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Enrollment and Tuition

Enrollment/Tuition Agreement for Academic Year 2022-2023


  • Lessons are offered weekly on a scheduled basis from September 1 through June 7, and by appointment from June 8  through August 31.

  • For those interested in the equal payment plan: the equal payments plan runs from September 1, 2022 to June 7, 2023 and is similar to the calendar of Charleston County Schools District but ​not exactly the same, please make sure to identify the differences.


  • November 21 - 26. Thanksgiving - Fall Break (Lessons resume on Monday November 28)

  • December 19 - 31. Christmas (Lessons resume on Monday January 2)

  • April 10 - 15. Easter - Spring Break (Lessons resume on Monday April 17)


  1. From September 1, 2022 through June 7, 2023 full tuition for the month is due by the first week of the month. If tuition is not received by the 10th of the month, a $25 late charge will be added to your account. ​There are no refunds for tuition payments received.

  2. Lessons are ​based on $80 per hour for one student.

  3. There are many options for the payment of lessons, let me know your choice as soon as possible:

  • Check ​(made out to: Charleston International Music School)

  • Venmo (copy code or ask me to share it with you).

  • Cash with 10% discount

  • Automatic Bank Draft

  • PayPal ​( 2.9% will be added to the tuition)

For those interested, there is an ​Equal Payment Plan. This plan is highly recommended for those using the ​Cash, Venmo, Automatic Bank Draft or ​PayPal option.


Equal Payment Plan: during 9 months (September 1st through June 7th) of lessons, there are 36 full weeks of lessons.

  • 60-minute lesson/week  ( 36 x 80 = $ 2,880.00). Divided by 9 months = $ 320/month. 

  • 45-minute lesson/week (36 x 80= $ 2,160.00). Divided by 9 months = $ 240/month.

  • 30-minutes lesson/twice a week, same as 60-minute lesson/week.

  • 30-minute lesson/week (36 x 40 = $1,440.00). Divided by 9 months = $ 160/month.

Make-Up Lessons

  1. In the case that you will not be in town during a certain week(s) or have previous commitments, please plan ahead for ​make-up​ lessons.

  2. If you miss a lesson(s), the month(s) before, and therefore have a makeup class(es) pending, ​the current full month of tuition is still due​. ​


Rescheduling and Making up Lessons: ​Emergencies and health issues do arise, therefore making up classes will be arranged as the schedule allows, mutually. Because the students and parents are busy, in some cases the class(es) will be made up the following month(s).

However, payments for classes must be made consistently each month for the entire number of lessons. It is possible to schedule or to make-up lessons during the holidays, as mutually acceptable.



Exceptions: No-shows or last-minute cancellations, (within 24 hours, unless it is an emergency.) ​cannot​ be rescheduled.

Master Classes

  • Master Classes are $25 per student (only for those who are old enough to attend).

  • Master Classes will be scheduled throughout the academic year.


  • In order to achieve excellence in music (or anything else), practice has to become a discipline. It is required that parents help and encourage their child to practice every day. The amount of time will be specified, according to the age and level of the child.

  • Students are to come prepared for lessons. ​In case they are not, they will be guided on how to practice and remain in the studio practicing​. It is important for the students to grasp that they have to do their part before coming, so the work we do together is beneficial.

Instrument Rental

  • Starting September 1, all rentals are done through our automated system from the website. (rental link)

Summer lessons: June 8 through August 31, 2023.​

  • Private lessons during the Summer are by appointment and tuition for these lessons should be paid in advance.​

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