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Our current rates for private music lessons are as follows:

  • Weekly 30-minute lessons -- $132/month

  • Weekly 45-minute lessons -- $198/month

  • Weekly 60-minute lessons -- $264/month

  • One-off lessons by special arrangement -- $65/hour

  • Multiple-student family discounts are available at 10% each additional student

  • Monthly tuitions are billed on the 1st of each month unless arrangements are made between the student and Bellingham Music.  Tuition is pre-paid for the upcoming month based on the anticipated schedule of lessons.  Any changes during the month will be adjusted and prorated accordingly.

Rates for group classes, performance groups, jam sessions, etc are determined by class depending on staffing and facility needs, supplies and other factors.


  • Our flat-rate monthly tuitions are based on a discounted hourly rate divided evenly over a 12-month period.   

  • Our first priority is to provide our students lessons!  Given a 24-hour notice we make every effort to re-schedule missed lessons, or add additional time to future lessons.  

  • An alternative schedule or instructional arrangement may be made at the discretion of the instructor.  Absent lessons do not qualify for refunds or tuition credits without arrangements with a Bellingham Music school administrator.

  • Lessons missed by instructors for any reason not previously arranged with students -- such as illness or facility availability -- will be re-scheduled.  

  • Our lessons are guaranteed.  In the event a new student in their first month of instruction is not satisfied for any reason, they may choose to withdraw from lessons and receive a full refund for their initial month.

  • All other lesson withdrawals require 2-week notification prior to billing on the 1st of each month.  We do not guarantee a refund if less notification is given.

  • Any refund issued for any reason is processed as soon as possible and communicated with the student.  Once a refund is issued, it typically takes 3-7 days for funds to be returned to the student's account on file.  Cash refunds or refunds to any account other than the original charge account may not be made by Bellingham Music.


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