Registration & Policies


Registration for private music lessons takes place in consultation with a Squamish Academy of Music administrator. This ensures that all students are matched with the best teacher, instrument, and schedule to fit their individual needs. New students can request a call or email from an administrator here.

Registration is not guaranteed until payment has been received. 

Students may register for an annual program or may register for drop-in times, if available. Payment for annual students is made in full, or in even monthly payments on the first of the month. Monthly payments must be secured by post-dated cheque, preauthorized credit card, or preauthorized account debit.


Click here to download prices for private lessons, September - June, 2019 - 2020:



Student Cancellation 

Student cancellations will not be refunded, however up to 1 hour of lessons per quarter will be rescheduled at a predetermined make-up lesson time. Cancellation must be made 10 days in advance by email or phone.

Teacher Cancellation 

Teacher cancellations will be rescheduled, or a suitable substitute teacher will be provided.

Group Classes 

Group classes and day camps may be cancelled due to lack of enrolment up to one week prior to start date. A full refund will be issued in the case of program cancellation. There is no refund, credit, or make-up time provided for missed group classes or day camps. Security deposits are non-refundable unless programs are cancelled by SAM. 

Students may withdraw from a group class or day camp up to one week prior to start date and receive a refund of 85% of registration fee. No refund will be issued after one week prior to start date. Students may withdraw from private lessons 1 month prior to the start date of the term with no charge. Less than 1 month notice will result in a one-month charge.


Post-dated payments must be arranged for the full teaching year. We ask for 1 calendar month notice of early cancellation. Early cancellation will result in a penalty fee of 1 month's payment. All deposits are non-refundable.

All borrowed materials must be returned by the following lesson or student may be charged a replacement fee.

Students are responsible for the cost of materials and accompaniment fees for performances, exams and adjudications.

Download our policies here: SAM_LESSON_POLICY.pdf

Financial Assistance

It is important to Squamish Academy of Music to make music education accessible to everyone. Please contact us regarding assistance if you have financial need.


Please be aware that images of students participating in SAM classes or events, may be used for marketing purposes and may be published to SAM's social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. By agreeing to SAM's policies, you are agreeing that SAM can use student images for these purposes. Please contact SAM administration if you would like to remove permission for your students' images to be published. Images of music therapy clients or personal health information will not be published without special permission.