Tuition

Enrollment is on-going! It is never too late to join our music or dance lessons and classes. Call us to find a class time!

We started as a small family-owned Performing Arts School in 1997. We are still a family-run music & dance school, and have grown to be the largest, comprehensive, most diverse, one-location Music & Dance School for all ages on the Peninsula.

There are 7 Departments at our School, led by Directors and Department Leaders who inspire and unify our teaching teams. We research the best methods, enhancing and improving our programs annually.  We have built a thorough, wisely-sequenced curriculum for each Department. At Myriad, our Team views teaching as an art-form. Our Teachers are exceptional, with a high level of university level education and credentials. In turn, we take good care of our teachers, providing them with the fair compensation they need to remain Bay Area Educators.

We do not believe we are the best because we’re the biggest. Instead, we believe we’re the largest growing Music & Dance School on the Peninsula because families and children feel the difference in the quality of the experience they are receiving. Long-time families notice and appreciate the on-going enhancements. We are parents too. We realize families can choose between several schools. All music or dance schools are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible.

We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why our school has been chosen more than any other performing arts school. View a school comparison checklist.

Call us today at 650-574-2844 or drop by and you will see why more families in San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, Hillsborough and Millbrae trust us for music & dance classes / lessons for all ages each year more than any other school.

Tuition fees are subject to change. Check here for annual updates. We post updates 4 months in advance.

Specialized Music Instruction:
Year-Round Schedule for Private Music Lessons & Team Classes

Private Music Lessons:

Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: School binders, homework assignment sheets, materials, in-house events, and administrative expenses. Music / theory workbooks are an additional fee and will be charged to your account as new books are assigned.
Concert Performers, Chorus & Glee, and Kids’ Ukulele Band Students who attend the off-site Concert Performance Events will be charged an additional $30 per concert/per student. This $30 fee is in lieu of charging tickets for family members to attend. This fee helps to cover the cost of our off-site venue and accompanying. Attendance at these events is not mandatory.

Pro-rated Tuition
30 minute lesson = approximately $203 pro-rated monthly tuition
45 minute lesson = approximately $304.50 pro-rated monthly tuition
60 minute lesson = approximately $406 pro-rated monthly tuition

Piano Teams and Guitar Teams:

Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: Workbooks, school binders, homework assignment sheets, Playing Party events, materials, and administrative expenses. Music / theory workbooks are an additional fee and will be charged to your account as new books are assigned.
Pro-rated Tuition: 50 minute class = approximately $203 pro-rated monthly tuition

Foundations Classes: 10 month Schedule

Preschool Music (ABC Music & Me)

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: NA
Pro-rated Tuition: $102 per month (Music Booklets, materials and music included)

Young Musicians (Levels 1-3):

Annual Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All songbooks, homework cards, glockenspiel, tote bag, learning props, materials and administrative expenses. This does not include additional instruments – instruments will be charged separately. YM Level 3 students receive a quality ukulele. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)
Pro-rated Tuition: $129 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing YM Students
For each YM student promoted up to the next level, there will be an additional $10 homework packet fee. For each YM student promoted up to Superstars, there will be an additional $20 homework packet / book fee.  If a new instrument is required for the next level curriculum, the instrument fee will be charged separately in January.

Superstar Classes:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All music books, workbooks, homework assignments and administrative expenses. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)
Pro-rated Tuition: $142 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing SS Students
For each Young Musician student promoted up to Superstars, there will be an additional $20 homework packet / book fee.  If a new instrument is required for the next level curriculum, the instrument fee will be charged separately in January.

Dance Classes for Ages 3-7, 50 min. classes

We emphasize small boutique class sizes, compared to other dance programs in the area

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All administrative services annually, performance awards.
Pro-rated Tuition: $103 per month
Dance Academy Students who attend the off-site Spring Dance Showcase Performance Event will be charged an additional $45 performance fee and a $15 T-shirt fee for costumes. These fees are in lieu of charging tickets or costly costumes fees. This fee helps to cover the cost of our off-site venue and showcase staffing. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged, as dancers are in a collaborative production, and every member of the team matters.

Dance Classes: Specialized Instruction  for Ages 8  & older, 65 min. classes

We emphasize small boutique class sizes, compared to other dance programs in the area

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All administrative services annually, performance awards.
Pro-rated Tuition: $133 per month
Dance Academy Students who attend the off-site Spring Dance Showcase Performance Event will be charged an additional $45 performance fee and a $15 T-shirt fee for costumes. These fees are in lieu of charging tickets or costly costumes fees. This fee helps to cover the cost of our off-site venue and showcase staffing. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged, as dancers are in a collaborative production, and every member of the team matters.

Children’s Chorus:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders & administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $151 per month
Chorus Students who attend the off-site Concert Performance Events will be charged an additional $30 per concert/per student. This $30 fee is in lieu of charging tickets for family members to attend. This fee helps to cover the cost of our off-site venue and accompanying. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged, as Singers are in a collaborative production, and every member of the team matters.

Glee Singers:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees, and administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
Glee Students who attend the off-site Concert Performance Events will be charged an additional $30 per concert/per student. This $30 fee is in lieu of charging tickets for family members to attend. This fee helps to cover the rising cost of our off-site venue and accompanying. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged, as Singers are in a collaborative production, and every member of the team matters.

Advanced Glee Singers:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees and administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $166 per month
Advanced Glee Students who attend the off-site Concert Performance Events will be charged an additional $30 per concert/per student. This $30 fee is in lieu of charging tickets for family members to attend. This fee helps to cover the rising cost of our off-site venue and accompanying. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged, as Singers are in a collaborative production, and every member of the team matters.

Kids’ Ukulele Band

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: Music folders & administrative expenses. Music / theory workbooks are an additional fee and will be charged to your account as new books are assigned
Pro-rated Tuition: $151 per month

Adult Ukulele Band

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: NA
Pro-rated Tuition: $84 per month
Myriad Parents of actively registered students: $10 per class drop-in fee

Rock & Jazz Combo

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Pro-rated Tuition: $155 per month (Materials, music, and recordings included)

How does prorated tuition work?

Tuition is received monthly (on, or the nearest weekday following, the 24th of every month) and is prorated equally throughout the school year, August – June.

Here is an example of a tuition breakdown:

Sample Tuition Calculations for Piano Team
(this sample is for one of our 12-month, rolling enrollment programs)

Total Lessons Remaining (for the current 12 month cycle): 28
Start Date: 12/14/18
x Tuition $58
Total Due: $1, 624 (divided by the remaining number of monthly billing cycles)
Monthly Prorated Tuition: $203         Next Billing: 12/24/18
Number of Payments Left (for this 12-month period): 7
Total Remaining Tuition Payment: $1, 421
Single Payment Due Today: Annual Membership Fee of $65