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Fees and Scholarships


Instrumental/voice Lessons
Level and lesson length Per term Per year
Beginner (30 minute lessons) $400 $1600
Intermediate (45 minute lessons) $560 $2240
Advanced (60 minute lessons) $720 $2880

The fees quoted above include all Open Music Academy activities including 1:1 lessons, ensemble sessions, masterclasses, workshops and performances. Discounts are provided for the following:

Siblings: 25% discount 
Multi-instrument: 25% discount

Percussion Ensemble
Lessons Per semester Per year
8 x 2 hour lessons per semester $250 $500


Regional & Remote scholarships
The Open Music Academy is proud to announce its Regional Scholarship program. The State Government supported program will provide bursaries & travel support for regional and remote students to travel to Adelaide for Open Music Academy events based at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. The program is intended to enable students, their teachers and family members to attend Open Music Academy events including 1:1 lessons, workshops & masterclasses and public performances. Students of all levels are welcome to apply and advanced students will also be eligible for our Local Stars program.

Closing date for 2020: Friday 10 January

Application form – Regional Scholarship

Hardship scholarships
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please send a brief email to the Open Music Academy outlining your circumstances. All applications for financial assistance will be treated with the utmost respect & confidentiality and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Donor funded scholarships
The Open Music Academy and the Elder Conservatorium of Music have a few instrument based scholarships provided for each year by generous donor gifts. The scholarships are merit based and will be advertised at the beginning of each year. As the program develops, more opportunities for scholarships will arise.

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