Tuition & Fees

Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
93A and 113 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ
973-758-1500

Different tuition rates are listed  for various classes. Scroll down for materials.
Please expect regular rate increase based on CPI; as of now it's approximately 2.5-3% annualy or 5% every other year.

TRIAL LESSONS

Group trial lessons are free; if one class is not a good fit, you can try a different class, but it will be charged at a regular rate.

Private and partner lessons are not free and have to be prepaid at a regular per lesson rate (varies for different classes.) 

GROUP vs. PRIVATE lessons

While we are trying to accommodate parent's preferences, teacher's approval is required for placement in a group; no exceptions.

TUITION for 2019-2020 school year

GROUP CLASSES, per month.

Monthly fee is equivalent of 1/10 of annual tuition and remains the same flat monthly fee whether there are 3, 4 or 5 lessons per month according to the school calendar.
Multiple classes discount: 5% off for 3-4 weekly classes for family; 10% off for 5 and more classes for family. Group lessons only.  

Please notice that all group lesson are 55-min/instruction and 5-min/communication with parents.

ART
55-min. $120 including materials
Advanced 60-min $120; students bring their own materials.

Adult drop-in $35 per hour including materials

Materials for art: included in monthly tuition.

 

CHESS
55-min. $115. This program includes 1 hour superwised game session every week. It's optional, but highly recommended.

MATH 
Small Group, 4-6 students
55 min., $120
Materials charged separately. 

MUSIC 
Music & Movement for 3-5 yrs, 45-min. $95 
Ensemble Singing, groups of 3 or more students: 60-min. $110; for current private music lessons students $95 
45-min. $95, for current private music students $85. 
Music History and Music Theory: $110/month. Length of the class varies: 45 min. for 2 students, 60-min. for 3-4 students, 1.5 hours for 5 or more students in a group.

RUSSIAN 

 Russian through Music for young children

45-min, $95
Progressive reading, Pre-reading and RSL
55 min, $110
*Group rates are for 3 or more students in a class. If a student discontinues Russian class, so only two students remain in the group, lesson length will be decreased to 45-min. without tuition increase, or if parents prefer lesson length will remain and partner rate charged.
The cost of reading books and worksheets is included; The cost of workbooks (рабочие тетради, прописи) has to be reimbursed.

2-hour, $185
Sibling discount for 2-hour program: 10% off from the second child

RUSSIAN THEATER
Two hours, $185; For students who are also enrolled in other Russian Language classes, $155.
One hour (Beginner Theater) $110; for students who are also enrolled in Russian Language classes, $95. 

Costumes are not included. Special rate for students taking Russian and multiple classes discount cannot be combined.

PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE Lessons

ART  
Private advanced/portfolio, per lesson:
60-min $90
1.5 hour $130
2 hours $170

CHESS 
Private: 60-min. $75/lesson; 45-min. $60/lesson.
Semi-Private (2-3 students; rates  per student per month): 60-min. $150/month, 45-min. $120/month.

GUITAR
Private, per month: 30-min. $145/month, 45-min. $205/month, 60-min. $265/month
Partner, per month: 30-min. $90/month, 45-min. $120/month, 60-min. $140/month

It covers 39 private/partner lessons and recital(s.)
We do not provide guitar for rent.

MATH
Private (1 student)
60-min. for grades 2 and older: $75 per lesson
45-min. for grades K-6: $60 per lesson (not offered to gr. 7 and older) *
30-min. for K-1 only: $40 per lesson

Advanced Math (Geometry Enriched, Algebra-2, Calculus) $95/hour

*Please notice that not any lesson length is available with every teacher.

Semi-Private (2-3 students) 
60-min.(Grades 2 and older) $155/month
45-min. (Grades K-1): $125/month
Materials not included 

PRIVATE PIANO, VIOLIN 
Private, per month: 30-min. $155/month; 45-min. $215/month; 60-min. $280/month
Partner, per month, per person: 30-min. $95/month, 45-min. $125/month, 60-min., $155/month 

It covers 39 private/partner lessons and recital(s.) 1/10 of annual tuition is charged by equal monthly installements whether there are 3, 4 or 5 lesson a month.
Two private/partner lessons per week discount (for the same student only): $30 off per month; no discount to family members. 

Materials not included.

RUSSIAN - Private and Partner
Private: 60-min. $235/month; 45-min. $190/month; 30-min. $140/month
Partner: 60-min. $140/month, 45-min. $120/month, 30-min. $95/month

VOICE
Private: 30-min. $165/month, 45-min. $230/month, 60-min. $290/month
Partner, per month: 30-min. $95/month, 45-min. $125/month, 60-min. $150/month
Voice Tuition includes the cost of music sheets or Karaoke accompaniment for all the songs that a student is learning.

WOODWINDS

Private, per month: 30-min. $145/month, 45-min. $205/month, 60-min. $265/month
Partner, per month: 30-min. $90/month, 45-min. $120/month, 60-min. $140/month

It covers 39 private/partner lessons and recital(s.) 
We do not provide guitar for rent.

REGISTRATION & MATERIAL FEES 

ANNUAL REGISTRATION (ADMINISTRATIVE) FEE

$40 for student, $60 for family. This fee includes resource library for all educational materials. "Take-home" materials are partially included in tuition and partially charged separately - please see below. One Annual Registration Fee is paid for any number of programs that the student or family attends.

MATERIALS

Art
Materials are included in monthly tuition.
Advanced class: students bring their own materials.

Math
Cost of worksheets is included, and parents purchase the books. Alternatively, the teacher may buy the books and parents reimburse - please ask your teacher.

Piano, Violin, Guitar, Woodwinds
Parents purchase the books recommended or provided by the teacher. Alternatively, the teacher may buy the books and ask the office to charge the student a nominal price of the books. Cost of worksheets is included. 

Russian
Cost of reading books and worksheets  is included. These books must be returned to the school at the end of school year or at the time of withdrawal. The cost of workbooks (рабочие тетради, прописи) has to be reimbursed.