Academic Year 2016-2017
for 16-week semester
Please see the Individual Instruction page of this website for all of the opportunities, benefits, and activities included in the Individual Instruction Curriculum. Those activities -- along with weekly lessons -- are all included in the following tuition charges for a 16-week semester.
- Curriculum with 30 minute lesson: $632
- Curriculum with 45 minute lesson: $924
- Curriculum with 60 minute lesson: $1,232
Please see the pages in the Lessons/Ensembles/Classes section of this website for a broad range of class and ensemble offerings. Students enrolled for individual instruction receive a 50% discount on ensembles. Tuition for most classes and ensembles varies according to class size and sponsorship subsidies, but our largest programs are listed below:
- Songweavers - $125 ($225 full year*)
- African-style Drummers - $125 ($225 full year*)
- Purple Finches Chorus: $150 ($275 full year*) - $175 ($325 full year*)
- Music and Movement - $55 (winter session) - $130 (fall and spring sessions)
*If paid in full by the first week of the fall semester.
A non-refundable fee of $30 per student ($50 per family) is payable once a year and covers enrollment from September through August, including summer lessons.
Please Note: New students registering for individual instruction need to schedule an orientation with the appropriate department chair. Placement auditions or a consultation with the teacher or department chair are usually needed to ensure well-matched ensembles. Inquire about orientations here.
The academic year is divided into two 16-week semesters: fall and spring. A flexible summer session also is offered. Registration enrolls a student for the entire semester. Instruction is not offered on a week-to-week basis, although new students are accepted throughout the year when space is available.
Registration is considered final with receipt of the annual $30 registration fee ($50/family) and at least half of the tuition. At that time, a lesson schedule is confirmed. Lesson times arranged at registration are considered permanent for the year.
Registration obligates the student to pay tuition for the entire 16-week semester. Tuition is payable in full upon registration or one-half at registration with the balance due in full prior to the fourth week of the semester. Personal check, money order, cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
Late Tuition Payment
Non-payment of tuition in full before the fourth week of the semester will result in late fees and suspension of lessons.
Tuition refunds are made only within the first three weeks of the semester. The teacher must be notified of intent to withdraw, and a written request must be received by the Registrar's Office. Communicating intent to withdraw only with faculty or staff members or simply not attending classes will not guarantee a refund or negate the student's obligation to pay for the entire semester.