Tuition & Scholarships

We believe firmly in the importance of affordable music education for all income levels. If full tuition is not in your budget, ask about payment plans, scholarships, and barter!

Uncaged Musicians Classes


Fall 2019 Tuition

Fairy Lights, Wind Dancers, Sun Catchers, Twinklers, Fireflies, Sparklers, Teen Beginners, & Adults:

     30m classes: $255 ($240 early bird) for 12 class session

     45m classes: $375 ($360 early bird) for 12 class session

Intermediate Students: $1300/year ($1260 early bird)

Advanced Students: $2035/year ($1995 early bird)

Early bird registration is 7/1/19 - 8/1/19. Spots are not guaranteed and can go quickly, so current students are advised to register before open enrollment begins 7/15. Prospective students should register to be placed on the waiting list now to be accepted on 7/15 as space allows. Tuition in full is due by 8/13.

Tuition is all-inclusive; all materials (books, recordings, etc.), rehearsals, concerts, and other studio events provided as needed without additional charge.


Spring 2020 Tuition

Fairy Lights, Wind Dancers, Sun Catchers, Twinklers, Fireflies:

     30+m classes: $340 ($325 early bird) for 4mo (15 class + concert May 2) session

Sparklers, Teen Beginners, & Adults:

     45+m classes: $485 ($470 early bird) for 4mo (15 class + concert May 2) session

Intermediate & Advanced Students: mid-year entry eligibility will be determined on an individual basis. Ask for details!

Early bird registration is 10/13/19 - 11/13/19. Spots are not guaranteed and can go quickly, so current students are advised to register before open enrollment begins 10/31. Prospective students should register to be placed on the waiting list now to be accepted on 11/1 as space allows. Tuition in full is due by 12/1.

+ Ensemble students may have sectionals and/or mini private lessons before or after their weekly rehearsal some weeks. There is no extra charge; tuition has been calculated based on the 30 or 45 minutes listed above.

Tuition is all-inclusive; all materials (books, recordings, etc.), rehearsals, concerts, and other studio events provided as needed without additional charge.

Private Lessons

Coaching Sessions

Intermediate and advanced Uncaged Musicians participating in our Student Teacher Apprenticeship Program are available for one-on-one coaching sessions with currently enrolled Twinklers, Fireflies, and Sparklers. Sessions are $20 for 20 minutes and may be scheduled one at a time or on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis.

Weekly Private Lessons

for intermediate and advanced students only

$150/month for weekly 30 minute lessons
$215/month for weekly 45 minute lessons
$275/month for weekly 1 hour lessons

Note: tuition is all-inclusive; all materials (books, recordings, etc.), rehearsals, concerts, and other studio events provided as needed without additional charge.

A La Carte Private Lessons

Elizabeth is sometimes available to schedule lessons one at a time, appointment-style, at $100/hr, with a one hour minimum lesson length. For advanced adult musicians only.

Payment Plans

For a small additional fee, tuition may be paid in installments via Stripe throughout the session; contact to set one up! Payment plans do not accrue late fees as long as the agreed upon schedule is followed and payment in full is received by the established deadline. Please see Refund Policy, below.

Scholarships

One spot in each class is reserved for a scholarship student! Full and partial need-based scholarships are offered on a session by session basis. Contact for details!

Barter

We love mutually beneficial barter in lieu of payment for classes! Past and current barters include babysitting, meals, specialty food items, handmade goods, cleaning, vacation rental accomodations, and other lessons or classes (foreign language, yoga, etc). While not all offers can be accepted, if you have a skill or item you would like to offer to barter for partial or full cost of classes, do not hesitate to suggest it! 

Refund Policy

Musical study necessitates commitment over time. Lesson planning is similar, and a significant portion occurs prior to the first class. As each class is tailored to the strengths, needs, and interests of those enrolled, refunds other than those listed below are only available in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.

Full session tuition refunds:  
     28+ days before the session begins: fully refundable minus $50 nonrefundable registration fee  
     21-27 days prior: 75% refundable
     14-20 days prior: 50% refundable
     7-13 days prior: 25% refundable 

Summer punch cards are nonrefundable but if unforeseeable/emergency situations arise they may be transferred to a friend by teacher discretion.

Note: payment plans, barter, and scholarships are offered as part of an ongoing effort to make music education affordable to all. The full amount agreed upon (tuition and barter both) is due on the schedule established regardless of student attendance except in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.