Tuition is charged per semester for private lessons and classes.

Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the semester or monthly by the 10th of each month. Fall semester invoices will be mailed mid-September - payment due October, November, December, and January. Spring semester invoices will be mailed mid-January - payment due February, March, April, and May. Summer session invoices will be mailed mid-June - July and August.

A $10 late fee will be added to the balance due for payments received after the 10th of the month. After two late payments, a scholarship may be revoked or lessons suspended. We will take extenuating circumstances into consideration.

Registration Fee: The Community Music School will confirm receipt of your online registration either in writing or by telephone. Upon this confirmation, a one-time $15 registration fee is charged for each family. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards tuition.

Tuition does not include books or festival, competition, registration, or audition fees.


Instrumental Lesson Fees

All tuition listed below is based on a 16-week semester.

Tuition includes:

  • Weekly private lessons
  • Performances at recitals and festivals
  • Written progress reports
  • Accompanists

Traditional (non-Suzuki)

  • 15-minute weekly lessons - $214
  • 30-minute weekly lessons - $406
  • 45-minute weekly lessons - $599
  • 60-minute weekly lessons - $792

Suzuki PIANO Beginner

  • 15-minute weekly lessons - $214
  • 30-minute weekly lessons - $406

Suzuki PIANO Books 1-3 / Suzuki VIOLIN / Suzuki CELLO Books 1-3

  • 30-minute weekly lessons - $473
  • 45-minute weekly lessons - $666
  • 60-minute weekly lessons - $859

Trial Lessons: A trial lesson may be requested by either the student or the teacher. No additional fee will be charged for the trial lesson; however, if a student decides to enroll, the trial lesson will count as their first lesson for which they will be charged.

Withdrawal from lessons: Students wishing to withdraw may do so given one months notice. Students will be billed for four lessons beyond the date of the withdrawal.


Early Childhood Fees

The fees below DO NOT include any private lesson fees.

Musical Beginnings

For children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers to learn music as a native language.

  • Includes: Twelve 45-minute sessions
  • Class Dates: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.; or Fridays, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $100 per semester

MusicPlay

For children ages 3 to 5 to learn techniques for musical interaction.

  • Includes: Twelve 45-minute sessions
  • Class Dates: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. or 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
  • Fee: $100 per semester

Withdrawal from classes: For classes canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued. For students withdrawing prior to the second scheduled class date, tuition will be refunded less the prorated fee if the student attended the first class. From the date of the second scheduled class, no refunds will be given. Students will be billed accordingly.


Musicianship and Theory Fees

The fees below DO NOT include any private lesson fees.

Musicianship Classes A

Students learn music literacy skills including rhythm, ear-training, basic note reading, and more.

  • Includes: Ten 30-minute sessions 
  • Class Dates: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $75 per semester

Musicianship Classes B, C, D and E

Students will develop written theory and ear training skills.

  • Includes: Ten 45-minute sessions 
  • Class Dates: Thursdays, Mus B 6:30-7:15p.m. and Mus C 7:00-7:45p.m.; Sundays, Mus D and E: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
  • Fee: $100 per semester

Withdrawal from classes: For classes canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued. For students withdrawing prior to the second scheduled class date, tuition will be refunded less the prorated fee if the student attended the first class. From the date of the second scheduled class, no refunds will be given. Students will be billed accordingly.


Ensemble Fees

The fees below DO NOT include any private lesson fees.

Guitar Ensemble

Guitar students in grades 6-12 meeting weekly for group lessons to explore a variety of genres.

  • Includes: Twelve 60-minute sessions
  • Class Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $132 per semester

Chamber Music

Groups of 2–5 students who have taken 3–4 years of private lessons for weekly group lessons from a master teacher of chamber music.

  • Includes: Ten 60-minute sessions
  • Class Dates: day and time depends on group availability
  • Fee: $120 per semester 

Withdrawal from classes: For classes canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued. For students withdrawing prior to the second scheduled class date, tuition will be refunded less the prorated fee if the student attended the first class. From the date of the second scheduled class, no refunds will be given. Students will be billed accordingly.


Composition Fees

The fees below DO NOT include any private lesson fees.

Electronic Music

Class and individualized instruction to learn expression through sonic imagination and composition of computer-generated music.

  • Includes: Ten 75-minute sessions
  • Class Dates: Sundays, 2:15 - 3:30p.m.
  • Fee: $135 per semester

Withdrawal from classes: For classes canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued. For students withdrawing prior to the second scheduled class date, tuition will be refunded less the prorated fee if the student attended the first class. From the date of the second scheduled class, no refunds will be given. Students will be billed accordingly.