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MADE OF MUSIC LIMITED
TERMS & CONDITIONS

By enrolling at Made of Music Limited you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions. 

Enrolment

  • Academic Year: Enrolment for private tuition and 'Learn with a Friend' lessons cover the full academic year, from September to June, aligning with the primary school calendar and holidays. The optional Summer Term is subject to availability (see calendar).

  • Pop Choir Enrolment: Completed each term.

  • Lesson Duration: Students working on grade 5 and over must enrol for at least 45-minute lessons. 

  • Concert Weeks: Each academic year, we host two 'Concert Weeks' where students get to showcase their progress in performances instead of regular lessons. We highly encourage all students to participate, as it provides invaluable experience and a chance to celebrate their hard work and achievements. Please note that ‘Concert Week’ will replace regular lessons during the dates listed below. Refunds or credits will not be issued if a student chooses not to participate.

    • Concert Week Term 1: Dec 12th - 18th

    • Concert Week Term 2: Apr 7th - 12th

  • Termination Notice: Suspension or termination of lessons requires 4 weeks' notice in writing.

  • Dismissal: Made of Music Limited reserves the right to dismiss any student due to frequent absences, disciplinary reasons, overdue tuition payments, and/or non-compliance with terms and conditions. In such cases, tuition fees will not be refunded.

  • Re-enrollment: Students enrolled through the end of Term 3 will automatically have a place for the next academic year. If lessons are terminated before the last lesson of the year, the student will be placed on our waiting list for the following year.​

Payment and Tuition Fees

  • Payment Dates: Tuition fees must be paid in full before the first day of each term (see calendar). 

  • Group Courses: Full payment is required before the course begins to secure your place.

  • 'Learn With a Friend' Lessons: These can only proceed when enrolment forms and tuition fees are received for both students.

  • Additional Costs: Tuition fees do not cover the cost of sheet music, books, exam entry fees or accompaniment fees. 

  • Refund Policy: Tuition fees are non-refundable, except in the case of cancellation by the school.

  • Discounts: A 5% discount applies to:

    • Tuition fees for students taking lessons on a second instrument.

    • Tuition fees for additional students from the same immediate family.

    • Please note: Discounts do not apply to 'Learn with a Friend' lessons, group courses, or Pop Choir, and will be applied to the lesson(s) of lesser amounts.

  • Fee Adjustments: Made of Music Limited reserves the right to raise fees each year. 

  • Payment Methods:

    • Bank Transfer: Bank details can be found here and at the bottom of your invoice. Please ensure the invoice number is included when making a bank transfer. 

    • Online Payment Link (coming soon): Payments can also be made via our online payment link. An additional service charge may be added to the fees to cover charges for this method.

  • Instalment Plan (coming soon): An instalment plan is available for those who prefer to pay in multiple instalments and must be made using the online payment link provided for this method.

    • Payment Schedule for Instalment Plan: The online instalment plan will split your invoice into 3 instalments which will be taken from your account monthly along with a small service charge for each transaction (€1.50). 

    • Commitment: By opting for the instalment plan, you commit to paying the full term’s fees. Early termination of lessons does not exempt you from completing the payment plan.

Lesson Policies

  • Payment Obligation: Payment must be made for all lessons/classes, whether taken or missed.

  • Missed Lessons: A timetabled lesson missed by a student is forfeited. However, parents have the option to request a short video lesson from their teacher as a substitute. To arrange this, the request must be submitted in writing prior to the scheduled lesson time.

  • Rescheduling Policy: Lessons can only be rescheduled in the case of certified illness/injury of the student or family bereavement. If a lesson qualifies for rearrangement, a specific time and date will be agreed upon with your teacher. If the rescheduled lesson is missed, it is forfeited, and no credit/refund will be given.

  • Teacher Absence: In the event of teacher absence, Made of Music Limited will arrange a suitable substitute teacher. If this is not possible, the lesson will be made up at a later date before the term ends. If a student or parent refuses the substitute teacher, the lesson will be forfeited and will not be rescheduled, refunded or credited. 

  • Attendance: Regular attendance is crucial for consistent progress. If a student frequently misses lessons, the school may review their enrollment status.

  • Late Arrival: Students are expected to arrive on time for their lessons. If a student is late, they will receive only the balance of the lesson duration. Repeated lateness may result in a review of the student's enrollment.

  • Group Lessons: 'Learn with a Friend' lessons, group lessons, and choir rehearsals cannot be rescheduled for individual absences. 

  • Timetable Changes: Made of Music Limited reserves the right to change timetables or teachers when and if necessary.

  • Bank Holidays: No lessons will take place on specified bank holidays:

    • Monday 3rd February (St. Brigid's Bank Holiday)

    • Monday 17th March (St. Patrick's Bank Holiday)

    • Monday 5th May (May Bank Holiday)

    • Monday 2nd June (June Bank Holiday)

  • Exceptional Circumstances: In the event of closure due to circumstances beyond management control (e.g., adverse weather conditions, government-mandated closures), refunds or credit cannot be offered. All classes will move online until safe to reopen.

Child Safety and Supervision

  • Location: All lessons will take place on the 3rd floor, Block C, Century Court, 100 Upper Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire

  • Arrival and Pickup: Ensure students arrive on time and are collected promptly after lessons. Staff are not responsible for supervising students outside lesson times.

  • Student Behaviour: Students must behave appropriately, respecting fellow students, teachers, equipment, resources, and facilities.

  • Illness: If a student is not well enough to attend school, they should not attend Made of Music Limited lessons. Teachers may ask for unwell students to be taken home.

  • COVID-19 Policy: Lessons will move online if a student or teacher is advised to self-isolate/restrict movements by the HSE or if the government mandates school closures.

  • Emergency Contacts: Parents/guardians must provide up-to-date emergency contact information and inform the school of any relevant medical conditions or additional educational needs that may affect the student's participation in lessons.

Equipment and Facilities

  • Instrument Care: Students are responsible for the care and maintenance of their own instruments. The school is not liable for any damage to or loss of personal instruments on school premises.

  • School Equipment: Any damage to school equipment or facilities caused by a student will be the financial responsibility of the student or their parent/guardian.

Privacy and Data Protection

  • Data Protection: The school will handle all personal data in accordance with data protection laws. Personal information will only be used for school-related purposes and will not be shared with third parties without consent. Our full GDPR policy can be found here

  • Photography and Video: Occasionally, lessons or performances may be photographed or recorded for promotional purposes. Parents/guardians must inform the school if they do not wish for their child to be included in such media.

Communication and Practice Expectations

  • Contact details: Please ensure contact details are up-to-date and check emails/messages regularly.

  • Parent-Teacher Communication: Parents are welcome to discuss student progress with the teacher at the start of the lesson only, to respect the next student's lesson time.

  • Practice: Regular and effective practice is expected for student progress.

  • Instrument Access: All students enrolled in instrumental lessons/group courses must have an instrument to practice at home.

  • Parental Support: Parental support is crucial in musical training. Create a quiet space for practice and help establish a regular practice routine.

  • Feedback: The school values feedback from students and parents/guardians. Any suggestions or concerns can be addressed to the school director (Mary).

  • Complaints: Formal complaints should be submitted in writing to the school director (Mary). The school will address and respond to complaints in a timely manner.

Legal

  • Liability: The school is not liable for any personal injury or loss/damage to personal property on school premises.

  • Changes to Terms: Made of Music Limited reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Notice of changes will be provided in writing.

By enrolling in Made of Music Limited you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

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