Suzuki Music Columbus Tuition & Fees

Suzuki Music Columbus Tuition includes Weekly Private Lessons, Tuesday Group Activities, Weekly Recitals, and many more performance opportunities. 


How is my tuition calculated?

Tuition is made up of the Lesson Fee plus the Program Fee.  Lesson Fees are based on the total number of weeks that your teacher is available for lessons during the next year. Most of our teachers offer 42 weeks, including the summer months. Lesson Fees are based on the actual teaching calendar set by each faculty member. Your monthly amount may vary slightly from the above totals.  The total amount of Lesson Fees for the entire year (September-August) is divided into equal monthly payments, so you never have to guess what your tuition will be. The Program Fees ($40/month) are waived for June-August. 


When do you accept new students? 

New students may join the program anytime! There may be a prorated fee adjustment depending on when you begin music lessons.


Do you offer make-up lessons?

Due to the complexities of scheduling a full studio and our emphasis on consistent attendance, the following make-up policy is in place: there are no make-ups or credits for lessons missed by the student. All lessons missed by a teacher will be made-up or will receive a credit applied. There are no credits or make-ups for missed or cancelled group classes.


Do you offer tuition adjustments? 

Credits, determined by your teacher, may be applied to your SMC account if your teacher is not able to fulfill the number of weeks offered in the tuition. Charges may be added to your account if additional lessons are scheduled above the number of weeks offered in the tuition.


How do I withdraw my student from the SMC program? 

We hope music becomes a lifelong passion for our students, but should you wish to withdraw from Suzuki Music Columbus you may do so anytime without financial penalty. We do ask for one month notice, if possible.