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Revision effective 6/1/24 for new students

and 9/1/24 for returning students

Tuition Payment

Tuition is charged monthly based on the number of weeks in the month.

There is a 3.2% processing fee for credit card payments. 

We offer a 5% discount for families with more than one student enrolled. 

Instructor Rate

30 minute lesson= $35

45 minute lesson=$50       

60 minute lesson =$65    

15 minute lesson=$20  

Travel Fee There is a $15 travel fee per week for student's who take lessons at their homes.

Annual Registration and Materials fee $25/year per student.  This covers assignment notebooks and new student packets.

DAMA accepts tuition payments by:  

  • Credit card through the emailed invoice.

  • Venmo (ID: Denver Academy of Musical Arts @DenverAma),  

  • Zelle (ID:

  • Cash or Check

Invoices are emailed the first week of the month and payments are due within 7 days of the invoice.  

A $10 late fee will be added to invoices not paid by the end of the month.  


Unpaid invoices may result in the student forfeiting their lesson day/time.  

Please communicate any hardships that prevent timely payment in order continue participation in the program.  

Cancellations/Missed Lessons

Once you have reserved a month’s lessons, the school commits to paying your teacher for all lessons. This includes lessons you are not able to attend for any reason including planned vacations and holidays when DAMA is open.  

Lessons missed or cancelled by the student are not refunded, banked, credited, carried forward, or owed to the student in any manner regardless of reason or advance notice of the cancellation or withdrawal from the program.  

There is no refund if a teacher is absent and a qualified guest teacher is available.   However, there will be a credit on the following invoice for teacher cancellations if there is no guest teacher available.

In the event of inclement weather, power outages, school closings,  or COVID quarantine, lessons will be offered through a video call system such as Zoom or FaceTime. If a teacher does not feel the student would benefit from a video lesson due to their age,  students may either attend the bi-monthly group class or they may offer their lesson to a family member or friend. See below. 

5 Options for missed lessons

We appreciate as much notice as possible when canceling your lesson; however,  we understand that students get sick without warning and we appreciate you not attending lessons if you or your child is sick.   In the event you must cancel your lesson,  there are 5 options:

1) A live video lesson during your regular day/time. Take your lessons from ANYWHERE at your lesson time via a computer or smart device! Just let us know and we'll send you your Zoom link.

2) You may attend a fun and informative 1 hour class at no charge that is offered twice per month. Groups are based on instrument and level of achievement. Therefore, a  new piano student would not be in the same class as an intermediate piano student.  A violin student would not attend a vocal class, etc.   Our group classes never expire so you can take however long you need to sign up for as many makeups that you need. You can even make up lessons before you miss! 

3) Would a friend or family member like to try music lessons? They are welcome to attend in your place! Plus, when you get back, you'll have a jam buddy.

4) Your teacher can provide a pre-recorded instructional video to be viewed at anytime. Let us know what dates you will be out, and your instructor will record lesson material for you to work on for the missed lesson days. The videos never expire, and you can utilize at the time that works best for you!

5) You may choose none of the above.

Summer Schedule

DAMA continues lessons even after school is out for the summer. We feel it is important to keep learning during the summer so that the material students work on throughout the year will stay committed to their memory. Students who stop lessons for an extended period of time, especially young students, may not remember even the basic concepts when they return to lessons and they may get out of the habit and routine of practicing.  So just be aware that the first few lessons back may involve re-learning and readjusting.  


During the summer, adjustments may be made to the schedule to accommodate students who wish to attend lessons during the morning/afternoon while still reserving their regular day/time and teacher for the Fall.  

Students who cancel lessons in the summer for vacation have the same options as mentioned above. See "5 Options for Missed Lessons".


Students who wish to withdraw from lessons during the summer with plans to return in the Fall will forfeit their teacher and day/time of their lesson.  In the Fall, they will be able to choose whatever is available at the time or be put on their teacher's waiting list. 

Students interested in lessons only during the summer (but not in the Fall) can choose a temporary day/time each week that stays the same, or they can schedule lessons on different days/times each week based on availability.  (Must be scheduled at least one week in advance). 



School Holidays

Tuition is not charged for days that DAMA is closed:

  • Labor Day

  • Halloween 

  • Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving

  • December 24th through January 1st

  • Memorial Day

  • July 4th

Recitals/Performance Opportunities

DAMA offers two formal recital opportunities each year and various informal occasions to perform throughout the year.

The recitals in May and December are formal in nature, with songs selected to certain criteria that ensure the opportunity for development of technique.  

Participation in recitals is not mandatory, however, part of learning to play music is also learning how to share it with others and so we highly recommend it. 


We offer recital rehearsals so that students can practice the art of performing in front of their peers.

Student Showcases are mini concerts performed by 3-4 students who have chosen 3-4 songs to play for their family and friends.  It is more informal and gives students the chance to work on building a repertoire.

Twice per year we host a concert/party. This is an informal way for students to play in front of an audience without the formality of a recital setting.  Students perform "background music" while the party is in full swing. October is our Costume Concert/Pizza Party, March is PJ Concert/Pizza Party, August is our End-of-Summer Concert/BBQ Party.

Select students will be offered the opportunity to participate in regional and/or state competitions. These students should take advantage of every opportunity to perform prior to the competition. 


Student Incentives

We offer several incentives to reward students who put forth the effort to learn.  

COINS: During lessons, if students do well focusing, follow directions and have a good attitude, they are given a coin. Once they collect 5 coins they may shop in the treasure box (toys) or the treat box (candy or food items) with parents' permission.


RAFFLE: Students 8 and older may earn a raffle ticket for every 30 minutes that they practice during the week. Students younger than 8 earn a raffle ticket for every 15 minutes that they practice during the week. Students also earn a ticket for their lesson time each week. We do not round up minutes and minutes can not be carried over from a previous week. (except if the student is absent the previous week.). Parents must verify the practice time either verbally with the teacher or they may sign the student’s assignment sheet.  Tickets will not be awarded without confirmation from a parent.  


On the last day of the month, 3 tickets are drawn for prizes: $25, $15, $5 All tickets are counted and the student who has the most tickets wins a medal.

Note: there are no raffles during June, July and August.



  • Students who have put in extra effort practicing and

  • Have a good attitude about learning and

  • Have attended at least 4 lessons during the month and who

  • Have a song ready to perform may be awarded the title of “Student of the Month”.


The prize is $50 cash, a trophy and an interview featured in our monthly newsletter on our website.

Note: there is one "Student of the Month" awarded at the end of August for the summer.


Exclusion from any incentive should be requested by emailing:

Lesson Plans and Practicing

The only way to become proficient at any skill is by practicing.  Instructors will plan lessons each week in order for students to gain new skills and reinforce previously learned skills. Lessons will be written on an Assignment Sheet to help guide students  during practice sessions at home.  Young students need a parent to sit with them during practice sessions. Relying on a child to WANT to practice usually causes the child a lot of stress.  If the child has a structured time to practice and is expected to  adhere to the schedule then it will eventually become a habit.   Young children simply do not have the ability to develop this type of structure on their own. 

Students are expected to practice. Students who continually come to lessons unprepared  may be asked to change teachers, try another instrument or withdraw from the program in order to make room for students who want to learn. 

Terminating Lessons

We do not require contracts to secure lesson days/times because once a student decides to quit taking lessons, any lessons they are forced to take because of a contract are usually ineffectual.  Therefore, we ask that you please give as much notice as possible when students no longer wish to continue taking music lessons. Since lessons are billed at the first of the month,  students can continue to take lessons until the end of the month or cancel the rest of the lessons for the month without a refund.   If we are not informed of the cancellation before the fifteenth of the current month,  students and/or parent/guardians will be invoiced for the following month and they are responsible for paying the invoice that month regardless if the student takes any lessons that month.   

There may be circumstances when a student and their Instructor are just not a good fit. Not all personalities mesh. Before quitting lessons altogether,  we hope that students will try lessons with a different teacher or a different instrument.  Instructors also have the option to request that a student try another teacher.  In these cases, it is based on the student's behavior that would suggest that he/she would better suited to a different teacher in order to reach their full potential. 



Respectful and courteous conduct is required at all times of all DAMA instructors, students parents, and their guests.  Any use of profanity, verbally abusive communication, inappropriate physical contact, aggressive or threatening behavior, damage to DAMA’s facility or equipment, or conduct which could be upsetting to others may result in dismissal from the school without refund of tuition.

Photography, video, and audio recordings of students

Denver Academy of Musical Arts’ school staff routinely photographs and makes audio and video recordings of student performances and group activities which we may publish in brochures, posters, in-school displays, DAMA‘s website, and on DAMA’s social networking websites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  


As a condition of enrollment at DAMA, you grant DAMA the right to utilize photos, video, and audio of student performances and group activities such as classes and camps.  


Student’s last names will not be identified in photo, video, and audio use of public websites unless permission is granted by the student (or by the parent if the student is a minor).  Last names may be added to our Newsletter because circulation is limited to our group. 


Exclusion of a student’s photos or recordings may be requested by emailing


DAMA will make best efforts to comply with exclusion requests when possible, however exclusion requests will not be granted with regard to group photos or video that include other students or staff.


Privacy Policy

Denver Academy of Musical Arts  does not disclose the identity or contact information of our students to outside parties. Denver Academy of Musical Arts  is hosted on the platform.  Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. Our host uses cookies to monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform and to ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

Liability Policy

Denver Academy of Musical Arts is not responsible for damages that may be caused by any act, or failure to act, by Denver Academy of Musical Arts, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Denver Academy of Musical Arts with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Denver Academy of Musical Arts. This Liability policy extends to Denver Academy of Musical Arts,  with all owners, partners, and employees.

Pandemic/Illness Protocol Policy

  • DAMA follows mask mandates regulated by the state.

  • Do not enter the facility if you have had a fever within 24 hours or have been exposed to someone with COVID.

  • If you have an illness that is contagious such as a cold or flu or a contagious rash, please do not enter the facility.

  • We appreciate you wearing a mask if you are no longer contagious but still have symptoms of an illness, such as coughing.

  • Please consider video lessons in order to prevent spreading germs. 

DIVERSITY and Inclusion Policy

Denver Academy of Musical Arts,  with all owners, partners, and employees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or political affiliation. 



Students and/or their parents/guardians will be notified via email of any revisions made to this document between annual updates.  Students and/or their parents/guardians who do not agree to abide by the revisions of this document must contact the staff in writing within 7 days of registering a student to decline acceptance, in which case participation in DAMA  programs may be declined  or the Policy/ Procedure in question may be amended by the owner to suit both parties. It is at the owner's discretion to accept or deny any students based on non-acceptance of this document. 

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