Terms & Conditions
Leeson Park School of Music may update these terms from time to time and any changes will be effective immediately on being set out here. Please ensure you are aware of the current terms. Enrolling your child at LPSM and/or using the online payment facility on this website indicates that you accept these terms.
Instrumental & Musicianship
All enrolments must be completed online accompanied by payment (full or installments). Incomplete enrolments cannot be processed. Class times are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on when we receive your completed form including payment.
If you were allocated class times as requested, but you decide to retract the application for personal reasons, fees will be forfeited. In the case that we are unable to offer you a suitable time, you may retract your application before the 1st of August 2023. In this case, fees will be refunded in full (provided that your enrolment was received before the closing date of Saturday 17th June 2023).
We try, where possible, to offer all first-year instrumental students a 30-minute shared lesson. In some cases, the teacher may decide to split the lesson during the academic year, which may result in a shorter individual lesson.
If your lesson length or type changes from that outlined on your original invoice, fees will be adjusted accordingly. An invoice or refund will be sent out to you shortly after.
All instrumental fees are inclusive of a Musicianship Class, if you choose not to attend the assigned class, the course fee will remain the same. The Musicianship Course Years 1-7 is required. Advanced Musicianship is optional but recommended for students wishing to pursue their instrumental studies at a high level.
The school reserves the right to make changes to class timetables and/or teachers if necessary. Musicianship classes take place subject to minimum numbers.
Please note that the cost of lesson materials such as books is not included in the tuition fee.
The school should be made aware of any hearing, sight, learning challenges, or changes in family circumstances that might affect a student’s ability to respond in class or in an individual lesson.
Music Kindergarten & Pre-Instrumental Classes
Please note that Music Kindergarten and Pre-Instrumental places cannot be reserved without receipt of a booking deposit of €150 per child. This deposit will be deducted from the full fee. The balance of the fees for Kindergarten and Pre-Instrumental Classes are due on or before 31st August for the upcoming Academic year.
All group classes take place subject to minimum numbers and the school reserves the right to make changes to class timetables or teachers if necessary. In the unlikely event that the school makes a change that is unsuitable for you, in this case, we will refund your deposit/fees. The school also reserves the right to recommend a change in class day and time where the teacher feels that this would be of benefit to the child.
For Music Kindergarten classes, please note that one adult is required to attend with each enrolled child and that additional children should not be brought to class. Where two or more children from one family are enrolled in the same class, an adult must accompany each child.
The entry requirement for Pre-Instrumental classes is 4 years of age at the beginning of the academic year. Students must have completed two years in Pre-Instrumental in order to be considered for instrumental studies.
Drop off & Collection of Students
Please note that Leeson Park is not responsible for any student outside of the assigned lesson time or off the premises. No children should be left waiting for extended periods either side of lessons in any area of the premises and all children should wait and be collected in reception to ensure health and safety of all students in the school. If a parent is running late, we ask they call the school to inform the office to ensure they are supervised until collected.
Parents must ensure that their child attends regularly and on time for class as this is of the utmost importance for your child’s enjoyment and success in the programme and we advise that parents do not enrol children in any other weekly music class as this is usually counterproductive.
Any students who cannot make it to lessons, please out of politeness to the teacher can you notify the school in advance as early as possible. Due to timetable restrictions, teachers will not be able to make up lessons and no refunds will be given. The school reserves the right to terminate classes in the event of unsatisfactory attendance with consequent loss of fees.
Should we be unable to access the school for any reason to carry out lessons such as weather, security or public health reasons lessons will take place online. Other than for these reasons all lessons will be in person on the premises.
Deposits are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Any refund of payments made will be at the discretion of Leeson Park School of Music. Disputes regarding amounts paid must be made in writing to Leeson Park School of Music. Refunds, if applicable, will only be made to the debit/credit card used for the original transaction.
If a parent decides to remove their child from the classes for personal reasons fees will not be refunded.
Failure to pay on time your balance will lead to the suspension of your child's classes/lessons.
We cannot accept liability for a payment not reaching the correct account due to you quoting an incorrect card number or incorrect personal details. Neither can we accept liability if payment is refused or declined by the credit/debit card supplier for any reason.
All cardholder information is protected and will never be passed on to any third parties. Leeson Park School of Music shall not be liable for any failure by the customer or third party making payment of fees to properly protect data from being seen on their screen by other persons or otherwise obtained by such persons, during the online payment process or in respect of any omission to provide accurate information in the course of the online payment process.
Leeson Park School of Music is the data controller of the personal information you provide to us. In accordance with the GDPR, the school does not store personal data indefinitely; data is only stored for as long as is necessary to complete the task for which it was originally collected and will not be shared with any third parties.
Data such as personal information, attendance, and assessment grades are collected and used for the following reasons:
• To support pupil learning
• To monitor and report on pupil progress
• To assess the quality of our service
• To comply with the law regarding data sharing
We would like parents to be aware that their child may take part in group classes and concerts in which other parents of the school may video record or photograph the children taking part. If you have any queries about this, please contact your teacher in advance.
Here at Leeson Park School of Music, we endeavor to ensure the welfare of all the children and young people who attend the school is protected. We are committed to providing a positive and stimulating environment, to facilitate the best possible educational outcome for our students. All of our teachers are screened and Garda Certified before working with your children.
For more information on any of the policies or procedures please feel free to contact us.