Policies & Payment Terms

Let’s start with lessons and makeups:

  • Students are expected to attend and are charged for all lessons for which they register, including those missed through student absence. We highly recommend the “Six-Week” Trial Program for all incoming new SAM Students.
  • Private lesson students are allowed ONE excused absence per semester only if the teacher is notified 24 hours in advance. No makeup lessons for student “no-shows.”
  • There will be no credits or refunds issued due to student absences. Teachers are not required to give multiple makeups unless the teacher misses or school is cancelled.
  • Makeup lessons are scheduled between the teacher and the student, not the SAM office.
  • There are no makeups for semi-private lessons, group lessons, or ensembles.

Here is how to register for music lessons at SAM

  • All SAM students need to register for lessons. This may be done online or by filling out a SAM Registration Form at the School, 105 Post Road, North Hampton, NH 03862
  • The academic year is divided into two 16 week semesters – fall and spring. A flexible summer session is also offered. Registration enrolls a student for the entire academic year.
  • Instruction is not offered on a week to week basis; new students are welcomed throughout the year, space permitting with prorated pricing.
  • Late registrants must pay tuition in full at time of registration.

It is easy to pay for your music lessons and registration fee.

  • An annual non-refundable registration of $35 ($50 maximum per family) will be charged with the fall semester or when a new student enrolls.
  • Tuition and registration fee for each semester is payable in full upon registration. This may be easily done online by using Paypal or your credit card. Checks mailed to our P.O. Box 726 North Hampton, NH 03862 or in-hand at the school are also accepted.
  • Full semester private lesson students may also elect a 2-Payment plan. The first payment is due at registration and the remainder is due October 15th for fall and March 4th for spring semester. There is a $14 charge each semester for this option.
  • Please contact us if you have any special requests relative to tuition payments.

If you start taking lessons with any SAM teacher without paying or registering, that is a problem for us.

  • SAM reserves the right to withhold lessons if payment is not received when due.
  • Lessons will resume when payment is received.

Here is what you do if you would like a refund or credit.

  • Refunds are available for PRIVATE LESSONS ONLY. The request for refund must be made, in writing, to SAM Director, Christine Petrucci at P.O.Box 726, North Hampton, NH 03862 or via email before the third week of the term. Refunds for tuition will be given less a 10% service charge.
  • No refunds will be given after the third lesson is taken.
  • No refunds, credits or makeups will be given for semi-private, group classes, ensembles or workshops.
  • On occasion, students’ lessons are interrupted by unforeseen circumstances. Please contact Edna Grabert or Christine Petrucci and we will consider issuing a credit toward future lessons, when the student is able to resume.

Any questions?

Ask us before registering for music lessons. We would like your experience at Seacoast Academy of Music to be informed and positive.

Refer a friend and get a $25 tuition credit!

You can earn a one-time $25 tuition credit by referring a friend who is NEW to the Music School (not returning after an absence). The registrant has to take private lessons and must include the name of the person who referred him/her (YOU*) at the time of registration (under the “How did you hear about the Music School” section). The $25 credit will be applied to your account after the registrant has finished one semester of private lessons (please contact us to have the credit applied to your account).

*You must be a currently registered student to make a referral. Referrals may not be immediate family members.