The Community Music School of the Piedmont
Full semester Individual Lesson Tuition
Fall Semester (14 weeks)
30 min. lessons: $35/lesson, $490/semester
45 min. lessons: $52.50/lesson, $735/semester
60 min. lessons: $70/lesson, $980/semester
Spring Semester (16 weeks)--same prices per lesson
30 min. lessons: $560
45 min. lessons: $840
60 min. lessons: $1120
Annual Registration Fee: $30 indiv./$50 family
Tuition: $171 (includes tuition and all materials)
Registration fee: $15
Chamber Music Workshop
Tuition: $170/10-week semester (does not include instrument rental)
Tuition payment is due before students may be scheduled for lessons or classes. Single semester tuition in one payment, or single semester tuition in two payments (split semester; see below) are the only payment options accepted.
Fall Semester Registration and Payment
Each new and returning student must complete a 2015-16 registration form (either by mail, fax or by phone) and submit the $30 registration fee and tuition payment (by check or credit card) before being placed into the teaching schedule of individual teachers and into ensembles.
Split-Semester Payment Plan (single semester tuition in two payments)
Under this plan, students pay half of one semester tuition before lessons begin and the balance by November 1 (for fall semester), and by March 1 (for spring semester). There is a $15 fee per semester per student or $20 fee per semester per family for this option, payable, together with the registration fee, with the first of the two payments. This plan requires payment by credit card. Credit card will be automatically charged for the second payment. If a student paying under the split payment plan withdraws after the first three weeks of the semester, the entire semester payment remains due in full. The split semester payment plan does not apply to classes/ensembles. A history of untimely payments disqualifies students from the split payment plan.
Tuition will be refunded on a pro-rated basis only if a student notifies the teacher and the CMSP office in writing during the first three weeks of lessons. No refunds are issued after the third week of classes or after the student’s third individual lesson in the academic year. A student continuing from the fall into the spring semester will not receive a refund if he/she withdraws during the first three lessons of the spring semester. A student registering for summer lessons will not receive a refund in the event the student withdraws. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
Students with repeated late payment of tuition may be denied placement with a teacher the following semester or academic year. Delinquent account service charge for late payments for second semester tuition or late split payments is $50.00.
Student is responsible for payment of full semester tuition unless withdrawal notification is given by phone, letter, or email to the CMSP office (in addition to the teacher) prior to the end of the second week of the semester. Payment is due two weeks after the invoice is received. Failure to pay tuition in a timely manner may result in student’s losing his/her place in the teacher’s spring schedule and in assessment of a delinquent account service charge.
All lessons must be prepaid. Summer session for current students begins when the semester is over; for new students, summer session begins in May, as space is available. Summer lessons missed because of student absence are not made up. A student registering for summer lessons will not receive a refund in the event the student withdraws. Tuition for any special classes or camp is due in advance and is nonrefundable.
Group Cancellation Policy
If any group class has insufficient enrollment, CMSP reserves the right to cancel the class and will refund all tuition and fees. If a teacher misses a group class, the class will be made up. If a student misses a group class, the student will not receive a makeup for the missed class.
CMSP offers a limited number of scholarships for students up to age 18 of limited financial means who exhibit talent and commitment. Applicants must complete a tuition aid application which is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Loss of scholarships may occur at any time in cases of excessive absences, lack of progress, participation, commitment, or any inappropriate behavior by students or parents. Timely receipt of completed application does not guarantee a scholarship.
*Prices apply to the 2015-2016 school year.