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Tuition & Fees

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014  


Class Type and Weekly
Lesson/Class Lengths

Semester Tuition Rates
(12 wks per semester)


Private Lessons with Professional Teachers

30 minute


45 minute


60 minute


Private Lessons with Undergraduate Teachers

30 minute


45 minute


60 minute


Semi-Private Lessons with Professional Teachers

30 minute


45 minute


**meets 12 weeks for each semester


Family Music: Birth-Age 5 (30 minute)
Materials: $35 each semester

$140/semester (plus materials fee)


Class Piano (50 minute)   
Annual Music Fee for Levels I, II, III: $25


Pre-Piano (30 minute) 
Annual Music Fee: $25


Class Piano for Adults  (50 minute)

$270/semester (10% Discount for Senior Citizens)

Class Voice for Pre-Teens and Teens


Class Guitar


Class Flute


Class Suzuki Violin




Exploring Musical Theory



Catawba Children's Chorale (Ages 7-14)             (60 minute)

$155/semester (scholarships available)

Youth Swing Band (Grades 9-12) 
(90 minute)




  • Families with Multiple Enrollments: A family registered for two or more Private Lessons or Classes may receive a 5% discount on the 2nd and/or any additional registrations for Class Tuition or Private Lesson Tuition with the 1st enrollment tuition paid at full rate. (Discount applies to the lesser tuition amount)
  • Current Families in the Program receive 10% off tuition when  recommend the program to a new student.
  • Catawba Faculty and Staff: 10% discount
  • Scholarships are available as well as payment plans.


Refund Policy

All tuition and fees must be paid in full before instruction begins on or before the first day of each semester including a non-refundable $15.00 family registration fee. (A two-payment option is available with second payment dates indicated on the calendar or a payment schedule may be arranged with the office). A $15.00 Late Fee will be charged on payments made after scheduled payment dates.


Students are expected to continue lessons for the duration of the semester. Refunds are only granted in case of documented medical emergency or unusual, extenuating circumstances. Requests for refunds/withdrawals must be made in writing. Failure to attend lessons or notify the teacher does not constitute withdrawal from the program. In the case of class enrollment, no refund can be issued once a class has started. All withdrawals are subject to the non-refundable registration fee.


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is expected. Students are charged for all lessons or classes for which they register, including those missed through student absence. No credit, no refunds, and no make-ups are given to a student who misses scheduled classes or lessons. The student must notify the CMP office and the instructor when he/she will be absent from a private lesson as a courtesy to the instructor. However, notifying the teacher in advance of an absence does not require the teacher to make up the lesson. In the event it becomes necessary for the instructor to cancel private lessons, a make-up lesson will be scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient with the student and teacher. Lessons do not carry over from one semester to the next semester.