Fees and Financial Matters

Tuition and Classes

Tuition fees are calculated according to the length of the private lesson. In addition to the private classes, the tuition includes weekly group classes, parent training classes, monthly solo recitals, group concerts, and various other opportunities. Students may attend as many of these extra classes and events as they wish without any additional fee. Observing others’ lessons and classes is, in fact, encouraged.

However, there is no refund or adjustment for missing regularly scheduled classes or choosing not to participate in group lessons. Please keep in mind that these fees are for the full academic year, which includes 30 private lessons.

Private Lesson Plans for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

These tuition rates are for the entire 2020/2021 school year.  This is the total due for the entire year.  Students have the option to enroll for 30’, 45’, or 60’ lessons. The student’s age and attention span should determine the length of lesson. If the student only has a 5’ or 10’ attention span, we will use the remainder of the lesson to instruct the parent.
30’ private …………………………………………….$3,205
45’ private …………………………………………….$3,765
60’ private …………………………………………….$4,472

Other Fees

Late Payment Fee……………………..………………..$50

Additional Class Offerings

These classes are outside of our regular curriculum and may be taken independently or in addition to our regular enrollment.

Chamber Music

Students must audition in order to register for chamber music. If students are selected to perform in a chamber music group, they will then be placed with peers according to playing level and scheduling availability. The tuition covers all performances and weekly classes.
45’ session ..………………………………………….….$900

Beginning Orchestra

Students should be able to read music and play in at least late Book 2 and up.
45’ session ……………………………………………….$300

Early Childhood Education

Students age 0-3. No Fees incurred for students under 6 months; tuition will be prorated.
60’ session ……………………………………………….$900

Music Theory

Students must be at least in book 2 to enter, and will be placed in a class with peers of a similar age and experience.
45’ session ……………………………………………….$450

Payment of Tuition

Tuition can be paid by credit or debit card only. You must choose how you would like to schedule your tuition payments for the entire 2020/2021 school year when you register.   You can choose to pay for the year in 10 monthly payments (Sept.-June) or in two installments (Sept. and Jan.)  You will get an email that states what your monthly payments will be and then the payments will be scheduled.  A deposit of $300 is required at the time of registration in order to hold your lesson slot.  This deposit is put towards your total tuition bill.

Refunds & Withdrawals

Students must enroll for the full year. However if within the first three weeks of either the Fall or Spring term a family decides to withdraw from G.S.A., they may receive a tuition refund on a pro-rata basis. After the third week of the term, there can be no tuition refunds for the remainder of the semester.

Cancellations & Makeups

For any regularly scheduled lesson canceled due to weather, teacher absence, or emergency G.S.A. closing, a makeup session will be given. However, there is no refund, adjustment, or makeups for students missing regularly scheduled classes or lessons for any reason. These times are reserved upon registration, and failure to appear at the scheduled times deems the lessons or classes forfeit.

Covid-19/Coronavirus & Online Classes

Greenwich Suzuki Academy will adhere to all governmental guidelines, Christ Church Greenwich campus guidelines/protocols, and follow the lead of local schools in regards to handling Covid-19/Coronavirus. Families may opt to have online/remote lessons for any reason, even if G.S.A. is able to offer in-person lessons (either outside or inside). Please be aware that G.S.A. reserves the right to move to online-only lessons at our discretion, and in following the rules, regulations, and recommendations from these variety of sources. This does not alter or cancel any obligations heretofore mentioned.

In attending any Greenwich Suzuki Academy activities in person, students and their families acknowledge that there is an inherent risk in regards to contracting Covid-19/Coronavirus. All necessary precautions will be taken and all governmental guidelines will be followed. Greenwich Suzuki Academy, Christ Church Greenwich, teachers, staff, and/or other families will not be held liable should any student or family member contract Covid-19/Coronavirus.

Mid-Semester Beginners

For new students beginning mid-semester, tuition will be prorated to reflect the adjusted start date.

Discounts and Scholarships

We do not offer any discounts at this time, but we do have some limited need-based scholarship available through the Friends of Greenwich Suzuki. If you wish to learn more, or if you wish to consider sponsoring a child please contact the director and we would be happy to discuss this with you.