Tuition and Registration Fees


Private Lesson Registration Fees

(Assessed once per academic year per family, up to three (3) family members) 

Registration Fee for up to 3 family members


Fourth family member fee ($40 cap/year per family)


Private Lessons (per half hour/hour)

Professor (Master's/Doctorate's Level)



Community Teacher



Student Teacher (College Music Education Major)



Payment plans and limited financial assistance are available. See below.

**Please note: for the 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Amber Peterson's rate is $12/half-hour.*

*16.5% of all fees are for administration and building expenses.

Please refer to the The Community Music School Student/Family Handbook for all policies and procedures.


Group Class* Fees

*Group classes include: Beginning Group Piano class, Southwestern Children's Choir, Southwestern CommUNITY Percussion Group, and Melody Builders

  • Group classes are generally 8 to 12-weeks in length and tuition varies per class. 
  • Fees vary per class/ensemble/group. Please inquire for current rates.
  • A $10 registration fee is assessed per family per academic year.
  • Registration fee covers up to 3 family members enrolled in CMS group classes.
  • If student is enrolled concurrently in private lessons with CMS, the group fee will be waived.
  • Early registration and payment in full will waive any registration fees. Deadlines to qualify for waived registration fee: Fall-September 1, 2022; Winter-January 1, 2023; Spring-April 1, 2023.
  • Tuition for group classes are non-refundable unless classes are canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Group classes may not be prorated.

Register for a Group Class

If you have questions about specific group classes or your current fees, please email us as

Payment Schedule Deadlines

All invoices are net 30-days. You have the choice of paying for your lessons weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. ​If you would prefer to pay for the entire semester, please contact the Director at

Financial Assistance

The CMS has limited financial aid assistance available. If interested in learning about financial assistance for private lessons or group classes, please email the CMS at or call 620-229-6188 to receive more information on financial assistance. You may also complete the Community Music School Financial Assistance Application and email the completed form to the CMS at 

online payments

Pay your Community Music School Fees online!

In an effort to streamline our business practices and to help make paying for your child's lessons easy and convenient, we are now offering online payments. 

Please note: Online payments will be assessed a $.50 fee for processing. Please add $.50 to your payment. Thank you!

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