SPA Pricing and PoliciesThe School of Performing Arts has a teaching schedule based on semesters, with each semester being 15 weeks long. The spring semester runs from January through April, and the fall semester runs from August through November. SPA Home
New students registering for the spring semester will pay half of the prices listed below, which represent a full year’s tuition (both fall and spring semesters).
String Private Lessons
Cello • Double Bass • Electric Bass • Electric Guitar • Acoustic Guitar • Ukulele • Viola • Violin
- 30-minute lessons | $1,014
- 45-minute lessons | $1,438
- 60-minute lessons | $1,852
Other Private Lessons
Clarinet • Flute • French Horn • Low Brass • Oboe • Percussion • Piano • Composition • Songwriting • Music Production • Saxophone • Trumpet • Voice
- 30-minute lessons | $925
- 45-minute lessons | $1,337
- 60-minute lessons | $1,770
Pre-Ballet | Ages 4–7
- Mondays | 3:30–4:00 p.m. | $350
- Tuesdays | 9:00–9:30 a.m. | $350
- Tuesdays | 3:45–4:15 p.m. | $350
- Thursdays | 4:15–4:45 p.m. | $350
- Thursdays | 6:00–6:30 p.m. | $350
Ballet 1A | New and Less Advanced Students | Ages 6–7
- Tuesdays | 4:15–5:00 p.m. | $400
Ballet 1B | New and Less Advanced Students | Ages 8–9
- Tuesdays | 5:00–6:00 p.m. | $450
Ballet 2A | Returning Students | Ages 6–7
- Mondays | 4:00–4:45 p.m. | $400
Ballet 2B | Returning Students | Ages 8–9
- Mondays | 4:45–5:45 p.m. | $450
Ballet 3 | Returning Students | Ages 9+
Note: Monday classes meet for all 15 weeks in the fall or spring (a total of 30 classes). Thursday classes are an extension of Monday’s class; they will start in week 6 of each semester and continue for the remaining 10 weeks of fall or spring (a total of 20 classes).
- Mondays | 5:45–7:00 p.m. | $480
- Thursdays | 4:45–6:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays | 3:40–5:00 p.m. | $325
- Tuesdays | 3:40–5:00 p.m. | $330
- Thursdays | 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Free for students enrolled in private guitar lessons through SPA.
Beginner Piano Class (Semester-Long Only)
- Mondays | 10:00–10:45 a.m. | $170
- Wednesdays | 4:30–5:15 p.m. | $170
- Thursdays | 4:15–5:00 p.m. | $170
Strings Class (26 Classes per Year)
- Wednesdays | 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Free for students enrolled in private lessons through SPA.
$380 for students enrolled in private Suzuki lessons (NOT through SPA).
First, click the Register button on the SPA home page, and register for your chosen lesson type or class. When asked for the name of the instructor, please select New Student—Need Teacher Assigned.
The staff will pair you with a teacher, so you only need to wait for a call from that teacher, which will usually come within 48 hours of registration. You and your new teacher will decide on a weekly lesson time. If we are unable to pair you with a teacher or if no teacher has a compatible schedule, we will gladly and quickly refund your payment in full.
If you have any questions before you register, contact the SPA office by calling (901) 347-5711 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
As long as you and your teacher have already coordinated your lesson time and duration, you are welcome to register by clicking Register on the SPA home page.
Tuition Payment Plan
When you register for lessons in the fall, you are securing your spot and your lesson time for the entire school year (both fall and spring semesters).
You may choose to pay the full tuition balance upon registration. However, most people are automatically enrolled in our new Easy Payment Plan.
In the Easy Payment Plan, you will only pay a deposit at registration. Within a week after registration, you will receive an email containing a breakdown of tuition owed, a link to pay, and a schedule of dates and amounts due. The first payment is due on August 7, and every subsequent payment is due on the first business day of each of the following months (September, October, November, February, and March). To ease your financial burden around the holidays, there are no payments due in December or January.
At the end of each month, you’ll receive a reminder email containing an updated pay schedule and the link to pay. The online payment system saves your information, so your payments are easy to make. There is no longer a $14 semesterly fee to utilize the payment plan.
New Refund Policy
Students may drop lessons at any time during the year and will not be expected to make any further payments. However, there will be no refunds for previously made payments.
Multi-Lesson Discount Plan
Any family with more than one student registering or one student registering for multiple lessons may receive a tuition discount, starting with the second lesson (excludes fees; lower-priced lessons will be given the discount). To receive this discount, email Darla Lovett at email@example.com after you have registered and paid the deposit, and she can adjust your account accordingly.
Teachers are not required to make up lessons missed by students. Lessons that were missed due to student absences will NOT be rolled over to the next semester. Tuition will not be refunded for the student’s absences. These policies are in place to protect the teacher’s time. SPA pays teachers for the time they set aside for us, whether they spend their time teaching a lesson or sitting in their room without a student to teach. This is one reason SPA is able to attract and keep top-caliber teachers.
However, any lesson missed because of the teacher will be made up before the beginning of the next semester.
In the event of inclement weather, SPA follows Bellevue’s policies. If the church is closed, SPA is also closed. This means that SPA will not necessarily follow the school systems’ responses to inclement weather. Visit at bellevue.org for weather updates. If you decide to miss a lesson but the church is still open, the teacher is not obligated to make up that lesson.
SPA will follow the church office schedule for holidays. If the church is closed for a holiday, then SPA is also closed.
For a full list of SPA policies, please see the Student Handbook found below under Documents.
We’d love to answer any questions or concerns you might have. If you’d like to speak with someone over the phone, tap (901) 347-5711 to call. You can also email our office by clicking the button below.