Tuition is arranged on a semester basis: Semester I (September through January) and Semester II (January through May). Each semester includes 15 weeks of individual lessons, thirteen weeks of group classes, and an enrichment concert. Weekly classes during the semester are comprised of a) an individual lesson, b) a group repertoire/ performance class, and c) a group theory, reading or ensemble class.
Tuition is based on one semester. Payments may be made in one or two increments (see Payment Plans on registration forms). There is a discount of tuition for families who opt to make one payment per semester.
Since the school commits resources prior to the beginning of each semester, we are unable to refund semester tuition/fees, in whole or in part. Obligation to pay Semester II tuition will be waived if the applicant’s family notifies the Business Administrator, by December 1, in writing of their intention to withdraw.
The Suzuki Music School offers a flexible summer session (typically June through July) of up to eight weeks of individual lessons; group classes are not offered in the summer. Although the summer session is optional, most students, with few exceptions, will enroll in this session in order to maintain or advance their skills through the summer. The summer session is frequently the best time for new students to begin their individual lessons on an instrument of their choice although new students are always welcome at any time during the year, provided space is available. Parents/students may select how many summer sessions they would like.
Enrollment applications for the summer will be distributed to all currently enrolled families near the end of Semester II. Tuition is not discounted for additional students from the same family who are concurrently enrolled during the summer session.
* The Suzuki Music School Application for the 2019-2020 year is also available here as a pdf: SMSM 2020-21 Application
* The Suzuki Music School Summer 2020 Application is available here as a pdf: SMSM Summer Application 2020