Dates and Fees

Private Lesson Dates and Fees for 2023/2024

Fall Term:
Monday, September 11, 2023 – Sunday, January 21, 2024 (16 lessons T-Sat, 15 Monday lessons )

Fall Make Up Week:
Monday, January 22, 2024 – Sunday, January 28, 2024

Spring Term: 
Monday, January 29 – Monday, June 10, 2024 (17 lessons M-F, 16 lessons Sat & Sun)

Spring Make-Up Week:
Tuesday, June 11 – Monday, June 17,  2024

Vacation Days for 2023/2024*

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9th

Thanksgiving Vacation Tuesday, November 21st – Sunday, November 26th

Winter Vacation Wednesday, December 20th – Tuesday, January 2nd

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15th

February Vacation Week Monday, February 19th – Sunday, February 25th

April Vacation Week Monday, April 15th – Sunday, April 21st

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th

*Please note that NSM does not follow the Cambridge Public Schools calendar. NSM is not observing many of the major religious holidays. If students need to cancel lessons due to religious observance, they will be made up by the teacher provided the student gives at least 24 hours notice.

Tuition Fees

2023-2024 Lesson Rates:
Full 17 lesson Term 
30 minute lessons: $935
45 minute lessons: $1,241
60 minute lessons: $1,598

Single Trial Lesson Fees
30 minute lesson: $55
45 minute lesson: $73
60 minute lesson: $94

For some instructors, packages of 4 or 8 lessons may be available for purchase at a slightly higher per lesson rate.  

Tuition scholarships are available. Please visit our Forms and Policies page for more information.

$40 Membership & Registration fee per family/calendar year. This fee covers ALL registration for private lessons and/or group classes for the given year.

Registration and payment are required prior to any lessons or classes taking place. NSM reserves the right to charge late fees to any registration that is paid after the start of lessons.
Lesson fees will be prorated accordingly for those who start after the first day of the terms in September and February.

Re-registering for private lessons?
Please make sure you have confirmed your lesson day, and time with your teacher. You may then register over the phone, in person, or online!  The NSM office can be reached at 617.492.8105 or Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Download the registration form or register online now!

New to Private Lessons?
Click here to fill out our inquiry form or call NSM directly at 617.492.8105 and a member of our staff will be happy to discuss placement. We’re also available in person, Monday -Friday, 10am-5pm.