Private Lesson Tuition 2021-2022



Fees & Discounts

An annual, non-refundable registration fee of $35 per household is paid at fall registration. This fee is pro-rated throughout the school year and summer based on what session we are in when you enroll ($30—Winter, $25—Spring, $20—Summer). Registration fees renew the following school year.

Tuition is $300 per 12-week session for 30-minute weekly lessons. We also offer lessons in 45– and 60– minute increments for an additional charge. Scholarships can help reduce tuition (see below).

Families enrolling in 3+ weekly lessons will receive a 10% discount off the 3rd and 4th lessons, and families with 5+ weekly lessons receive 10% off all lessons.

Students withdrawing from lessons before the end of a session may request a refund of the remaining session’s tuition minus a $50 Instructor Support Fee. Three weeks prior notification will eliminate the Instructor Support Fee.

Any lessons canceled due to teacher absebces or Northeast Iowa School of Music closings will be made up during the school year or may be refunded upon request at the end of the school year. All refund requests must be submitted by June 9, 2023.

Payment Plans

All tuition is pre-paid in advance of the lessons. Choose to pay by session or by month. Set an e-pay schedule and never miss a payment!

  • By Session: Applicable fees and tuition will be posted to your account and automatically processed at the beginning of each school-year session using the payment method on file. Summer session will be processed at enrollment.
  • By Month: The registration fee and a deposit of the first and last month’s tuition are posted and processed at the time of registration. The remaining balance of tuition for the school year is divided into equal payments (typically $100/month) and automatically withdrawn the first Friday of each month October - April using the payment method on file. See the office manager to fill out an authorization agreement form. One week’s notice is required to stop withdrawals mid-year.
  • E-pay: Choose a payment method (bank account or credit card), and choose a payment schedule (by session or by month). Select your e-pay method and schedule in the Customer Portal or contact the office. Payments will be processed automatically using the method and schedule selected. *If paying with a bank account, you will receive additional paperwork from our office to finalize the process.


We offer need-based financial assistance in the form of student scholarships. Apply any time during the year. Applications and information are available in our office and at


SUMMER 2022:

Summer lesson tuition is based on the number of lessons scheduled according to the student’s and the teacher’s availability and is calculated at a rate of $25 per 30-minute lesson. There will be no automatic withdrawals for summer lessons. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20 per household for any households who have not paid a registration fee during ther 2021-2022 school year. Registration fees paid during the 2021-22 school year also cover summer 2022 lessons.


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