Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Continuing Instrument-Lessons Students

The Preucil School of Music is pleased to be able to offer aid to students in need of financial assistance for instrument lessons. Although the funds available for financial aid are limited, the School works hard to raise funds to award partial aid to those families and students most in need.

Aid is given on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Financial need of the family.
  2. Student has been with the Preucil School during the previous full year. For Music Together Students starting lessons: Student has attended at least three (3) Music Together Sessions during the current Fiscal Year (August 1 to July 31)
  3. Recommendation of the student's teacher regarding student's preparation of lessons and eagerness to learn.
  4. Active involvement of student and family in Preucil School enrichment activities and volunteer programs.
  5. Volunteering at all financial aid fundraisers.


In allocating aid, the Preucil School of Music is recognizing the devoted efforts of caring parents and offering the services of dedicated faculty. This requires an obligation on the part of the applicant to demonstrate sustained effort in the student's studies if given financial aid. Such efforts would include careful practice periods (length agreed upon with the teacher) at least six days per week, regular attendance at group lessons, and a strong desire to progress.

Financial Aid students are required to participate in:

  1. Group and/or orchestra if a string student qualifies by age and ability.
  2. Musical Achievement Week
  3. Annual Reflections and Goal Setting Process
  4. Annual Financial Aid Fundraising
  5. Any other Financial Aid Fundraising Events

To apply:
  1. Please print the Financial Aid Application Packet .
  2. Complete the application and return it to the Preucil School of Music, along with a copy of the pages 1 & 2 of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (including any additional Forms or Addendums). Applications must be completed in full and returned with your tax form(s) by May 1, 2017. You may email scanned copies of these documents to Tom Birkenholz
  3. Your child needs to sign the Statement of Intent (located on page 2 of the application) as an expression of his/her commitment.
  4. Have your child’s lead teacher submit a Faculty Recommendation form by May 1st. This form must also be completed and returned to the office by May 1st. Please give your teacher(s) plenty of notice so they have time to fill out the form and turn it in to the office by the deadline.
  5. Awards will be finalized in June, and notification of all applicants will occur by the end of the month.
Please direct any questions to Tom Birkenholz, Administrative Manager, at 319-337-4156 or Tom Birkenholz

Stacy L. Thompson Endowment
Financial Aid for New Instrument-Lessons Students

The Preucil School of Music is pleased to be able to offer aid to new students in need of financial assistance for instrument lessons or to current Preucil students starting lessons on an additional instrument.

Students requesting aid must be willing to commit to:

  1. Practicing
  2. Attending group classes on a regular basis
  3. Following the instructions of their teacher
  4. Actively participate in financial aid activities, musical achievement week, and the student assessment process


To apply:
  1. Please print and fill out the Financial Aid Application Packet .
  2. Complete the application and return it to the Preucil School of Music, along with a copy of the pages 1 & 2 of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (including any additional Forms or Addendums). Applications must be completed in full and returned with your tax form(s) by May 1, 2017. You may email scanned copies of these documents to Tom Birkenholz
  3. Your child needs to sign the Statement of Intent (located on page 2 of the application) as an expression of his/her commitment.
  4. Awards will be finalized in June, and notification of all applicants will occur by the end of the month.
Please direct any questions to Tom Birkenholz, Administrative Manager, at 319-337-4156 or Tom Birkenholz

Financial Aid for 2017-18


The Preucil School of Music is pleased to be able to offer aid to students in need of financial assistance.

Financial aid funds are available for Students Continuing Instrument Lessons, for New Instrument Students, or for Preschool.

Forms for the upcoming year are posted by April 1. Financial aid is awarded each June for the following year.

Downloadable Financial Aid Application and Information Packets



Instrument Lessons, Current Student Financial Aid Packet

New Instrument Lessons Student Financial Aid Packet

Preschool Financial Aid Packet

Financial Aid for Preschool

The Preucil School of Music is pleased to be able to offer aid to students in need of financial assistance for preschool. Although the funds available for financial aid are limited, the School hopes to increase the Financial Aid Package for the future.

Preschool Financial Aid is given on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Financial need of the family
  2. Student has been with the Preucil Preschool during the previous year or attended at least three (3) Music Together Sessions during the current Fiscal Year (August 1 to July 31)
  3. Student demonstrates appropriate preschool readiness and enthusiasm for the program
  4. Parent(s) demonstrate appropriate support including enthusiasm for the Program and following program guidelines, including:
    1. Necessary forms turned in on time
    2. Nutritious lunches/snacks provided
    3. Child is sent to school in appropriate seasonal clothing
    4. Consistently picks up at the appropriate ending time.
In allocating financial aid, the Preucil School of Music is recognizing the devoted efforts of caring parents and offering the services of dedicated faculty.

Financial Aid families are required to participate in:
  1. Any fundraising events planned by the preschool
  2. Volunteer to help at any preschool sponsored events

To apply:
  1. Please print the Financial Aid Application Packet
  2. Complete the application and return it to the Preucil School of Music, along with a copy of the pages 1 & 2 of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (including any additional Forms or Addendums). Applications must be completed in full and returned with your tax form(s) by May 1, 2017. You may email scanned copies of these documents to Tom Birkenholz
  3. Have your child’s lead teacher submit a Faculty Recommendation form by May 1st. New Preschool Students, please give to your Music Together teacher. This form must also be completed and returned to the office by May 1st. Please give your teacher(s) plenty of notice so they have time to fill out the form and turn it in to the office by the deadline.
  4. Awards will be finalized in June, and notification of all applicants will occur by the end of the month.
Please direct any questions to Tom Birkenholz, Administrative Manager, at 319-337-4156 or Tom Birkenholz