Tuition

Classes

Fairy Lights classes are offered in 4 to 15 week sessions at $16/class plus materials fee. Payment in full for the session is due before the first class. If space allows, drop-ins are welcome at $20/class. Tuition can be prorated for late entry. Discounts available for families with multiple students, and babies under three months can attend for free with an enrolled older sibling!

Pre-Twinklers, Twinklers, Fireflies, and Sparklers classes are $20/class plus materials fee offered in 4 to 15 week sessions. Payment in full for the session is due before the first class. Discounts available for families with multiple students. If space allows, late entry at prorated tuition is an option during the first month of the session for beginners or at any time for students with prior experience (informal placement audition required).

Intermediate and Advanced Ensembles are $205/month for ongoing weekly one-hour classes and follow the same schedule and payment plan as private lessons.

Adult classes are offered in flexible start, 30-week sessions for $800; payment plans available. (Material may be completed at your own pace up to a year from your start date.) Discounts available for families with multiple students.


Private Lessons

Weekly Private Lessons
Private lessons work best when taken on an ongoing weekly basis for continuity of progress and maximum enjoyment. After the free interview lesson, tuition fees for violin, viola, cello, piano, music theory, and composition private lessons are:

- $85/month for weekly 15 minute lessons
- $140/month for weekly 30 minute lessons
- $205/month for weekly 45 minute lessons
- $270/month for weekly 1 hour lessons

A La Carte Private Lessons
For some students, their schedules or needs dictate a more flexible alternative to the standard weekly lesson. For these students, Liz is happy to schedule lessons one at a time, appointment-style, at $100/hr, with a one hour minimum lesson length. Intended for advanced adult students; not recommended for children at any level or adult beginners/intermediates.


Scholarships

A limited number of full and partial scholarships for lessons and classes are available for students with financial need.  More detail provided upon request!


Opportunities for Barter

Elizabeth sometimes accepts barter in lieu of payment for lessons and classes. Past and current barters include babysitting for her children, meals for her family, specific food items (such as homegrown fruit/vegetables or homemade organic nut butter), handmade goods, and lessons (Spanish, yoga, other musical instruments, etc). If you have a skill or item you would like to offer to barter for partial or full cost of classes or lessons, feel free to suggest it!


Other Options for Reduced Tuition

Elizabeth is happy to offer discounted rates on weekly lessons of more than two hours (for a single student, for a family of multiple students, or for carpooling/public transit traveling/walking/biking friends with back-to-back lessons), for payment of three or more months at a time, and for referrals. More detail provided upon request.