Rates & Policies

Sac Prep Music Academy Rates
Our rates for monthly lessons are competitively priced to reflect the current trends in Sacramento Ca. Call to Schedule. 916-382-2770


The cost of Private Lessons varies, but are typically priced around $25 to $40 per Lesson & up.  Scheduled lessons are 30, 45 or 60 mins. Teachers are Independent, so you’ll need to call us and we’ll put you in direct contact to set up your lessons with them directly.  [It is standard for a student to take one lesson per week.]  

Group Class Rates are $25 per Lesson. Classes are 45 mins. [It is standard for group classes to run for 10 weeks to 12 weeks]

Ensemble Class Rates are $25 per 90 min Rehearsal. [Ensemble Classes typically rehearse on a 16 week semester schedule, meeting once a week.]


PLEASE NOTE: Your signature on the enrollment form serves to confirm that you have thoroughly read and understood all Sac Prep Music policies as set forth. Please familiarize yourself with the following studio policies. If you have any questions, our instructors are always happy to assist you.
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of SPMA activities such as recitals and dates the Academy is open and closed. The Academy will post notices on the bulletin board and Facebook and notify you by e-mail. If students wish to participate in recitals, certificate of merit exams, or in other events, it is the parent’s responsibility to be aware of dates, deadlines, and fees, if any.
All lessons are on a year-round basis. The monthly tuition is bases upon the number of lessons per month. All lessons will occur on a weekly basis. New students will pay first and last months tuition upon signing up for lessons at SPMA.
In the continued effort to provide make-up lessons, we must adhere to the following guidelines:
ALL STUDENTS- There are no make-ups for a missed lesson without prior notification. There are no refunds for missed lessons. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed. Make-up lessons are provided only at the discretion of the private teacher.
GROUP STUDENTS- There are no make up lessons for group lessons. If you miss a group lesson, we will see you at the next scheduled group lesson. We cannot reschedule a group class.
PRIVATE STUDENTS- Please notify the office by 6 pm the business day before a known absence. Private students are allowed one make-up lesson per quarter.
As a courtesy, we ask that all withdrawal requests be made 2 weeks in advance. This will allow time to add students to the schedule from the waiting list.  No refunds or credits will be given for materials.  Any checked out instruments should be returned upon withdrawal.
All one-time $40 enrollment/studio fees are nonrefundable, and apply to all private, group & ensemble students upon enrollment, and will be added to your first months tuition.

SPMA conducts lessons year-round; we understand that some families take extended vacations. If a student wishes to take 1 month or more off and not lose their Academy enrollment status, students must do one of the following: Private Students: must pay half of the monthly tuition to reserve their spot with their current teacher. THE TEACHER MAY OFFER A MAKE UP LESSON TIME, TO STUDENTS TAKING “A LESSON,” OFF FOR VACATION (I.E.: SPRING BREAK, ETC). IF A MAKE UP LESSON CANNOT BE AGREED UPON, THE LESSON SHALL BE CONSIDERED A “MISSED LESSON,” AND TUITION FOR THE MISSED LESSON SHALL BE PAID. Additional months may be taken off by paying half of the monthly tuition.  Note: The only other option in all cases is to withdraw from the Academy and re-enroll upon your return.

Group students are expected to practice a minimum of 1-2 hours a week (based on level).
Private students are expected to practice a minimum of 2 to 4 hours per week.
Adult students should strive for a minimum of 2 hours per week.
Students failing to maintain their practice commitment may be subject to the terms for termination of lessons as described below. All students should have an appropriate instrument on which to practice.
Important: Portable keyboards (while not preferred) are acceptable for beginning students for the first 6 months of lessons only. Keyboards do not promote the development of strong finger joints. A student’s posture at the instrument is also very important for their overall development. Please ensure that they are sitting at the proper height.
Beginning guitar students should have an appropriate size guitar, and nylon string guitars are preferred for the beginning student.
Violin instruments should also be appropriately sized to fit the student.
In the event of irregular attendance, repeated failure to prepare assigned materials, or unacceptable behavior, the SPMA may terminate lessons. A one-month trial period with parent notification will precede lesson termination.
Sac Prep Music is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Please do not drop off or pick up students more than five minutes before or after class.
NOTE: New students will pay the $40 one-time enrollment/ studio fee & tuition upon signing up for lessons at SPMA. Tuition is collected before the 5th of every month, or at the first scheduled lesson of the month. All books and materials should also be paid for unless other arrangements are made in advanced with your teacher.
Parents, legal guardians of minor students, and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on or around the school property resulting from normal lesson activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after their lesson time.
Sac Prep Music reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to attend a lesson. If a teacher is ill and the Academy cannot arrange a substitute, any missed lessons will be made up.
The Academy is hereby granted permission to take photographs or video of the students for use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the Academy creates.
SAC PREP MUSIC PHONE: 916-38BASS0  (916-382-2770)
WEBSITE: www.sacprepmusic.com


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