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).
Cello・double bass・electric bass・electric guitar・guitar・mandolin・ukulele・viola・violin
Clarinet・flute・french horn・low brass・oboe・percussion・piano・composition・songwriting・music production・saxophone・trumpet・voice
Ages 4–5 | Beginner/Intermediate
1st Grade | Beginner/Intermediate
2nd Grade | Beginner/Intermediate
3rd Grade | Beginner/Intermediate
2nd–4th Grade | Beginner/Intermediate
4th–5th Grade | Intermediate Only
Class only $170
Children ages 6–9
Ages 10 and up
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 email@example.com to discuss your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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 Bellevue.org 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.
Click here to see our Student Handbook.
For our Parent String Handbook, click here.
New Suzuki parents, click here for more information.
Find our general SPA calendar here.
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.