Tuition

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

MACPHAIL: MORE OPPORTUNITIES, MORE POSSIBILITIES, MORE MUSIC! 

MacPhail Center for Music offers exceptional music learning experiences that inspire the musician within. Your MacPhail tuition will deliver more than just music lessons—it gives you a life-changing experience.  

Tuition at MacPhail is calculated for the full semester. However, we recognize that music education can require financial planning. MacPhail payment plans permit students (and families) to budget payments for tuition. Financial aid and/or scholarships may also be available. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions.  

Tuition and fees must be paid, or a payment plan agreed to, before a student may begin a lesson, class or ensemble.  

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn about the Minnesota Afterschool Advance Program. 

Individual Lesson Tuition Rates* 

Lesson LengthPer LessonPer Semester (17 weeks)
Level One Instructor  
 
 
 
30 minutes $43.00 $731.00 
45 minutes $64.50 $1,096.50
60 minutes $86.00 $1,462.00 
Level Two Instructor  
 
 
 
30 minutes $49.50 $841.50 
45 minutes $74.25 $1,262,25 
60 minutes $99.00 $1,683.00 
Austin Instructor
30 minutes$22.50$382.50
45 minutes$33.75$573.75
60 minutes$45.00$765.00

*Note: There is a 2% processing fee added to all tuition transactions. 

Suzuki Talent Education Tuition Rates* 

Tuition includes full program of Suzuki activities with weekly individual lessons, regular group classes, plus additional activities. Price ranges depends on length of private lesson – 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Level 1  
 
Strings Package $1,032 – $1,720   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Guitar Package $868 – $1,556   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Harp Package $914 – $1,602   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Flute Package $855 – $1,543  (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Piano Package $830 – $1,518   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Level 2  
 
Strings Package $1,136- $1,928   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Guitar Package $972 – $1,764  (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 
Piano Package $934 – $1,726   (16 individual lessons, group classes, + more activities) 

*Note: There is a 2% processing fee added to all tuition transactions. 

Music Therapy Tuition Rates* 

Length of SessionTuition
30 minute $48.00 
45 minute $72.00
60 minute $96.00 

Create your own group session (60 minutes)

Number of studentsTuition per hour
2 students $53.75 
3-4 students $34.00 

*Note: There is a 2% processing fee added to all tuition transactions. 

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Tuition 
Prices vary by offering and length of session. Go to Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® 

Group Classes and Ensembles Tuition 
Prices vary by offering and length of session. Go to Ensembles/Performance Groups.

Summer Camps Tuition 
Prices vary by offering. Go to Summer Camps

Fees 
All fees are non-refundable. 

Registration Fee – $30 once per family, per school year, for all lessons, classes or activities costing more than $75 per semester. This fee helps to offset administrative costs including staff time and resources to process student registrations. 
Processing Fee – 2% fee added to all tuition transactions. This fee helps to offset charges associated with merchant account and banking fees. 
Payment Plan Fee – $25 once per family, per semester, for selecting a payment plan. All payment plans MUST be set up on automatic deductions for future payments. 

Late Registration Fee – $25 once per family, per semester, for registrations completed after the first day of the semester. Applies to continuing students, not to new students or to continuing students who are registering for a new activity. 

Late Payment Fee – $25 for any payments received after the specified payment plan deadlines. 

Returned Check Fee – $25 for a returned check payment

Early Registration Discount – Annually, a discount is offered in the amount of $30 for early registration. The deadline for early registration is scheduled each year on a specific date in mid-August.

Payment 
Register by mail or by phone. MacPhail accepts cash, check, electronic check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. Charges may appear on your credit or debit card statement as “ACT” or “Active” while the charge is in the pending state. The name of the charge will be updated to “ACT-MacPhailCenter” after the charge is fully processed. 

Payment Options 

Pay in Full 1 payment Full payment due at registration. 
Split Payment Plan* 2 payments 1st payment due at registration.  2nd payment due October 15 (fall semester) or March 15 (spring semester). 
Monthly Payment Plan* 4 payments 1st payment due at registration.  2nd payment due October 15 (fall semester) or March 15 (spring semester).  3rd payment due November 15/April 15. 4th payment due December 15/May 15. 
Annual Registration** 8 payments(over Fall and Spring semesters) 1st payment due at registration.  Remaining 7 payments due on the 15 of each month (October through April). 

*Payment plan fee is due up front for any payment plans. All payment plans MUST be set up on automatic deductions. 

**Annual Registration is available to Individual Instruction or Suzuki ONLY. Payment plan fees are waived for students electing the Annual registration option. 

MacPhail Center for Music is committed to working with students of all economic means. If you have questions about our payment plans please call Student Services at 612.321.0100

MacPhail reserves the right to suspend instruction when students do not meet their financial obligations; students are still liable for the full cost of instruction. Tuition credit or make-up lessons are not given as a result of lessons missed due to suspension. 

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