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Individual Instruction Lesson Fees:
30-minute lesson – $43.50 each
45-minute lesson – $60.50 each
60-minute lesson – $76.75 each
90-minute lesson – $111.25 each
A once-yearly, $50 per family registration fee helps us cover personnel costs associated with student placement, scheduling and enrollment.
Returned Item Fee
A $25 charge will be added to accounts for each returned check.
A $25 charge for accounts which are overdue 30 days will be applied to your account.
Additional $25 charges will be applied every 30 days thereafter.
Additional Fee Information
• All past due balances must be paid in full prior to registration.
• Classes awaiting minimum enrollment will have a delayed start and are prorated.
• Individual lesson enrollments received after the start of the academic year will be prorated.
How much do I need to put down?
To ease the burden on our families, the payment plan option requires a deposit of just 10% plus the payment plan fee to register. Of course, you are welcome to pay in full should you prefer!
Because of our faculty’s tight lesson schedules, students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time. Faculty will wait for a student for one third of their lesson time; students are asked to do the same. Missed lesson time due to faculty tardiness will be made up at a mutually convenient time.
NMS faculty members are happy to provide information on alternative options for rental or purchase of instruments.
Instrument Rental Rates:
$180 for academic year
$50 for summer
- On the home page of our website nmsnewhaven.org
- On our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodMusicSchool
- On our voice-mail system: 203-624-5189
- Via e-mail
NMS posts information about school delays or closings on the following local media outlets:
Radio Stations: WELI 960 AM, WICC 660 AM or KCIO1 FM radio
TV Stations: Channel 3 (CBS), Channel 4 (NBC), Channel 8 (ABC), Channel 6 (Fox)
Students should be sure to check one of the above information sources. As we serve over 80 towns and cities, please do not assume that NMS will be closed based on your local public school cancellation. The decision to close NMS is determined by safety conditions in Greater New Haven and state highway advisories.
In the event of a closing, the missed lesson is treated as a teacher absence and will either be made up or issued as a credit shortly after the end of the academic year.
During snow emergencies, the City of New Haven issues temporary parking bans on city streets and will ticket and tow violators. You may wish to use the parking garage on Audubon Street. For information on New Haven city rules, visit here or call 203-946-SNOW.