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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Costs

Youth Music Monterey strives to keep our programs accessible to all students in our community. We work hard to raise funds and write grants to offset the costs of tuition for all students. Because every student's tuition in YMMC is subsidized, we ask that every family commit to six volunteer duties to help keep our costs low. 


Junior Youth and Honors Orchestra Payment Options include:

One-time ($1,500 due by September 1)

Three payments of $500 are due by 9/1, 12/1, and 3/15

Monthly ($150/10 months, first payment due by September 1)

Tuition and/or Lesson assistance available

Orchestra In The Schools Payment options include:

One-time ($675 due by September 1)

Tuition and/or Lesson assistance available


Tuition assistance may be available to students who demonstrate financial need. To be considered, you must complete the tuition assistance form, and submit a copy of your most recent tax return.

If you are opting to apply for tuition assistance rather than submitting a payment on September 1st, your registration and tuition assistance application must be completed and received in the YMMC office by September 1st. 

Private Lesson Assistance

Private lessons are an essential tool for our students.  We may have additional funding available to subsidize the costs of private lessons for students who need financial help.


Only students who qualify for tuition assistance are eligible to apply for lesson assistance. Please see our Private Lesson Assistance Application for complete details. Funding varies from year to year and is not guaranteed.

Multi-Student Discount

Families with more than one child enrolled in our program will receive a multi-student discount of an additional $100 off per student.

Payment Plans

We offer three payment options: full year, per concert (3 payments), per month (10 payments). Payments are always due at the beginning of the pay period that you have selected. The first payment (or completed financial assistance application with tax returns) is due by the third rehearsal of the season. A student whose tuition payments are not current may be disqualified from performing.


If at a later point during the year you would like to request Tuition Assistance, please visit this page.

Chamber Groups

YMMC offers several chamber ensembles to allow our students additional opportunities. We currently offer Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, and a mixed instrument ensemble The Chamber Players. The costs of these programs are covered in tuition, and are offered to our students at no additional expense. Please see the Parent/Student Guide or contact the office for more details.

Instrument Rentals

YMMC is also able to offer instrument rentals to our students. We currently have a full inventory of orchestral string instruments as well as a limited selection of woodwind and brass instruments. Rentals are $20 per month and also require a $50 refundable deposit. Students asked to use an auxiliary instruments (A & Eb clarinets, piccolo, english horn, etc.) in a YMMC concert may borrow the instrument without a rental fee; however, a refundable deposit is still required.

To enquire about an instrument rental, please send an email to Sue, Executive Director for Youth Music Monterey,

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