Registration/Payment Policy

All registrations and payments must be made prior to the first lesson or class in each semester. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, check and cash are accepted. Any bill not paid in full at time that lessons/classes begin will automatically be assessed a $25 payment plan fee (see below).

Registration Fees

An annual $45 non-refundable registration fee is charged per family at the time of registration.

Registration Discounts

Seniors (65+) receive a 15% discount for Private Lessons. Discounts are applied at the time of registration only.

Payment Plan

To pay tuition in installments, you must use a credit card. Tuition will be divided into three payments: Payment #1 must include 1/3 of total Tuition, the appropriate Registration Fee, and the $25 Payment Plan Fee, and payments #2 and #3 will be charged at appropriate intervals.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal after the third private lesson of each semester will result in tuition reimbursement minus the three lessons taught. There are no refunds on private lessons for withdrawal on or after the fourth lesson. There are no refunds for classes after the classes begin. All registration fees are non-refundable.


One student private lesson absence per semester will be made up. All teacher absences for private lessons and classes will be made up, or a refund awarded at the end of the semester. Make-ups are not given for students missing classes/group lessons. There is one annual make-up day for one class or private lesson canceled due to weather.

Emergency Closing

ANMS follows the Newton Public School’s policy for emergency weather closings. Announcements will be made via our Facebook Page, ANMS voice mail, website, radio stations WRKO 680 AM, WBZ 1030 AM, and TV stations WBZ Channel 4, WCVB Channel 5, and WHDH Channel 7.


ANMS follows the Newton Public School calendar. All Federal holidays are observed. The academic calendar is available on HERE or in the office.

Parking Safety

Drop off students near the front door before the lesson and leave the lot immediately. Parking is available on Prince Street or the carriage road on Commonwealth Ave. There are only 12 designated spaces in the front parking lot. Please do not assume one will be available for you! DO NOT park on Chestnut Street. It is very dangerous.

Pick Up

Pick up students at the front door. Arrive 5-10 minutes AFTER the student’s lesson ends. Give the student time to pack up, get down the stairs, and be waiting on the porch for his/her ride. Students are safe waiting on the porch, and should be instructed to stay there until their ride has arrived. You may not come early and live park! This causes a backup of cars onto Chestnut Street and is dangerous. Our goal is the safety of all people using this facility.

Accessibility and Non-Discrimination

All Newton Music School makes every effort to welcome and accommodate those individuals requiring additional assistance in accessing our programming. In addition to the building’s exterior ramp, wide entryway and ADA-compliant restroom, the school strives to tailor all activities to meet the needs of visitors and students alike: where necessary, classes and programs for those with handicaps or disabilities are reconfigured to be as close as possible to these code-compliant amenities. Guests and students are encouraged to contact the ANMS office in advance of their visit in order that the school can best respond to individual needs. All Newton Music School remains committed to “music for all”.

All Newton Music School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, physical handicap, or religious belief in its admissions, educational programs, activities, or employment policies.