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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 Directors & Department Leaders 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 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.

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

Private Music Lessons

Pro-rated Tuition
30 minute lesson = $215 pro-rated monthly tuition
45 minute lesson = $323 pro-rated monthly tuition
60 minute lesson = $430 pro-rated monthly tuition
Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: School binders, homework assignment sheets, materials, in-house events, as well as administrative expenses. Also 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). Furthermore 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. However attendance at these events is not mandatory.

Piano Teams, Guitar Teams & Violin Teams

Pro-rated Tuition: 50 minute class = $215 pro-rated monthly tuition
Annual Year-Round Membership Fee: $65
Includes: Workbooks, school binders, homework assignment sheets, Playing Party events, materials, as well as administrative expenses. In addition, 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, ABC Music & Me

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)
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $30

Young Musicians, Levels 1 & 2

Pro-rated Tuition: $136 per month
Annual Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All songbooks, homework cards, glockenspiel, tote bag, learning props, materials as well as 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)

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, additionally there will be a $25 homework packet / book fee. Moreover, if a new instrument is required for the next level curriculum, the instrument fee will be charged separately in January.

Superstar Classes

Pro-rated Tuition: $143 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $65
Includes: All music books, workbooks, homework assignments as well as administrative expenses. 1 Ukulele per student will be billed separately (current market value for quality ukulele)

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. As well as if a new instrument is required for the next level curriculum, the instrument fee will be charged separately in January.

Mini Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, as well as administrative expenses
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. Equally the team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

Glee Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $158 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees, as well as administrative expenses
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. Also the team needs every singer present and accounted for to succeed as a whole.

Advanced Glee Gold Singers

Pro-rated Tuition: $166 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: All sheet music, music folders, accompanist fees, as well as administrative expenses
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 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

Pro-rated Tuition: $159 per month
Annual 10- month Membership Fee: $45
Includes: Music folders and administrative expenses. There will be an additional fee for Music / theory workbooks. Also as new books are assigned they will be charged to your account.

Adult Ukulele Band

Pro-rated Tuition: $98 per month
Myriad Parents of actively registered students: $84 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 10 equal monthly payments. Still, 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 and likewise why you are paying less in a month with 5 weeks. Granted that we charge different amounts every month, however we find that it is more accurate to charge a lower monthly rate by using our weeks x class hours/10 payments calculation. Finally, tuition is not refundable. 

See the calendar for holidays and school closures

There is no billing for School holidays.  Also those who enroll midmonth 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): 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