Private Lesson Tuition 2020-2021

Downloadable Forms

Registration Form

Automatic Withdrawal Form

Tuition and Payment Info:

Registration Fee: An annual, non-refundable registration fee of $35 per household is paid at fall registration. This fee is pro-rated throughout the school year and summer, based on trimester enrolled($30—Winter, $25—Spring, $20—Summer).  Registration fees paid during the 2020-2021 school year include any summer 2021 lessons.

Tuition: Northeast Iowa School of Music offers two tuition payment plans during the school year: by trimester or by automatic monthly withdrawals. All tuition is pre-paid in advance of the lessons.

Paying by Trimester: Each school-year trimester is 12 weeks. Tuition is $300 per trimester for 30-minute weekly lessons. We also offer lessons in 45– and 60-minute increments for an additional charge. Playathon and scholarships can help reduce tuition. See below.

The full trimester tuition and other fees are due at the time of registration and must be paid in order to reserve your lesson time(s).  See calendar for dates. We do not email/mail invoices unless tuition is overdue. A $5 per week late fee may be added to any tuition not paid by the first lesson of the new trimester.

Paying by Automatic Monthly Withdrawals: Schedule your tuition payments on an automatic, monthly basis and avoid missing a payment. Students with a 30-minute lesson pay a tuition deposit of $200 plus registration fee when first enrolling each school year.  The balance of fees for the year are automatically withdrawn the first Friday of each month from your bank account ($100/month), starting in October and ending in April.  Playathon and scholarships can help reduce tuition. See below.

To set up withdrawals, see the office manager to fill out an “Authorization Agreement for ACH Debits” form and turn it in with a voided check and the deposit. Your non-refundable deposit covers the first and last months. One month written notice is required to stop withdrawals mid-year.

Family Discount: Families enrolling in three or four weekly lessons will receive a 10% discount off the third and fourth lesson per week. Families taking five or more lessons per week receive a 10% discount on all lessons.

Pro-rating: For students registering after the beginning of a trimester, the tuition will be pro-rated.

Payment Methods: We accept cash, check, most major credit cards, and automatic monthly withdrawals.

Financial Assistance: We offer need-based financial assistance in the form of student scholarships. Applications and information are available in our office and at

Refunds: All refund requests must be submitted by June 11, 2021. See attendance policy (page 4) for refund eligibility.


Summer 2021:

Summer lesson tuition is based on the number of lessons scheduled according to the student’s and the teacher’s availability and is calculated at a rate of $25 per 30-minute lesson. There will be no automatic withdrawals for summer lessons. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20 per household for any households who have not paid a registration fee during ther 2019-20 school year. Registration fees paid during the 2020-21 school year also covers summer 2021 lessons.


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