Registration and Lesson Fees

Disciplines: Cello, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice


To sign up for lessons at the Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts, click the link below for online registration. All registration forms and payments must be submitted to the TAFA office prior to the first lesson/class.

Please be sure to include all contact information.  As soon as registration and payment are received, you will be notified by email.

Registrations are processed in the order they are received.

All students will need to complete the entire registration form, and can choose between monthly payments or semester payment. All students will pay the yearly registration fee for the academic year (August 2020 – July 2021).


New Student:  Please contact Debbie Barker at to check lesson availability prior to registering.






Upon receipt of enrollment form and registration fee, a confirmation email will be sent containing the date the lesson will begin, time lessons will be taught, and instructor information. Twenty private music lessons are scheduled for the Spring semester. The private music teacher may schedule an end of the semester performance/recital that will count as a lesson.

Absences should be reported to the private instructor or the Academy Director, Debbie Barker at 832.320.8123.

Spring 2021 Tuition

Students may choose from two payment options:

  1. In full with application
  2. Five monthly installments with an additional $25 convenience fee
Private Lessons

30-Minute Lesson / 20 lessons

$750 – paid in full

$775 – paid monthly / $155 per month

45-Minute Lesson / 20 lessons (Requires teacher approval)

*Registration for a 45-minute lesson requires prior approval from the instructor

$1,125 – paid in full

$1,150 – paid monthly / $230 per month

60-Minute Lesson / 20 lessons (Requires teacher approval)

*Registration for a 60-minute lesson requires prior approval from the instructor. This lesson length is designed for advanced students.

$1,500 – paid in full

$1,525 – paid monthly / $305 per month

Monthly Installments

The monthly installment is made up of five equal payments based on the total tuition for the semester. Payments remain the same regardless of the number of weeks in the month. These payments are due on the 1st of the month. The monthly payments are not related to the number of lessons in a month.

Spring Payment Due Dates:

  • Payment #1 – Time of registration
  • Payment #2 – February 1
  • Payment #3 – March 1
  • Payment #4 – April 1
  • Payment #5 – May 1
  • A $30 annual registration fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable.  Family maximum is $50.
  • A convenience fee of $25 is due if selecting monthly installments. This will be divided in 5 payments of $5 paid with each installment.
  • A $10 late fee is due if payment is not received by the 1st of the month.  The Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts reserves the right to cancel and/or deny lessons for payments not received.
  • Music and materials are not included in the private lesson fees.
  • Festival and entry fees for outside events are not included in private lesson fees.