Tuition and Financial Aid

The Preparatory Program’s mission is to offer well-rounded music education for each child.  To ensure an enriching and comprehensive learning experience, lessons are matched with a class in musicianship. Below are the available options for your consideration. If you have any questions about the course content or selections most appropriate for your child, please contact the program directors at any time at bardprep@bard.edu or reach Susanne at (646) 456-8795 or Ryan at (615) 498-4996.

Application Fee $30

Early Childhood Music Program

  • Music and Movement I  for Ages 2-3: $280
    (13 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes)
    9:45AM to 10:30AM
        CLASS IS FULL
    (please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list)
  • Children's Chorus for Ages 3-6: $150
    (13 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes) 
    10:30AM to 11:00AM      
  • Music and Movement II for Ages 4-6*: $350
    (13 weeks per semester: 60 minute classes)
    11:00AM to 12:00PM     
  • Chorus for Ages 5-7: $150
    (13 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes)
    12:00 PM to 12:30 PM    
  • Music & Movement I AND Chorus:  $410
  • Music & Movement II AND Chorus:  $460
Please note:  Some four year olds may qualify for private or group lessons. Contact the directors for more information.

4-6 year old Music and Movement can be taken as the musicianship requirement for the Full Program.
 

Full Program (ages 5 to 18)

Classes below include private lessons of varying lengths and a 60-minute musicianship* class.
  • 30-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,020
  • 45-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,345
  • 60-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,670
* Music and Movement will substitute as Musicianship classes for students ages 4 to 6


Adult Lessons

30-minute private lessons $585
45-minute private lessons $878
60-minute private lessons $1,170

Instruments offered: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, voice, composition

The Prep Program does not offer private lessons separate from the FULL PROGRAM.

Optional Classes

The following optional classes can be taken without enrolling in the division lesson and musicianship class:
  • Chorus for Ages 3-6: $150
    30 min: 10:30AM to 11:00AM
  • Chorus for Ages 5-7: $150
    12:00PM to 12:30PM
  • Musicianship Class (various levels): $350
    60-minute
  • Composition Class: $190
    30-minute
  • VOCAL ENSEMBLE: $180 ($150 for Prep voice students)
    30-minute
  • CELLO ENSEMBLE$180 ($150 for Prep cello students)
    30-minute
  • VIOLIN ENSEMBLE: $180 ($150 for Prep violin students)
    30-minute
  • STRING ENSEMBLE
    Ages 9-14 (or by consultation with director) open to violin, viola, cello, double bass
        1:00PM to 2:00PM
    $145 for non-enrolled Prep student  or
    $80 for students enrolled in the FULL PROGRAM

  • CHAMBER MUSIC (must be approved by faculty)
    • 30-minute: $250
    • 45-minute: $375
    • 60-minute: $500

  • SECONDARY INSTRUMENTS 
    for FULL PROGRAM students ONLY
    (piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, voice, composition)
30-minute lessons: additional $525
45-minute lessons: additional $775
60-minute lessons: additional $1,025

Secondary Instrument tuition is a discounted rate available only for students enrolled in the FULL PROGRAM.
The Prep Program does not offer private lessons separate from the FULL PROGRAM.


  • CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASS AND PRIVATE LESSONS
    (for all ages & levels) class times TBD
  • 30-minute class: $90
  • 45-minute class:  $130
  • 30-minute private lessons: $195
  • 45-minute private lessons: $260

Refund Policy

A full refund will be made for withdrawal before the start of classes. A refund of 80 percent will be made for withdrawal before the second Saturday of each semester. No refund will be made after the second Saturday of the semester.

All class times are subject to change
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