Individual Lesson Tuition

Lesson payments are based on 30-weeks of instruction during the academic year, while summer payments are based on the amount of lessons selected.

During each enrollment period, students have the option of electing to make a one-time payment, or to make monthly payments for tuition. 

When selecting the monthly payment option, the total cost of lessons is divided equally by the number of payments, keeping each payment the same amount.

CMS accepts new students throughout the year. 

  • If registering after the year/summer has started, students will receive a pro-rated tuition amount. 
  • Those making monthly payments will pay the pro-rated cost for the first month, followed by monthly payments that match the payment options listed on the pricing sheet. 
  • *A 10% discount is available to current New Horizons Band members.  Please contact for pricing.

When selecting the one-time payment option, students will be asked to submit payment before their first lesson.
Recurring payments will be automatically charged to a debit or credit card.  Recurring payments are managed by the UNI Office of Business Operations (OBO).  

  • Summer: 2 monthly payments withdrawn automatically on June and July 1st. 
  • Academic Year: 9 monthly payments withdrawn automatically on the first of the month (September - May)

Financial Need Based Awards

Awards are made based on the following considerations:

  • Information submitted on the scholarship application form.
  • Current account standing with CMS.
  • Availability of scholarship funds.
  • Student commitment, attendance and progress in lessons (For returning students)

Continuation of the award through the academic year is contingent upon:

  • Regular attendance at lessons. More than two excused absences may result in the termination of assistance.
  • Reasonable progress in lessons that reflects regular practice at home.
  • Current CMS account standing and history of timely payments.
  • Input from teacher evaluation at the end of first semester, assessing student commitment, attendance and progress in lessons.

Current awards are not automatically renewed each year. A new application must be submitted annually, with the completed registration form.

‌Financial Aid Application

Financial aid is not currently available for summer lessons.  

Contact Heather Hamilton for information at or 319-273-2142 with any questions.