Registration, Fees, and Policies

Online Registration Form

Springboard to Music no longer uses a paper registration form. If you are new to the program, please fill out the form below. Should you have any questions or concerns prior to registering, please contact the Program Director at

Please refer to the fees and policies provided on this page for more information about how we operate. Once you register, you will be emailed a printable receipt for your records, and an invoice. If you would prefer to complete the form in a new tab, please click the button instead.

We will be in touch to confirm that we can add you to the schedule, as well as to coordinate payment. Contact us if you have any questions!

Fee Structure

Lessons are currently offered at the following rates. 

As of January 2024, a one-time $30 new registration fee is charged for families joining Springboard to Music for the first time. Since our programs are offered mostly at-cost, this fee helps cover base costs and administration.

Fees are sought in full at the beginning of each term for the total number of lessons or classes in that term, and good attendance is expected. Missed lessons are strictly the responsibility of lesson holders. Please see to the Program Director if you are seeking any form of accommodation.

Fees, Payment, and Cancellations

Springboard to Music reserves the right to make changes to fees at any time. Payment in full is due prior to the beginning of each term, as per the policies of the Springboard to Music Board of Directors. 

Typically, each term begins in September (Fall), January (Winter), and March (Spring). Enrolment is managed on a rolling basis, so don't worry if you're joining us late. Summer programs are offered on a season-to-season basis, and may be subject to change.

Springboard to Music accepts payment in cash, cheque, and e-transfer. Invoices and receipts may be issued either in-person or by email.

Responsibilities of lesson holders. In order to protect both teachers and this program, absolutely no refunds or prorating of lesson fees will be offered for lessons which are missed by a student. Once the terms and conditions for registering have been agreed to, lesson holders are solely responsible for the lessons they miss, for any reason. Teachers rely on a stable schedule to make their continued work at Springboard possible. 

In the rare and unlikely event that Springboard to Music must cancel a lesson date, the lesson time will either be made up at a later time or the lesson cost will be refunded or prorated in the manner most appropriate.

If you are concerned about your ability to pay for lessons at Springboard, a limited number of subsidies are made available each year. Please see the Program Director and the page below for more information. Please note that your most recent CRA Notice of Assessment will be required.

Student Policies and Attendance

The Program Director must be informed as far in advance as possible regarding absences, as absences are disruptive to both the teachers and administrators.

Only two cancellations are permitted per term, and are highly discouraged. Lessons at Springboard to Music are highly sought after, and students who are absent for more than two (2) weeks in a term without confirming with the Program Director may lose their lesson time.

In accordance with the policies outlined above, missed lessons are the responsibility of lesson holders. When payment is made, lesson holders assume responsibility for both their scheduled lesson time and cost in bulk.

Students attending lessons must have their own instrument available for practice. We have a limited number of guitars to lend. Affordable, monthly instrument rentals from Long & McQuade are available.

Springboard to Music is dedicated to achieving its mission to provide affordable music education and opportunities to families not otherwise able to participate in such activities. We ask that families at Springboard to Music respect this mission and ensure that program offerings are taken full advantage of.

It is strongly recommended that parents set aside a regular time for practice each day in a place allowing quiet and uninterrupted practice to help develop self-discipline and good practice habits. If a student is repeatedly not prepared for their lesson a teacher may request to have the student terminated from the program.

More policies are included in the registration form, please be sure to review the registration form in full.