~ River Tree Art’s Music School ~

From private lessons to group ensembles, River Tree Arts offers the community a diverse selection of options.
Guitar – Voice – Piano – Drums – Ukulele – Bass – Violin



We are continuing to offer music lessons with our instructors via ZOOM. New students can receive a free intro lesson. Please contact info@rivertreearts.org to schedule summer lessons today.

For Adults & Kids: At River Tree Arts, we have an amazing group of music teachers who provide private lessons for students of all ages & abilities. Ongoing enrollment is always available. Extra lessons & vacation week lessons are available upon request & teacher availability.

There will be 8 weeks of lessons from July 6 – August 28. Pay-in-full lesson fees below:

30-Minute = $228.00
45-Minute = $323.00
60-Minute = $418.00

We accept payment by check, mailed to RTA (35 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043) or by card over the phone. Please contact info@rivertreearts.org or 207-967-9120 to make a payment today.


30min = $30 / lesson
45min = $42.50 / lesson
60min = $55 / lesson
Recieve a 5% discount when paying in full

Registration Information & Policies


Tuition and Payment option

● Each music lesson is $30 per 30 minutes, $42.50 per 45 minutes, $55 per 60 minutes.
● Two Payment Options: Pay in full OR Automatic monthly charges
5% discount when paying in full
● All payments to be received 1 month in advance on the 1st of every month.
● Valid card information to be kept on file; auto charges will be set up for each month
● September payments to be charged on or by the first lesson
● Check/cash payments for monthly charges will only be accepted with a valid credit card on file
● Automatic monthly installments will be charged on the 1st of every month; based on 5 equal installments per session.
● There will be a $35 returned check fee imposed for any payments returned to River Tree Arts from any student’s bank.
● We accept payment by cash, check, or credit/debit card, in person, by mail, email or phone.

Click here for the Credit Card Authorization Form

* RTA follows the RSU 21 school calendar. There will be no classes on holidays or vacation weeks or when there is no school. Tuition payments vary based on the actual amount of lessons students will attend.


Make-Ups and Cancellations / Missed Lessons

● Registering for a lesson time contracts the assigned teacher for your specific day and time weekly. Our teachers rely on having a consistent schedule.
● Students are allowed ONE missed lesson per session that will be made up. All other missed lessons will be charged and no make ups should be expected.
● No refunds will be issued for any missed lessons.
● Lessons that are canceled by the teacher will be made up on designated make-up days or at an otherwise mutually agreed upon date and time.
● River Tree Arts follows the RSU21 inclement weather policy. When RSU21 is closed or issues an early dismissal then River Tree Arts is closed and lessons will be canceled.
● There are two makeup weeks built into the calendar for cancellations made by River Tree Arts. No refunds are issued for snow days and instead a maximum of (2) missed lessons due to inclement weather will be made up. An arrangement will be made for additional missed lessons due to snow.
● Make-up lessons may or may not take place on the same day and time as your current lesson.

Trial Lessons

● All students are allowed one trial lesson before making a commitment to a full session. Trial lessons will be charged for ($30 for 30 minutes).

Withdrawal from the Program

● To withdraw from the music program before the end of the year, students and/or guardians must send written notification to Kym Mabee ( info@rivertreearts.org ) with two weeks advance notice. The two weeks will start after communication has been received and acknowledged in writing.
● A prorated refund will be issued for the amount remaining after the two week notification date.
● If a student has not been attending regular lessons and then calls to withdraw, we are not able to issue a refund for any of the lessons previously missed.

Student Discipline

● All River Tree Arts students are expected to behave with the highest level of respect when engaging with our faculty, staff, facilities, equipment and other students.
● River Tree Arts reserves the right to immediately end any lesson due to disciplinary problems with any student.
● Disciplinary infractions of any kind will first be referred to the parents directly from the faculty member.
● If problematic behavior continues, the faculty member will include River Tree Arts staff and advisors in order to determine the appropriate disciplinary action.
● Disciplinary action may result in termination from the music program.
● Refunds will not be provided for withdrawal as a result of disciplinary action.

Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather

RTA follows the RSU 21 snow day / inclement weather policy; When RSU 21 closes due to inclement weather; all group classes and private music lessons will be canceled. If RSU 21 has early dismissal, there will be no after school classes / lessons. River Tree Arts reserves the right to cancel courses, substitute instructors, change course times, and limit enrollment.

Call today to set up your first lesson! (207) 967-9120