Our curriculum and tuition are based on two terms per year. Our regular school year term runs September through early June. Our summer term runs from mid-June through mid-August. Enrollment in a class is for the whole term, unless you submit advance written notice to drop the class before the term ends. (See below for more information on our DROP policy.)
The Fixed Monthly Tuition for regular term classes and private lessons is based on a total annual fee divided into nine equal payments for your convenience. Payments are due during the first week of each month, September through May. It is not reduced or increased for months with fewer or more than four classes. There is no payment in June other than for the summer session or extra lessons. Students who start after the term begins will have their first month tuition pro-rated. If you choose to pay the tuition for the whole school year term in September, you will receive a 5% discount, which is applied in May, unless the student withdraws early.
The Annual Registration Fee is non-refundable. This fee is $30 for the first student, $25 for the second student, and $20 for each additional student in the same family. This fee covers one full year of enrollment from the date it is paid. We will keep track of this date for you. Registration for summer term only is $20 per student.
The Materials Fee is charged for select courses. This fee covers all materials for the school year. Private students are billed as books are issued. Replacements for lost copies may incur a separate fee. Some classes include a Production Fee, Costume Purchase or Rental Fee.
The Initial Enrollment Fee is due at the time of enrollment before the first class, and consists of the first month’s tuition plus the Annual Registration Fee, and the Materials Fee for select courses.
We do not send monthly bills. Please submit your check to the office in the drop box or by mail at the time of your first class or lesson of each month. Payments can be made by credit cards: Visa or Mastercard only, in our office or online via the Music School Registration website.
Late Fees: $15 for balances 30-60 days past due; $30 for balances 61-90 days past due; $60 for balances over 90 days past due.
Returned checks will incur a $25.00 charge
Make-ups are not given for group lessons or classes missed, but we are very careful to make up the material.
Make-ups for private lessons are not guaranteed unless the teacher misses a lesson. In special circumstances, the teacher may try to do a make-up for a student absence.
DROPPING A CLASS BEFORE THE SUMMER TERM STARTS: Four weeks advance written notice = full tuition refund; Two weeks advance written notice = half tuition refund; One week advance written notice = quarter tuition refund; No refunds will be issued once the class session or lessons begin.
DROPPING A CLASS BEFORE THE REGULAR TERM STARTS: Four weeks advance written notice is required to receive a full refund, with the exception of the Registration Fee.
DROPPING A PRIVATE LESSON BEFORE THE REGULAR TERM STARTS: If you have reserved a specific private lesson time with a particular teacher, we require four weeks advance written notice, and your first month’s tuition is non-refundable.
DROPPING A CLASS OR LESSON AFTER THE REGULAR TERM HAS STARTED:Four weeks advance written notice is required, and you will be charged the full tuition for those four weeks. Students are welcome and encouraged to continue attending classes or lessons during the notice period, and in many cases, may be re-admitted if they decide to dismiss the drop and continue attending.
Tuition refunds are available only with written request stating the reason, and must be approved by the Director. We do not refund for Regular Term classes or lessons in June.
We may use your students’ photo without their name on our website, in performance videos, and in publications. We will assume we have your permission to do so unless you inform us otherwise.
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