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Individual Instruction Lesson Fees:
Pricing effective Summer 2019
- 30 minute lesson- $44.50
- 45 minute lesson- $61.75
- 60 minute lesson- $78.25
- 90 minute lesson- $113.50
- 120 minute lesson- $142.00
A once-yearly, $50 per family registration fee helps us cover costs associated with student placement, scheduling and enrollment. This fee is non-refundable after June 1.
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 does not rent instruments. We do have limited instruments available for use during introductory lessons only. Our NMS faculty and staff are happy to provide information on instrument rental or purchase options.
On bad weather days, here’s how you can find out if NMS will be closed, have a delayed opening or early closing.
NMS delayed openings, cancellations and early closing notices will be posted:
- 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
Students should be sure to check one of the above information sources.
Cancellations and delayed openings will be posted by 6:15 am Monday-Friday, by 7 am on Saturdays, and by 8 am on Sundays. Early closing decisions will be posted around 12 pm Monday-Saturday.
If it is snowing, yet there is no weather related posting by the above noted times, NMS will be open as usual.
Since 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 delay opening or 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.
Additionally, NMS posts general information about school delays or closings on the following local media outlets: TV: Channel 3 (CBS), Channel 4 (NBC), Channel 8 (ABC), Channel 6 (Fox)