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. Using the online payment facility on this website indicates that you accept these terms.
Every effort will be made to facilitate parents with their preferred choice of class time upon the receipt of a completed application form and the appropriate deposit. In the unlikely event that the school is unable to offer a place in any suitable class we will contact you and of course, refund your deposit.
All classes take place subject to minimum numbers and the school reserves the right to make changes to class timetables or teachers if necessary. 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.
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.
We would always ask parents to be courteous and polite to the office and teaching staff. Parents who fail to comply may be asked to remove their child from the school.
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.
If the teacher is absent the school will notify parents in advance where early as possible. If this is not possible, a make-up lesson will be arranged.
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 onto 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.
Please note that Kindergarten and Pre-Instrumental places cannot be reserved without receipt of a completed application form accompanied by a booking deposit of €150 per child. This deposit will be deducted from the full fee.
Deposits are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
The balance of the fees for Kindergarten and Pre-Instrumental Classes are due on or before 31st August 2020. Failure to pay the balance might lead to the loss of the student’s place on the course. These can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or visa/credit card.
For existing students’ payment must be made in order to re-enrol, without a receiving payment either in full or by instalment Leeson Park will be unable to hold your place. Students who pay by instalments and have an agreed date of payment who’s fees are not paid by the agreed dates will have their classes suspended and may lose their place.
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.
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.
Here at Leeson Park School of Music, we endeavour 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.
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.
Music Kindgergarten Classes
For Music Kindergarten Stage 1 classes, please note that one adult is required to attend with each enrolled child and that additional children should not be brought to class except in exceptional circumstances and with the prior agreement of the teacher. Where two or more children from the one family are enrolled in the same class, an adult must accompany each child.
Adults accompanying children in Music Kindergarten Stage 1 must undertake to participate actively in the classes and use the class materials on a regular basis at home. Parents of children in Music Kindergarten Stage 1 classes are requested not to engage in conversation with other parents during the class.
If a child’s behaviour becomes difficult in the Music Kindergarten Stage 1 course, and this can happen on occasions to the best-behaved child, parents are requested to take the child quietly from the class for a few moments until they have calmed down. Try not to scold the child or deal with the situation in a way that would leave negative associations around attendance at the class. It is unfair on the other class members to remain in the group with a disruptive child.
Entry requirement for Pre-Instrumental (MK Stage 2) classes is 4 years of age at the beginning of the academic year. Students must have completed two years in Music Kindergarten Stage 2 in order to be considered for instrumental studies.
Enrolment in the Pre-Instrumental (MK Stage 2) classes does not guarantee automatic progression to instrumental lessons. Each student’s progress is monitored weekly by the Kindergarten teacher. At the appropriate time those students who are interested in pursuing instrumental studies and whom the Kindergarten teachers feel have acquired the necessary skills will be recommended to attend an instrument try-out with an instrumental teacher on their chosen instrument. Enrolment in instrumental classes is subject to a satisfactory outcome at this try-out.
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.
Leeson Park School of Music accept no responsibility for vouchers which are lost, stolen, or not redeemed before their expiry date.
For more information on any of the policies our procedures please feel free to contact us.