PreK – Kinder 4:00-4:45
1st and 2nd grade 5:00-6:00 PM
3rd and 4th grade 4:00-4:55 PM
5th – 8th grade 5:00-6:00

*Start times may change based on enrollment


Tuition Rates

(optional monthly installment schedule) 

One child…………………………$40 (Sept- May) 
Two children……………………$70 (Sept- May) 
Three children…………………$90 (Sept- May)
Four children…………………..$110 (Sept-May)
Five children……………………$110 (Sept-May)

OR Semester-rate Tuition:

One child…………$160 (Fall Semester.) $200 (Spring Semester) 
Two children……$280 (Fall Semester) $350 (Spring Semester)
Three children….$360 (Fall Semester) $450 (Spring Semester) 
Four children……$440 (Fall Semester) $550 (Spring Semester)
Five children…….$440 (Fall Semester) $550 (Spring Semester)

These prices are pro-rated and are the same each month Sept-May.  Tuition is rated by the semester period and not rated on a monthly OR on a class by class basis.  The tuition fees pay for your child’s education of the program, vocal training and drama skills.

Tuition is due by the first lesson of the month, or the 10th (if paying via monthly installments).  We prefer payments are made via Venmo to @aurora-burkman. Payments may be also be made by check or cash in class, (in envelope with childs name!) or sent via PayPal to @auroraburkman.  

LATE FEE CHARGES:   A late fee of $5.00 will be charged to your account if it is 30 days overdue. This will be added each month the account is overdue.  All accounts must be current for your child to participate in the fall and spring concerts! 

Other Costs:

REGISTRATION FEE: As with all groups, there is a registration fee of $30 per family, due upon registering, before classes begin. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, billing, and curriculum involved with your account for the year.

CONCERT FEE: As of fall 2021, we are no longer charger concert fees!

COSTUME FEE: (due by Oct for fall semester or March for spring semester.)

Boys -$45 (You provide: black pants, black dress shoes, black socks)
Girls -$45 (You provide black leggings and black dress shoes)

*** We usually use these costumes for as long as you are in TaVaci! This means you will probably only buy a costume when your girl advances to 3rd grade (older girls wear different top), or when your child outgrows the costume you own. You may be able to sell your used, good condition costume when it no longer fits, or swap with someone else for a bigger size as your child grows.

PROPS: As of fall 2021, we no longer charge for props!

Studio Policies

ATTENDANCE: Attendance to every class is much appreciated! However, we do realize conflicts arise. Please keep in mind children will perform well when they are confident about their music. We, occasionally, have extra practices for specialty numbers that may involve some of the students (no extra charge). When possible, we try to hold these right after regular class. Specialty numbers are optional (but are REALLY fun!).

CLASS & CONCERT BEHAVIOR: We make sure our classes are very fun and interactive! To ensure that TaVaci is a good experience for everyone, students must be able to follow direction from teachers appropriate to their age group. Disruptive behavior, for any reason, takes away from the experience of the rest of the group, and continued disruptive behavior may jeopardize your child’s participation in TaVaci.

CONCERTS: The concert is an integral part of your vocal training. It is the most positive of all the music activities in improving self-esteem and confidence. There will be two concerts annually (Christmas and Spring) All concerts and performances are free to the public.

DRESS REHEARSALS: The dress rehearsals held prior to the concert at the concert hall are MANDATORY. You will have advance notice of dates and times. The rehearsals are closed to the public AND parents! So SORRY!

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: Occasionally we are invited to perform at special events, such as the Festival of Trees. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. There are no additional charges for these performances.

COSTUMES/PROPS: All students are required to wear the selected costume. We use these costumes as long as you are in TaVaci, or until you outgrow them (only new 3rd grade girls will trade to a new costume from the younger group). Used costumes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only on the designated day(s). You will be notified of dates and times. Props are sometimes used for a number or two in concerts.

CLASS TIME DROP OFF & PICK UP: Class will be held at Acadia Music in Rupert. There are two rooms. Kids need picked up promptly so we can clean the room during our five minute break between classes. We ask that you come pick up your younger kids at the front door, rather than having them come out where we can’t see.

**Before class, teachers are setting up for all the FUN, and classes do not have a break time in between. Please do not drop your child more than five minutes early without notifying a teacher in advance, as we are busy prepping.*

VISITORS: You are welcome to observe classes; however, we don’t have a lot of extra room in our studios. You might consider watching for just a few minutes or not every week. The younger children, in particular, are easily distracted, and usually do best if parents don’t stay in for every class. If you have questions about your child’s progress, please talk to your child’s teacher. We want Tavaci to be the best possible experience for your child!