Financial Aid

Charitable contributions allow us to offer limited financial aid to those who demonstrate a need. The amount of aid awarded is based on household income, family size and financial obligations, and is limited by the availability of NMS resources. Financial aid does not pay for lessons/classes in full.

Limited scholarships based on merit are also available for the ensemble program at the recommendation of a teacher and the head of the Ensemble Program.

Applications are kept confidential and must be updated yearly.

Fall  2015 priority registration application:

For private music lessons, a financial aid deposit of $50 plus a $40 registration fee is required.
Fill out the financial aid application for:
Private lessons
All other Fall 2015 Fall financial aid applications will open on June 15.

Financial Aid - Summer 2015

For private music lessons, classes, ensembles and Summer intensives, a financial aid deposit of $50 is required. Reduced tuition deposits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Fill out the financial aid applications for:

Continued aid is dependent upon attendance and teacher/director evaluation and ongoing need.  NMS reserves the right to discontinue any financial aid because of frequent absences or tardiness, or because of delinquent lesson payments. 

For more information about financial aid, contact Tanya Louis at 203-624-5189 x 20 or