School Fees (2019-2020)
These following figures are based on the 2019-2020 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 non-profit organization.
School fees are due in two installments on September 1st and January 1st each year. Special arrangements can be made for students who need to make payments in monthly installments where financial need exists.
Registration fee: $35 per student or $60 per family
Primary Group Class fee: $380 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: $135 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 10 classes and participation in our opening play-in, yuletide showcase and spring concert. PPT will be 10 weekly sessions in 2019-2020. For returning students who already have class materials it is $165 per term and for new students it is $185 and includes class CD and dowel bow.
SECE: Each term has 10 classes. SECE will be 10 weekly sessions in 2019-2020. For returning students who already have class materials it is $155 per term and for new students it is $185 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.
Teachers will independently invoice for private lessons in addition to school fees and group classes. Some teachers have a 10 month equal payment schedule for lessons while others bill in term instalments. This is determined by your private instructor. 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 2019-2020 school year is $28 per 30 minutes, $42/45 minutes or $56/hour. The individual teachers teach approximately 30-34 lessons per year between September and June.