2013–14 Fall & Spring Tuition Rates:
(13 lessons in the fall + 15 in the spring = 28)

The Best-fit Lesson Plan will also be a best-progress lesson plan if the student is registered for the total 28 lessons offered in spring and fall. Students will see continuous, steady progress in their music plus you will save $15 by not having to pay a spring registration fee.

Once registered, tuition may be paid by credit card online or by mailing or dropping off a check. Payments may be made in full or in monthly installments for an additional $20 fee (per family per semester except for full year registrations). Monthly invoices will be sent by e-mail. 

Checks can be placed in the drop box located outside the Academy office or mailed to:
Accounts Receivable
University of Northwestern
3003 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598

Private Lessons30 min/x2845 min/x2860 min/x28
Student Instructor$440$610$830
Graduate Instructor$525$750$970
Faculty Instructor*$635–830$890–1170$1110–1530


Pro-rated Lessons30 min45 min60 min
Student Instructor$16$22$30
Graduate Instructor$19$27$35
Faculty Instructor*$23–30$32–42$40–55

*Faculty rates vary. Please call the Academy Office at 651-631-5108 for specific fees.

Group Lessons Session LengthSemester (weeks)Full Year (weeks)
Class Guitar30 minutes$100 (12)$200 (24)
Group Piano60 minutes$200 (12)$400 (24)


EnsemblesSession LengthSemester (weeks)Full Year (weeks)
Guitar Ensemble60 minutes$50 (3)$100 (6)
Percussion Ensemble90 minutes$60 (5)$120 (10)
Vivace Voices60 minutes$100 (12)$200 (24)