Withdrawal and Refund policy


General Policies

  • Notification must be delivered to Student Services in writing (by hand, postal mail or email to [email protected]) by the deadlines noted below.
  • Verbal notification or absence from scheduled meetings is not an acceptable form of notification.
  • Registration fees are always non-refundable, unless a class is cancelled by NMS due to under-enrollment
  • Custom ensembles, joint lessons and short-run classes are non-refundable.
  • Payment plan fees will be prorated at the time of withdrawal so only the months used will be charged.

Withdrawal Deadlines
For registrations prior to January 31:

  • After the first scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for the cost of the first lesson/class/ensemble.
  • After the second scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for the cost of the first two lessons/classes/ensembles
  • After the third scheduled meeting, students wishing to discontinue for the 2nd half of the year should notify NMS by December 31. Students are responsible for the cost of all lessons/classes/ensembles through January 31.
  • After the December 31 notification deadline, students are responsible for the cost of all lessons/class/ensembles through the end of the academic year.

For registrations after February 1:

  • After the first scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for the cost of the first lesson/class/ensemble.
  • After the second scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for the cost of the first two lessons/classes/ensembles.
  • After the third scheduled meeting, students are responsible for the cost of all lessons/classes/ensembles through the end of the academic year.

Summer Term
Tuition and registration fees for individual lessons, classes, ensembles and summer intensives are non-refundable and non-transferable, with two exceptions: 1) for individual lessons that an instructor is unable to give; and 2) for a class that is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Tuition and fees for all classes and lessons (except Audubon Arts) must be paid in full at the time of registration. No student or family with an outstanding tuition balance is permitted to register until the balance has been paid.

Refund Policy for Audubon Arts:
The required deposit of $250 and all other tuition fees paid are fully refundable through April 1. All fees minus the $250 deposit are refundable through May 1. All fees become fully non-refundable and non-transferable after May 1.