Pricing and Policies

The 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.


The prices listed below are for one semester (15 weeks) of lessons or classes. The exceptions are the choir and production classes which are priced for a year (which means both Fall and Spring semesters for a total of 30 weeks).

String private lessons

Cello・double bass・electric bass・electric guitar・guitar・mandolin・ukulele・viola・violin

  • 30 minute lessons $498
  • 45 minute lessons $698
  • 60 minute lessons $899

Other private lessons

Clarinet・flute・french horn・low brass・oboe・percussion・piano・composition・songwriting・music production・saxophone・trumpet・voice

  • 30 minute lessons $449
  • 45 minute lessons $649
  • 60 minute lessons $859

Homeschool Choir

Year-long classes

Grades 6–12

  • Tuesdays, 3:40 pm–5:00 pm $325 (for both Fall and Spring semesters)

Ballet classes

Ages 4–5 | Beginner/Intermediate

  • Mondays, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm | $170
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am–9:30 am | $170
  • Tuesdays, 3:30 pm–4:00 pm | $170

1st Grade | Beginner/Intermediate

  • Mondays, 3:35 pm–4:05 pm | $170
  • Tuesdays, 4:05 pm–4:35 pm | $170

2nd Grade | Beginner/Intermediate

  • Mondays, 4:10 pm–4:40 pm | $170

3rd Grade | Beginner/Intermediate

  • Mondays, 4:45 pm–5:15 pm | $170

2nd–4th Grade | Beginner/Intermediate

  • Tuesdays, 4:40 pm–5:10 pm | $170

4th–5th Grade | Intermediate Only

  • Mondays, 5:20 pm–6:00 pm | $170

Beginner piano class

Class only $170

Adults (18+)

  • Mondays, 10:00 am–10:45 am | $170
  • Tuesdays, 1:15 pm–2:00 pm | $170

Children ages 6–9

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 pm–5:15 pm | $170
  • Thursdays, 3:40 pm–4:25 pm | $170
  • Thursdays, 4:40 pm–5:25 pm | $170

Ages 10 and up

  • Wednesdays, 5:20 pm–6:05 pm | $170


New students

First, 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 will just need to wait for a call from that teacher, usually within 48 hours. 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, just contact the School of Performing Arts office by calling (901) 347-5711 or sending us an email at to discuss your needs.

Returning students

As long as you and your teacher have coordinated your lesson time and duration, you are welcome to register by clicking “Sign up” on the SPA homepage.

Tuition payment plan

The SPA prefers all tuition to be paid in full at time of registration. However, students have the option of a payment plan, with an initial deposit due at registration, and the remainder paid in equal amounts each month of the semester. If a student withdraws from SPA or misses lessons, the remaining payments are still owed.

A one-time processing fee of $14 will be added for utilizing the installment plan.

Click here for detailed Payment Plan information.

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, you will need a “coupon code” which you can receive by calling Darla at 901-347-5711.

Missed lessons

Teachers are not required to make up lessons missed by students. Lessons will NOT be rolled over to the next semester for student absences. Lessons cancelled due to missed installment payments will NOT be made up. Tuition will not be refunded for the student’s absence(s). These policies are in place to protect the teacher’s time. The SPA pays teachers for the time they set aside for us, whether that time is spent teaching a lesson, or sitting in their room without a student to teach. This is one of the reasons the 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, unless extenuating circumstances occur.

In the event of inclement weather, the SPA follows the policies of the church. If the church is closed, the SPA is also closed. This will not necessarily follow the school systems. Look at for updates. You will see an announcement on the main page. An email will be sent out to all students if the SPA decides to close. If weather conditions improve during the day, and the church opens late, teachers may contact students and teach. Lessons missed for weather conditions (in the event that the church is closed only) will be made up. If you decide to miss a lesson but the church is still open, the teacher is not obligated to make up that lesson.

The SPA will follow the church office schedule for holidays. If the church is closed for a holiday, then the SPA is closed. If the church is open on a holiday then the SPA will stay open.

For a full list of SPA policies, please see the Student Handbook found below under "Documents."


SPA 2022–2023 Student Handbook

Click here to see our Student Handbook.

For our Parent String Handbook, click here.

New Suzuki parents, click here for more information.


General SPA calendar

Find our general SPA calendar here.

Ballet calendar

For calendar questions specific to ballet, click here.


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) 347-2000 to call. You can also fill out our general contact form by clicking the button.