Cost and Payment

Private lessons are conducted on a pre-paid basis.  HBBA does not fund the cost of lessons.  Payment is expected at least one week prior to the student’s lesson.  As lesson scheduling is arranged between the parent/student and the instructor, pre-payment should be made to cover the cost of all planned lessons. Some parents submit payment at the time of the student’s lesson for the upcoming lesson the following week, while others find it more convenient to pay for the entire month’s scheduled lessons.

30 Minutes – $25.00

60 Minutes – $50.00

Please determine a payment schedule that works best for you, however please understand that if you fall behind in your payments, the instructor has the right to suspend future lessons until payment is made.

HBBA oversees and records your payments and will send you a monthly statement of account.  Instructors are also notified of their student’s payment status and it is the responsibility of the instructor to contact you regarding any past due amounts and the availability of future lessons.

Payment may be made by any of the following methods:


Checks made payable to HMI and may be mailed to:

3600 Dallas Highway
Suite 230-155
Marietta, GA, 30064

or may be placed in the collection box in the Band Hall.


Please note that paying online is available, however, an processing charge is applied to the amount.  Visit our online payment screen to pay online.

Regardless of the payment method you chose, please clearly note the students name, that payment is for HMI, and the number of lessons being paid, example; HMI for Jo Smith, 5 lessons in June.  This will insure that your payment is correctly applied to your account.

Please allow one week for processing and to see your payment reflected on your HMI account.



If you must cancel your student’s lesson, 24 hour advance notice is required except in cases of emergency.  Please note that failure to provide 24 notice will result in your being charged for the lesson.  The instructors do not teach at Hillgrove High School and must schedule their time accordingly to be there; therefore your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Please contact the instructor directly to cancel a lesson and reschedule.  Do not contact the Band Directors or HMI Coordinator.

Likewise, the instructors are required to give you 24 hours advance notice in the event that they are unable to teach your scheduled lesson.  They will contact you directly to reschedule a time for your lesson.


Lessons will be temporarily suspended by the instructor should you fall behind in your payments.  The instructors are notified by the HMI Coordinator of their student’s payment status.  Once payment has been brought current, lessons will be reinstated.  Future lessons are required to be paid in advance.


Lessons may be terminated by either the parent or instructor at any time.  If the student has a credit balance on their HMI account for pre-paid lessons, the credit amount will be refunded to you.  If there is a balance due for lessons previously taken, but not paid for, the parent is required to remit payment in full at the time lessons are terminated.