General Information

How to get the most out of your music lessons

How to Register

Register online or stop by the office to register in person.

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, or credit card.

Students may also elect a payment plan, which allows them to make payments in installments during the semester. Students opting for the payment plan are also responsible for the registration fee and a payment plan fee of $20 per semester. Tuition and fees will be divided into three even monthly payments for one semester registrations, and six payments for annual registrations. To enroll in a payment plan please contact the Registration Office.

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 Refund Policy

Missed Lessons and Classes

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.


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.