GENERAL INFORMATION


General Information

How to get the most out of your music lessons

How to Register

There are three ways to register:

  1. Register online.
  2. Register in person.
  3. Register by mail. Simply call the school to request your registration materials or download forms. Complete a registration form, a student information form, and enclose a check for the tuition and the registration fee.

There is a semesterly nonrefundable registration fee of $35 for individuals and $45 for families. Tuition for private instruction, all ensembles, and classes is listed with each course offering. Tuition does not cover the cost of music or books, although some instructional materials may be provided. You may register at any time; deadlines do apply for some classes and ensembles.

Full Year Registration

Continuing students may elect to register for the entire year (Fall and Spring semesters) provided registration materials and payment in full are received by June 30. Bloomingdale will waive the registration fees for both semesters and offer an additional discount of $100 to students electing Full Year Registration.

Priority Registration

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For the Fall semester, priority will be given to continuing students if completed registration materials are received by June 30. For the Spring semester, priority will be given to continuing students if completed registration materials are received by December 31. Payment in full by the deadline waives the registration fee for that semester.

Payment Information

Tuition and fees must be paid before a student is admitted to a lesson, class, or ensemble. Tuition and fees for instruction are billed on a semesterly basis and may not be paid weekly. Payment in full may be made by cash, check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or debit cards.

Students may also elect a payment plan, which allows them to make payments in increments during the semester. Students opting for the payment plan are also responsible for the registration fee and a payment plan fee of $15 per semester. Payments must be made according to the following schedule:

Bloomingdale reserves the right to suspend or terminate instruction for students who do not meet their financial obligations by these deadlines. Additionally, late payments will result in a $15 charge. Students are liable for the full cost of instruction. Tuition credit or make-up lessons will not be given as a result of lessons missed due to suspension.

Program Cancellations

Bloomingdale reserves the right to cancel programs with insufficient enrollment. In the event a course is cancelled, you will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. If you do not enroll in another class, you will receive a full refund.

Returned Check Charge

There is a $35 charge for any check returned by the bank.

Withdrawal and No Refund Policy

Registration obligates a student for the entire semester. If withdrawal is within the first two sessions and the student has paid in full, he/she will receive a 75% refund of the tuition. The registration fee is nonrefundable. No other refunds will be made. Notification of the withdrawal must be made in writing.

Missed Lessons

Our lesson cancellation and make-up policy is designed to be fair to both teacher and student. If the instructor cancels a lesson or class, a make-up will be offered at a mutually convenient time. Cancellations by students may be made up under the following conditions:

Students should schedule a time for a make-up lesson directly with the instructor.

Tardiness

Students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their lesson time. Faculty will wait for a student for one-third of the scheduled lesson duration; students are asked to do the same.