Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Instrument Rental

Select instruments are available to rent by the semester or full year:

  • Tympani (1-7 days) $175
  • Viol, full year $450
  • Viol, semester $200
  • Viol, 3 months $100 (one-time offer for new viol renters!)
  • Full-size instrument, full year $450
  • Full-size instrument, semester $225
  • Student-size instrument, full year $250
  • Student-size instrument, semester $150

 

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

REGISTRATION FEE: A $20 per student per semester non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration and is not included in the tuition rate.

AUDITION FEE: A $30 per student non-refundable audition fee is due for all new students auditioning for an ensemble and/or the orchestra program and is not included in the total tuition. 2018-2019 orchestra and ensemble students continuing for this year do not need to pay the audition fee.

PAYMENT PLAN FEE: Families who would like to enroll in a payment plan should submit a $15 payment plan fee (per invoice) at the time of registration. Please see our School Policies webpage or contact the Registrar at 617-484-5750 ext. 1 for more information on payment plans.

"Sem" = Semester, "Yr" = Year>, "Sess" = Session

 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons
(30 min)
16 p/ sem $832 p/ sem

Private Lessons
(45 min)
16 p/ sem $1,176 p/ sem

Private Lessons
(60 min)
16 p/ sem $1,536 p/ sem

Private Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$55
Music Therapy Lessons varies Private lesson rates apply
Music Therapy Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$75

Suzuki Program

Suzuki Musical Kids 15 p/ sem $200 p/sem
(Includes box instrument)
 
30-min Lesson +
Group Class (Pre-Twinkle violin)
+ Parent Training
16 Lessons &
15 Group Classes p/ sem
$1,196 p/sem
($832 + $388 group)
 
30-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons &
15 Group Classes p/ sem
$1,223.50 p/sem
($832 + $415 group)
 
45-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons &
15 Group Classes p/ sem
$1,559.50 p/sem
($1,176 + $415 group)
 
60-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons &
15 Group Classes p/ sem
$1,911.50 p/sem
($1,536 + $415 group)
 
60-min Lesson +
Advanced Group Class
(violin Book 5+)

16 Lessons p/ sem &
reduced Group Classes
$1,669 p/sem
($1,536 + $170 group)
 

Early Childhood & Group Classes

Program # Classes Tuition Notes
Music Pups® 10 p/ sess $170 p/ sess, plus $35 materials fee per family per semester Siblings in same class under 9 months: Free, Siblings in same class over 9 months: $80
Dalcroze Eurhythmics 15 p/ sem $345 p/ sem
Hi-Five Piano
15 p/ sem $460 p/ sem
Keys for Kids® (30-min) 16 p/ sem
$380 p/ sem, Plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Keys for Kids® (45-min) 15 p/ sem $480 p/ sem, Plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Piano Partners 15 p/ sem $520 p/ sem, Plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Happy Beats Drumming 15 p/ sem $255 p/ sem  
Afro-Caribbean Drumming 15 p/ sem $350 p/ sem  
Ukulele 15 p/ sem $255 p/ sem  
Singing for Kids 15 p/ sem $355 p/ sem
(Includes t-shirt)
Junior Chorus 15 p/ sem $255 p/ sem  
Choral Skills for Adults 15 p/ sess $255 p/ sem  
  • The curriculum for group piano classes (Hi-Five, Keys for Kids, Piano Partners) is intended for the full year of 32 classes between September - June.

Ensembles
Chamber ensembles are full-year programs, however, new students may begin mid-year and tuition will be prorated.

Program # Classes Tuition Private Lesson Discount
Rock Band 15 p/ sem
$305 p/ sem 10% off tuition price
Jazz Band 15 p/ sem $305 p/ sem 10% off tuition price
Chamber Ensemble
30 p/ yr $875 p/ yr 10% off tuition price
Chamber Duo
30 p/ yr $875 p/ yr 10% off tuition price
Viola da Gamba (90 min) varies varies 10% off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students will receive a 10% discount on ensemble tuition.

Orchestra
Orchestras are full-year programs, however, new students may begin mid-year and tuition will be prorated.

Program # Classes Tuition Private Lesson Discount
PYO String Orchestra Full-year $600 p/ yr
10% off tuition price
PYO Preparatory Orchestra Full-year $600 p/ yr 10% off tuition price
PYO Chamber Orchestra Full-year $850 p/ yr 10% off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students playing up through Book 5 accepted into the orchestra program will receive a 10% discount on orchestra tuition.

Music Theory

Program # Classes Tuition Private Lesson Discount
Theory Levels 1-5
15 p/ sem $280 p/ sem, plus $25 materials fee
10% off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students will receive a 10% discount on theory tuition.

Ellen Huff Powers Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships may be offered for First Chair positions in the Powers Youth Orchestra depending on available aid and according to the needs of the orchestra. Please let us know at your audition if you are interested in a chair position or would like to be considered for a merit scholarship.



 

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