What if I'm not sure if I want to commit to lessons?
We offer a free 20-minute trial lesson to help you decide if it is for you. This will give you an opportunity to meet the tutor, ask questions and check your wifi connection for online lessons.
What payment methods do you accept?
In-person lessons: cash, card, bank transfer or click the link on the invoice to pay by PayPal.
Online lessons: card, bank transfer or click the link on the invoice to pay by PayPal (no cash).
Do I have to pay for a whole year or term at once?
No. You pay on a monthly basis if you subscribe to the annual subscription. If you opt for a package or a single lesson you pay for it upfront, before the first lesson.
What happens if I decide to stop attending lessons?
If you are subscribed to our yearly subscription, you can opt-out any time by giving 30 days notice. If you opt for a package deal there are no refunds once you have paid for the lessons.
What happens if I can't pay on time?
A late fee of 10% may be applied to your account if you cannot pay on time.
Are there any other fees apart from the lesson fee?
Yes. There is an annual registration fee of €60 which is broken down into smaller payments of €20 per term. There are 3 terms.
Do I have to pay the whole €60 if I decide to stop attending lessons before 12 months?
No. The registration fee is broken down into 3 payments of €20 for this reason. If you have been attending lessons for 1 term only, then you will only have paid €20 of that fee before you leave. If you have been attending lessons for 2 terms then you will have paid €40 of the full fee and so on. The registration fee is not refundable once it is paid. Even if you opt-out in the middle of a term.
What does a yearly subscription pay for?
A weekly lesson slot that we hold for you.
At least two studio events/projects (EOT gigs).
Rehearsal time for projects & events.
Your own account on my website with access to resources like backing tracks, sheet music & video tutorials.
Access to our monthly open mic & other events & activities.
Sheet music & backing tracks.
Access to the 'RKVS Musicians Network' Facebook group.
Tutors professional development & training.
Well researched teaching methods, new resources & repertoire selection.
Are there any processing fees when paying online or by card?
Yes. Paypal: A processing fee of 4% applies for online payments. Sumup: A processing fee of 2.75% applies for in-person card payments.
Do I pay less for a month with only 2 or 3 lessons for example?
No. The yearly subscription is divided out evenly over the space of a year's worth of lessons. A month where there may be 3 lessons will even out when you come to a month with 5 lessons for example.
What happens if I can't make a lesson?
We ask that you give us at least 24 hours' notice if you can't make a lesson. If for some reason it is not possible to attend an in-person lesson but you are well enough to do an online lesson we can do so using 'Zoom'. If this option is not suitable then you can send us a video of you performing your pieces, technical exercises and anything else you want to include, and we will review it at your lesson time without you and send you feedback.
You may send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 87 7726006.
Do you offer makeup lessons?
No. But you may send us progress updates in video form which we will then review at your lesson without you and send you feedback. We also offer online lessons via Zoom for anyone who can't physically be at their lesson but are well enough to attend an online lesson.
Can I attend my in-person lesson if I am feeling a bit unwell but well enough to attend my lesson?
No. You should stay at home to avoid contagion. You can, however, do your lesson online via 'Zoom'. This is more important than ever with the existence of COVID19.
What policies are in place to prevent the spread of covid19?
Masks must be worn by anyone entering the building. You must sanitize your hands entering and exiting the building. Social distance must be adhered to. No loitering in the hallway. Keyboards must be wiped down by students who use them after each lesson. No person must enter the building if they have any symptoms of covid19.
What type of things will my/my child's image be used for if I agree to allow photos & videos to be taken at RKVS?
Student images will be used for promotional purposes for the studio on social media, youtube, and www.rkvocalstudio.com in the form of posters, promotional type videos, and stories.
Can I sit in on my child's lesson?