A one-time registration fee of $25 per student, maximum $40 per family, is due upon registration.
Private lessons make music learning an integral part of your life. Congratulations on making this invaluable investment! Our private lesson program follows a 33-week academic year and 12-week summer session. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. Tuition rates vary depending on teacher and length of lesson. Tuition is paid in 10 equal installments and processed by MCMC via a preferred debit or credit card on the 15th of the month, August through May. Annual tuition may also be paid in full, if preferred.
Collaboration, teamwork, and the chance to contribute to something larger than yourself are what group classes are all about. Our group classes are offered year-round and are typically 12-15 weeks in length. Tuition is due in full upon registration and is non-refundable once the session begins.
Our aim is to make life easier with our automated payment plan. Thank you for doing your part in this by keeping us up to date if your credit card info changes. We ask that any changes to your credit card or debit card be received by the 10th of the month to ensure timely processing. If your credit card is declined, the issue must be resolved and payment received by the end of the current month. A $25 late fee will be applied if payment cannot be processed by the end of the month.
Regular attendance is the bedrock of productive music learning at MCMC. Music learning is a long-term endeavor that evolves over time. We are here for your growth, and recognize the commitment it takes from teachers, parents, and students to have the best educational outcome.
Private Lessons Missed Due to Student Absence
As a courtesy to instructors, parents/students are asked to notify their instructor directly, or call/email the office if you expect to be absent. Instructors will be able to use openings for make-ups with other students. MCMC offers one make-up lesson per year for student-missed lessons. Further rescheduling of lessons depends on teacher discretion and available space. No refunds will be given for additional student-missed lessons.
Private Lessons Missed Due to Teacher Absence
Private lessons missed due to teacher absence are rescheduled at the earliest date possible or at the end of the year during the make-up period. MCMC may also offer a lesson with a substitute teacher, upon request. If the instructor is unable to schedule the missed lessons by the end of the term, MCMC will issue a credit to the student's account.
Missed classes due to student absence will not be rescheduled, made up, or refunded.
Music Together® Exception: If you miss your regularly scheduled Music Together class for any reason, you may reschedule up to 2 make-up classes per session in another class on a first-come, first-served, open-spot basis. To schedule a make-up class, contact your teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know you are going to miss a class. Make-ups must be taken during the current session and cannot be carried over to the next session. Beware of the end-of-session rush! We appreciate you scheduling your make-ups as early as possible. If you know you will not be attending a previously scheduled make-up class, please let us know so the spot becomes available for another family.
Information about School Delays, Closings, (and Snow Days)
When there is a school delay or closing due to weather, MCMC follows Middlebury public school closings. Teachers will schedule a make-up day for snow days and notify students. MCMC students (and/or parents) will be notified of MCMC school closings on:
-Homepage of the MCMC website
-MCMC Facebook Page
-An email will be sent to all currently enrolled students through our mailing list