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An annual, non-refundable registration fee of $35 per household is paid at fall registration. This fee is pro-rated throughout the school year and summer based on what trimester or session we are in when you enroll ($30-Winter, $25-Spring, $20-Summer). Registration fees paid during the 2021-2022 school year include any summer 2022 lessons.


Each school-year trimester is 12 weeks. Tuition is $300 per trimester for 30-minute weekly lessons. We also offer lessons in 45- and 60- minute increments for an additional charge. Scholarships can help reduce tuition (see below). 


For students registering after the beginning of a trimester, the tuition will be prorated.

Family Discount

Families enrolling in three or four weekly lessons will receive a 10% discount off the third and fourth lessons per week. Families taking five or more lessons per week receive a 10% discount on all lessons.

Payment Methods

We accept cash, checks, most major credit cards, and automatic monthly withdrawals.

Payment Plans

Northeast Iowa School of Music offers two tuition payment plans during the school year: pay by trimester or pay by automatic monthly withdrawals (bank account or credit card). All tuition is pre-paid in advance of the lessons.

Paying by Trimester

Full tuition for the first trimester and other fees are due at the time of registration and must be paid in order to reserve your lesson time. Tuition for future trimesters is due one week before the next trimester begins. You will be emailed an invoice at that time. See the calendar on page 4 for tuition payment deadlines.

Paying by Automatic Monthly Withdrawals

Schedule automatic, monthly withdrawals and avoid missing a payment. A deposit and other fees are due at the time of registration and must be paid in order to reserve your lesson time. Your non-refundable deposit covers the first and last months’ tuition. The remaining balance of tuition for the school year is divided into equal payments (typically $100/month) and automatically withdrawn the first Friday of each month from your bank account or credit card, starting in October and ending in April (pro-rated if starting mid-school year). To set up automatic withdrawals, see the office manager to fill out an authorization agreement form. One week’s notice is required to stop withdrawals mid-year.


We offer need-based financial assistance in the form of student scholarships. Applications and information are available in our office and at


Students withdrawing from lessons before the end of a session may request a refund of the remaining session’s tuition minus a $50 Instructor Support Fee. Three weeks prior notification will eliminate the Instructor Support Fee. Any lessons canceled due to teacher absences or Northeast Iowa School of Music closings will be made up during the school year or may be refunded upon request at the end of the school year. All refund requests must be submitted by June 10, 2022.

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