How to Register
1. Early Childhood classes can be registered for online by navigating to music instruction and selecting early childhood classes.

2. To register for private lessons in instrument or voice, or in any other program, please download our Registration Form and once complete, submit it to us by emailing, mailing or dropping it off in the office.

3. You can also start the registration process by calling or emailing the Thurnauer office.

Please note, for classes and programs specifying age ranges, students’ ages are calculated as of October 1, 2014.

Our curriculum is designed as a full-year 30-week program to give each child the best possible music education. Shorter sessions are available for children ages 3-12 months that are only 8-weeks long. Fall semester classes begin October 5.

Schedule a consultation with the music director at any time to discuss your child’s individual needs and how Thurnauer can best suit them. We have many programs available to choose from and flexibility to design your own.

Call for more information 201.408.1465 or email thurnauer@jccotp.org.

Forms
Registration Form
Scheduling Form
Schedule of Classes and Performance Ensembles
Scholarship Application

General Information
Children may begin studying an instrument as early as age 3.

Our faculty uses a variety of teaching methods including the Suzuki approach.

Instrumental studies may involve participation of a parent.

Each student is carefully matched with an appropriate instrument and teacher.

An interview with the director of the school is required to enroll in instrumental program or to change programs or teachers.

All instrumental students must own or rent an instrument for daily practice (piano students must have an acoustic piano in their home; electronic keyboards are not acceptable.)

Students studying privately outside the Thurnauer School may enroll in a musicianship class, group class, and/or performance ensemble.

All students taking private lessons at the Thurnauer School must also enroll in musicianship classes, and/or group classes, and/or an ensemble.

Enrollment includes regular recital performances throughout the year.

Tuition and fees
To be eligible to enroll in the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, a family may not have any overdue balances owed for any JCC programs or services.

Tuition for the school year (30 weeks) or semester (15 weeks) may be paid by cash, check, debit or credit card.  For credit and debit card payments, a processing fee of 3% will be added to each payment.
Tuition for the school year (30 weeks) may also be paid with a series of up to eight equal electronic payments (September-April) deducted automatically from your bank account or by credit card.

Any returned payment will incur a $25 fee.  Once the semester has begun, a $10 administrative fee will be charged for each change of class or program that has not been recommended by the instructor or school.

Students may not start the school semester without making full payment OR selecting a payment option.

For students enrolling after the school year has begun, tuition will be prorated.

Discounts
1. Sibling Discount
Register more than one child in your family: For each additional child, save $25 off total tuition of an Elective, and $90 off total tuition of an Instrumental, Vocal or Jazz Program.

2. Referral Discount
If you are enrolled in an Instrumental, Vocal or Jazz Program and refer a family to an Instrumental, Vocal or Jazz Program, both you and your friend will receive a $100 tuition discount for one year.

Withdrawals
If you need to withdraw from a program or elective, you must notify the Music School in writing no later than the end of the fifth week from the date of enrollment. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for paying for the full school year (30 weeks) or semester (15 weeks).  Notifying the teacher of the intent to withdraw is not sufficient. 

Refunds and Cancelation Fees
All withdrawals are subject to cancelation fees: $75 per program and $25 per elective.  No refunds will be given after the end of the student’s fifth week of school.  Students are eligible for a prorated tuition refund based on the date the written notice of withdrawal is received by the Music School, provided it is received no later than the end of the fifth week of the student’s enrollment.

Scholarships
Limited scholarship assistance is available to students with documented financial need. Scholarship applications with all necessary documentation must be submitted to the office.