Fees & Policies

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Fees and Policies


Registration and Tuition

There is a one-time only $25 registration fee for new students that will be applied to the entire family. Tuition is based on the length of the lesson and the level. Most beginning private lessons start at $25 per half hour once a week, or $100 a month. The first month of tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration with the addition of any applicable registration and instrument rental fees. Monthly payment plans are available. If you need an alternate payment option please contact the Executive Director.

Tuition is prorated for students who register after the semester has begun.


Financial Aid

The bART Center for Music is committed to superior music education for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. You will need to bring your family’s year-end tax forms and fill out an application. Financial aid is awarded to young musicians who are committed to consistent practice and attendance. Please contact the Executive Director to learn more.


Checking In/Checking Out

Students under the age of 16 must check in and out of the bART with a parent, sibling or guardian. If for whatever reason you need to leave your child unattended while at the bART, you must clear this through Executive Direction first.


Discontinuing Lessons/Classes

Students who wish to discontinue lessons or classes after starting the current semester must notify the Registrar in writing at info@thebart.org. Lessons must be paid through the date of notification.


Student Illness

If you do not feel well, have a fever, sore throat, or just general malaise please do not come to your lesson or classes! If you have been sick with fever you must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to lessons. The bART Center for Music reserves the right to send a student home if we think they may be sick.



The bART Center for Music reserves the right to dismiss any student due to disciplinary problems, frequent absences, or parental noncompliance with our policies.


Absences and Makeup Lessons

Advance notification (at least 24 hours) for student absences is required. That information must be emailed to us at info@thebart.org. In the case of an emergency, illness, etc. please call 918.794.0330. Normally a makeup lesson can be arranged at the discretion of your instructor and bART staff. Otherwise, no refunds, credits, or makeups are allowed for missed lessons due to student absences.


Inclement Weather and Holidays

In the instance of inclement weather, it may be necessary to cancel lessons and classes. Holiday closings are listed on our website calendar. Closings due to inclement weather will be made up during the designated makeup week at the end of the semester, or at your instructor’s earliest convenience. For any inclement weather closings, please call the main office at 918.794.0330 and listen to any important messages. We will also post the information on our Facebook page. The bART generally follows TPS weather closings.


Non-Discrimination Policy

The bART Center for Music is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit.  We want to have the best available people in every job. bART policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. The bART is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in bART operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of The bART, including supervisors and coworkers.

Disability Accommodation:  To comply with the applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, upon request the Conservatory will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee, unless undue hardship would result.

Any employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact their immediate supervisor and request such an accommodation. The individual with the disability should specify what accommodation he or she needs to perform the job.