Teaching Terms

At Louisburgh Music School we have three terms of 10 weeks per school year (September to May). All students are taught individually by Michael or Pauline. Students usually enrol for 30-minute lessons. For more advanced students, lessons of 45 minutes or 60 minutes can be arranged.

2022–2023 Terms

Term 1: 12th September –26th November

Term 2: 28th November – 25th February

Term 3: 27th February – 20th May

We have a Mid-Term Break in the Autumn and Spring which coincide with the school holidays. Our terms also match the school holidays at Christmas and Easter.

Dates for 2022–2023:

Autumn Mid-Term Break: 31st October – 5th November

Christmas Holidays: Monday 19th December – Wednesday 4th January

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th February

Spring Mid-Term Break: 13th February – 18th February

Public Holiday: Friday 17th March

Easter Holidays: Monday 3rd April – Saturday 15th April

Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May

Contact us for an application form.

What We Teach

Pauline: Singing, Classical Flute, Recorder

Michael: Piano, Music Theory and Musicianship.

Natasha Gibbons: Irish Flute and Tin Whistle

Please contact us if you have any questions about music lessons, a suitable age to start singing or instrumental lessons, or for guidance on choosing a suitable instrument.

Students can be prepared for ABRSM, RIAM and RockSchool music exams, and for ABRSM music theory exams. Classes for Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert music theory are also available, and students can be prepared for third-level entrance exams and auditions.


Fees are €205 per term for ten 30-minute lessons. Fees are payable at the start of each term, by bank transfer. 45-minute and 60-minute lessons can be arranged for advanced students; please contact us for more details.

A Family Discount is available – this means that there is a 10% discount on fees for the second or third child enrolled from the same family. We also offer a 10% discount on the second set of fees for a student who enrols for two sets of lessons (e.g. piano and singing).

Please note that fees for music exams, music competitions, sheet music, and accessories are in addition to the fees due for each term.