School Fees (2022-2023)
These following figures are based on the 2022-2023 school year. STEW fees are determined by the Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo membership at the annual budget meeting. Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo is a charitable not for profit organization.
School fees are invoiced monthly as equalized payments from September 1st through May 1st each year. Special arrangements can be made for students who wish to have a bulk payment plan.
Registration fee: $65 per student or $100 per family
Primary Group Class fee: $410 per student. This includes 13 group classes per year, optional participation in local performances, annual registration at our student workshop, 1 solo recital, 2 group concerts, and 1 play-in.
Advanced Student Surcharge: $50 for students book 5+ to assist with the additional charge of longer group classes and additional group rehearsals or performances.
Supplementary/Enrichment Class: $150 per student per class. This includes Musical Movement (clapping class), Rhythmic Reading, Orchestra Prep, and our ensemble program. In the case where a student is only participating in ensemble please see primary group class fee.
Pre-Pre Twinkle: Each term has 12 classes and participation in our opening play-in, yuletide showcase and spring concert. For returning students who already have class materials it is $220 per term and for new students it is $245 and includes class CD and dowel bow.
SECE: Each term has 10 classes. For returning students who already have class materials it is $180 per term and for new students it is $205 and includes class CD.
Music Theory Class: Theory is offered in the summer as a group class or through the year as private lessons. Please inquire about cost and lesson availability. Private theory lessons also available to prepare for RCM examinations.
Private lessons are now invoiced monthly as equalized payments from September 1st through May 1st each year with the school fees and group classes. Private lessons must be taken in conjunction with group class if studying with a teacher at S.T.E.W.
Projected fees for individual lessons in the 2022-2023 school year is $32 per 30 minutes, $48/45 minutes or $64/hour. The individual teachers teach approximately 30-34 lessons per year between September and June.