AFFORDABLE TUITION RATESFor specific rates, select from the sub-menu to your left.
We know that there are many expenses a parent incurs while raising a family-- that's why our prices are reasonable. We offer tuition assistance, 60-minute lesson discounts, sibling and second class discounts on group classes, ministerial discounts, home school group class incentives and in some cases, scholarships.
Bigger school, lower rates
At The Music Place, we consistently offer tuition rates that are lower than other area music schools, and sometimes even lower than neighborhood music teachers! Because of our size (serving hundreds of students at any given time), and our dedication to inspiring and caring for our students and their families, we are able to offer a high level of care and service at reasonable rates.
We accept cash, checks, online payments from your choice of checking or savings accounts, visa or mastercard. In addition, our easy eCheck plan allows families to spread out the Tuition Reserve payment and avoid late fees by signing up for monthly payment deductions from their selected account. To use Visa or Master card for one-time registration payments, please contact our office.
The Music Place and our partner, Soaring Spirit Dance Studio are happy to accept purchase orders as "promise to pay" from qualifying educational suppliers such as Ocean Grove and Connecting Waters charter schools. Many of our home-schooled families use this service to pay for extra curricular classes and activities.
A Few of the Services That Set Us apart
- Free assessments
- Personal Schedulers
- Developmentally sensitive curriculum and student placement
- Scholarship assistance for needy families (short & long term)
- Parent Work Exchange programs
- Apprentice teacher rates
- No-charge recital/performance admission
- On-Campus music classes
- In-Home traveling instructors
- Well-organized recitals with certificates, ribbons and trophies
- Awards based on character and effort, not just talent
Apprentice & Intern Teacher Rates
The Music Place is a training school, in which we select gifted young people who can relate to kids and train them to give their musical gifts away. Although some schools charge the same tuition for all instructors, we do not feel it is appropriate to charge the same rate for an intern or college student instructor as, for ecample, an instructor with a doctorate in music education. For this reason, we offer a sliding scale of rates that reflect the experience and education of each instructor. This allow families to access fine teachers before they have competed their education at a much lower rate then we will charge when it is complete. We have found these “Big Brother” or “Big Sister “ teachers to be very effective in capturing your child’s interest and inspiring them to learn. And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?
Our desire is that every family whose students have strong desire and aptitude for music be given the opportunity, regardless of the financial need. Because of this, we always invite families who are struggling financially, but truly desire music for their kids, to contact us. We have a Parent Help Coordinator who will work with you to set up a plan of action. Whether it is a short-term partial or full scholarship or a Parent Work Exchange program, we are here to help! Download an Application for Participation in our Parent Work Exchange Program (pdf format).
Last Modified: 2010.03.04
Actual Customer Testimonials:
"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents
"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .
I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family