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Registration & Fees

Registration for Music Lessons

Students of all musical abilities are invited to register in private lessons. Adults and children, home-school students, Royal Conservatory members—no matter your goal or your musical experience, you will benefit from these one-on-one lessons. You do not need to be a MacEwan student to register.

Conservatory Registration Steps


Complete and submit the Request a Teacher form

In this form, choose your instrument or subject of interest. We can match you with an instructor or you can select the name of an instructor you’d like to connect with.

Request a Teacher form

Confirm lesson details with your instructor

After the Request a Teacher form is processed, an instructor will connect with you directly to discuss lesson scheduling and rates.

Membership & Lesson Payment

Step 1: Pay the Conservatory Membership fee in person at the Conservatory Office or online.

Step 2: Pay your lesson tuition directly to your instructor. 

Membership fee payment steps (.pdf)

Pay membership fee online

Contact for more information.


Tuition and fees

Several different fees may be associated with private lessons.

Annual membership fee

The annual membership fee of $40 per student or $20 per additional family member is effective from July 1 to June 30. It is non-refundable and is required after your lessons are confirmed with your instructor. The fee is prorated by 50% from March 1 - May 30.
Membership includes:

  • Studying with Conservatory of Music Instructors

  • Discounted parking program for the Alberta College Campus surface lot

  • Access to practice rooms at the Alberta College Campus

  • Scholarship and bursary opportunities

  • Performance opportunities


Tuition varies based on the instructor, instrument, length of lesson, and number of lessons. The average price per lesson ranges from $25-40 (30 minutes), $40-55 (45 minutes), $50-70 (60 minutes). Discuss specific rates directly with an instructor.

Request a teacher to learn more about specific music lesson rates.

Request a Teacher

Transaction and administration fees

Transaction and administrative fees may apply. Discuss with your instructor about their specific payment policies.


Refunds, tax credits and cancellations

Withdrawing from private lessons

Lesson withdrawal requests must be submitted to your instructor directly. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. A processing fee may apply. See your instructor’s studio policy for details.

Make-up lessons and cancellation policy

If your instructor cancels a lesson, they will discuss with you rescheduling options. Your instructor is under no obligation to make up lessons you have missed or cancelled. See your instructor’s studio policy for details.

Tax credits

All private music lessons are non-credit and therefore do not qualify for a T2202A tax receipt. Arts credits have been replaced by the Canada Child Benefit.

Canada Revenue Agency // Canada Child Benefit


Registration for Courses

  • All courses, workshops and ensembles must be registered by phone or in person. Call 780-633-3725.

  • The full amount for the course is as listed and due at registration. No additional fees are required.

  • An email reminder will be sent out after prior to the first class.

Refund Policy for Non-credit Courses

For courses more than four weeks in length:

  • A 100% refund minus a $20 administrative withdrawal fee per course is available to students who withdraw before the day of the second scheduled class. No refund is available after the deadline date.

For workshops, seminars and short courses that are four weeks or less:

  • A 100% refund minus a $20 administrative withdrawal fee per course is available to students who withdraw five calendar days before the first scheduled class. No refund is available after the deadline date.


Earn high school credits

Students studying music theory or learning an instrument can register for Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams. Based on the RCM level achieved, you may be eligible for high school credits. Contact RCM for more information.