FEES

Registration Fee: (annual/per family) $20.00

Individual: (music or speech & drama) $31.50 (30 minute lesson)

School Groups: (3 students) $14.50 (each per week)

Music Groups/Ensembles: $6.50 (various times)

Drama Groups: $16.00 (60 minute class)

Kidzjam: $8.00 (per week)

Conditions of Enrolment
Fees for all lessons are charged on a ‘per term’ basis unless the student starts late in the term. Invoices are issued prior to the commencement of term (where possible) and are payable by the end of WEEK 3 in each Term. Fees may be paid via cash, cheque, credit card (by phone and in person), or by direct deposit to our bank account. Please DO NOT give money to the tutor or leave it at the school office. Lessons may be cancelled by the Conservatorium if fees are in arrears with an administrative charge of $10 (minimum) being applied to outstanding accounts.


NO REFUNDS will be given for missed lessons. Lessons missed by the tutor will be made up or credited to your account.
The Conservatorium’s tutors reserve the right to discontinue lessons where a student’s behaviour or attitude is deemed inappropriate, in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian.


Terms are generally the same as those of the public schools. Lessons are not held on public or school holidays.


All students are encouraged to perform at in-house concerts, or at public functions. Many tutors encourage their students to undertake exams and enter eisteddfods but this is always in consultation between the tutors, parents and student.


Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress with his/her tutor, but this should be during their child’s lesson. Lessons begin and end promptly at the designated time, so your punctuality would be appreciated.


Parents are reminded that students are expected to purchase their own music books as needed as our staff will not contravene the Copyright Act NSW with regard to photocopying.


Our staff have been trained in child protection issues and will always endeavour to provide a safe and happy environment for your child.


Financial Assistance
Bursary Assistance (50% discount) is available to families in financial need or other special circumstances. Guidelines and Application forms are available from the office or downloaded from the website. Applications may be made at any time throughout the year.

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CVCON Fees - Grafton NSW Performing Arts

Clarence Valley Conservatorium program fees Grafton

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium has been leading the performing arts in the region since its historical beginnings in the 1930s.

We contribute to the building of our local community by providing cultural programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

We have a purpose built learning environment, quality tutors and an extensive range of instrumental, vocal, drama and school programs.

The Conservatorium provides cultural opportunities by delivering and promoting equitable access to quality music and drama through tuition and performance to individuals, groups and schools by providing programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium contributes to the building of local communities by providing the opportunity for residents of all ages to enrich and expand their lives through creative artistic expression.

Clarence Valley Conservatorium offer a wide variety of programs to suit students of all ages and abilities. Take a look at our Programs page by clicking the button below. Feel free to ask us any questions about the programs offered and if a program seems like a good fit, why not enrol!

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium has been leading the performing arts in the region since its historical beginnings in the 1930s.

We contribute to the building of our local community by providing cultural programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

We have a purpose built learning environment, quality tutors and an extensive range of instrumental, vocal, drama and school programs.

The Conservatorium provides cultural opportunities by delivering and promoting equitable access to quality music and drama through tuition and performance to individuals, groups and schools by providing programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium contributes to the building of local communities by providing the opportunity for residents of all ages to enrich and expand their lives through creative artistic expression.

The Conservatorium uses the following values to direct its future and all related decisions. Achievement Competence Creativity Fairness Integrity Leadership Recognition The Clarence Valley Conservatorium Incorporated is a not-for-profit registered charity and as such, donations are tax deductible. The Conservatorium uses the following values to direct its future and all related decisions.

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium has been leading the performing arts in the region since its historical beginnings in the 1930s.

We contribute to the building of our local community by providing cultural programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

We have a purpose built learning environment, quality tutors and an extensive range of instrumental, vocal, drama and school programs.

The Conservatorium provides cultural opportunities by delivering and promoting equitable access to quality music and drama through tuition and performance to individuals, groups and schools by providing programs, leadership, partnership and collaboration.

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium contributes to the building of local communities by providing the opportunity for residents of all ages to enrich and expand their lives through creative artistic expression.

est. 1930sThe music rooms at 4-8 Villiers Street, Grafton were established in the 1930s by the Sisters of Mercy as part of the catholic school system, but also offered lessons to non-catholic students.1982Fifty years later, in 1982, under the direction of Sr Cecilia Moran, purpose built premises were constructed, and the centre named St Cecilia’s Music Academy.1995The centre then became an independent, incorporated, community based organisation, called St Cecilia’s Music and Performing Arts Centre of Grafton Inc. with a newly formed Management Committee and Administrator.

Later in this year St Cecilia’s received $15,000 from the Department of Education and Training under the Regional Conservatorium Program and was formally accepted into the NSW Regional Conservatorium Association in 1999 when recurrent funding from the Department of Education and Training commenced.

‍In 1995 the Sisters of Mercy ceased to be involved in the day to day operations of the centre, while retaining ownership of the buildings. For the next 2 years the centre became a campus of the Northern Rivers Conservatorium.1999 - 2003Later in this year St Cecilia’s received $15,000 from the Department of Education and Training under the Regional Conservatorium Program and was formally accepted into the NSW Regional Conservatorium Association in 1999 when recurrent funding from the Department of Education and Training commenced.

To reflect the amalgamation of several local council regions in 2003, the name changed to the Clarence Valley Conservatorium. At the same time the premises were purchased from the Sisters of Mercy, a Director was appointed alongside the Administrator and Clerical Officer and a campus opened in Maclean in rented premises from the Council.

‍The centre then became an independent, incorporated, community based organisation, called St Cecilia’s Music and Performing Arts Centre of Grafton Inc. with a newly formed Management Committee and Administrator.2006 - presentThree years later, in 2006, the Maclean Campus closed and the office staff structure changed with the appointment of an Administrator, Accounts Officer and Programs Coordinator. In 2008 the administration structure expanded and now consists of a Director, Finance Manager, Clerical Assistant and Programs Coordinator.

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium Incorporated is a not-for-profit registered charity and as such donations are tax deductible.