How to Apply
Go to the online application. Your email is your user name. Create a password and retain for future access to the account. If you are registering your child, please choose the box "I am registering someone else but not myself" and fill out the parent and student information accordingly. If you are not applying for financial aid or a merit award, then you may complete the payment process with a credit card or check immediately following registration on the application itself. If you are applying for Financial Aid or a Merit Award, please choose to pay at a later date, and see details below.
Please check for Deadlines and Forms!
Summer 2013 Online Registration:Click Here!
To make changes to your account including adding tuition or housing charges, or to make a payment, please see the directions HERE.
Please download the safety and media release forms [PDF], sign, and bring to first lesson. These are needed annually.
Young Pianists Summer 2013 Tuition fees:
- Session I: May 6 - June 8* $190 + $15 non-refundable registration fee
- Session II: starts June 10* $190 + 15 non-refundable registration fee
- Sessions I and II: $365 + $15 non-refundable registation fee (only one registration fee will be charged if you will be making a single payment for the full 10 weeks)
*flexible start/finish dates, by agreement with the instructor.
Please note: Financial aid is not available for the Summer sessions of the Young Pianists program.
Young Pianists Spring Semester Fees:
Non-refundable Registration Fee: $15
Financial Aid Application Fee: $10
One 60-minute private lesson per week: $520
Two 30-minute private lessons per week (for younger children and beginners): $520
Music Theory: $75
For more information about the Theory classes or to request a theory placement evaluation, contact:
Tony Weinstein email@example.com.
Phone: (513) 226-2485
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Financial Aid Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Tuition and fees Deadline: May 17, 2013
Tuition Remissions rarely exceed 20-30% of tuition fees.
Notificatons are sent prior to the start of fall or spring semesters only
Partial remission may be awarded on the basis of financial need, artistic merit, or a combination of these two.
A student wishing to be considered for both types of aid must submit two applications, one of each type.
Tuition remissions are renewable, contingent upon satisfactory progress and/or ongoing financial need.
International students may apply for merit-based awards but are not eligible for financial aid. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Legal Residents may apply for financial aid.
To be considered for financial aid, a student must have studied piano in the Young Pianists Program for at least one semester or be completing their first term in the Program. This rule is waived for students who successfully complete the 7-week Piano Pedagogy (E493) practicum.
All financial aid applications are held in strictest confidentiality: the financial aid committee and the pre-college programs coordinator who serves as parent advocate are the only persons who see the application and tax forms.
If artistic merit or financial aid is not awarded to an applicant or if there is a tuition balance, then that balance is due immediately.
Financial Aid may be awarded to families who have a total family income under $35,000 per year. International students may apply for a merit-based scholarship but are not eligible for financial aid. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Legal Residents may apply for financial aid.
Use the online registration procedure to create your student record. Tuition payment is not required at this time. Pay only the registration fee and financial aid fee at this time. Upon completion of the $25 payment, go to Step 2.
Download the financial aid application Click Here
and mail the following 3 items below to the address on the financial aid application.
Completed Financial Aid Application
Copies of parent/guardian's most recent completed Federal Tax Form
Copies of W2s
Once the tuition waiver has been determined, families will be contacted by email and given further instruction. At that time, you will be able to return to the students record using same user name and password, and pay remaining fees. Questions? Please contact: the Office of Precollege and Summer Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 855-6025.
Use the online registration procedure to create your student record. Pay only the $15 registration fee. Tuition payment is not required at this time. Submit a written letter request for consideration of merit award. Please include which program you are applying for. Mail your request to:Director Karen Taylor
MA 165, JSOM
1201 E. 3rd St.
Merrill Hall 006
or E-mail it to: email@example.com.
State the reasons why the student deserves a merit-based award. The determination of merit awards is based primarily on the following factors:
talent and proficiency as demonstrated in performance and lessons
progress and work ethic (evaluated in consultation with the principal teacher)
information provided in the application letter
successful past participation in Young Pianists or other pre-college music programs.
Be specific when writing your letter of request. Among the topics you may wish to address:
musical activities past and present: recitals, school or church performances, music clubs, summer music camps, etc.
musical achievement: honors and awards received, competitive auditions won, performances in master classes or selective events, scholarships or grants for music study.
any musical accomplishment you are proud of
additional considerations: tell us anything else you feel we should know; e.g. you may want to mention the student's feelings about music, dedication, or musical ambitions; or you may want to discuss special circumstances you would like us to take into account.
Note: Competition for merit awards is intense, and the budget is small. Students who are young and have not studied piano for long are unlikely to receive merit aid. Letters requesting merit awards should be concise and to the point. Renewal letters can be very brief. The director will consult with an applicant's teacher regarding lesson attendance, practice habits, general progress, etc.
If you have any questions or if your situation changes due to new financial or medical circumstances, please click on "Contact Us" in the left menu for contact information.
Once the award has been determined, families will be notified by email. At that time, return to student record using same user name and password, and pay remaining fees.
Piano Lessons Discount: Families with 3 or more children enrolled concurrently in the Young Pianists Program are eligible for a $150.00 courtesy discount each semester (one discount per family).
Theory Class Discount: For families with 2 or more children in the Young Pianists program, with at least one of them enrolled in Theory, the student taking theory is eligible for a $35 discount (per class) on one or two theory classes. The second class must be taken by the same child to receive the second discount.
Courtesy discounts are offered only during the academic year and are not automatically deducted from the tuition fees.
To request a courtesy discount, simply mark the appropriate line on the student's registration form and adjust your check accordingly. Tuition minus any discount is normally payable in full at the time of registration.
Requests for refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds require $35 for reimbursement.