Information for Prospective Students

Who Attends Colors Fine Arts Center?                            
Anyone interested in music ! Colors Fine Arts is open to all children, teens and adults.  All levels of ability are welcome.  We have an instrument, class and teacher that are right for you!

When can I register?
Registration is ongoing and tuition will be prorated when applicable.  If you're interested in registering for classes, please click here to fill out an online registration inquiry and someone will contact you shortly.

May I take a trial class?
Trial classes are only available for Musical Tots and Musical Seasons classes for young children.  Private students may schedule an interview to meet with a teacher prior to enrolling in lessons.

How do I pay for my classes?
Payments may be made by check or cash.  Private lesson tuition is paid directly to the teacher at the beginning of the month for the entire month.  Group class tuition is paid to Colors Fine Arts Center. There is a $10 late fee for payments not received by the 10th.

Is private lesson tuition the same every month?
Tuition is the same monthly fee, regardless of the number of lessons in the month.  Even with our studio closings for holidays, students will receive 47-49 lessons per year (depending on the day of the week.).  View our Studio Policy. 

What other fees must I pay?
Students enrolling in private lessons pay a $30 registration fee to the fine arts center.  (This fee is charged again only if students re-enroll after discontinuing lessons for a month or longer.)  As music books and materials are needed, students will need to purchase these, as well. Group class enrollment is reserved by paying a $30 deposit towards the total class tuition. 

What happens if I can't make it to my class or lesson?

Please contact the fine arts center or your teacher as soon as possible to notify us of your absence.  Teachers are not obligated to make up lessons which have been cancelled by the student, but may be able to do so, depending on their availability.  For group classes, you may attend an alternate class time, if space permits.

What happens if my teacher or the studio cancels a class or lesson?
If a teacher cancels a lesson or class, an alternative date which is convenient for both teacher and student will be scheduled, or a tuition credit will be issued for the following month. If classes or lessons are canceled, due to weather, a make-up class will be arranged.  Please follow us on facebook in the event of a studio closing. 

Are there performance opportunities for students?

Of course! While it should never become the focus, performance is an important part of musical development.  Our studio offers two distinct performance opportunities a year.  In the Fall, we hold casual outdoor recitals in Madison's Gazebo Park.  In the Spring, we hold formal recitals in a hall or theatre.  Teachers are encouraged, but not required to participate in these events.  Additionally, some teachers may schedule performance classes or other events for their students throughout the year.  It is ultimately a teacher's decision to determine student readiness for any performance.