Policies  and Tuition


Attendance policy

Our attendance policy is in place to diminish the heavy strain that multiple misses can put on an instructor's already busy schedule. We understand that unexpected events do occur, and we do our best to work with you as much as our schedules will allow.

An excused absence may be rescheduled directly with your instructor. To be eligible for an excused absence, the student must contact the instructor directly at least 24 hours in advance. Students are guaranteed only one make-up per semester due to an excused absence. Day-of cancellations cannot be made up unless otherwise indicated by your instructor.

If your instructor cancels a lesson for any reason, the lesson will be made up, a substitute will be provided, or your account will be credited. 


tuition & Payment

To secure your reserved time, payment is due in full prior to the beginning of the first lesson.


Fall and Spring semester

(We Are Semester Based, We Do Not Prorate Semesters Unless Approved By Administration)

  • 30 min. lesson = $855 (18 Weeks + Make Up Week-Due to Excused absence)

  • 45 min. lesson = $1264 (18 Weeks + Make Up Week-Due to Excused absence)

  • 60 min. lesson = $1674 (18 Weeks + Make Up Week-Due to Excused absence) 

Summer Semester Programs

Early June through late August! Fun, goal-oriented projects and private lessons are available throughout the summer.

Private Lessons  

  • Take a big leap forward in your playing, learn a campfire song, or just keep the rust off your fingers. We'll show you how.

  • Flexibly scheduled around your evolving summer schedule. Just work directly with your instructor. 

  • Tuition is calculated at a per lesson rate. Just fit in what you have time for!

Rock Star Status (Take Home a Recording of Your Original or Cover Songs Edited by Our Recording Engineer) 

  • Five hours of lessons and a recording session

  • Occurs over the course of one week.

  • Groups of four    $215 {per participant}

  • Groups of three   $285 {Per participant}

  • Groups of two     $395 {per participant}

  • Solo Participant   $525

Summer Intensive 

  • Come join us for a condensed term and see your talent soar with faster results!

  • The intensive involves five hours of total lesson time offered throughout the summer $475

  • Tuition is calculated at a per lesson rate. Summer intensives most often occur over the course of a single week with one lesson per day.

  • Summer Pack 10 (45 min) private lessons during the summer $700

  • Summer Pack 10 (60 min.) private lessons during the summer $930



  • If you're moving away from Glencoe and the surrounding area, learning from your office or learning from another city, we have solutions for you. Contact us to find out how we can meet your needs.


Withdrawal & refund policy

Since our busy instructors build their schedule around registered students, a notice must be approved by GAM administration for withdrawal. The schedule for refunds is as follows:

  • End of first week- prorated minus $50 deposit

  • End of fourth week- 50% of remaining balance minus $50 deposit

  • No refunds after the fourth week


Please Note: a $25 fee will be assessed for any returned check, plus any incurred banking fees.