Private Lesson Tuition

Tuition & Fees


Annual Registration Fee:

Due September or upon registration:  $40 / student; $70 / family.  This fee is non-refundable once a day and time for your first lesson has been confirmed.


Tuition:

For rates and a copy of the annual payment plan and monthly pay plans, please look below.  Please note:

  • While the payment plan outlined below is set up to reflect enrollment for a full academic year, families are welcome to enroll mid year.
  • If for some reason you are unable to continue for the full year, you may withdraw with four weeks notice.   You will be charged for the number of weeks that have elapsed since your start date, plus four.  Any over-payment after adjustments are made will be refunded.
  • We do recommend that you sign on with the intention of a minimum 3 month commitment.  This is because it takes a number of weeks for a student to develop a routine of practice and the student develops a better sense of success once they can experience their progress over an extended number of weeks.
  • Mid-year enrollments are pro-rated based on your start date and the number of weeks remaining in the school year calendar (through late May/early June).  Payment due dates usually remain the same, with dollars due adjusted as appropriate.
  • Late payments are assessed a $10 monthly late fee. If payment is not made in a timely manner, lessons will be discontinued.
  • The School offers several payment plan options, including monthly payment with credit card.  We will consider individualized payment plans upon request. Please contact the office for more information. We do not accept payments on a per lesson basis.

Payments Discounted for Cash and Check Payments

Pakachoag Music School offers a discounted rate for all cash/check payments as noted below.

In order to enhance the convenience for parents who prefer to pay by credit card, you can also make payment online, at a non-discounted rate.  The on-line payment structure offsets the administrative overhead incurred by the school for processing on-line payments.

Discounted cash/check rates are approximately 4% less than on line with credit card rates.

2019-2020  Per Lesson Rates

30 minutes:  $40 per lesson / $38 discounted if paying with cash or by check.

45 minutes: $55 per lesson / $53 discounted if paying with cash or by check.

60 minutes: $75 per lesson / $72 discounted if paying with cash or by check.

2019-2020 Monthly Pay Plans

A five week tuition deposit plus registration fee is requested prior to the first lesson.  Monthly plans are automatically charged on a charge card.

30 minute lessons:

  • Deposit at registration:  $200 + reg fee.
  • Followed by 8 monthly installments of $145 , due 9/1 or date of first lesson thru 4/1.
  • Pro-rated for mid year enrollment.

45 minute lessons:

  • Deposit at registration:  $275 + reg fee
  • Followed by 8 monthly installments of $200 , due 9/1 or date of first lesson thru 4/1
  • Pro-rated for mid year enrollment.

60 minute lessons:

  • Deposit at registration $375 + reg fee
  • Followed by 8 monthly installments of $272 , due 9/1 or date of first lesson thru 4/1
  • Pro-rated for mid year enrollment.

2019-2020  Annual Tuition

Annual Tuition covers the full academic year (34 weeks) payable in five installments, September to May/June.   Tuition is pro-rated if starting after onset of academic year.

30 minutes:  $1360  / $1292 discounted for cash/check payment.

45 minutes:  $1870 / $1802 discounted for cash/check payment.

60 minutes:  $2550 / $2448 discounted for cash/check payment.


Annual Payment Plan

If not paying in full at the time of registration, you will automatically be placed on the five payment plan. Please click Private Lesson Pay Plan Options & Samples 2019-2020 for an outline of plan choices and typical payment amounts.

Monday Students are billed based on a 32 week annual schedule to allow for Labor Day and Memorial Day holidays.

Tuition includes a weekly private lesson and the opportunity to participate in additional performance/enrichment activities.


Sibling Discount

For families with siblings enrolled for at least 16 weeks during the course of the school year, a 10% sibling discount (for each registration beyond the first) is applied prior to the final payment and an adjusted statement provided prior to final payment.

For more information on scheduling, visit the Private Lesson Scheduling page.