Fees and Financial Aid

Required annual membership fee: $110

(Early-bird membership fee is $85 before June 30, 2021)

The membership fee includes the following:

Suzuki group classes, fiddling classes, recitals, low-cost instrument rentals, workshops, Reading Orchestra, parent classes, additional rehearsals with accompanist/instructor, music printing, and additional supplies.

The membership fee is non-refundable.

Lesson Fees

(based on 16-week term)

Lesson LengthCostLevel
30 minutes$440 per termBeginner
45 minutes$660 per termBook 2 to early Book 4
1 hour$880 per termBook 4 and up

​Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra

OrchestrasCCSA MemberNon-Member
KYSO Prep Strings$100$200
KYSO Strings$200$300
KYSO Non-Strings$100$150

Chamber Music Fees

Chamber music fees are based on the hourly fee and divided by the number of students — i.e. a string quartet would divide the hourly rate by four, and a duet by two.

Ensemble and Suzuki Group Classes

Suzuki group classes are intended as a complement to private instruction- not as a substitute for regular weekly private lessons. Students who wish to enroll in Suzuki group classes must also be taking private lessons. Students who wish to enroll in Adult Classes, or KYSO may do so without registering for private lessons.

Group ClassesCCSA MemberNon-Member
“Pre-Twinkle Class”FREEN/A
Piano Group ClassFREEN/A
Violin Book 1-2FREE$200
Cello/Viola – Group AFREE$200
Parent ClassesCCSA MemberNon-Member
Parent Violin ClassFREEN/A

Instrument Rental

InstrumentRental Per YearRental Per Term
Violin$156 per year$52 per term
Viola$156 per year$52 per term
Cello$196 per year$65 per term


Beginning students will automatically be charged for a Beginner’s Packet
for their respective instrument unless they notify their private instructor.

Violin/Viola Beginner’s Packet $26
(Includes Suzuki Method Book 1, CD, rosin, Sponge shoulder rest, and canvas bag)

Cello Beginner’s Packet $30
(Includes Suzuki Method Book 1, CD, rosin, rock stop, and canvas bag)

Piano Beginner’s Pack $30
(Includes Suzuki Method Book 1, three note-reading books, CD, and canvas bag)

Financial Aid

Financial is available for students needing assistance.

To apply, fill out the financial aid form, and send it in with your registration form. You will find detailed instructions on our registration page.