Our tuition system of payment is based on the following rates per lesson:
30 minute lesson = $31
45 minute lesson = $43
60 minute lesson = $57
WINTER/SPRING 2022 term: Monday, January 10 – Saturday, June 18
(23 week period of time – tuition covers 20 lessons in the term)
30 minute lessons ($31) x 20 = $620 or $103.33 per month
45 minute lessons ($43) x 20 = $860 or $143.33 per month
60 minute lessons ($57) x 20 = $1,140 or $190 per month
How our tuition payment system works
(for Fall and Spring terms only)
Students can enroll in lessons at any time of the term depending on availability for each teacher.
Tuition is a prepayment of lessons at the beginning of the term- based on an estimation of how many lessons the student will have in the term. We charge for fewer lessons than there are weeks of the term, and adjustments are made at the end of the term based on the actual number of lessons the student had. Sometimes the student will attend all of the weeks of the term, and therefore owe more than the tuition estimation. Sometimes a student will need to be credited or refunded at the end of a term- if a student has paid for more lessons than they had in “excused” absences. Excused missed lessons are explained below. For example, a student pays tuition for 12 lessons, and only has 11 by the end of the term- Opus will allow the credit to go toward another term, as long as the absences were excused by the teacher. If a student pays for 12 lessons, but has 14 total by the end of the term- we will send a bill for the unpaid 2 lessons.
Payment for Spring 2022 term includes 20 lessons in a 23 week period of time.
Lessons must be paid in full at the beginning of the term OR you may choose to pay in equal monthly payments at the beginning of each month of the term. (The monthly payment amount is the total tuition cost divided by the number of months in the term, not the amount of lessons that occur each month). Fall term has 4 months, Winter/Spring has 6 months.
Any extra lessons (more than the number of lessons covered in the tuition) at the end of the term can be paid for “a la carte”.
Any student starting a term late will be pro-rated. Lessons can begin at any time! We adjust your payment schedule.
Because of our flexibility in allowing for a few missed lessons (reasonable excused lessons), not all missed lessons require make-ups. Each teacher has a different policy on make up lessons based on their schedules and availability. Please check with individual teachers regarding their policy.
At Opus Ithaca, students enroll in a full term of weekly lessons.