Mezzo Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions 2022/2023

Enrolment Terms & Conditions

Places for individual and group tuition may be reserved by completing an online enrolment form.
Deposits are automatically deducted from Term 1 tuition fees. This will be shown on your invoice.
Places are offered on a first come first served basis so if a student wishes to retain a specific time
slot, registration form and deposit must be returned to Mezzo Music Academy no later than
Friday 8th July 2022, otherwise, you will lose your current slot and will have to consider
alternative days/times for lessons.

Class Scheduling

Mezzo Music Academy reserves the right to make changes to class timetables and/or teachers
and all students will be notified in the event of a change. Group classes are run subject to
minimum enrolment requirements. The school reserves the right to cancel any course or group
class that has insufficient enrolment. In such an event, fees paid in advance will be refunded.

Payment Terms & Conditions

All fees must be paid prior to commencement of term unless otherwise arranged with a member
of administration.
Students are permitted to pay in instalments, once a direct debit is set up, or by monthly standing
order; this can be arranged by contacting us at
Please note a 10% charge will be applied to any late instalment payments.
Failure to pay fees in a timely fashion will result in suspension of classes until the balance has
been paid.
We regret that weekly payment cannot be facilitated unless a once-off trial class has been
Fees can be paid by cash/card/cheque at our premises, by card over the phone, or by online
bank transfer to the following account details. Please be sure to quote the student name if paying
IBAN – IE03AIBK93329520817009
Discounts are available for students learning more than one instrument and for siblings, who are
studying at Mezzo Music Academy. Please enquire at

Class Cancellations

All lessons are to be paid for, whether taken or missed, as teachers are contracted and paid by
the term, and not by the week.
certain circumstances (at the discretion of the teacher) lessons may be made up at a later date if
this suits the teacher.
Eg: If you miss a lesson, the teacher is still paid, as they were present and ready to teach on that
day. Therefore, if they agree to make up your lesson at a suitable time to them, please note that
they will not be paid to teach the second time round, as the student has only paid once for the
In the event of a cancellation by the student, we request that Reception be contacted in a timely
manner as a courtesy to the teacher and administration staff.
In the event of teacher absence, Mezzo Music Academy will endeavour to arrange a suitable
substitute teacher. If this is not possible, the lesson will be made up at a later date, before term
An agreed rescheduled class missed by the student will NOT be rescheduled or credited.
Where absenteeism is a reoccurring problem, Mezzo Music Academy reserves the right to
discontinue the enrolment of any student.
The term fee is fixed, so if you decide to finish lessons earlier than the specified date, the
full fee still applies as our teachers are contracted by the term and we are not able to
provide teachers with a new student in that particular slot, for the few remaining weeks of
term. We will endeavour to make up some lesson time in advance, however you will need to be
flexible as often, teacher’s schedules are quite full.

General Terms & Conditions

Students are expected to behave in a manner that is appropriate and respectful to other students,
teachers and administrative staff. If a student is misbehaving, parents or guardians will be
contacted. If bad behaviour continues, Mezzo Music Academy has the right to cease classes.
It is expected that parents/guardians will drop off students no sooner than 5 minutes before their
appointed lesson time, and collect them no later than 5 minutes after. There is no provision for
supervision of students before or after lessons unless otherwise arranged with a staff member.
If a parent wishes to discuss a student’s progress with the teacher, we request that discussion
take place via zoom or email. Appointments may also be made with teachers to discuss more
significant issues. Please check with reception that your contact details are accurate in order to
stay up to date with the latest news, timetables and upcoming events.


We encourage all our students to take part in our recitals, as performing is crucial to a student’s
musical development and confidence. If a student has committed, but has not been practicing
before a recital, or turning up to group rehearsals, we reserve the right to withdraw them from the
performance, as it could be detrimental to their self esteem, and that of others in a group, going

Practical Examinations

Students will be entered for graded examinations at the sole discretion of the teacher, and we
insist that you respect the teacher’s judgment. If a student is entered for an exam,
encouragement to practice at home is a must. If we feel a student has not practiced
sufficiently for an exam, we will reserve the right to withdraw their entry.
Examinations take place at different times of the year according to the examining board. As dates
are set by the examining body, we regret that there is very little flexibility.
You will be send a payment link for Fees for graded examinations
All instruments except piano and classical guitar require accompaniment. The teacher will arrange
an accompanist for the student and standard fees are as follows::

  • Elementary/Preliminary/Primary €50.00
  • Grade 1-3 €50.00
  • Grade 4-6 €60.00
  • Grade 7-8 €60.00

Theory Examinations
Theory classes are compulsory for all students wishing to complete graded examinations in their
instrument. Students will be entered for TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON written exams, in each
grade, when they are ready. Please note, there is a considerable jump in level from Grade 2 to
Grade 3, and from Grade 3 upwards, so students may not complete this course in 1 academic
year. We will not put students forward for exams if they are having difficulty with any theory
concepts or if the teacher feels they will not be 100% confident going into an exam.

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