North Texas School of Talent Education

Policies and Guidelines

  • Please pay your tuition by the 1st of each month. This will involve planning ahead.

  • Tuition received after the 1st will be charged a $25 late fee. There are no refunds.

  • Please attend all lessons and group lessons; please arrive 5-10 minutes early so that your child may use the restroom and wash their hands, get settled, and observe the class before theirs.

  • Let your teacher know as soon as possible if you must miss a lesson. There are no make-up lessons for student absences. Please do not ask for a make-up.

  •  Mark your calendar accurately to include all of our events and dates when there are no lessons. Mark recital dates and events in big red letters.

  • Please do not bring a sick child to a lesson or arrive ill yourself. If your child is too sick for school, they are too sick to have a lesson.

  • Please set all electronic devices to silent and put them away during your lesson, with the exception of using phones to create practice videos at the appropriate time. Texting, using social media, or receiving phone calls during lessons distract your child and minimize the lesson’s impact.

  • E-mail or text messaging are the best ways to contact your teacher. Please e-mail your teacher to set up a conference about sensitive issues rather than discuss them in front of your child and waste valuable lesson time. These include questions regarding your child’s progress or insights into your child’s skill development. These issues are not appropriate to discuss in front of your child, and should be addressed in a private conversation with your teacher.

  • Bring all of your materials, especially the lesson notebook and technology to record practice videos, to every lesson.

  • Put LISTENING and REVIEW on the top of your priority list. These are the cornerstones of the Suzuki approach and will make the biggest difference in your child’s progress.

  • Work hard. Your teacher's assignments are not mere suggestions; they need to be carried out fully in order for your teacher to help you and your child do your best.