Frequently Asked Questions




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 a lesson or class, the student may be given the option of taking either a make-up or an class with the student’s own teacher or taking the lesson or class with a substitute teacher. Lessons and classes falling on bank holidays will be rescheduled to another day in the term. You can pay directly to the school Principal or on River Nore Music Academy’s account IBAN: IE78AIBK93319865215081


The River Nore Music Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student due to frequent absences, disciplinary reasons, overdue tuition payments and/or non-compliance with School policies or regulations. In such a case, tuition fees will not be refunded.

Enrolment - Link

Link: https://www.rnmusic.ie/enrolment-form/

For lessons and courses, in-school, requires a completed enrolment form and full payment of tuition fees. We are unable to hold places on our lesson timetables or in our group courses provisionally and without payment of fees.

RE- enrolment - download form

Students enrolling by term must re-enrol before the end of each term in order to guarantee their place on the school timetable for the next term. Places cannot be held without advance written notification of re-enrolment, as well as full payment of fees or payment plan arrangement. Verbal notice from students, parents or faculty cannot be accepted. For the new school year, we require that all students – those re-enrolling as well as those new to the school – fully completely new enrolment forms. GDPR data protection legislation means that we cannot apply students’ enrolment information from the previous year to the new school year. Enrolment cannot be confirmed, and students cannot be scheduled until we receive completed enrolment forms and applicable tuition fees. We process and schedule enrolments in order of receipt and recommend re-enrolling early, since teachers’ timetables fill quickly.
Re-enrolement form in pdf.

Child protection

The River Nore Music Academy is fully committed to providing a safe environment for children and young people, and to safeguarding the wellbeing of our young students in the school.
We are Garda vetted, qualified in First Aid, Fire Safety Awareness, Covid training, GDPR training and Child protection.  For us the safety of children comes first.

Child Safety - supervision

In-school students under the age of 18 are under supervision during their instruction time only and must otherwise be supervised by a parent/guardian. To ensure your child’s safety, please be sure to pick him/her up promptly after his/ her lesson or class finishes. Teachers are NOT responsible for supervising children outside of their teaching times and outside of school.

Photo - video release policy

From time to time, we take photographs or videos of students in lessons, courses, or concerts for possible use on our website or publications. No compensation is provided to individuals who appear in the photographs. Please let us know if you do not wish you or your child’s photograph to appear on our website or publications.

Instruments, Books and exams

The school River Nore Music Academy does not fund textbooks and exams for children who choose to take it. It is recommended that the child has an instrument at home, but the school does not fund does instruments.


With adult students or parents is normally by email or text message. (Please add the River Nore Music Academy’s mobile phone number – (085) 1230344 – to your phone’s contacts.) River Nore’s email: rivernore.ma@gmail.com Please ensure that we have up-to-date contact details for you, especially your email address and mobile phone number, and please check your emails on a regular basis.

Fire Safety Policy

We aim to provide a safe place of work for our students, teachers, and visitors.  With this in mind, we have established a Fire Safety Policy. The objectives of the River Nore’s Music Academy ‘s Fire Safety Policy are to increase awareness of fire safety within the school community and to have a clear fire and emergency evacuation plan. 

Privacy Policy

The River Nore Music Academy is committed to upholding your rights as provided for by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you as to how your ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is used. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Any information you provide is only accessible by a limited number of our schoolteachers and Principal who have access rights to it, and they are required to keep the information confidential.


” Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is never enough for music “

Sergei Rachmaninov