A commitment to learning.
It takes commitment and continuity to develop the concentration necessary to play an instrument well. Students improve and thrive with regular instruction and practice at the Music Center, as well as at home in a supportive environment.
The NMC academic calendar year starts September 12, 2016 and runs through June 23, 2017. Individual instruction and workshops continue throughout the summer. Upon registration, students are enrolled for the remaining lessons in the academic calendar year (2 semesters, September through June), unless otherwise specified.
We appreciate your patience as we reconfigure online registration while our new website is being designed. All new students will register for lessons and ensembles using the 2017 Spring Registration Form. Click on the link below to download the fillable form, and submit it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax, mail, or in person at the office at 56 Centre Street.
Payment Options – Private Lessons
Lessons are billed per semester. Payment is due at the start of each session.
We accept MasterCard, American Express and Visa credit cards in addition to payment by check or cash. Unpaid balances will result in a discontinuation of lessons.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
As a courtesy to instructors, if the student cancels after beginning lessons, NMC requires notice of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the discontinuation of lessons. NMC will refund the unused portion, upon request, of payments for lessons, less a $50 cancellation fee.
Groups & Workshops
Once a group or workshop has begun, NMC will not issue credit for missed sessions or discontinuation of sessions unless the instructor is absent or unavailable.
No financial credit for a missed lesson unless due to the instructor’s absence. If a lesson is cancelled by the instructor, the instructor and student are responsible for arranging a make-up lesson.
Contact your instructor directly regarding a cancellation or rescheduling of lessons. As a courtesy, please contact the instructor the instructor at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible.
Private Lesson Rates
30-minute lessons at $37 per lesson
45-minute lessons at $53 per lesson
60-minute lessons at $67 per lesson
Groups comprised of students of similar age and ability, at the discretion of the instructor.
Annual Membership Levels
Annual membership at NMC is required to participate in individual lessons and ensembles. Memberships are designed to facilitate registration and encourage attendance of ensemble concerts, student recitals, and music talks.
Annual registration fees | Free admission to student recitals, ensemble performances, and Music Talks | Library access with WI-FI | use of available practice rooms.
Music Family $50
Annual registration fees for entire family | Free admission to student recitals, ensemble performances, and Music Talks | Library access with WI-FI | use of available practice rooms.
Artist $75 (Semi-Annual – 2 times per year)
Includes all of the benefits of the Music Family Membership | Priority practice room bookings with coaching and rehearsal privileges | Professional discount on recording studio instruction.
Concert Master $100
Includes all of the benefits of the Music Family Membership | Free entry to Parlor Concert or one free introductory lesson.
Includes all of the benefits of the Music Family and Concert Master Memberships | Free entry to two Parlor Concerts | 20% discount on up to 3 hours of Pro-Tools Recording Studio Instruction.