Registration, Fees, and Policies
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) and January (Winter). Enrolment is managed on a rolling basis, so don't worry if you're hoping to join us mid-term.
Summer programming was not offered in 2023.
All new families are subject to a one-time registration fee of $30, as our programming is offered nearly entirely at-cost. Your registration fee helps us cover base costs.
STM accepts payment in cash, cheque, and e-transfer.
Receipts will be issued either in-person or by email.
Fees are currently collected at the following rates.
$20 per half hour private lesson
$40 per one hour private lesson
$12 per one hour group class (Pending Final Decision)
Fees are collected in full at the beginning of each term for the prescribed number of remaining lessons/classes, and attendance is expected for the full term.
For more information about available subsidies, please visit our subsidies page by clicking the button below.
The Program Director must be informed as far in advance as possible regarding absences, as absences are disruptive to both the teachers and administrators.
For cancellations made less than 24 hours before the lesson time, the lesson fee will still be charged.
Only two cancellations are permitted per term, and are highly discouraged. Students absent for more than two (2) weeks may lose their lesson time, per the Board.
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 an option.
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.
Online Registration Form
This form replaces our previous paper registration process. If you are a returning member of Springboard to Music, please fill out this registration form right away.
Please refer to the fees and policies on this page for more information. When you complete the form, you will be emailed a printable receipt for your records.
We will be in touch to confirm that we can add you to the schedule.
Call, text, or email us if you have any further questions!