Fees

Payment

Students are invoiced on an annual basis. Payment will be collected in one of the following ways:

  • Tuition may be paid in full. Tuition paid in full by September 15 is discounted 5%.
  • Tuition may be paid in three quarterly installments on August 15, November 15, and February 15.
  • Tuition may be paid in monthly installments. Monthly installments are automatically deducted from a credit card left on file.

You must contact the office at the start of the school year to set up a monthly payment plan. Because summer lessons are billed separately from the school year, you will also need to contact the office at the start of summer session to arrange a payment plan.

Tuition is prorated for students enrolling after the start of the school year. Please refer to our Policies and Procedures for more information about enrollment and refund policies.

Adult students taking private lessons may register for shorter enrollment periods with PCM approval.

Summer Tuition

Summer tuition is billed separately from the school year, and initial payment for summer lessons is due June 15. If you take more summer lessons than what you originally scheduled, you will receive a finalized summer invoice in September.

Early Withdrawal

If a student discontinues prior to the end of the school year, an early withdrawal fee of $150 will be assessed. Discontinuation is effective on the date that a student submits written notification to the front office. Under no circumstances will tuition be retroactively refunded or credited. Students are responsible for notifying the office of discontinuation in a timely manner.

PCM Welcomes All

Pasadena Conservatory of Music admits students of any race, color, national/ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious affiliation, and ability. It does not discriminate in its admission, retention, financial aid, scholarship, educational policies, or school-administered programs.

Annual tuition is based on 36 weeks of instruction. Adult students are allowed to register on a quarterly basis (12 weeks) at the instructor’s discretion

Individual lessons

Rate Quarter Annual
30 minute lessons $52 $624 $1,872
45 minute lessons $75 $900 $2,700
60 minute lessons $94 $1,128 $3,384
75 minute lessons $115 $1,380 $4,140
90 minute lessons $138 $1,656 $4,968

Music History classes

Rate 4 weeks 5 weeks 10 weeks
$30 $120 $150 $300

Ensembles

Rate Quarter Annual
Adult Guitar Orchestra $25 $300 $900
Piano Ensemble $25 $300 $900
Adult Jazz Combo (Intro and Intermediate) $25 $300 $900
Glee Club $15 $150 $450
Musical Theater Workshop $15 $150 $450
Ukulele Songbook $15 $150 $450
“Just the Basics” Music Theory $15 $150 $450
Smithsonian Tour of World Music and Instruments $15 $150 $450

Individual Lessons

Rate Quarter Annual
30-min. lessons $52 $624 $1,872
45-min. lessons $75 $900 $2,700
60-min. lessons $94 $1,128 $3,384
75-min. lessons $115 $1,380 $4,140
90-min. lessons $138 $1,656 $4,968

Artist-Teacher Individual Lessons

Rate Quarter Annual
30-min. lessons $60 $720 $2,160
45-min. lessons $90 $1080 $3,240
60-min. lessons $120 $1,440 $4320

Group Classes

Rate Quarter Annual
Strings or Guitar Musicianship*** $25 $300 $900
Suzuki Group** $11 $132 $396
 Jazz Orchestra $12.50/11* $150/132* $450/396*
Mariachi Pasadena (10 weeks) $15 $150 $450
Guitar Ensemble 1** $11 $132 $396
Guitar Ensemble 2** $11 $132 $396
Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra $22 $264 $792
Music Theory*** $20/5* $240/60* $720/180*
Children’s Musical Theater Ensemble*** $30 $360 $1080

Ensembles

Rate Quarter Annual
Chamber Music $40/35* $480/420* $1,440/1,260*
Strings – Intermediate Violin Ensemble*** $20 $240 $720
Strings – Intermediate Cello Ensemble $20 $240 $720
Jazz Combo $30/25* $360/300* $1080/900*

Repertoire/Studio Class

$20 per hour

*Discount for students concurrently enrolled in individual lessons.

**Students must be enrolled in private lessons to participate.

***Materials Fee will apply

All levels

For the year $900

Late Payment Fee$25

Returned Check Fee $35

YM Early Withdrawal Fee $100

Individual Lesson Early Withdrawal Fee $150

Note: Tuition will be prorated if students enroll mid-year

Pasadena Conservatory of Music admits students of any race, color, national/ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious affiliation, and ability. It does not discriminate in its admission, retention, financial aid, scholarship, educational policies, or school administered programs.