Here you will find general information and policies for the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
These policies will be in effect starting our Fall Semester, 2015.
We require that all students have the following:
- An instrument*
- Recording device
- Small notebook
*Note: The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music does have some instruments available to rent. Please see our rental policy. If you need help purchasing an instrument, please check out our instrument FAQ.
Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged instruments.
Small group classes (two or more students) are offered for $18 per lesson and are 45 minutes. Private lessons on all instruments are subject to teacher availability. Please check with instructor for private lesson rates.
New for 2019: students must pay a $24 administrative fee for individuals or $48 per family per calendar year, due on the first day of class. Payment of the registration fee also includes two tickets to Milwaukee Irish Fest per student and discounts on select Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School classes.
Most classes are held in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Class schedules and private lessons are arranged on the basis of individual student interest and teacher availability.
Group classes: If a student is unsatisfied with the content of the class, he or she must notify Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music via email within two business days of the first class. A 100% refund for remaining classes will be given.
After the first week, 100% refunds are available only for medical reasons. For all other reasons, students will be charged for 20% of the balance of remaining classes. If Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music is not notified of withdrawal, the student is responsible for the balance of all remaining classes.
Private lessons: If a student notifies the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music via email within two weeks of the first lesson, a 100% refund will be given for remaining lessons. Notifying your instructor of withdrawal from private lessons is not sufficient.
After the two-week grace period (private lessons only): Once a student has registered for a certain number of lessons for the term, the arrangement is considered a contract between student and instructor (instructors have reserved that time slot and room specifically for the student.). If the student decides to withdraw after the two-week grace period, please notify our admin via email within one week of your last lesson. 100% refunds are available only for medical reasons. For all other reasons, students will be charged for 20% of the balance of remaining lessons. If we are not notified of withdrawal, the student is responsible for the balance of all remaining lessons until the administration is notified.
Registration fees are nonrefundable.
Cancelled by Student
Group Classes: Students are expected to attend all group classes. Group classes cannot be rescheduled due to the absence of an individual student.
Private Lessons: 24-hour notice is required to reschedule a private lesson. Private lessons cancelled without 24-hour notice will be charged to the student and not rescheduled. Please call or email the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music to give your notice. Once a student has registered for a certain number of lessons for the term, the arrangement is considered a contract between student and instructor (instructors have reserved that time slot and room specifically for the student.). Out of respect for our instructors' time, a maximum of 2 rescheduled lessons (lessons cancelled with 24-hour notice) is allowed per term. Make-up lessons must take place in that term otherwise the student forfeits the lessons.
The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music does attempt to schedule a make-up week of classes at the end of the semester. Please contact us for confirmation.
Cancelled by Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music
Group Classes: We reserve the right to cancel classes or ensembles without sufficient enrollment. A minimum of 3 students is required to run a group class. If a class is cancelled, students will be notified and given the chance to transfer to another class or private lessons.
Private Lessons (cancelled by instructor): When an instructor cancels, they will reschedule during the make-up week at the end of our semester or at another time.
Weather Cancellations: Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music follows the Wauwatosa Public School weather cancellations. Check our Facebook page or Twitter account for the most up-to-date information. We try to make a decision by 3pm in the event of a snow storm or extreme weather.
The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music does have a limited number of instruments available for students to rent. To find out what instruments are available, please contact us. Rental fee is $10 per month plus a refundable deposit of 20% of replacement value due at the time of rental. Upon return, the instrument's condition will be assessed an instructor, and the deposit will be returned minus any costs for repair.
For more information about instruments, see our instrument FAQs.