Terms & Conditions

  • Enrollment

Enrollment for private or group lessons, courses, workshops or ensembles requires a completed enrollment form and full payment of tuition fees for the first term

- Acceptance of enrollment is for the two full terms with payment due no later than one week prior to commencement of each term.

- Only complete enrollment forms accompanied by full payment will be accepted and processed.

- Scheduling of private lessons will depend on available time slots with the most suitable teacher(s).

- Places in group courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on date of enrollment. Verbal notice from students or parents cannot be accepted for re-enrollment.


  • Discounts

- A 5% discount (which cannot be compounded) is for 30-minute private lessons only and apply to over-60s discounts also apply to Lunchtime Lessons (30-minute private lessons taken between 10am and 2pm, Monday – Friday).

- For additional lessons taken by a single student or lessons taken by other students from the same family, discounts do not apply to group lessons or courses.

- A 5% discount is available to persons who pay the full academic fees a year in advance, i.e. two terms (which cannot be compounded).


  • Withdrawal

- Verbal notice from students or parents cannot be accepted.

- Notice of withdrawal from private lessons and requests for refunds must be made in writing, addressed to the Academy Administration Office.


  • Refunds

- Refunds are made as follows:

  • (a) Withdrawal postmarked at least one week before the first scheduled lesson: full refund less €25.00
  • (b) Withdrawal postmarked at least two days before the second lesson: student charged for lesson(s) taken, plus one additional lesson.
  • (c) No refund will be made after the second lesson.
  • (d) Discounts for a second private lesson or for additional family members (see above) will be adjusted if a student withdraws.
  • (e) No refunds will be made for courses or group lessons.

    • Cancellation

    - The Kingston Academy reserves the right to cancel any group course because of insufficient enrollment. In such a case, all tuition fees will be refunded.


    • Attendance Policy

    - Payment must be made for all lessons/classes, whether taken or missed.

    - Make-up lessons/classes will not be given in the case of student absence.

    - As a courtesy to the teacher, we ask that the school office be notified if a student is to be absent.

    - If the teacher is unable to give lesson/class, the student may be given the option of taking a make-up lesson with the student’s own teacher or taking the lesson with a substitute teacher.

    - Lesson falling on bank holidays will be rescheduled to another day.


    • Discontinuance

    - The Kingston Academy of Music reserves the right to dismiss any student for frequent absences, disciplinary reasons, overdue tuition payments and/or non-compliance with Kingston Academy regulations.

    - Students dismissed are not entitled to any refund of tuition fees.


    • Photo & Film Release Policy

    - We may take photographs of students in lessons, courses or concerts for possible use on our website or publications. We are also in negotiations with a film company for the production of a series on the story of the Kingston Academy of Music.

    - No compensation is provided to individuals who appear in the photographs or in the film.

    - Please let us know if you do not wish you or your child to appear on the proposed television program or in photographs on our website or publications.


    • Child Safety

    - To ensure your child’s safety, please be sure to pick him/her up promptly after lesson/class time. Children are under supervision during their instruction time only.


    • Kingston Academy of Music Feedback

    - We welcome feedback on our facilities, teaching and quality of work.

    - Please contact the administration office with your questions or comments directly on (01) 202 3764 or e-mail Audrey McKenna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    - Unscheduled meetings with teachers will not be facilitated.

    - Suitable dates & times for such meetings must be scheduled through the administration office.

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