Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Instrument Rental

Select instruments are available to rent by the semester or full year:

  • Tympani (1-7 days) $175
  • Viol, full year $450
  • Viol, semester $200
  • Viol, 3 months $100 (one-time offer for new viol renters!)
  • Full-size instrument, full year $450
  • Full-size instrument, semester $225
  • Student-size instrument, full year $250
  • Student-size instrument, semester $150

 

Summer 2018

REGISTRATION FEE: A $15 per student non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration and is not included in the total tuition.

Summer Full-Day Programs

Pow-Wow Prep 1 week (Session 1 or 2) $330
Pow-Wow 2 weeks (Session 3 or 4) $850 (Session 3),
$910 (Session 4)
Pow-Wow (CITs) 2 weeks (Session 3 or 4) $425 (Session 3),
$455 (Session 4)
Music on the Hill 3 weeks $30 Audition Fee,
$1,990 Tuition
Music on the Hill (CITs) 3 weeks $995
Suzuki on the Hill 1 week $510

Fiddlin' on the Hill 1 week $510

Private/Suzuki Lessons
During the summer, students are encouraged to choose a package of 3, 4, 6, or 8 lessons.

Private Lessons
(30 min)
varies $48 p/ lesson

Private Lessons
(45 min)
varies $68 p/ lesson

Private Lessons
(60 min)
varies $89 p/ lesson

Private Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$55
Music Therapy Lessons varies Private lesson rates apply
Music Therapy Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$75

Early Childhood & Group Classes

Program # Classes Tuition Notes
Music Pups® 6 p/ sess $100 p/ sess, Plus $35 materials fee per family per semester Siblings in same class under 9 months: Free, Siblings in same class over 9 months: $75
Dalcroze Eurhythmics 6 p/ sem $135 p/ sem
Piano Partners 6 p/ sem $155 p/ sem, Plus $30 materials fee per student
Hi-Five Piano
6 p/ sem $185 p/ sem
Keys for Kids®
(Intro)
6 p/ sem
$105 p/ sem, plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Keys for Kids®
(Continuing)
6 p/ sem
$105 p/ sem, plus $30 materials fee per student per year

 

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

REGISTRATION FEE: A $20 per student per semester non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration and is not included in the tuition rate.

AUDITION FEE: A $30 per student non-refundable audition fee is due for all new students auditioning for an ensemble and/or the MYSP orchestra program and is not included in the total tuition. 2017-2018 MYSP and ensemble students continuing for 2018-2019 do not need to pay the audition fee.

PAYMENT PLAN FEE: Families who would like to enroll in a payment plan should submit a $15 payment plan fee (per invoice) at the time of registration. Please see our School Policies webpage or contact the Registrar at 617-484-5750 ext. 1 for more information on payment plans.

"Sem" = Semester, "Yr" = Year>, "Sess" = Session

 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons
(30 min)
16 p/ sem $816 p/ sem

Private Lessons
(45 min)
16 p/ sem $1,152 p/ sem

Private Lessons
(60 min)
16 p/ sem $1,504 p/ sem

Private Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$55
Music Therapy Lessons varies Private lesson rates apply
Music Therapy Lessons 1 30-min
Trial Lesson
$75

Suzuki Program

Suzuki Musical Kids 15 p/ sem $199 p/ sem (Includes box instrument)
30-min Lesson +
Group Class (Pre-Twinkle violin) +
Parent Training
16 Lessons & 15 Group Classes p/ sem $1,196 p/sem ($816 + $380 group)
30-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons & 15 Group Classes p/ sem $1,223.50 p/sem ($816 + $407.50 group)
45-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons & 15 Group Classes p/ sem $1,559.50 p/sem ($1,152 + $407.50 group)
60-min Lesson +
Group Class (violin or guitar)

16 Lessons & 15 Group Classes p/ sem $1,911.50 p/sem ($1,504 + $407.50 group)
60-min Lesson +
Advanced Group Class (violin Book 5+)

16 Lessons p/ sem & reduced Group Classes $1,669 p/sem ($1,504 + $165 group)
  • Suzuki violin students playing in early Book 5 or above who are enrolled in the advanced Suzuki group class are strongly encouraged to audition for the MYSP orchestra program. If accepted, these students will receive the 10% discount on MYSP Orchestra tuition available to lesson students.
  • Accompaniment is provided once per month for advanced group classes.

Early Childhood & Group Piano Classes

Program # Classes Tuition Notes
Music Pups® 10 p/ sess $165 p/ sess, Plus $35 materials fee per family per semester Siblings in same class under 9 months: Free, Siblings in same class over 9 months: $80
Dalcroze Eurhythmics 15 p/ sem $340 p/ sem
Singing for Kids 15 p/ sem $350 p/ sem
(Includes t-shirt)
Hi-Five Piano
16 p/ sem $450 p/ sem
Keys for Kids®
(Semi-Private, 30-min)
16 p/ sem
$470 p/ sem, plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Keys for Kids®
(Ensemble, 30-min)
16 p/ sem
$370 p/ sem, plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Keys for Kids®
(Ensemble, 45-min)
16 p/ sem
$470 p/ sem, plus $30 materials fee per student per year
Piano Partners
16 p/ sem
$470 p/ sem
 
  • The curriculum for group piano classes (Hi-Five, Keys for Kids, Piano Partners) is intended for the full year of 32 classes between September - June.

Ensembles
Chamber ensembles are full-year programs, however, new students may begin mid-year and tuition will be prorated.

Program # Classes Tuition Discount with private lessons
Rock Band 15 p/ sem
$300 p/ sem 10% discount off tuition price
Jazz Band 15 p/ sem $300 p/ sem 10% discount off tuition price
Chamber Ensemble
30 p/ yr $860 p/ yr 10% discount off tuition price
Chamber Duo
30 p/ yr $860 p/ yr 10% discount off tuition price
Viola da Gamba (90 min) 12 p/ sem $570 p/ sem 10% discount off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students will receive a 10% discount on ensemble tuition.
  • Accepted Conservatory scholarship students receive a 20% discount on chamber or large jazz ensemble tuition (only one discount applies per program per student). 
  • Please Note: If you decide to drop your lessons for any reason during the year, any discounts on electives or Conservatory Student scholarships will be forfeited for the remainder of the year.

Orchestra
Orchestras are full-year programs, however, new students may begin mid-year and tuition will be prorated.

Program # Classes Tuition Discounts
MYSP String Orchestra Full-year $600 p/ yr
10% discount off tuition price
MYSP Preparatory Orchestra Full-year $700 p/ yr 10% discount off tuition price
MYSP Chamber Orchestra Full-year $850 p/ yr 10% discount off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students playing up through Book 5 accepted into the MYSP program will receive a 10% discount on MYSP tuition.
  • Accepted Conservatory scholarship students receive a 50% discount on MYSP tuition (only one discount applies per program per student). 
  • Please Note: If you decide to drop your lessons for any reason during the year, any discounts on electives or Conservatory Student scholarships will be forfeited for the remainder of the year.

Music Theory

Program # Classes Tuition Discounts
Theory Levels 1-5
15 p/ sem $275 p/ sem, plus $25 materials fee
10% discount off tuition price
  • Private lesson and Suzuki students will receive a 10% discount on theory tuition.
  • Accepted Conservatory scholarship students receive a 100% discount on theory tuition but are still responsible for the materials fee (only one discount applies per program per student). 
  • Please Note: If you decide to drop your lessons for any reason during the year, any discounts on electives or Conservatory Student scholarships will be forfeited for the remainder of the year.

Ellen Huff Powers Merit Scholarships

Conservatory Student scholarships
The Conservatory program offers merit scholarship assistance to passionate, dedicated students ages 9-18 (through Grade 12) who wish to pursue strong classical training. Acceptance into the Conservatory program is contingent upon a completed registration form, enrollment in 60-minute lessons, theory, and MYSP and/or an ensemble, a successful placement audition, and recommendation from the student’s private lesson teacher. There is no withdrawal from lessons, theory, orchestra or ensembles for Conservatory students, except under extenuating circumstances. Please visit the Powers website or call the office for information about applying.

  • Music Theory – FREE tuition! plus $25 materials fee*
  • MYSP – 50% off tuition*
  • Chamber Ensemble – 20% off tuition*, Chamber Duo – 20% off tuition*, Large Jazz Ensembles – 20% off tuition*
  • *Only one discount applies per program per student

MYSP Merit Scholarships
Merit scholarships may also be offered for First Chair positions in the MYSP Chamber Orchestra depending on available aid. Please let us know at your MYSP audition if you are interested in a chair position or would like to be considered for a merit scholarship.



 

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