Applied Lessons Contract

Preparatory Department Private Lessons

August 26, 2019 - August 23, 2020

  • Fall term: August 26, 2019 – December 20, 2019 (no lessons during the week of November 19)
  • Spring term: January 6, 2019 – May 15, 2020 (no lessons during the week of March 11)
  • Summer term: May 16, 2020 – August 23, 2020 (number of lessons varies by instructor)

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Millikin Student Information
Student's Billing Information
Billing Information: (Must be a parent or guardian if the student is under 18 years old)
Preparatory Department


Tuition Rates

Prep Tuition Rates Spring or Fall based on 15 week term

30 Minute lessons 45 Minute lessons 60 Minute lessons

MU Faculty

Current or previous Millikin School of Music Faculty

$25 per lesson $37.50 per lesson $50 per lesson

Prep Faculty

Has a college degree; does not teach university level courses in the School of Music at Millikin University

$20 per lesson

$30 per lesson

$40 per lesson

MU Student Instructor

Current MU student who has been recommended by University Faculty.

$15 per lesson

$22.50 per lesson

$30 per lesson

Please rank your choice of teacher below (3 stars = top choice; 1 star = lowest choice):
*Please note: we do not always have an available teacher in every tier.*

Payment Policies


All families will receive an invoice once a semester with their current balance. Families may pay their tuition balances in two increments according to the payment schedule printed on their tuition invoice. It is the student/family’s responsibility to ensure that payments are received by the appropriate deadline. Please ensure the Preparatory Department always has current contact information to prevent billing issues.


Note: Lessons will cease if no payments have been made on an account. Under no circumstances may a student begin lessons for the next term until the prior term is paid in full.

Attendance Policies

Regular attendance at lessons is required. If you are unable to come to your lesson, please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance. Teachers are not obligated to make up the missed lessons but are encouraged to make a reasonable attempt to reschedule an occasional missed lesson for good cause (i.e. illness) if sufficient notice is given. However, if no accommodation can be reached, the student will forfeit (and be charged for) the lesson. Teachers are expected to make up any lessons that they are responsible for having to miss. Lessons will be terminated after two consecutive skipped lessons with no notification from the family. Students/families are still required to pay the balance for lessons.

Preparatory Department Private Lesson Agreement


I understand that students are expected to arrive to lessons on-time, prepared, with the necessary materials. I understand that if I need to miss a lesson, I am required to give 24 hour notice to the instructor and I understand the payment policy and general information and will be responsible for paying Millikin University. I understand that, if unpaid, my fees will be turned over to a collections agency.


I understand that I must communicate the number of agreed upon lessons with the Prep Coordinator (preparatory@millikin.edu) prior to scheduling the first lesson with my/my student’s instructor. I understand that I will be billed for the entire term of lessons and I am responsible for meeting the payment deadlines found on my tuition statement. I understand the payment policies and procedures. I understand that I/my student will not be able to continue lessons if I have an unpaid balance at the end of the term.