2019-2020 Suzuki Fees

1. Intent-to-Register (also known as General Activity Fee or Young Beginner Class Deposit)

  • $20 per student or $25 per family (young beginners class pay at Open House or the first parent session)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki Association
  • Due in May for students who plan to return in the fall and in the fall for new students.
  • Separate check required. Do not include in fee payments

2. Registration fee

  • $125 per student (young beginners: $100 only if beginners' class is held)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki at the time of online registration
  • Due before registration day in August.
  • May include this payment with instrument rental fees and instructional fees.

3. Visitor Parking Tag for parking at UNI

  • $37.20 per tag
  • Payable to UNI
  • Due at enrollment
  • Separate check. Do not include in fee payments

4. Instructional fees 

Payable to UNI Suzuki

Families/students will be billed by the university billing system.  Payments should be sent directly to the university billing offices ONLY after receipt of an invoice.

Scroll down to find the appropriate lesson option.

Payments can be paid in full or divided in equal payments and paid in 2, 4, 8 or 10 installments.

May include instrument rental, registration and ensemble fees

For a printable version with installment options & amounts, click here.  (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

      • Young Beginner Lesson Package (violin/viola) NOT AVAILABLE FALL, 2019
      • August / September-$100 Orientation
      • October through May-$1000.00 (or 8 payments of $125-see  below for other payment options)
        • 30 minute lesson options (includes young beginner cello and guitar)
        • with group -- $1193  (ex. 10 payments of $119.30-see printable version or below for other payment options)
        • with group for *advanced student -- $1222
        • with *Master teacher and with group -- $1268
        • without group (available to adult students)-$1123
        • without group (available to adult students) every other week -- $591.50
          • 45 minute lesson options
          • with group--$1786 (ex. 10 payments of $178.60--see printable version or below for other payment options)
          • with group for *advanced student --$1840
          • with *Master Teacher and group --$1904
          • without group (available to adult students) - $1770
          • without group (available to adult students) every other week--$916
            • 60 minute lesson options
            • with group--$2370 (ex.10 payments of $237.00--see printable version or below for other payment options)
            • with group for *advanced student --$2445
            • with *Master Teacher and group --$2520
              • OTHER LESSON OPTIONS--limited and available only via teacher or director approval
              • every other week lessons (usually only offered to adult students)
              • 15 minute lesson (half of 30 minute lesson fee)
              • group only -- $125 per year subject to Director's approval.

5. Instrument rent of UNI Suzuki School owned instruments

  • $20 per month
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki
  • May be included with other UNI Suzuki payments.

6. Other Class Fees

  • First Year Beginner Class-violin/viola--$100 plus $20 deposit (NOT AVAILABLE FALL 2019)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki School in August.

7. Chamber Ensemble fees

  • Payable to UNI Suzuki
  • Payments can be added to instructional fees.
  • Viva Verismo: $100 per semester per member of each quartet --more for duets or trios
  • Maestro Verismo $0

8. Orchestra Fees

Membership by audition only (NIJO & NIYO).

Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra

  • $350 (can be made in two installments)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki
  • Due from participants at the beginning of the year (or paid in two installments)
  • Can be added to UNI Suzuki School fee payment.
  • Payments can be made ONLY after receipt of the invoice from the university billing office.

Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra

  • $180 (annual)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki
  • Can be added to UNI Suzuki School fee payment.
  • Payments can be made ONLY after receipt of the invoice from the university billing office.

Cedar Falls Community Orchestra

  • $125 (per semester--fall, spring, summer)
  • Payable to UNI Suzuki
  • Due from participants after receipt of the invoice from the university billing office.
  • Can be added to Suzuki Fees

9. Miscellaneous

  • Early withdrawal fee: $100--requires director approval

Instructional Fees are due as indicated below.

Installment plan:

  • 2 payments
  • 4 payments
  • 8 payments
  • 10 payments

Payments can be made via the instructions on the invoice. Questions to Suzuki Coordinator-Cathy Craig at cathy.craig@uni.edu

Instructional Fees Policies

Fees are announced on the annual fee schedule included on the school website. The fees will vary according to the type of lessons you have selected. See the list above for details.

Fees must be paid in advance. At least the registration fee is due before or at fall registration. Installments are due on the 15th of the month. If there is a need to make alternative arrangements for payment differently than the schedule specifies, please contact the Suzuki Coordinator. 

Payments can be mailed to: address to be announced.  Please do not give payments to your teacher.

Regular fees entitle a student to participate in all UNI Suzuki School events which include weekly lesson, group lesson if indicated, play-ins, two recitals with performance classes and performances including the annual spring concert.

The fee is paid regardless of how many lessons a student attends. There will be no refunds for missed lessons. (See #3 of policy statement.)

Enrollment must be made for the full academic year . If discontinuance is unavoidable, arrangements must be made in advance with the Director and an early withdrawal fee assessed.

Limited financial aid is available. A request form is available from the Suzuki Coordinator and must be sent to the school by July 15. Requests must be filed annually.

General Activity Fee:

Per family, due each spring with intent to register form. The fee helps the UNI Suzuki School Association support the school's activities such as accompanist fees for recitals and teacher training scholarships.

Registration Fee:

Per student is due at registration or with registration form for mid-year registrations. This can be combined with fee or instrument payments. This fee helps pay for the administrative costs of the Suzuki School and at the university. This fee is prorated for spring semester enrollment.

Instructional Fee:

Prices listed are for September through May lessons and includes

Enrollment for 33 weeks of Suzuki activity

  • 31 individual lessons
  • 31 group activities (group class, rehearsal or special event)
  • 2 performance classes
  • 2 solo recital performances
  • 1 large ensemble performance (spring concert)
  • Special events (Fall Social, Holiday Play-In, Faculty Recital, Honor's Recital)

Fees do not include extra rehearsals with accompanist for activities outside the UNI Suzuki School. FEES LISTED HERE DO NOT INCLUDE SUMMER SESSION. Fees are charged separately for the summer session to allow more flexibility for scheduling. Fees will be prorated for late starts.


Master Teacher: Fees for students studying with Julia Bullard

Advanced Student: Students in book 5 and above

Beginning Class: Students in their first year and enrolled in the Young Beginners Class package