There are two ways to register for ARYO.

ONLINE: Please fill out the form below. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your registration has been received and the total amount due, following which you can choose your payment method: cheque, cash or e-transfer (see below).

IN PERSON: Our in-person registration day took place Tuesday, September 10th, but registration may still be possible during the year, depending on your previous experience and at the discretion of our instructors.  Contact us at

FEES: The ARYO instruction and orchestral program fee is $150 per student (20 instruction weeks per year, September-April), with a family rate if more than one child from the same family is enrolled:

1st family member: full program fee $ 150

2nd family member: 10% reduction $135

3rd and more family members: 20% reduction $120

The Fiddle Group fee is $50 per term (2 terms per year).

Acadia students are welcome to join in with our ensembles for a fee of $25 per term.

We can accept cheque or cash in person, or you can send an etransfer to us at this email address:, once your registration has been acknowledged by email and we have sent you your total amount due.

INSTRUMENT RENTAL: Students may rent instruments from ARYO, all in fairly good condition, on a first-come first-serve basis with regard to availability, at a preferred rate of only $100 for violins and violas and $150 for cellos plus $50 security deposit, due upon pick up. Rentals run September-April and may be extended through the summer for an additional cost of $50. ARYO now has a double bass which will stay at Festival Theatre and can be used for rehearsals and concerts. Students interested in bass can check with their school for a practice instrument or arrange a rental through Long and McQuade.