2017/2018 Tuition Information

Please read and understand the following tuition guidelines before signing and submitting application. If you have any questions please email directorofc@furpeaceranch.com or call (740) 992-2575

Explanation of Tuition/Fees

Standard Weekend Tuition: $1550
Tuition Covers

  • Workshops (10+ hours of instruction)
  • All meals (Friday lunch through Monday breakfast)
  • Ticket for the performance(s) at the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall
  • Student Performance
  • Overnight accommodations in one of our double-occupancy cabins (space permitting). If application is received after our cabin space is full, overnight accommodations may not be available. A list of local hotels is available upon request or by clicking here. There is no reduction in tuition if cabin space in unavailable.

Special Weekend Tuition: $1700
Tuition includes: 12 hours of instruction, private cabin and 1/2 hour complimentary massage.

Couples' Weekend (August 11-14, 2017): Tuition for the first student is at the normal tuition rate of $1550. Spouses have the option to take a workshop for a reduced fee of $1300, or attend as a guest for a guest fee of $400(see below). Spouses that do not elect to take a workshop have the option of a massage and/or visiting local tourist attractions. Massage Therapy is available by appointment for an additional fee.

$1550 for the first student.
Spouse/Guest participating in workshop: $1300 (US)
Spouse/Guest not taking a workshop: $400 (US)

FPR On The Road at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, Sanibel, FL
January 29 - February 02, 2017 and February 05-09, 2017:
Please visit the On The Road Workshop description and tuition page for current rates.

On The Road Tuition Covers

  • Workshops (15+ hours of instruction)
  • All meals (Monday dinner through Friday breakfast)
  • Student Performance
  • Instructor's Performance
  • 4 Nights Resort Lodging (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur. nights).

Payment Options

Credit Card: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover

Personal Check / Cashiers Check: The Fur Peace Ranch accepts personal checks, cashier's checks, and business checks. If paying by check, please make check payable to Fur Peace Ranch and mail to:

Fur Peace Ranch
39495 St. Clair Rd.,
Pomeroy, OH 45769.

Checks that are returned for insufficient funds will require a credit card or money order for deposit/tuition. Applicable fees from our bank will also need to be reimbursed.


A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 is required with each signed application. Deposits are applied toward your tuition. Deposits are used for processing fees and instructor deposits and are not student funds held in escrow, therefore they are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Tuition Balance:

The tuition balance is due by the final payment date indicated on invoice (60 days prior to workshop). Students paying by credit card will be automatically charged the balance due on designated due date to the account on file, unless prior arrangements have been made and approved. It is the student's responsibility to keep their account information up to date. If balance is not paid by due date you risk loss of deposit and allotted workshop space.

You may make payments towards your total final balance at any time by check or credit card: either mail a check, or notify the office of the desired transaction date and amount to make a credit card payment. You can also arrange for an automatic installment payment plan when paying by credit card.

For additional information contact the Director's Office at 740-992-2575 or fax: 740-992-9126 Monday, Wednesday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET or e-mail directorofc@furpeaceranch.com

Any application received within the 60-days prior to workshop must include full tuition.

Cancellation Policy

Students may not transfer their workshop to another person under any circumstance. Notification of cancellation must be given in writing (email is okay) and received no later than 4 PM ET of the final cancellation date indicated on your Account Statement (60 days prior to workshop). The $350.00 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. If notice of cancellation is received by 4 PM ET of the final cancellation date any tuition payments made beyond the $350 deposit will be refunded. Cancellations received after 4 PM ET are automatically considered “next day”. No refunds will be given for any cancellation received after 4 PM ET on the cancellation deadline. Refunds will not be given for any reason after scheduled workshop begins.

Guest fees are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to workshop (the Friday preceding workshop commencement). After 7 days prior to the workshop refunds cannot be honored. Notice of guest cancellation should be supplied in writing (email okay).

In the rare event Fur Peace Ranch must cancel a workshop, all monies will be refunded or credited to another workshop. Fur Peace Ranch, Inc. is not responsible for travel expenses prepaid by students in the event of last minute cancellations. (We recommend that you purchase travel insurance).

Guest and Guest Fees

  • Guest Fee (lodging offsite): $275 (US)
  • Guest Fee (lodging at FPR with enrolled student): $400 (US)

Cabin space is reserved for students first, guests will be permitted to share cabin spaced based on availability. Notification of available space will come from the Director's Office 6 weeks prior to scheduled workshop. This does not apply to Couples' Weekend; guest's lodging space may be reserved during the student enrollment process.

Any student planning on bringing a guest MUST get prior approval by the Camp Director at least 2 weeks prior to workshop date. Guest fees are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to workshop (the Friday preceding workshop commencement). After 7 days prior to the workshop refunds cannot be honored. Notice of guest cancellation should be supplied in writing (email okay) by 4 PM ET.

Workshop Sessions Explained

Regular Weekend Sessions: Starting at noon on Friday through noon on Monday. Tuition covers all workshops, performances, daily meals, and accommodations in one of our double occupancy cabins. Massage sessions are available by appointment for an additional fee.
$1550 (US)

Pick N Putt Weekend (Sep 15-18, 2017): Starting noon Friday through at noon Monday and is much like our regular weekend sessions, however Jorma leads a motorcycle ride that usually encompasses about 200 miles of road in beautiful Southeastern Ohio. "The big ride" is held on Saturday or Sunday (depending on weather conditions.) You are not required to ride or own a bike to attend this workshop. Workshops are scheduled around rides, so no workshop time is sacrificed for students not riding. Time missed due to "the big ride" will be made up during the course of the weekend.
$1550 (US)

Specialty Weekend (Mar 17-20, 2017): Session runs from noon on Friday through noon on Monday like the regular weekend sessions. Camp size is limited to sixteen students and includes breakout sessions in smaller groups and one-on-one instruction. Tuition covers all workshops, performances, daily meals, complimentary ½ hour massage and single accommodations in one of our cabins.
$1700 (US)

Couples' Weekend (August 11-14, 2017): Session runs from noon on Friday through noon on Monday like the regular weekend sessions. Spouses may elect to take a workshop for a reduced tuition rate (see above) or attend as a guest and lodge onsite with enrolled student. Single? Yes, you may attend any of our workshops during this weekend - you do not need a spouse or guest to enroll. Lodging is reserved at the time of enrollment on a first come, first served basis whether one is attending as a couple or alone. Tuition covers all workshops, performances, daily meals, lodging in one of our cabins (space permitting).
$1550 for the first student.
Spouse/Guest participating in workshop: $1300 (US)
Spouse/Guest not taking a workshop: $ 400 (US)

On The Road Workshops: We recreate Fur Peace Ranch workshops on the road at a destination resort. Sessions begin at 6 PM on Monday (Students may check-in to the resort starting at 4 PM) and run through 11:00 AM Friday morning (students must check-out of resort by 11AM. Tuition includes 4 nights lodging (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur. nights), all meals at the resort, 15+ hours of workshop time, student performance and instructor's performance. Please visit the On The Road workshop page for more details.

Gift Certificates

If you are planning to sign another person up for a workshop please consider our gift certificates. Submitting an application for another is strictly prohibited because our application contains a series of questions only the applicant will be able to answer regarding their skill level and playing abilities that we rely upon to determine an applicant’s abilities and placement. Gift Certificates may not be purchased with the expectation or guarantee that a student will be able to enroll in a particular instructor's workshop unless, the student is already enrolled in the workshop.

Gift Certificates are available in any amount. Gift Certificates are good for two years from the date issued and are non-transferable. All gift certificates are fully refundable for 30 days from purchase date. Please call the office directly at (740) 992-2575 to arrange your gift certificate purchase.

Personal Conduct

Fur Peace Ranch offers an atmosphere which allows instructors, students, guests and staff, together, to create a responsible and responsive musical community. We expect all guests to take responsibility for themselves and their personal belongings. The Fur Peace Ranch will not be held responsible for loss or theft of any personal property. Students or guests engaging in any behavior which endangers or puts someone at risk of danger, will be asked to leave without a refund of tuition. Students/Guests participate in activities and use services at their own risk. No liability or responsibility is accepted by the Fur Peace Ranch for any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, or any other claim arising from involvement in any activities or provision of any services howsoever suffered. Alcohol, illegal drugs and firearms are not permitted; any student or guest found using or in possession of such will be asked to leave the Fur Peace Ranch workshop event without a refund of tuition.

Additionally, no pets are allowed. If you need to bring your pet to Ohio with you, we recommend boarding them with Athens Boarding Kennel, (tel. (740) 593-7960 in Athens, OH (about 15 minutes from the Ranch).

Taping and Recording Policy

It is suggested that students record their classes for personal reference only, (no video recording permitted). However, recording is by instructor permission only. After you get permission, if you walk away from the Fur Peace Ranch with audio recordings in the form of cd’s/dvd’s/tapes or e-files or any form known or unknown at this time, let it be known that these recordings are for personal use only. They are not to be shared, downloaded, sold or posted on the internet ever. It is the student’s responsibility to abide by this legal request.

Youth Programs

We make accommodations for ages 14 through 17 to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Under age students and their chaperone may stay off site, or on the FPR Campus with the appropriate guest fee.

Equipment Requirements

All students are required to bring their own instruments and other materials needed for each workshop. The Fur Peace Ranch does have 2 acoustic guitars (Epiphone AJ28S) and one Bass Guitar (Squire Bronco Bass) available for rent during our weekend sessions, we do not have electric guitars or amps available for rent. Please indicate at time of enrollment if equipment rental is needed. Rental is $75.00 per weekend, with a $250.00 deposit.

Amps are provided for bass workshops, but only during workshop times. Bring a small box amp for non-workshop time.

Electric Guitar Workshops attendees will need to bring a small box amp. Please no Marshall stacks.


All cabins are double occupancy and are included with tuition (space permitting). Cabins are furnished with two single beds with linens, a small nightstand or bookcase, and alarm clock. All cabins have base-board electric heat and window air conditioners for your comfort. Cabins are available on a first come first serve basis. We can only accommodate a certain number of students with a cabin space, it is possible that you may not have a cabin included as part of your tuition. Please contact directorofc@furpeaceranch.com or call 740-992-2575 if you wish to check on cabin availability.


We try our best to be gentle with our planet's resources. With this in mind, we will e-mail you a receipt (whenever possible) rather than the paper and postal route.


Full Tuition scholarships are available to qualified students. At this time scholarships are reserved for all active service members of all branches of the U.S. Military.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit an application either online or via mail. Please included a 1-2 page cover letter that addresses your time in the service and your musical background. If you fill out an application online you may email your cover letter to directorofc@furpeaceranch.com, or mail a hard copy to the Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd, Pomeroy, OH 45769.

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