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Youth Conservatory Tuition Options and Rates

Option A:   Young Musicians (Ages 3-5)

Tuition: $112/semester
Taught by Ewa Wilczynski

*Tuition includes 13 classes each semester. This is a course for children and their parents that serves as a fun and age-appropriate introduction to the mechanics of music, deeply rooted in the proven methods of Orff and Kodaly music training. Areas of focus include singing, rhythm, and motion. No at-home piano required for participation.


Option B:   Group Piano Class

Tuition: $145/semester

         Beginning Group Piano Class

*Tuition includes 10 weekly group piano lessons (45-minutes in length), 3 musicianship classes (45-minutes) as well as course materials. This group piano class is a fun and interactive way for your child to learn the piano. Taught in the USU keyboard lab, students will focuse on piano technic, sight reading, ensemble playing, building solo repertoire, and improvisation/composition.


Option C:   Private Lessons & Musicianship Class

Fall 2018 Teachers
Teachers are assigned a tier based on their experience and success teaching

         Bronze Level:   $125/semester

         Silver Level:   $150/semester   

         Gold Level:   $180/semester

         Graduate Level:   $203/semester

         Faculty Level:   Rates vary by teacher (private lesson fees paid directly to the faculty teacher)


*Tuition incudes 10 private lessons (30-minutes in length) and 3 group musicianship class (45-minutes). In group musicianship classes students will have the opportunity practice performing for one another in a masterclass environment, explore new music, learn about composers/music history, practice improv/aural skills, and play music theory games.



Tuition Policy

Tuition covers thirteen weeks of instruction during the specified period, exclusive of holidays.


Tuition is due in full by the second Thursday of each semester.  Payment options are available upon request through signed contract at the discretion of the Youth Conservatory.  Please contact the YC office for more information.  A late payment fee of $25 per enrolled student will be assessed on accounts that are two weeks or more in arrears, and lessons and classes will be suspended until payment is received.  Accounts may be referred to outside collection agencies, including small claims courts, if they are delinquent over 50 days.  Further, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for any legal charges incurred by the YC when pursuing delinquent payments.


We accept payments via check, Paypal (online), and Visa (in person during YC office hours, M-Th from 4-6 pm).


Tuition refunds will be issued in accordance with the following policy:

               Before classes begin:                                 100%

               After 1st week:                                             75%

               After 2nd week:                                            50%

               After 3rd week:                                              0%


No tuition refunds are offered after the 3rdweek, and families paying their tuition in payments will still be expected to pay the remainder of their tuition, even if their child discontinues lessons.  If a child discontinues lessons, parents are requested to notify the office prior to doing so.

Upon registration, a fee of $10 per family must be submitted before the registrations can be processed. Prior to the first day of classes, the registration fee is refundable minus a 20% processing fee if you need to cancel your registration.

Families enrolling 2 or more children in the Youth Conservatory are eligible for a family discount of 2.5% off their total tuition.  Families enrolling 3 or more children will receive 5% off their total tuition.

The Youth Conservatory reserves the right to terminate a child’s enrollment at any time for reasons consistent with the best interest of the YC.  In such a case, a pro rata portion of the tuition is refunded.

For the safety of children enrolled in the program, all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while participating in any Youth Conservatory activity on the Utah State University campus. Additionally, parental involvement in the student’s lessons and at-home practicing is critical to the success of the training. If student is beginning private lessons with a new teacher, parents are required to observe the first piano lesson. Teachers may ask for parents to continue observing lessons, but this will be established by the teacher on a need-by-need basis.


Class scheduling is subject to change.  The Youth Conservatory reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.


Private lessons missed by the student will not be rescheduled. Lessons canceled due to snow days or instructor absence will be rescheduled.


All Youth Conservatory participants are requested to read the YC Handbook provided at Fall orientation.