Strickland Suzuki Strings

2021-2022 Calendar of Lesson Days


FALL SESSION: August 5 -December 17

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Aug. 2 - Summer Break

Aug. 3 - Summer Break

Aug. 4 - Summer Break

Aug. 5 - Week 1

Aug. 6 - Week 1

Aug. 9 - Week 1

Aug. 10 - Week 1

Aug. 11 - Week 1

Aug. 12 - Week 2

Aug. 13 - Week 2

Aug. 16 - Week 2

Aug 17 - Week 2

Aug. 18 - Week 2

Aug. 19 - Week 3

Aug. 20 - Week 3

Aug. 23 - Week 3

Aug. 24 - Week 3

Aug. 25 - Week 3

Aug. 26 - Week 4

Aug. 27 - Week 4

Aug. 30 - Week 4

Aug. 31 - Week 4

Sept. 1 - Week 4

Sept. 2 - Week 5

Sept. 6 - Week 5

Sept. 6 - Labor Day

NO LESSONS

Sept. 7 - Week 5

Sept. 8 - Week 5

Sept. 9 - Week 6

Sept. 10 - Week 6

Sept. 13 - Week 5

Sept. 14 - Week 6

Sept. 15 - Week 6

Sept. 16 - Week 7

Sept. 17 - Week 7

Sept. 20 - Week 6

Sept. 21 -Week 7

Sept. 22 - Week 7

Sept. 23 - Week 8

Sept. 18 - Week 8

Sept. 27 - Week 7

Sept. 28 - Week 8

Sept. 29 - Week 8

Sept. 30 - Week 9

Oct. 1 - Week 9

Oct. 4 - Week 8

Oct. 5 - Week 9

Oct. 6 - Week 9

Oct. 7

MCCSC Fall Break

optional make ups

Oct. 8

MCCSC Fall Break

optional make ups

Oct. 11 - Week 9

Oct. 12 - Week 10

Oct. 13 - Week 10

Oct. 14 - Week 10

Oct. 15 - Week 10

Oct. 18 - Week 10

Oct. 19 - Week 11

Oct. 20 - Week 11

Oct. 21

Teacher traveling 

NO LESSONS

Oct. 22

Teacher traveling 

NO LESSONS

Oct. 25 - Week 11

Oct. 26 - Week 12

Oct. 27 - Week 12

Oct. 28 - Week 11

Oct. 29 - Week 11

Nov. 1 - Week 12

Nov. 2 - Week 13

Nov. 3 - Week 13

Nov. 4 - Week 12

Nov. 5 - Week 12

Nov. 8 - Week 13

Nov. 9 - Week 14

Nov. 10 - Week 14

Nov. 11 - Week 13

Nov. 12 - Week 13

Nov. 15 - Week 14

Nov. 16 - Week 15

Nov. 17 - Week 15

Nov. 18 - Week 14

Nov. 19 - Week 14

Nov. 22 - optional

Make up lessons

Nov. 23 - optional

Make up lessons

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving break

NO LESSONS

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving break

NO LESSONS

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving break

NO LESSONS

Nov. 29 - Week 15

Nov. 30 - Week 16

Dec. 1 - Week 16

Dec. 2 - Week 15

Dec. 3 - Week 15

Dec. 6 - Week 16

Dec. 7 - Week 17

Dec. 8 - Week 17

Dec. 9 - Week 16

Dec. 10 - Week 16

Dec. 13 Week 17

Dec. 14

Optional Week 17 

Make up lessons

Dec. 15

Optional Week 17 

Make up lessons

Dec. 16 - Week 17

Dec. 17 - Jan. 2

Holiday break

NO LESSONS


WINTER/SPRING SESSION: January 3 - May 20

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Jan. 3 - Week 18

Jan. 4 - Week 18

Jan. 5 - Week 18

Jan. 6 - Week 18

Jan. 7 - Week 18

Jan. 10 - Week 19

Jan. 11 - Week 19

Jan. 12 - Week 19

Jan. 13 - Week 19

Jan. 14 - Week 19

Jan. 17 - MLK Day

NO LESSONS

Jan 18 - Week 20

Jan. 19 - Week 20

Jan. 20 - Week 20

Jan. 21 - Week 20

Jan 24 - Week 20

Jan. 25 - Week 21

Jan. 26 - Week 21

Jan. 27 - Week 21

Jan. 28 - Week 21

Jan. 31 - Week 21

Feb. 1 - Week 22

Feb. 2 - Week 22

Feb. 3 - Week 22

Feb. 4 - Week 22

Feb. 7 - Week 22

Feb. 8 - Week 23

Feb. 9 - Week 23

Feb. 10 - Week 23

Feb. 11 - Week 23

Feb. 14 - Week 23

Feb. 15 - Week 24

Feb. 16 - Week. 24

Feb. 17 - Week 24

Feb. 18 - Week 24

Feb. 21 - Week 24

Feb. 22 - Week 25

Feb. 23 - Week 25

Feb. 24 - Week 25

Feb. 25 - Week 25

Feb. 28 - Week 25

Mar. 1 - Week 26

Mar. 2 - Week 26

Mar. 3 - Week 26

Mar. 4 - Week 26

Mar. 7 -Week 26

Mar. 8 - Week 27

Mar. 9 - Week 27

Mar. 10 - Week 27

Mar. 11 - Week 27

March 14-18

MCCSC Spring Break

NO LESSONS

March 14-18

MCCSC Spring Break

NO LESSONS

March 14-18

MCCSC Spring Break

NO LESSONS

March 14-18

MCCSC Spring Break

NO LESSONS

March 14-18

MCCSC Spring Break

NO LESSONS

Mar. 21 - Week 27

Mar. 22 - Week 28

Mar. 23 - Week 28

Mar. 24 - Week 28

Mar. 25 - Week 28

Mar. 28 - Week 28

Mar. 29 - Week 29

Mar. 30 - Week 29

Mar. 31 - Week 29

Apr. 1 - Week 29

Apr. 4 -Week 29

Apr. 5 - Week 30

Apr. 6 - Week 30

Apr. 7 - Week 30

Apr. 8 - Week 30

Apr. 11 - Week 30

Apr. 12 - Week 31

Apr. 13 - Week 31

Apr. 14 - Week 31

Apr. 15 - Week 31

Apr. 18 - Week 31

Apr. 19 - Week 32

Apr. 20 - Week 32

Apr. 21 - Week 32

Apr. 22 - Week 32

Apr. 25 - Week 32

Apr. 26 - Week 33

Apr. 27 - Week 33

Apr. 28 - Week 33

Apr. 29 - Week 33

May 2 - Week 33

May 3 - Week 34

May 4 - Week 34

May 5 - Week 34

May 6 - Week 34

May 9 - Week 34

May 10 - Week 35

May 11 - Week 35

May 12 - Week 35

May 13 - Week 35

May 16 - Week 35

May 17 - optional

Make up lessons

May 18 - optional

Make up lessons

May 19 - optional

Make up lessons

May 20 - May 30

Break

NO LESSONS


SUMMER SESSION: May 31 - July 28

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

May 31 - Week 36

June 1 - Week 36

June 2 - Week 36

June 7 - Week 37

June 8 - Week 37

June 9 - Week 37

June 14 - Week 38

June 15 - Week 38

June 16 - Week 38

June 21 - Week 39

June 22 - Week 39

June 23 - June 39

June 28 - Week 40

June 29 - Week 40

June 30 - Week 40

July 5 - Week 41

July 6 - Week 41

July 7 - Week 41

July 12 - Week 42

July 13 - Week 42

July 14 - Week 42

July 19 - Week 43

July 20 - Week 43

July 20 - Week 43

 July 26 - Week 44

July 27 - Week 44

July 28 - Week 44

Summer Break

NO LESSONS

Summer Break

NO LESSONS

Summer Break

NO LESSONS


  • FALL SESSION: August 5 through December 16

  • SPRING SESSION: January 3 through May 19

  • SUMMER SESSION: May 31 through July 28


DETAILS:

  • 44 teaching weeks currently on the calendar.

  • This will be reduced to 42 when I factor in the two weeks I’ll take off in the Summer Session for Teacher Training. (That schedule won’t be known until sometime in the Spring.)

  • Tuition based on 36 lessons in 12 months.

    • Most lessons will be received during the school year.

    • Payment will remain the same each month, regardless of the number of lessons.

    • The extra weeks in the calendar allow for flexibility to still get in the minimum number of lessons if teacher or student need to cancel a particular week and a reschedule option can’t be found.

    • This also allows for flexible Summer scheduling, especially if families have busy schedules and only want a couple of lessons in the Summer.

    • Students are not required to stop when they get to 36 lessons, you’re encouraged to get up to the full 42  if the teacher is available, as a “loyalty reward bonus”!

  • Students who start later than the first week of the semester will have their tuition prorated based on how many lesson opportunities are left in the year.

  • Students who choose not to complete the 12 months: please give 1 month advance notification. The lessons you’ve received to date will be calculated based on the per-lesson rate, compared to your payments to date, and the final payment adjusted accordingly. Notice that for most of the year we’re getting lessons in advance of what is covered by your payments, so you’ll likely owe more for the final payment. (The difference was scheduled to be made up by the Summer Session payments.)


Keeping the same payment each month, regardless of number of lessons, has several benefits:

  1. Family budgeting predictability - you know how much to plan for every month. 

  2. Teacher financial stability - not stressing about how I’ll be able to pay my bills each month.

  3. A less-stressed teacher has more time to focus on giving her best to every student, every lesson. It’s a win-win for everyone!


UPDATED June 26, 2021. Subject to adjustment with reasonable notification