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We started as a small family-owned Performing Arts School in 1997

Over the years, we have grown to be a dynamic comprehensive one-location Music & Dance School, serving all ages on the Peninsula. There are 7 Departments at our school managed by Owners and Directors who inspire and unify our teaching artists. Furthermore we specialize in quality curriculum and continuous program enhancements. Accordingly our teachers are exceptional, with a high level of university level education and credentials. In turn, we take good care of our teachers. Teachers benefit from professional development opportunities and the fair compensation they need to sustain themselves as Bay Area Educators through our tuition fees.

We are parents too

We have two children, a son entering his 2nd year at UC Berkeley (in the Cal Marching Band & Berkeley Wind Ensemble too!) and a daughter entering her first year of high school. Our children grew up in Myriad’s music and dance programs. As parents, we realize families can choose between several schools. All music or dance schools are not the same. We’re delighted you’ve taken an interest in our school. Compare the features and options of our school here: school comparison checklist.

Check here for annual tuition fees updates

We post updates 4 months in advance.

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

Private Music Lessons

Pro-rated Tuition
30 minute lesson = $244 pro-rated monthly tuition
45 minute lesson = $366 pro-rated monthly tuition
60 minute lesson = $488 pro-rated monthly tuition
Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: School binders, homework assignment sheets. Music / theory workbooks are an additional fee and will be charged to your account as new books are assigned.

Piano Teams, Guitar Teams & Violin Teams

Pro-rated Tuition: 50 minute class = $244 pro-rated monthly tuition
Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: School binders, homework assignment sheets. Music / theory workbooks are an additional fee and will be charged to your account as new books are assigned.

Foundations Classes: 10 month Schedule

Dance Tuition

See the Tuition & Fees page, under the Dance Menu.

Preschool Music

Pro-rated Tuition: $119 per month (Music Booklets, materials and music included)
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $35

Mini Piano Plus

Pro-rated Tuition: $151 per month
Annual Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All songbooks, homework cards, glockenspiel, tote bag, learning props, & materials. Students receive a quality ukulele. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)

Superstar Classes

Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All music books, workbooks, homework assignments & materials. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)

Mini Strings – Violin & Ukulele Ensemble

Pro-rated Tuition: $166 per month
Annual Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All music books, workbooks, homework assignments & materials. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)

Mini Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $139 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders & materials.

Glee Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $152 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees & materials
All Glee Students do attend the off-site Concert Performance Events, an additional fee per concert/per student. This 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 required, as this is a collaborative production. Also the team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

Advanced Glee Gold Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees & materials.
All Advanced Glee Students do attend the off-site Concert Performance Events, an additional fee per concert/per student. This 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 required too, as this is a collaborative production. Also the team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole

Kids’ Ukulele Band Level 1

Pro-rated Tuition: $166 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: Music folders & materials. Also as new books are assigned they will be charged to your account.

Adult Ukulele Band

Pro-rated Tuition: $108 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: NA

How does prorated tuition work?

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

Prorated means to divide an amount proportionally, based on a unit of time. Specifically tuition is based on the number of hours your student is in class per week. Please refer to our current School Year calendar, for start date per program.  We calculate the # weeks of classes in our School Year calendar. Our tuition calculation is the # of weeks of class x hourly rate based on the number of hours in class per week divided by 12 equal monthly payments. You may wonder why you’re paying for a full month of December when there are only 2-3 weeks of classes in the month or why you are paying less in a month with 5 weeks. We do not bill different amounts every month. We keep it simple and straight-forward, just like monthly fees at a fitness center or yoga studio. Tuition is based upon the system of  weeks x class hours / 12 payments calculation.

See the calendar for holidays and school closures

There is no billing for School holidays.  Also those who enroll mid-month will have their tuition prorated.

Sample Tuition Calculations

This sample is for one of our 12-month, rolling enrollment programs.

Total Lessons Remaining (for the current 12 month cycle):  43 (see Myriad’s current school calendar)
Start Date: 08/24/21
x Tuition $62 per 30 minute lesson
Total Due: $2, 666 (divided by the 12 monthly billing cycles)
Monthly Prorated Tuition: $222         Next Billing: 09/24/21
Number of Payments Left (for this 12-month period): 11
Total Remaining Tuition Payment: $2,444