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Suzuki Institute Policies and Procedures

Memphis Suzuki Institute 2015 – Policies and Procedures

How to Register

1. Online (credit card or electronic check)
Please visit:

2. Mail your registration form along with your payment to:
Community Music School
3775 Central Avenue, Room 124
Memphis, TN 38152-3160

Make checks payable to: The University of Memphis

3.  In person at the CMS Office:
Music Building – Room 124

Registration Fee

Student - Individual: $75
Family - 2 or more students in family: $120
Teacher Trainee: $75


Tuition is due with registration.
Early bird discount of $25 if paid in full by 5/1/2015.

Return Check Service Charge

A return check service charge of $30 will be applied to each check/draft or credit card returned unpaid by your financial institution. This fee will also be assessed if a keying error on your part results in your financial institution's failure to honor the draft.

Photo/Video Release

Students are occasionally photographed or video recorded during Institute activities. These photos or videos may be used to advertise or promote the CMS program. By enrolling in the Memphis Suzuki Institute, you agree to this policy. However, if you do not want your child's photographs or videos to be used for CMS publications, please submit a written notice of this via email to:

Tuition Assistance & Discounts

Tuition Assistance: Memphis Suzuki Institute has a limited number of financial aid awards available to assist families in need. Financial aid awards are partial (10-30% off of tuition) and eligibility is determined by gross household income and number of household members. Financial aid awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are funded as long as there are available resources. Financial aid information is available on our website: ( For more information, please call the CMS office at 901.678.4244.

U of M Employee/Dependent Discount: 5%

U of M discount and financial aid awards apply to tuition only and are limited to one discount per student. Other fees such as: parking hangtags, extra pizza dinner, extra cook-out dinner, extra t-shirt and housing fees must be paid in full.

Referral Credit

When a currently enrolled CMS student refers a friend, and he/she enrolls, both the referring student and the newly enrolled student will receive a $25 credit. This credit can be applied towards tuition or any other fees. The more friends a CMS student refers, the more credits they can receive. Note: One referral credit per newly enrolled family. Referred families must be new to the CMS program (never enrolled before). For more information, please call the CMS office at 901.678.4244

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws prior to May 22, a full refund of tuition will be made. No refunds, full or partial, will be made after May 22. Registration fee, extra Sunday pizza dinner fees, extra cook-out dinner fees and extra t-shirt fees are non-refundable.


All vehicles parked in General Parking on the U of M Campus before 7:00 pm must display a parking hangtag. Hangtags may be purchased at the time of check-in for $2.00 per day. Hangtags are required for weekday parking only. Weekend parking in U of M General Parking lots is free.



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