Prices and Information on Piano Lessons
Policies / Important Information
Fees, Missed Lessons and Group Lessons
Fees for the term are payable in advance.
There are no refund of fees under any circumstances and no makeups for missed lessons.
In cases where the tutor is unavailable for a lesson, a date/time will be arranged with the student(s).
The duration of a group/paired lesson will be shortened where the number of students attending the class is less than a group/pair.
There is a Whatsapp group for news and announcements. It is required for students/parents to join the group. Please send Joseph a text through Whatsapp and he can add you to the group.
It is highly recommended for students with ipads to learn to read music using Piano Maestro.
A student can go for an exam which is two levels below his/her playing ability. For example, to do grade 1 exam, the student must be of at least grade 3 standard. Otherwise, the whole year is spent only on preparing for exams: three tunes and other requirements and nothing else.
Almost all of students in Celbridge Piano do not do exams as the attrition rate from doing the exams is very high and students stop playing even after attaining grade 8. Anecdotally, a lot of the students' parents did the exam system, disliked it and stopped playing altogether, and preferred Celbridge Piano's approach. There are other students who dropped out piano and came to Celbridge Piano as a last resort.
Celbridge Piano have/had quite a lot of students who are doing JC and LC music though despite not doing exams.
There are four terms per year. Each term starts in September, January, April and July. There are typically 10 lessons in each term.
For a term with 10 lessons,
Group lessons: €160 per student per term. This is the usual lesson mode in Celbridge Piano. Each lesson ranges from 30 mins to 1 hour depending on the number of students per class. Each student has their own piano and progresses at his/her own pace with an emphasis on co-operative peer learning.
One-to-one lessons: €260 per student per term. Weekly one-to-one 30 minutes lessons are only offered on an exceptional basis to advanced students, and students with diverse needs.
Ad-hoc one-to-one lessons (30 mins): €30 per lesson
Prices above exclude the cost of learning material. It is typically €10 to €20 for a music book for each term. You will be advised on book(s) to get.
For students who join during a term, the fee is prorated based on the number of lessons remaining.