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 school in 1997. We are still a family-run music & dance school, but have grown to be the largest, most diverse, one location Music & Dance School for All Ages on the Peninsula.

We have recently expanded our physical space and program offerings again! We do not believe we are the best because we’re the biggest. Instead, we believe we’re the largest growing music & dance school because families think we are the best. As a parent we realize you have a choice between several schools. All performing arts 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.

Today there are several different music & dance schools to choose from. 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. New exciting arts-based programs coming soon!

These tuition rates are effective August 3rd, 2015. Tuition fees subject to change.

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

Private Lesson:

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 $189 pro-rated monthly tuition
45 minute lesson = approximately $283 pro-rated monthly tuition
60 minute lesson = approximately $378 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 $189 pro-rated monthly tuition

Foundations Classes: 10 month Schedule

Super Star Young Musician Classes:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All music books, workbooks, homework assignments and administrative expenses
1 Ukuele per student will be billed separately.
Pro-rated Tuition: $136 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing SS Students
For each Young Child student promoted up  to the next level, there will be an additional $10 homework packet fee. For each Young Child 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

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All administrative services annually, performance awards.
Pro-rated Tuition: $85 per month
Dance Academy Students who attend the off-site Spring Dance Showcase Performance Event will be charged an additional $40 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 for Ages 8 & older, 65 min. classes

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 $40 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: $126 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: $136 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: $144 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: $144 per month

Adult Ukulele Band

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: NA
Pro-rated Tuition: $63 per month
Myriad Parents of actively registered students: $10 per class drop-in fee

Music for the Young Child (Levels 1-3):

Annual Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All songbooks, homework cards, CD’s, tote bag, learning props, materials and administrative expenses. This does not include instruments – instruments will be charged separately.
Pro-rated Tuition: $109 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing YC Students
For each Young Child student promoted up to the next level, there will be an additional $10 homework packet fee. For each Young Child 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.

Preschool Music (ABC Music & Me)

Pro-rated Tuition: $90 per month (Music Booklets, materials and music included)

Song Writers Club

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, materials, recordings, performances, and administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $118 per month

String Ensembles – Silver Junior Level, 30 min. class

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, materials, and administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $105 per month

String Ensembles – Gold Intermediate Level, 45 min. class

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, materials, and administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $133 per month

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:

TUITION CALCULATION PIANO TEAM

Total Lessons Remaining: 28
Start Date: 12/15/15
x Tuition $50
Total Due: $1,288
Monthly Prorated Tuition: $183.33 Next Billing: 12/24/15
Number of Payments Left: 7
Total Remaining Tuition Payments: $1,283.31

Single Payment Due Today: $4.69 plus Annual Membership Fee of $65: $69.69