Terms & Conditions
Covid-19 Policies, Rules and Restrictions
Students must complete an online enrollment form which includes the Coivd-19 checklist.
Entry into the premises
Students must arrive to their lesson at their lesson time and are not permitted to wait in the building. Either wait outside or arrive at your lesson time and go straight in.
Parents are asked not to enter the building unless they have prearranged it with Anna. If you need to speak to a teacher or if you ave any queeries then please call/text/email Anna to arrange this. This will limit the amount of people entering the area and enable us to control the environment much easier.
Payment can be arranged online or an envelope can be sent in with your child to hand to our administrator on the first week of term. Payment via card payment or bank transfer is preferable where possible.
Students must use the hand sanitisers provided upon entering and exiting the building.
All students will be required to sanitise at the beginning and end of the lesson and the work space and instruments/music stands used will be sanitised by the teacher between each lesson. Each teacher will have a sanitising station in their rooms.
Teachers will wear masks/visors at lessons where students are over the age of 13 or for under 13's upon request of the parent or student. Please be sure to ask if this is your preference.
Vocal Coaches will wear visors and have screens.
Students over the age of 13 (or secondary school ages and over) must wear masks or visors while going to and from your lesson. We also encourage that students over the age of 13 taking piano, guitar or ukulele to also wear as mask for the duration of their lessons.
For lessons held in Firmount National School any students that are coming from outside of the school must wear masks to and from their lessons.
Other Covid-19 related rules
Students must use the bathroom before coming to classes, but if they do need to use the facilities, only one person at a time will be permitted to queue outside the bathroom.
If your child travels abroad during the term, we respectfully ask that when they return to Ireland you keep them home from classes for 2 weeks.
Doors will be open and rooms will be aired throughout the day.
Specific health considerations (asthma, diabetes etc.) MUST be made known at registration and provisions are to be made as such.
Students must provide their own stationary (pens, pencils, erasers) for their music classes.
Social distancing will be adhered to in group classes where children are in 3rd class and above, and also where possible for younger groups.
Perspex screens will be in use for Vocal Coaching classes.
If a student displays symptoms of Covid-19 then you must not attend your lesson. A video content lesson or a live zoom lesson will be arrange for you during your allocated lesson time instead. You must let us know before 1:30 PM on the day of your lesson if you require a zoom lesson to be arranged instead of an in - person lesson.
If a teacher is not able to attend due to Covid-19 symptoms then the lessons will be offered either online or an alternative teacher will be provided
All of our teachers have completed a Covid-19 safety course, and we have a safety officer appointed and are up to date with guidelines for best practices regarding singing and instrument tuition.
Please note that in the event that there is another lockdown and classes have to cease in-person, the term will continue online as before. (except for Little Stars Musicianship Classes)
Enrollment for lessons requires a completed enrollment form. Although we schedule students in order of enrollment and make every effort to suit student preferences, scheduling of lessons will depend on available time slots with the most suitable teacher(s).
▪ All terms are paid for in full when you sign up and you commit to the duration of a full term length. If paying in installments confirmation of an agreement of this must be made by email.
All students must pay in full in advance of the first lesson of each term. The failure to ensure that a payment method is in place prior to commencement of the first lesson will result in the suspension of classes and tuition until the account has been settled.
▪ Class tuition fees do not include examination fees which are to be paid to the relevant examining board e.g. Academy Exams or Royal Irish Academy Of Music Exams.
An enrollment fee to the value of three lessons taken at enrollment will be deducted from the final term fees. If you decide not to sign up for a term then we require two weeks notice via email in order to retain your deposit, otherwise the deposit will not be refunded.
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 we be notified via email if a student is to be absent. In this case the teacher will prepare some work for the student and it will be emailed to you on the evening of your missed lesson.
Should a student be missing from class for whatever reason his/her place will be retained for 3 weeks providing fees are up to date. In the event of there being no contact within this period places will be allocated to the waiting list and you will forfeit your place.
Please note when you have been provided with a time slot it is not always possible to change as the timetable is pre-set. However we will try to facilitate a request for a change if we can.
Adverse Weather Policy:
In the unlikely event of adverse weather conditions resulting in the need to cancel lessons and classes i.e Storms, dangerous icy roads, etc. Youngstars Music School will refund fees for cancelled classes on the basis that the classes were cancelled by us, an email or text notification will be sent out if this occurs.
Refunds are made as follows:
Withdrawal from lessons two weeks before the first scheduled lesson: full refund.
Withdrawal from lessons on the week of the second or third scheduled lesson: student charged for lesson(s) taken, plus two additional lessons
Withdrawal after the 3rd lesson/3rd week of a term: no refund given and full term payment is to be made.
Youngstars Music School reserves the right to dismiss any student due to frequent absences, disciplinary reasons, overdue tuition payments and/or non-compliance with School regulations.
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. Neither instructors nor administrators are responsible for supervising children outside of teaching time.
All Youngstars Teachers are Garda Vetted, insured and have completed the Tusla Child Safety Course.
* Students must supply Youngstars Music School with their contact number and/or email address and the contact number and email address of a person who may be contacted in the event of an emergency. In the case of students under 18 years of age, a contact number, email and home address of student’s parent/guardian must be provided. Upon payment of tuition fees, the student agrees to the keeping of personal records on the password-protected, cloud-based databases, which will be mindfully maintained by Youngstars Music School.
* Youngstars Music School reserves the right and retains copyright to all appropriate promotional photographs or videos which may be taken of students on its premises.
No personal details of students will be passed to third parties except the appropriate authorities without prior consent.
Instruments & Practice Regular practice is an essential element of music tuition, and all students enrolled for instrumental lessons/courses must have an instrument (or access to one) to practice at home.