School of Music

special update regarding summer 2019

While we're in transition to a new location, we ask our enrolled students to please contact your teachers directly for summer lesson scheduling. If you need assistance with contact info, please email us at wsptmusic@gmail.com.
If you're inquiring about lessons, we also encourage you to contact Steve and Chris at wsptmusic@gmail.com. We'll be happy to talk about fall lessons at our new location (to be announced soon), or summer lesson scheduling.

We can also be reached by phone at (203) 259-7615.



The info provided below is regarding school-year enrollment at the Westport Music Center.

tuition & payment info

Click here for details regarding the fall 2019 semester.

Click here to see our annual timetable for tuition payments.

A quick recap: the relevant info from our "Registration" page
During the school year, lessons are offered on a semester basis. Students register for the entire semester, or all the lessons remaining in the semester. Our fall semester begins around the first week of September and runs through January. The spring semester generally begins the first week of February, and runs through the end of the school year.

The per-lesson rates are as follows:
$45.00 for each 30-min lesson; $67.50 for 45-min*; $90.00 per hour.

To calculate your tuition, we multiply the per-lesson amount by the number of lessons in the semester, plus a $20.00 registration fee (assessed once per family each semester). Tuition for the entire semester (or all remaining lessons) is payable in full upon registration, unless you register more than 30 days before the semester begins, in which case you may reserve your time by leaving a deposit. The balance of the tuition is due before the start of the semester; you'll be notified a few weeks prior to that time reminding you about any balance due. (Balance payments for students enrolled in the fall '18 semester will be assessed on or about August 1.)

Deposits (per student) are as follows:
$400.00 for 30-min lessons;
$600.00 for 45-min lessons*;
$800.00 for 60-min lessons

You may pay by check or credit card. We require that a credit card number be left on file, regardless of your mode of payment. Existing students are automatically re-registered in November for the following spring semester, and in April for the following fall. Simply notify us if you do not wish to continue, or if you prefer to pay by a mode other than the credit card that is on file.

Please note: All tuition totals listed below include the $20.00 registration fee, which is assessed just once per family each semester. Totals for additional family members would be $20.00 less than indicated.

Spring 2019 semester
On Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, there are 18 weeks in the semester.
Total tuition for 30-minute lessons: $830.00 ($400.00 deposit, $430.00 balance)
Total tuition for 45-minute lessons*: $1235.00 ($600.00 deposit, $635.00 balance)
Total tuition for 60-minute lessons: $1640.00 ($800.00 deposit, $840.00 balance)

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, there are 19 weeks in the semester.
Total tuition for 30-minute lessons: $875.00 ($400.00 deposit, $475.00 balance)
Total tuition for 45-minute lessons*: $1302.50 ($600.00 deposit, $702.50 balance)
Total tuition for 60-minute lessons: $1730.00 ($800.00 deposit, $930.00 balance)


Specifics regarding fall 2019:

The fall 2019 semester runs from Tuesday, September 3, through Saturday, February 1. Please refer to our calendar (available at the Music Center or online) for closings. Mondays start on September 9, as there are no lessons on Labor Day (9/2). Note that the week of January 27 is "make-up week". There is no tuition assessed for that week; that lesson is a make-up for one you may have missed during the semester. Since there's no charge, that week is not reflected in the information below.

Fall 2019 semester
On Mondays there are 17 weeks in the semester.
Total tuition for 30-minute lessons: $785.00 ($400.00 deposit, $385.00 balance)
Total tuition for 45-minute lessons*: $1167.50 ($600.00 deposit, $567.50 balance)
Total tuition for 60-minute lessons: $1550.00 ($800.00 deposit, $750.00 balance)

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays there are 19 weeks in the semester.
Total tuition for 30-minute lessons: $875.00 ($400.00 deposit, $475.00 balance)
Total tuition for 45-minute lessons*: $1302.50 ($600.00 deposit, $702.50 balance)
Total tuition for 60-minute lessons: $1730.00 ($800.00 deposit, $930.00 balance)

On Wednesdays there are 18 weeks in the semester.
Total tuition for 30-minute lessons: $830.00 ($400.00 deposit, $430.00 balance)
Total tuition for 45-minute lessons*: $1235.00 ($600.00 deposit, $635.00 balance)
Total tuition for 60-minute lessons: $1640.00 ($800.00 deposit, $840.00 balance)

Reminder (again): As noted above, the totals listed above include the $20.00 registration fee, which is assessed just once per family (household) each semester. For additional family members, the total (and the balance payment) would be $20.00 less than indicated.

Note that this is also a reasonable reference for future semesters. For instance, spring 2020 will be similar, but probably not exactly the same in terms of the number of lessons on any particular day.

Payment timetable

The following is our annual schedule for tuition payments:
Tuition is payable (and is usually assessed automatically) on or about the 1st of the month as indicated below:
April: Deposits payable to reserve your time for the upcoming fall semester.
August: Balances payable for the fall semester.
November: Deposits payable to reserve your time for the upcoming spring semester.
January: Balances payable for the spring semester.

Students are automatically re-enrolled, with payments assessed to your credit card. You will always be reminded of this, in case you wish to discontinue, or use another mode of payment. You will also be notified if we do not have valid credit card information on file.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our office. THANKS!

 

* REGARDING 45-MINUTE LESSONS: Opportunities for 45-minute lessons contingent on scheduling availability. WMC may not offer a 45 minute lesson in a 60-minute time slot.

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