Marin Academy MAS (Music After School) Program

Marin Academy MAS (Music After School) Program, Spring 2020 Session
General Information:

In March 2015, we founded MAS (Music After School) at MA through the generous support of the Grant Martin Memorial Fund honoring Grant’s musicianship. MAS continues to be sustained through the Tristan Witte ’14 Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors Tristan’s creativity and talent as a musician and scholar.

MAS at MA brings the excellence of our music program to a wider community of MA students and enhances our current offerings to include weekly private, duo, and small group lessons. These offerings allow students to hone their technique on their instrument or to learn a new instrument. The classes have a place for all students, from the beginner to the serious musician.   We offer classes with high level teachers and the convenience to study music after school right here at MA.
The spring eight-week session begins February 3 and ends April 24. All lessons are one hour, once per week except some half hour piano lessons. 
Below please find the exact dates of lessons by weekday:

Spring Session February 3-April 24
  • Tuesdays: February 4, 11, & 18 (no class February 25), March 3, 10, 17, & 24 (spring break), April 14 (8 classes)
  • Wednesdays: February 5, 12 & 19, (no class Feb. 26), March 4, 11, 18 & 25 (spring break), April 15 (8 classes)
  • Thursdays: February 6, 13, & 20 (no class 27), March 5, 12, 19, & 26, April 16 (8 classes)
Cost of Winter Session Lessons:
Private, One-on one Lessons
Duo Lessons
Small Group Lessons
Piano Half Hour
7 Classes, Private 700.00
7 Classes, Group 350.00

Payment must be made in its entirety no later than January 31.
Once you have been confirmed in your class you will receive an email with an online payment link and further instructions for payment and accessing tuition assistance.
Refund Policy:
Your advance payment for your session is your guarantee of a spot in a class but also insures that the class can run with the minimum number of students. There is no “drop/add” period or trying out of classes. Once your payment has been made there are no refunds. The only exception is a medical leave from school.
Tuition Assistance:
Generous donations from the Tristan Witte ’14 Memorial Scholarship Fund provide tuition assistance for MAS lessons. Students receiving less than 75% tuition assistance at MA will be supplemented at the same rate as their tuition assistance.  For example, a student receiving 50% tuition assistance will receive a 50% discount. The fee for a student on tuition assistance at 75% or over is entirely covered.

In order to serve the greatest number of tuition assistance students we ask that students needing tuition assistance limit sign ups to one weekly class per session. If you have questions about tuition assistance please contact the MA tuition assistance office.
All classes and lessons will take place on campus primarily in MA music rooms.
Students are asked to bring their own instrument from home. Drum and piano/keyboard students can use MA drums and pianos for class and practice. If you do not have the instrument you want to study it may be possible to receive a loaner for the 8-week period. On the sign-up form there will be a box to click if you need a loaner instrument.
How to Sign Up:
Click here to reserve your spot in a class. The sign-up period ends January 24. You will receive an email by January 24 letting you know if your class will run and how to move forward with payment.
Will all of the classes run?
Group classes require a minimum of 3 students to run. We also have a maximum of 8 students for most group classes. It is possible that your class may be full this time or may not have enough students to run. There is a place on the sign up form to list second or third choice of class if your first choice isn’t available. We will let you know the status of your class by e-mail by January 24.
If your teacher has to cancel a class due to illness you will be notified and, if the teacher cannot arrange a mutually agreeable make-up lesson, refunded for that day. If you miss a class there is no refund. For private lessons, your teacher may be able to arrange a make-up time for you but there is no guarantee.
Questions? Please e-mail Annie Elias, Performing Arts Department Chair, at I am all ears!