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Summer Session 2024 – Tuition Breakdown

Our Summer Session begins June 3rd and will end July 26th (8 weeks). Lessons typically* take place once a week at the same recurring day and time.

*There are some cases where we allow bi-weekly lessons, although weekly lessons are the recommended frequency of lessons.

When can I make a payment?

We typically draft or take payments on the 1st or 15th of each month. For Summer Session, students have the option to:

  1. Continue this monthly payment option (make their payment on the 1st or 15th of June and July) or
  2. Make 4 bi-weekly payments on the 1st and 15th of June and July.

We do not accept payments by the lesson. No exceptions. Payments for Summer Session should be paid for in full by Wednesday, July 31st, 2024 at the very latest.

How can I make a payment?

Instrumental Lesson Rates for Summer 2024 (13 sessions)

*Wednesday-Friday students will have one less lesson in Summer Session due to closures for Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th and closures for Independence Day on Thursday, July 3rd-Friday, July 4th. Tuition is adjusted accordingly for those students.The numbers below show a tuition for 7-8 weeks of lessons with one lesson per week.

Tuition is prorated for those who begin lessons later in the semester.


Rate 1 (Instrumental)

Rate 2 (Instrumental) *Instructors with this rate have their Master’s Degree or higher

VOICE Lesson Rates

Group Class Rates

Group classes are a flat rate and must be paid by the first class date. Group class tuition varies based on the duration of the class and materials needed. Tuition for the various group classes that we offer can be found here.

Registration Fee

All new students pay a one-time only registration fee of $25 on their first day of lessons.

Instrument Rental Fees and Studio Rentals

We have violins, violas, cellos, flutes, guitars, and ukuleles available for rent for a monthly fee. Students wishing to rent an instrument with us will fill out an instrument rental agreement upon registration (driver’s license required).

Practice studios are free to all registered bART students. For all non-bART musicians wishing to use one of our studio spaces for practice, space rental is $12/hour.

Financial Aid

Financial aid can be provided to families in need based on a sliding scale, which considers household income and number of tax exemptions. To help us determine if you are eligible for financial aid, please fill out a form below. This form can be scanned and emailed to or delivered by mail or in person. Please complete the entire application and attach the first page of most recently filed federal income tax form (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ). This information is confidential.

Financial Aid form in English

Financial Aid form en Español