Registration (New Students)
I'm interested in taking private lessons. Where do I start and what is the registration process like?
We highly recommend visiting the Private Lessons portion of the website. It will go over pricing and give you more details about our teachers. From there, here's what the process looks like:
1) Fill out an inquiry form
2) We will pair you with a teacher and schedule a 30-minute complimentary trial lesson.
3) If you decide to proceed with lessons, you'll coordinate directly with your teacher to go over the # of lessons for the session and the length of lessons.
4) Your teacher will put you in touch with our managing director, who will email you an invoice. Payment in full is due within 7 business days or before the first full lesson. Payment plans are also available.
Can I sign up for lessons at anytime?
If you're a new student, you can begin your first session at anytime, even if we're mid way through the session. Keep in mind, the Musical Offering splits the year up by session (Winter/Spring, Summer & Fall), and any future sessions that you register for, you must hit the 15 lesson minimum during registration.
Registration (Returning Students)
How do I register?
All registration is done online. Please see details below:
Students can register and make a payment directly through our website during the registration period.
STEP 1: Fill out the registration form on our website (this will only be available during registration time frames)
STEP 2: Please allow 4-5 business days to receive an invoice via email
STEP 3: Make a payment in full or setup a payment plan by clicking the 'PAY NOW' link on the invoice.
Registration is complete once payment is received.
When does registration open for Summer Session?
Registration opens on May 17th and goes until midnight on May 23rd.
Late Registration begins May 24th and goes until midnight on May 30th. Returning students who register during the Late Registration period will be charged a $25 late fee.
I've taken lessons at the Musical Offering before. Do I still need to register every session I wish to attend or can I just continue lessons?
You must register for every session you intend to attend. We only bill our students for one session at a time to give them the flexibility to take a session off. If you want to continue into the next session, be sure to register within the registration timeframe.
I got charged a $20 registration fee even though I'm a returning student.
Registration fees are charged once per session per household for both new and returning students.
I got charged a $25 late fee even though I paid my invoice immediately.
The $25 late fee is related to the date that you registered, not the date that you paid. For returning students, we offer a 'Regular Registration' period to ensure that all students are registered. To avoid students registering throughout the month, there is a set 'Late Registration' period. As long as you register during 'Regular Registration,' there won't be a late fee.
When is payment due and what are my payment options?
Payment in full is due within 7 days of receiving an invoice or by the start of the 1st lesson (whichever comes first). You may pay via cc through your registration account. Checks for the full balance may be mailed to:
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
Checks must be made out to The Musical Offering. We also offer payment plans. You must have a cc on file, and a 50% deposit must be made prior to the first lesson. If the session hasn't started, you can set the plan up directly through your account. If the session has already started, email our managing director for assistance (.)
Do you sell or rent instruments?
No. All students must provide their own instruments.
Do you accept instrument donations?
Our instrument needs change all the time. If you're interested in donating an instrument to the Musical Offering, please email with a photo of the instrument, type and any additional details. If the donation is accepted, we will coordinate a donation drop off.