Tuition & Fees

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is assessed once per academic year per student upon enrollment.  


Individual (non-Suzuki) Lessons
Lesson Length Fall 2016/Spring 2017* Summer 2017
30-minutes $594 per semester $198
 45-minutes $891 per semester $297
60-minutes $1,188 per semester  $396

*Tuition shown for individual, non-Suzuki lessons. Rates for Suzuki Strings (Fall & Spring) and Special Arrangement teachers are higher. 

Information regarding the St. Louis Public School Partnership Program is available through participating schools. 

Suzuki Strings Program

Lesson Length Fall 2016/Spring 2017* Summer 2017
30-minutes $738 per semester $198
45-minutes $1,035 per semester $297
60-minutes $1,332 per semester  $396

 *Fees for the biennial Suzuki Workshop Weekend are included in the Fall/Spring tuition.  Special Arrangement teachers are higher. 

Orchestras & Ensembles 2016-17 Tuition Rates 

  • String Ensemble: $390 for the two semester program
  • String Orchestra: $390 for the two semester program
  • Young People's Concert Orchestra: $489 for the two semester program
  • Young People's Symphonic Orchestra: $489 for the two semester program
  • Percussion Ensemble: $441 for the two semester program
  • Preparatory Program: $846 for the two semester program
  • Music Today:  $390 for the two semester program

Young Years Program with Kindermusik® Academy 2016-17 Tuition Rates* 

In addition to tuition and kit fees, there is a $10 registration fee per semester for Kindermusik and Young Years classes. 

  • Kindermusik Village:  $203 (+ kit fee) per 14-week full-semester or $112 (+ kit fee) per 7-week mini-semester
  • Kindermusik Our Time:  $203 (+ kit fee) per 14-week semester 
  • Kindermusik Our Time for the Family:  $203 (+ kit fee) per 14-week semester
  • Kindermusik Imagine That:  $210 (+ kit fee) per 14-week semester 
  • Kindermusik For the Young Child:  $231 (+ kit fee) per 14- week semester 
  • Music for Little Mozarts:  $217 (+ kit fee) per 14-week semester 
  • Click here for Young Years/Kindermusik tuition payment, financial assistance and other related questions.

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