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2013-2014 Tuition Rates

Tuition rates are based on a 16-week semester.  Billing is calculated per semester.  Tuition for students enrolling after the start of either semester is pro-rated.
30-minute $962.50
45-minute $1445.00
60-minute $1925.00
75-minute $2406.00
90-minute $2887.50

* Higher rates may apply for some instructors

Theory $255.00
Composition $532.50
Suzuki (lesson & class) $750.00
Music Box (lesson & class) $1050.00
30-minute Marimba Magic $241.00
45-minute Marimba Magic $361.50
60-minute Marimba Magic $482.00
75-minute Marimba Magic $602.50
Adult Piano Master Class $187.50
From Symbols to Sounds $330.00
Miscellanous Classes* $375.00

*Voice class, Guitar class,
Suzuki guitar class, Improvisation

Chamber Ensembles* $522.00
Jazz Ensembles $587.50
Capriccio Chorus $330.00
Rivers Youth Orchestras $375.00

All Students enrolled in private lessons at RSC receive a $50 discount per semester

*Chamber Ensemble tuition is based on 29 meetings per year (14 first semester, 15 second semester)

Summer Jazz $1515.00
Summer Orchestra $350.00
Summer Music, Junior Session $1375.00
Summer Music, Senior Session $1595.00
New Student Application Fee $40.00
Annual Registration Fee (per student) $30.00
Late Fee $50.00

Tuition & Enrollment Policies

Enrollment Policy
The Rivers School Conservatory has an open enrollment policy, accepting students throughout the year if space is available.  A registration agreement must be signed and returned with a deposit within two weeks of the date the agreement is issued.  After this date RSC reserves the right to assign the lesson slot to another student.
Tuition Payment
Payment for each 16-week semester is expected in full by the beginning of each semester or the first lesson.  Tuition for students enrolling after the start of either semester is pro-rated.  Returning students can re-register in May and must pay a deposit of $200/per class, lesson or ensemble.  A $50 late fee will be charged to any account not paid in full within 30 days of the date of the bill.
Cancellation Policy
Returning students must cancel lessons by the last day in August to receive a full refund.  If a cancellation is made after this date, the registration fee and the cost of one lesson are deducted from the refund.  No refunds will be made after the first two weeks of the semester unless there are extenuating circumstances.  Students who are not returning for the spring semester must notify the office by the last day of December.
Make-up Policy
  • Teachers are required to make up one lesson due to a student absence per semester.
  • Cancellations must be made before noon on the day of the lesson.  Any additional absences or cancellation notifications made after noon the day of the lesson are not required to be rescheduled and no refunds will be given.
  • Make-up lessons and classes are guaranteed if a teacher is absent, if a lesson or class falls on a legal holiday, or if the school is c­­losed due to inclement weather.  If a student cancels or misses an arranged make-up lesson, it will not be rescheduled and no refund will be given.
  • Make-up lessons are not given for student absences from classes or ensembles.
Holidays & Closings
The Rivers School Conservatory is closed on national holidays and any other dates published on our calendar and website.  Closings and schedule updates can be found on the RSC website and general voicemail.  If The Rivers School closes due to inclement weather, RSC is required to close as well.