Tuition

(For Dance Tuition – click here)

Enrollment is on-going! It is never too late to join our music or dance lessons and classes. Choose your program, choose by age, and register online today to reserve your class time. 

We started as a small family-owned Performing Arts School in 1997. Over the years, we have grown to be the largest, most comprehensive one-location Music & Dance School, serving all ages on the Peninsula.

There are 7 Departments at our School, led by Directors and Department Leaders who inspire and unify our teaching artists. We specialize in well-sequenced curriculum, continually enhancing and improving our programs. 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 professional development workshops, up-to-date resources,  and the fair compensation they need to sustain themselves as Bay Area Educators.

We do not believe we are the best because we’re the biggest. We believe we’re the most comprehensive Music & Dance School on the Peninsula because families and children can feel the quality difference at Myriad. Many long-time families appreciate and benefit from 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. Compare the features and options to see why our school has been chosen by more families seeking a music and dance education.  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, Mini Singers & Glee, and Kids’ Ukulele Band Students who attend the off-site Concert Performance Events will be charged an additional $45 per concert/per student. ($60 for Spring Jazz / Pop Concert). These fees are 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 $215 pro-rated monthly tuition
45 minute lesson = approximately $323 pro-rated monthly tuition
60 minute lesson = approximately $430 pro-rated monthly tuition

Piano Teams, Guitar Teams & Violin 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 $215 pro-rated monthly tuition

Foundations Classes: 10 month Schedule

Dance Tuition

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

Preschool Music (ABC Music & Me)

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $30
Pro-rated Tuition: $109 per month (Music Booklets, materials and music included)
Preschool Combo Music & Dance Class:
Pro-rated Tuition: $136 per month (materials 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: $136 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing YM Students
For each YM student promoted up to the next level, there will be an additional $15 homework packet fee. For each YM student promoted up to Superstars, there will be an additional $25 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: $143 per month

January Materials Fee for continuing SS Students
For each Young Musician student promoted up to Superstars, there will be an additional $25 homework packet / book fee.  If a new instrument is required for the next level curriculum, the instrument fee will be charged separately in January.

Mini Singers:

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders & administrative expenses
Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
All Mini Singers Students do attend the off-site Concert Performance Events, an additional $45 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. The team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

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
All Glee Students do attend the off-site Concert Performance Events, an additional $45 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. The team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

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
All Advanced Glee Students do attend the off-site Concert Performance Events, an additional $45 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. The team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

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: $159 per month

Adult Ukulele Band

Annual 10- month Membership Fee: NA
Pro-rated Tuition: $98 per month
Myriad Parents of actively registered students: $84 per month

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. 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 10 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. Rather than charge different amounts every month, we find that it is more accurate to charge a lower monthly rate by using our weeks x class hours/10 payments calculation. Tuition is not refundable. 

Please see the calendar for days we are closed for holidays. You are not billed for school holidays. Tuition will be prorated for those that sign-up mid-month.

Below 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