Coming Soon: New Beginner Packages!
Little Twinklers (ages 3-6): $320 for 16 hours of on-demand video instruction (suggested pacing: use 10m videos on weekdays, use 5m videos with performance/story improvisation prompts on weekends), weekly feedback on practice videos, online concert, and all necessary books, sheet music, recordings, and practice aids. An adult household member's participation is essential for offering hands-on support, guidance and encouragement, safeguarding the instrument, cuing up instructional videos, filming practice videos to submit for feedback, and optionally making performance videos for participation in online concerts.
Twinklers (ages 6-12): $440 for over 22 hours of on-demand video instruction (suggested pacing: use 15m videos on weekdays, use 5m videos with performance/story improvisation prompts on weekends), weekly feedback on practice videos, online concert, and all necessary books, sheet music, recordings, and practice aids. An adult household member's participation is essential for ages 6-9 and strongly encouraged for ages 10-12.
Teen & Adult Beginners (ages 12+): $480 for 24 hours of
Tuition Rates for Tiers 2 & 3
School year tuition (Sept 2020 - June 2021)
Annual tuition (Sept 2020 - Aug 2021)
Tier 2 (Club Level - Intermediates): $1810/year ($1760 early reg.)
Tier 3 (Pro Level - Intermediates): $2500/year ($2400 early reg.)
Tier 3 (Pro Level - Advanced): $3125/year ($3000 early reg.)
Please contact us to see if there is space available or to add your name to the waiting list.
Students opting for one of our New Beginner Packages are purchasing a product (not a service) that will be delivered electronically once payment from your school is received. For students in Tiers 2 & 3, tuition paid from charter funds is prorated for you based on the rates listed above.
Please ask if you have any questions about using charter funds.
Beginners are welcome to join us for our six week summer session in July & August using their own funds and/or one of our financial aid options or can end their lessons when the school year ends (those who do so need to reapply as new students in the fall; space is not guaranteed).
Intermediate and advanced students, all of whom commit to a full year Sept-Aug, can choose to pay for summer out of pocket in advance with one lump sum by September 1st using Google Pay, check, cash, or credit card; in 12 small monthly installments automatically deducted from your card on file on the 1st of each month; and/or ask for financial aid for summer. A plan must be agreed upon for summer study before intermediate and advanced students will be accepted.
Please ask if you have any questions about summer study!
Tuition may be paid in installments via Stripe throughout the session; contact to set one up! Payment plans are charged a small fee just to cover the cost of using Stripe and do not accrue late fees as long as the agreed upon schedule is followed and payment in full is received by the established deadline. Please see Refund Policy, below.
Full and partial need-based scholarships are offered to low income students for whom tuition would pose a financial hardship. Students 18 years of age and younger, visit the MusicLink Foundation's website to apply!
We love mutually beneficial barter in lieu of payment for classes! Past and current barters include babysitting, meals, specialty food items, handmade goods, cleaning, vacation rental accommodations, and other lessons or classes (foreign language, yoga, etc). Intermediate and advanced students can also serve as teaching assistants for a tuition reduction. While not all offers can be accepted, if you have a skill or item you would like to offer to barter for partial or full cost of classes, do not hesitate to suggest it!
If you are experiencing a sudden significant loss of income that is impacting your ability to pay tuition, be in touch as soon as is feasible to discuss options. Keep in mind that during public health and safety emergencies your teacher's household may be in this same boat, so only ask if you truly need it.
Musical study necessitates commitment over time. Lesson planning is similar, and a significant portion occurs prior to the first class. As each class is tailored to the strengths, needs, and interests of those enrolled, refunds other than those listed below are only available in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.
Note: payment plans, barter, and scholarships are offered as part of an ongoing effort to make music education affordable to all. The full amount agreed upon (tuition and barter both) is due on the schedule established regardless of student attendance except in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.
Events warranting temporary studio closure for public health/safety reasons will be addressed as they occur. Solutions will be developed to best fit the situation at hand and may include adding makeup days, pre-recorded video lessons, and/or live video instruction. Events that cause a minor disruption for one person may result in a serious emergency for another; therefore our approach may also vary from one student to another.