other device, and practice daily with their child at home.  

Learning music is much like learning a language, and the recordings that are provided with the Suzuki books should be listened to every day.  For students working on repertoire outside of the Suzuki books, I highly recommend listening to multiple artists playing your pieces.  

Every student should also have a dedicated lesson notebook in which we can write assignments every week.

Remember, you get as much out of lessons as you put into practicing at home!  ☺  


Each student will receive weekly private lessons during the school year (for the 2023-2024 school year this begins on August 28th).  A calendar will be provided detailing winter break, spring break, etc.     

For those participating in the group classes as part of the Cleveland Center for Suzuki Studies, Saturday group classes will begin on September 9th.  The Wednesday night group classes will begin on August 30th.

I am an active performer, so there are occasional weeks that I am unable to teach at my regular times.  I will let you know of these conflicts in advance.  A make-up will be offered, a credit will be given to your account, or you will simply not be charged for the lesson, depending on the situation.  

Summer lessons are encouraged and are scheduled on a per-lesson basis.  I will provide more information towards the end of the school year. 

Fees and Payment:

Payment is due for each month of lessons by the 1st of the month. There is a $15 fee for late payments.  A monthly invoice will be sent to your email.  

Your tuition includes access to weekly group classes through the new Cleveland Center for Suzuki Studies.  Group classes for students in Books 1-6 will be taking place on Saturday mornings at the Hawken School in Lyndhurst, and an advanced violin ensemble (Books 7+) will be meeting on Wednesday evenings (location TBD due to a change in University School’s security policies).    

30-minute lessons:  $38 per lesson 

45-minute lessons:  $56 per lesson

60-minute lessons:  $75 per lesson 

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please let me know so that I can make accommodations.  

Absences/Make-up lessons:

In the event that I need to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be offered or a lesson credit will be given.  Please note, however, that student absences are non-refundable.  If you know you are going to be absent, you may try to switch with another student.  My lesson schedule and a contact list will be provided to you.  

Weather Emergencies:

In the event of inclement weather, I will follow the decision of the Orange Schools.  If the schools are closed or had an early closing, there will be no in-person lessons that day.  I will confirm weather cancellations via email.  A virtual lesson will be offered for any weather cancellations if desired, or a lesson credit given.

Contact Information:

I can be reached by phone/text at 240-315-4552, or by email at erin.reidhead@gmail.com

Instruments and Materials:

Students are responsible for providing their own instruments and materials.  I recommend renting or buying an instrument from:

Cleveland Violins

http://www.clevelandviolins.com or 216-932-9310

2917 Mayfield Road  

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Terry Carlin Violins

http://www.carlinviolins.com or 216-791-2440

2026 Murray Hill Road, Suite 201   

Cleveland, OH 44106

Books, strings, and other accessories can be purchased from:


Shar Music


Johnson String Instrument, Co.