Required annual membership fee: $85
The membership fee includes the following:
Suzuki group classes, 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.
(based on 16-week term)
|30 minutes||$488 per term||Beginner|
|45 minutes||$732 per term||Book 2 to early Book 4|
|1 hour||$976 per term||Book 4 and up|
Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra
|KYSO Prep Strings |
(also known as Reading
Orchestra) or Concert Orchestra
|Free if taking lessons/$100||$200|
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 Classes||CCSA Member||Non-Member|
|Piano Group Class||FREE||N/A|
|Violin Book 1-2||FREE if taking lessons/$100||$200|
|Cello/Viola – Group A||FREE if taking lessons/$100||$200|
|Parent Classes||CCSA Member||Non-Member|
|Parent Violin Class||FREE||N/A|
|Instrument||Rental Per Year||Rental Per Term|
|Violin||$165 per year||$55 per term|
|Viola||$165 per year||$55 per term|
|Cello||$201 per year||$67 per term|
Financial aid is available for students needing assistance.
The Copper Country Suzuki Association welcomes applications for financial aid for students 18 and under at any level of musical experience. The CCSA is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Factors that influence award decisions:
Need is determined by considering the annual family income which includes income from all sources: adjusted gross income from the most recent tax year and the number of people in your household, Extraordinary family circumstances such as a change in job status, death or illness, medical expenses, or extreme financial hardships.
CCSA only considers students for financial aid who show commitment to their music education. Students must have a minimum attendance rate of 90% at lessons, classes, and ensembles and must demonstrate progress to remain eligible. Students are expected to practice.
Participation in fundraising and volunteer opportunities is encouraged and considered.
- Availability of aid
The CCSA is a nonprofit. The amount of financial aid available varies yearly depending on grants and fundraising. While CSSA accepts applications for financial aid all year long, the CCSA awards financial aid in the order that applications are received.
Expectations for Financial Aid Recipients:
- 90% attendance in all lessons, classes, and ensembles.
- Commitment to musical studies as demonstrated by consistent practice and listening, bringing music and instrument to lessons/classes and/or ensembles, participation in rehearsals, recitals, and concerts, and cooperation with the instructor.
- Timely tuition payment by the first lesson or as outlined in the payment plan agreement.
- Participation in fundraising, outreach, and special events.
- Volunteering to help at CCSA events.