Tuition and Prices
Registration - $25
This covers books for the year and concert fees. Beginning and Prelude students will receive a method book they will use each week. We will also use other music for variety, such as Christmas, Fiddle, Movie Soundtrack, American Folk, etc. Intermezzo and Encore students will use musical scores and ensemble pieces. The music from scores will need to be returned, so part of this cost is for music rental. Some of the music they will keep. Orchestra scores are expensive and they need to stay together so we can use them again in the future.
Group Monthly Tuition *Earned Discount
Beginning class $35 $30
Prelude Orchestra $40 - $35
Intermezzo Orchestra $40 - $35
Encore Youth Chamber Orchestra $120/ semester
- also responsible for cost of concert attire and tour in the Spring.
Shake, Rattle & Rhythm $40 $30 if taken with another class
Criteria for discount is as follows:
Beginning classes, Prelude and Intermezzo Orchestras- Practice records will be sent home each week for students to keep track of their practice time during the week. When all records for the month are turned in by the last class of that month, the discount will be applied to the following month. First month will be charged regular monthly tuition. Any students who pay for the semester up front and meet the discount criteria will be given a credit for the following semester or a refund for the difference.
Orchestra Adventures offers an opportunity where string students, whether taking private lessons or not, may participate to gain experience in an orchestra environment. We have no desire to discourage private instruction. On the contrary, we would love all of our students to receive private lessons if they can. This option offers students the opportunity to learn techniques and skills with a group that is affordable . We simply want to show that it doesn't have to cost a lot to learn to play an instrument.
Private Instruction/individual vs Orchestra Adventures/group
*Generally, students will pay anywhere from $65 - $120+ per month for private lessons. That does not include the cost of their instrument. Rentals can be anywhere from $18-$60/month depending on the instrument, the quality, and where you are renting from. On the LOW end, that equals a total of anywhere from $85-$135/month.
Orchestra Adventures costs as low as $35 per month and rentals would cost anywhere from $18-$32/month (following our suggested resources). Total monthly cost would then be anywhere from $47-$60/month. If you already have an instrument, or buy one, then the comparison chart would change.
THAT'S an AMAZINGLY affordable way for your child to learn an instrument and be involved with a group!
*These prices have so many variables that it is impossible to list all of them. In some cases the low end estimates can be lower and the high end estimates can be higher. This is just based on the average price of private teachers and instrument rental costs.