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Discounts

Making music lessons possible for everyone

The music school has a number of possible tuition discounts, listed for you here. We believe that everyone should be able to take music lessons, and students may also be eligible for a discount on the purchase or loan of a musical instrument. Discount information can be found at the bottom of this page under Instrument promotions.

Discounts on lesson fees

Discount with Stadspas (City Pass) with a green dot
  • For whom: for students up to 20 years of age
  • For which courses can I get a discount: for courses that are € 450 or more.
  • What discount can I receive: you receive a discount on the total tuition fee. For one child 15%, for two children 25%, for three or more children 35%. Children must be from the same family.
  • What to do: first, register. Then email a clearly legible photo of the front and back of your child(ren)'s Stadspas (City Pass) to klantenservice@muziekschoolamsterdam.nl. Include your name and the course you’ve registered for in the email.
  • Payment: Once we’ve confirmed your discount eligibility, we will deduct the discount amount from your invoice or direct debit.
  • I and/or my child do not yet have a Stadspas (City Pass). Please check the municipality's website to see if you are eligible.
Schoolchildren’s allowance (scholierenvergoeding) Municipality of Amsterdam
  • For whom: for students aged 4 to 18 living in Amsterdam.
  • What I can get with the schoolchildren’s allowance (scholierenvergoeding): the entire range of services offered by the music school.
  • What I must do: register for the course of your choice. Pay the full amount to the music school.
  • How do I get the allowance: If you are entitled to the reimbursement of the tuition fees, you apply for that at the municipality of Amsterdam. You will receive the schoolchildren’s allowance (scholierenvergoeding) directly into your bank account. Check to see whether you are eligible for this.

 

Youth Culture Fund Amsterdam
  • For whom: for students aged 4 to 18. You must be in possession of a Stadspas (City Pass) with a green dot. If you do not have a Stadspas (City Pass) but have a low income, you can contact the Youth Culture Fund directly.
  • For what: you can choose from the entire range of lessons and a free loan of an instrument. For the instrument you will pay € 10 administration costs.
  • How much will be reimbursed: the fund reimburses fees up to a maximum of € 450 per year, per child.
  • How it works: Register for the desired course at muziekschoolamsterdam.nl and then fill in the application for the fee reimbursement. This can be done in various ways:

  • As a parent you can submit the application directly to the Youth Culture Fund.

  • You can ask a contact at your child's school/another intermediary to submit the application.

  • The music school can submit the application for you: email a clearly legible photo of your Stadspas (City Pass) (front and back) to klantenservice@muziekschoolamsterdam.nl. Include your name, the course you’ve chosen, the name of your school and specify your intention to make use of the Youth Culture Fund.

  • Payment: Up to € 450 per year/per child, you do not have to pay anything to the music school. The fund pays the invoice. If the invoice amount is higher, you must pay the difference to the music school.

COVID-19 Youth Culture Fund contribution
  • For whom: This arrangement is only meant for parents who cannot (or no longer) pay their child's tuition for an after-school creative activity because of the Corona Crisis. The child can be between 2 and 18 years old.
    These parents may be self-employed or self-employed entrepreneurs, but there are probably also parents who were, for example, on-call workers or who were laid off during their probationary period because of the Corona Crisis. In short, this plan is for every parent who is earning less because of the Corona Crisis.
  • For what: You can choose from the entire range.
  • How much will I be reimbursed: The Youth Culture Fund reimburses tuition fees up to a maximum of €450 per child per school year.

Middle Income Discount Muziekschool Amsterdam
  • For whom: for students aged 4 to 20 years of age.
  • What is discounted: for courses from € 450 per year.
  • What discount can I receive: you receive a 20% discount on the total tuition fee.
  • What I must do: register, then email your 2021 tax return or income statement to customer service. Mention your name and the course you’ve chosen. On the invoice you receive from us, we will deduct the discount amount.
  • What is the income requirement: You have an income between 120% of the minimum income (€ 31.353 for tax partners and € 30,825 for singles) to 110% of the modal single income (€ 40,150 for both tax partners and singles). For verification purposes the 2021 tax return or income statement must be uploaded or sent along with your application. If the aggregate income falls between these income limits, you will receive a 20% discount for a course of at least € 450.
  • Please note that this discount is issued a limited number of times per course year.

 

Instrument promotions

There are also opportunities to borrow a musical instrument at a reduced rental rate and in some cases for free.  

 

Youth Culture Fund Amsterdam
  • For whom: only for students aged 4 to 18 who already take music lessons at the music school with financial support from the Youth Culture Fund.
  • What this offers: you can borrow a musical instrument free of charge for the duration of the course. You only pay a € 10 administration fee.
  • What I must do: You may submit an application through your contact person at your child's school or through another intermediary. The music school can also complete the application for you.

 

Friends of Muziekschool Amsterdam Foundation
  • For whom: for students up to 20 years of age, with a Stadspas (City Pass), schoolchildren’s allowance (scholierenvergoeding) or middle-income discount.
  • What it means: renting musical instruments with a 50% discount, or buying musical instruments with a 15% discount.
  • What I must do: there is a list of participating retailers. You can send in a claim up to 6 months after the invoice date of purchase or rental agreement. Send your invoice or rental agreement (together with a copy of your Stadspas (City Pass) or proof of pupil reimbursement / middle income discount) to klantenservice@muziekschoolamsterdam.nl. Payment is made in December or June. The maximum amount reimbursed is € 250 per course year for instrument rental and € 250 for purchase.

 

Instrument with discount through Muziekschool Amsterdam
  • For whom: for students up to 20 years of age with a Stadspas (City Pass), student allowance or middle-income discount.
  • What this means: renting a harp or accordion with a 50% discount for your first year of study. You pay € 112,50 instead of € 225 per course year.
  • What to do: request a harp or accordion through customer service. This offer is subject to availability.