Tuition will depend on if you are in the Art or Music category. Click below for a detailed explanation of each.


Art Tuition

Overview

Art tuition includes supplies needed for instructional purposes such as canvas, oil paints, brushes, sketch paper and pencils.

  • Fall - 15 weeks
  • Spring - 16 weeks
  • Summer - 6 weeks

Payment Plans for Art Tuition

  • Plan A: Full tuition and registration fee of $25 paid upon registration with ACTIVE. The full semester’s tuition paid up front, at the time of registration. You can pay securely through ACTIVE by debit or credit card.
  • Plan B: Tuition paid monthly by debit or credit card enrolled in ACTIVE’s payment plan. This is an automatic monthly payment plan set up through ACTIVE where the semester’s cost is split into 5 payments, made on the 15th of each month (Aug-Dec, or Jan-May). This monthly payment will be an automatic secure charge to the debit or credit card of your choice. The first payment is due at the time of registration along with the $25 registration fee. When you register on ACTIVE, you will decide whether to pay in full or set up monthly payments.

If payment becomes a problem, please or call the Conservatory office (205-228-1028) to discuss the issue.


Tuition Discounts

  • Multi-Lesson Discount: For a student taking two or more lessons, each additional lesson is discounted 10%.
  • Sibling Discount: We offer a 10% discount toward the tuition of each additional family member in the same household.

Financial Obligations

  • Prior to the first week of the semester, the total tuition is due or you must be enrolled in monthly payments.
  • Tuition payments and fees paid are non-refundable in whole or in part.
  • If the student discontinues his/her participation in the program, payment is still due in full for the remainder of the semester including the recital costume fee.
  • Enrollment is for the entire semester. We understand that life happens and occasionally there will be a broken arm or something that keeps a student from finishing out a semester. Rather than refund the tuition, we will count it toward the next semester’s tuition.

Check Bouncing Policy

There will be a $35 fee for a bounced check.


Late Payment Provisions

If a student’s account balance is delinquent, the Conservatory may, in its discretion, deny further participation in Conservatory classes and events until the account is current or until alternative payment arrangements are mutually agreed upon.*

*The Conservatory may, in its sole discretion, consider extenuating circumstances and allow a student to discontinue lessons without penalty or further financial obligation.


Withdrawals & Refunds

No adjustment of charges or refunds will be made in the case of withdrawal after the semester begins. A student should not register for lessons or classes if he/she believes there may be any scheduling conflicts. Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. Prolonged illness, loss of job, or moving away from the Birmingham metropolitan area are the only considerations for tuition refunds and adjustments.


Lesson Absence/Late Arrival Policy

  • Students who will be late or will miss a lesson should contact their instructor as soon as possible; if unable to reach them, call the Conservatory office at 205-228-1025.
  • Instructors are under no obligation to extend lessons that begin after the scheduled start time, or makeup lessons cancelled by the student.
  • Only lessons excused due to illness or death in the immediate family will be made up. There are no exceptions to this policy. Absences are not excused due to other extra curricular activities (i.e. baseball, football, cheerleading...).
  • If an instructor will be unavailable for a lesson, the student will be notified as far in advance as possible, and lessons will be rescheduled at a mutually agreed upon time on the church campus.
  • Lessons will be rescheduled if the church closes due to inclement weather.
  • Only one excused lesson will be made up during the semester. If a student misses a lesson and does not give prior notice, that lesson will not be rescheduled.

Music Tuition

Music Tuition Overview

Tuition includes individual or group lessons, group musicianship classes, and music lesson books.

  • Fall semester - 16 weeks
  • Spring semester - 16 weeks
  • Summer semester - 6 weeks
  • Registration Fee per student, per semester - $25 - Summer - $10
  • Private Lessons: Students will attend a 30-minute private lesson each week.
    • Price: Fall & Spring - $480; Summer - $180
  • Group Lessons: Voice class (approx. age 12 & under) and Lil’ Piano Pals (ages 4-6)
    • Price: Fall & Spring - $288; Summer - $108
  • Lessons are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:00-8:30 PM, and Wednesday 1-5:30 PM, depending on each instructor’s teaching schedule.

Payment Plans for Music Tuition

  • Plan A: Full tuition paid upon registration. You can pay by debit or credit card online.
  • Plan B: An automatic monthly payment plan, set up through ACTIVE where the semester’s cost is split into 5 payments, made on the 15th of each month (Aug-Dec, or Jan-May). This monthly payment will be an automatic secure charge to the debit or credit card of your choice. The first payment is due at the time of registration along with the $25 registration fee. When you register on ACTIVE, you will decide whether to pay in full or set up monthly payments.

If payment becomes a problem, please at or call the Conservatory office (205-228-1013) to discuss the issue.


Tuition Discounts

  • Multi-Lesson Discount: For a student taking two or more lessons, each additional lesson is discounted 10%.
  • Sibling Discount: We offer a 10% discount toward the tuition of each additional family member in the same household.

Financial Obligations

  • Prior to the first week of the semester, the total tuition is due or you must be enrolled in our monthly payment plan.
  • Tuition payments and fees paid are non-refundable in whole or in part, except in extenuating circumstances such as hospitalization or moving out of the area.
  • If the student discontinues his/her participation in the program, payment is still due in full for the remainder of the semester.
  • Enrollment is for the entire semester. We understand that life happens and occasionally there will be extenuating circumstances that keep a student from finishing out a semester. Contact the Conservatory Assistant on our policy.

Check Bouncing Policy

There will be a $35 fee for a bounced check.


Late Payment Provisions

If a student’s account balance is delinquent, the Conservatory may, in its discretion, deny further participation in Conservatory classes and events until the account is current or until alternative payment arrangements are mutually agreed upon.*

*The Conservatory may, in its sole discretion, consider extenuating circumstances and allow a student to discontinue lessons without penalty or further financial obligation.


Withdrawals & Refunds

No adjustment of charges or refunds will be made in the case of withdrawal after the semester begins. A student should not register for lessons or classes if he/she believes there may be any scheduling conflicts. Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. Prolonged illness, loss of job, or moving away from the Birmingham metropolitan area are the only considerations for tuition refunds and adjustments.


Music Lesson Absence/Late Arrival Policy

  • Students who will be late or will miss a lesson should contact their instructor as soon as possible; if unable to reach them, call the Conservatory office at 205-228-1025.
  • Instructors are under no obligation to extend lessons that begin after the scheduled start time, or makeup lessons cancelled by the student.
  • Only lessons excused due to illness or death in the immediate family will be made up. There are no exceptions to this policy. Absences are not excused due to other extra curricular activities (i.e. baseball, football, cheerleading...).
  • If an instructor will be unavailable for a lesson, the student will be notified as far in advance as possible, and lessons will be rescheduled at a mutually agreed upon time on the church campus.
  • Lessons will be rescheduled if the church closes due to inclement weather.
  • Only one excused lesson will be made up during the semester. If a student misses a lesson and does not give prior notice, that lesson will not be rescheduled.

Payment Options

ALL payments should be done though ACTIVE, our registration and accounting site.

When you register for lessons through ACTIVE, you pay your $25 registration fee and then choose to pay the tuition in full or in monthly payments. If not paying in full, you MUST set up a payment plan by checking the box.

Automatic deductions are done on the 15th of the month. Fall semester has four deductions August - November, Spring semester: January - April and Summer: June - July.

NOTE: Cash or check will be accepted for payment in full but is not encouraged as it requires more bookkeeping on the part of the Conservatory.

You may make payments on ACTIVE at any time. ACTIVE recalculates your balance and still debits you on the 15th of the month regardless.

When registering for Summer camps, these have to be paid in full by the start of camp.

If you have questions about your account, you can access it here.


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