Private Lesson Registration Process

General Information
  • Assignment of students to teachers takes place in the Community Music School office; the teacher, registrar, and director are all part of the conversation. Parent and student requests are considered along with teaching and student learning styles. Registration of students implies a year-long commitment between teachers and students.
     
  • As Lawrence Community Music School runs on a two-semester schedule, all students enrolling in the fall semester are automatically registered for the full school year and will be billed for the second semester in late fall.
    • Students placed with student teachers or students who successfully audition with Conservatory faculty members are also billed by semester. Please note: There is limited availability for both student teachers and Conservatory faculty.

Click here for information on private lessons.

Returning Students
  • Returning students will be sent materials in the spring to register for the following school year. A $50 non-refundable deposit per student due June 15 will be required to secure your spot for the following school year. The deposit will be applied to tuition due and subtracted from the first bill. 
     
New Students
  • New students may register any time during the year; tuition is pro-rated when not beginning at the start of a semester. If no teacher is available, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when an opening occurs.
  • If you are placed immediately, a deposit will be required before lessons begin.
  • Please fill out our interest form to begin the placement and registration process. 

 


Class and Ensemble Registration Process

Non-Auditioned Programs

Please visit these individual webpages for more information on how to register:

 

Auditioned Youth Ensembles

The following ensembles require an audition. Audition information is sent in the spring; to be added to our mailing list, please fill out our interest form. At the time the audition is passed, registration information is sent to the student's family.

 


Online Billing

The Community Music School uses an online billing system that shows monthly statements and offers secure EFT or credit card payment options.

To access your statement:

  1. Log in to Voyager: http://go.lawrence.edu/cms-billing
  2. Click on the Community Music School box
  3. Click on "View My Statement"


For detailed instructions on how to view and pay bills online, please click here.
Please call 920-993-6278 with any questions about your bill or statement.

 

Paperless Billing

If you would like to opt-in for paperless billing, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to Voyager via this link: http://go.lawrence.edu/cms-billing
  2. Click on the Community Music School box.
  3. Click “View My Statement.”
  4. Click on the gray button that says “Go Paperless.” You will see a message that says “Thank you for choosing to go paperless.”

After you complete these steps, you will no longer receive paper bills in the mail; you will only receive emails notifying you that your statement is ready to view online.

 


Fees and Payment Schedule

Click the button below for detailed information on Community Music School fees and our payment schedule, including information on our optional installment plan.

Fees and Payment Schedule

 


Financial Assistance

Need-based scholarships are available for all Community Music School programs during the academic year. We are unable to offer financial aid for summer programming, including summer lessons, camps and workshops, etc. Click the button below for more information and to download our financial aid application.

Financial Assistance