How much do lessons cost?
FAQ - Tuition Fees
Without a monthly payment, can I not just pay for lessons as I go?
In a very small amount of cases, some of students choose to be on a PAYG (Pay-as-you-go) lesson plan. These lessons are always payable in blocks of 4 in advance at the standard 30 mins rate.
What is the standard cost of a one-off lesson?
Our standard fee per unit (30 minute private lesson) is £17.50. A block of four on PAYG is therefore £70.00.
What does “Pro Rata” Mean?
Much like salaried tutors, we have term time school holidays (according to our local authority) off, and ACSME is closed. However, we are still paid on the 1st of every month, even August. The reason for this is 1) It splits your (lower) cost evenly between the months and 2) It guarantees a regular income for our tutors.
So do I save money being on this monthly scheme?
Yes! There are 39 teaching weeks in the year, so 75% of all weeks. The cost of these lessons is £682.50(39x17.50). The cost of the scheme over the same year is £600, so a clear saving of £82.50 - that’s over a month and a half effectively free.
How do I know when you are closed and there are no lessons?
Maybe you’re part of a non-local or different education authority. All of our school closure dates are published here.
What if my tutor cancels a lesson? Do I get a refund?
If a mutually convenient catch-up time can not be arranged with the tutor, then yes of course.
What payment methods do you accept?
All on-scheme payments must be made via an automatic payment method (e.g. standing order or direct debit). We do not accept cash or cheque under any circumstances
How much does the Sunday Group Singing Class cost?
£5.00 per person payable to the course leader directly at each class. Please note that this class is by invitation only. We are currently not accepting applications from those who aren't private singing students of the school.