Frequently Asked Questions
All rates are the same per instrument. All lessons are 1-1 private lessons and taught once per week, (48 lessons per year) on-site at our music studio in Wylie.
30 minute lesson, $136 per month
45 minute lesson, $193 per month
60 minute lesson, $258 per month
Each new student is charged a one time $40 registration fee, which includes a T-Shirt.
Ballard Street Music provides 48 weekly lessons per year, which averages 4 lessons per month. Some months have 3 lessons, and some months have 5 lessons, but over the course of a year, you'll receive 48 lessons.
All lessons are taught in or 3,000 Sq Ft. music school. We don't offer home lessons.
The school is closed for 4 weeks per year for instructor vacations, National Holidays, etc. and you don't pay for lessons when the school is closed.
The monthly tuition payment is the same for all 12 months of the year and is due on the 25th of the month, for the following month. A $10 late fee is charged for payments after the 5th.
When you first enroll with the school, your initial contract is for 4 months; following that commitment, tuition is month-to-month, with 2 weeks notice required to stop lessons.
Students are required to attend all classes. If a student must miss a lesson for any reason, a courtesy call is required.
In case of a...
Student absence for Illness: Please provide a doctors note and a make-up class will be provided. Due to our instructors full schedules, you may be offered a group make-up class.
Student Absence for convenience: Refunds/credits will not be given for a student absence for convenience. Make-up lessons will only be considered for medical emergencies, or other urgent conflicts.
Instructor Absence: Substitute instructors will be available for lessons in the event of an instructor absence. If there is no substitute for the class, the student will receive a credit for the lesson missed and a makeup lesson will be provided.
Once per year, each student is allowed 1 make-up lesson without it being an emergency. Make-ups must be scheduled with our office manager, and in partnership with your instructor. Due to our instructors schedules, we are unable to guarantee make-up lessons.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any request to schedule make-ups, process refunds, reduce the monthly tuition invoice or provide deferred lesson plans for missed lessons, vacations, or planned absences.
Since we teach lessons year round, we are unable to accommodate requests to hold time slots during planned summer breaks or extended vacations. To be fair to our instructors, all schedules are filled on a first come basis, so if you choose to stop taking lessons during the summer, your preferred instructor / day / time slot may not be available when you return in the Fall. If you wish to keep your preferred time slot with your instructor during the summer months, you can choose to pay your normal monthly tuition fee.
1. Pay In Full. New students/parents may choose to pay the initial 4 month commitment when they sign up ($516.80). If payment is made in full at registration, we'll apply a 5% discount – a savings of $25 !
2. Returning students. Registration fees are waived for all returning students and additional family members.
3. Home School. Students enrolled in home school receive a 5% discount per month ($129.20) if they take lessons before 4 PM.
4. Multi-student household. Each additional student receives a 10% discount each month ($122.40).
Occasionally, pictures of students are taken at recitals, performances or other school events. These pictures may be used in online media promotional materials or around the school as decorations.
School Closures & Holidays 2019
Spring Break: 3/11 - 3/15
Recital Days: 5/24 - 5/25
Memorial Day: 5/27
Independence Weekend: 7/3 - 7/5
Labor Day: 9/2
Thanksgiving Break: 11/26 - 11/29
Winter Break: 12/24 - 1/1 (2020) - School is open on 1/2