Fees and Payments
Each Community Music School student is charged a $19 non-refundable registration fee that covers all Community Music School programs for the academic year. For instance, if a student takes piano lessons but later adds theory or gamelan a second (or third) registration fee will not apply.
Class and Ensemble Fees
Fees for Community Music School classes and ensembles are listed with program descriptions.
Private Music Lesson Fees
The Community Music School has three categories of music teachers and corresponding lesson fees. Most teachers who teach through the Community Music School, however, are considered Community Music School teachers. Most Community Music School teachers hold advanced degrees, certificates, or diplomas in music education or pedagogy. In addition to teaching, many maintain active performance careers.
Lawrence University Conservatory of Music faculty members teach, by audition only, a small number of highly motivated and accomplished students.
A small number of conservatory students offer private lessons and are supervised by the Community Music School. Student teachers are recommended by conservatory faculty and have successfully completed a rigorous pedagogy class. A limited number of student teacher placements are available annually.
2020-21 Lesson Rates (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)
|Price per lesson||30 minutes||45 minutes||60 minutes|
|Community Music School Teacher||$29.50||$42.25||$55.00|
|Typical 16-week semester||$472.00||$676.00||$880.00|
The annual, non-refundable registration fee of $19 per student must be received with the first tuition payment in the fall. All students enrolling in the fall semester are registered for the full school year and will be billed for the second semester in January. Lessons are billed by semester and payable in advance of the semester, or in installments with an $8 per semester fee.
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.