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Registration

Private Lessons

Call 604-527-5469 or visit the CMS Office to get CRN information for private lessons. We offer private lessons to students, staff, faculty and family members of the Douglas College community, as well as upgrading lessons for prospective music students. 

Classes or lessons with a listed CRN

Registrations for any course with a listed CRN are processed at any Douglas College Registrar's office in person or by calling 604-527-5472.  You can also register online by following the Continuing Education registration instructions here: Register.

Please register early for classes.  Late registration can only be accepted if space is available.

Income Tax Deductions

Please retain your payment receipt and registration form for tax purposes as we do not issue tax receipts.  Community Music School fees may be claimed as an income tax credit under certain conditions. Please check with Revenue Canada to determine eligibility.

Fee Schedules 

Private Lessons Rates: Rates vary between $60-$80 per hour, please inquire for details.

Group Classes & Summer Camps: Course fees vary depending on number of hours and class size. 

Cancellations

Private lessons or classes cancelled by the instructor will be rescheduled. The CMS is not obligated to reschedule or issue credits for private lessons or classes cancelled or missed by the student. In the event of extenuating circumstances or unexpected illness, private lesson instructors may - at their discretion - reschedule lessons cancelled by the student although they are not obligated to do so.

Withdrawals:

Requests must be received in writing and are granted only at the discretion of the CMS Program Coordinator. Full refunds will be made automatically if the CMS cancels a course. Refunds are available for those withdrawing from a course or private lessons only by written request received a minimum of five working days before the start of the course/ lesson. Withdrawals are subject to a $15 non-refundable administration fee. In the case of group classes, no refund can be issued once a course has started. Group class sessions cancelled by the instructor will be rescheduled. No credits or refunds will be issued for group class sessions missed by the student.