Registration and Financial Aid

CMCB uses a registration platform called ASAP to enroll students in lessons and/or group classes.


Tuition may be paid in full or in monthly installments for the duration of the current school year. Financial Aid is available (scroll down this page to the Financial Aid section below); you may apply for Financial Aid either before or after you have registered in ASAP. For more information on Financial Aid, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Payment Methods

Check: Please send your payment via check to Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Avenue, Boston MA 02116.

Credit card: Please log in to your ASAP account to pay by credit card (preferred). We can also take credit card payments in person in the front office or over the phone.  If you would like to enroll in automatic billing please select “Save Credit Card for Future Purchases” when you pay, and then contact the front office to authorize recurring payments.

Cash: Please stop by the front office to pay via exact cash. CMCB is unable to make change for cash transactions.

Lesson LengthCost Per LessonCost Per Semester*Cost Per Year*
30 minutes$58.50$1,023.75$2,047.50
45 minutes$85.00$1,487.50$2,975.00
60 minutes$112.50$1,968.75$3,937.50
*Cost per year/semester is based on a 35 week teaching schedule. As we register students year-round, cost is prorated based on start date. Cost per semester may vary based on the number of lesson days *

Registration Fees

There is an annual $40.00 (individuals) or $50.00 (families) non-refundable fee for registration for private lessons and ensembles.

Early Childhood and Elementary classes have a $15 registration fee included in the semester tuition fee.


$735 per year: Alumni Quartet, Pop/Rock Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Chamber Music Ensembles

$682.50 per year: ISP String Seminar, Intermediate String Ensemble,  Junior String Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Piano Seminar, Wind Seminar, Music Theory, Una Voce,  Adult Ukulele

Early Childhood

$445.50 per semester (16 weeks): Little Notes, Music & Movement, Beginning Instruments, and Instrument Exploration.

Elementary Music

$635 per semester (16 weeks): Beginning Folk Harp, Beginning Tin Whistle, Recorder, Clarinet, and Oboe for Beginners, Creative Movement & Dance: Movement for Young Musicians, DROP THE BEAT A Cappella Group, Glee Club, Intro to Trumpet and Trombone, Musical Theatre Performance, Music Theory for Young Musicians, Percussion Fundamentals, and Pop/Rock Guitar & Accompaniment.

Music Theory Classes

$682.50 per year.

Financial Aid & Discounts

Financial Aid

2024-2025 Financial Aid Application:

In EnglishIn Spanish (CMCB Formulario de Ayuda Financiera)In Chinese (财务援助申请表)

Summer 2024 Financial Aid Application

In EnglishIn Spanish (CMCB Formulario de Ayuda Financiera)In Chinese (财务援助申请表)

Financial Aid is available for the 2023-2024 school year for students of any age and ability level to support the cost of CMCB tuition. The application is open to all families and must be submitted within four weeks of your first day of programming. Please note that you must log into a Google account to view the application. A complete application consists of the following:

  • A completed Financial Aid application
  • The first two pages (1040) from your most recent tax return and any supplemental schedules
  • (optional) A letter explaining any additional expenses or extenuating circumstances

Financial aid supporting documents can be submitted by:

  • Upload: Using the last question of the Financial Aid Form, upload your documents directly
  • Mail: Community Music Center of Boston ATTN: Financial Aid Committee, P.O. Box 171737, Boston, MA 02117
  • Email: Send clear images of supporting documentation to

The Financial Aid Committee cannot process incomplete applications. Awards will vary based on individual circumstances. Please note that students receiving financial aid are not eligible for other discounts.

For your security, please black out sensitive information (SSN) on documents prior to submitting them. All information submitted is strictly confidential and not shared with any outside parties.

After you’ve submitted your completed application, here is what you can expect next:

  • You will receive a confirmation from that your application has been submitted. 
  • Your application will be processed by our Financial Aid Committee. Applications are processed in the order that they are received.
  • A decision will be made by the committee and communicated to you from Please allow at least 2 weeks for the deliberation process.
  • Once you have registered with us, or if you have already registered with us, your Financial Aid decision will be applied to your invoice.

Please direct any questions regarding financial aid to 617-482-7494 x 41 or


Private Lessons:

  • Full payment Discount: One Free Lesson (valid only for full year lessons beginning between September and December)
  • Family Discount: 10% off if two or more persons from 1 household are engaged in CMCB programming
  • Adult Discounts: 10% off for all adults 55+
  • College Discount: 10% off – with valid student ID
  • Private lesson discounts cannot be combined with the exception of the full payment discount


  • 20% off ensemble tuition (Chamber Orchestra, Pop/Rock Bands, Jazz Ensembles, String Ensembles, Wind Ensembles, Adult Ukulele Ensemble, Theory, Una Voce) if the student is also taking Private Lessons
  • 40% off ensemble tuition if enrolled in Music Therapy

Elementary Group Discount

  • 20% off elementary group classes (such as Musical Performance, Pop/Rock Guitar Accompaniment, All About Music, Music Production and Writing Music 101, etc) if the student is also taking Private Lessons.
  • Must be the same student. Does not apply for a student taking a group elementary class and another student taking private lessons.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our programming or navigating ASAP, please contact our Registration Team.

Telephone: (617) 482-7494 ext. 54


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