Fees and Payment Options

quartet boysThis page has information about fees and payment options for lessons, group classes, and ensembles.  For summer camp fees, deadlines, and payment options please click here. 

Lesson Fees:

  • Private lessons are billed at $50 per hour ($25 for half hour, $37.50 for 45 minutes).
  • A weekly half-hour lesson will average $100 per month.
  • Students may choose to pay lesson fees on a monthly basis or purchase a block of lessons in advance.

Shared Lesson Fees: For selected instruments, 2 or 3 people can share a lesson! 

  • Shared 45 minute lesson: $18.75 each for 2, $13.00 each for 3
  • Shared 60 minute lesson: $25 each for 2, $18 each for 3

Group Class and Ensemble Fees:

  • Adult groups classes are $100 for a six-class session.
  • All ensembles are billed at $150 for a semester.  (Any extra fees for teaching materials will are posted on individual ensemble pages)
  • Students who register for more than one ensemble receive a discounted rate of $125.  If members of the same household register for more than one ensemble, they each receive a discounted rate of $125.


  • Each family will receive a monthly invoice listing lesson charges for the prior month. It will be delivered to your inbox on the 5th of each month, and payment will be due on the 15th.
  • Each family will receive one invoice for classes and ensembles each semester.  If you add something later we will update the same invoice so that your entire list for the semester is in one place.
  • Your invoices and statements will arrive via email unless you make other arrangements with us.

Payment methods: 

  • The payment site will look like this

    When you receive your invoice you will find a link that takes you to a site where you may pay by electronic check with no extra charge.

  • You may also use the same site to make a credit card payment; there is a 2.9% service fee for credit card payments.
  • You may still pay by hard-copy check, also with no extra charge. Please make it out to C4A and write the student’s first and last name on the memo line. Checks may be deposited in one of 3 drop boxes at C4A (ask a teacher to direct you to one) or mailed to us at 103 North Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801.
  • You may pay in cash! Please ask your teacher to give you a receipt, and keep it for your records.
  • You may still use Pay Pal to make a credit card payment, although we expect to phase this out in coming months. There will be a $3 convenience fee to cover our expenses for this service.

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Financial Aid/Scholarships: