Terms and Conditions

Below are some terms and conditions regarding lessons, commissions etc..

Please note that allowances are made for extreme circumstances with all clients, students etc. That said, these terms and conditions are to be adhered to as much as possible.

If you find that your question is not covered here, please send an email to hi@ronan.ie


  1. To facilitate efficient communication, students and clients need to provide their full contact details:
    • i.e. Name, Phone Number, Email
      • If student is under 18, then an email for both the student and the parent must be provided.
      • The parent will be cc’d on any email correspondence between Ronan McCauley and the student
    • If lessons are in the student’s home, they must provide their FULL address
  2. All lessons, gig bookings and other services are subject to availability
  3. Ronan McCauley reserves the right to refuse tuition to new students
  4. Ronan McCauley reserves the right to cease tuition with existing students
    • Where possible information on alternate teachers will be made available
  5. Lessons must be paid for either in advance or on the day of it being provided
    • Failure to pay for lessons may result in tuition ceasing until balance is paid
    • Exceptions are made for extreme circumstances
  6. Receipts are available on request for all services provided i.e. lessons, performances, songwriting etc.
  7. Prices of lessons are subject to change
    • Existing students will be made aware of any changes
  8. Unless otherwise stated, offers and discounts on services provided by Ronan McCauley are only available for new students/patrons
    • Offers regarding discounted lessons only apply to the student’s first 5 lessons
      • For example, if a 20% discount is applied, it would mean that you can get 5 lessons for the price of 4.
  9. Students must provide adequate notice if they are unable to attend
    • At least 24 hours notice is preferred
    • Frequent absence from lessons will result in cessation of tuition
    • Extreme circumstances are always taken into account
  10. In the event that insufficient notice is given (i.e. less than 24 hours), the student may be liable to pay for the lesson regardless
    • Frequent absence from lessons will result in cessation of tuition
    • Extreme circumstances are always taken into account
  11. In cases where lessons have been booked and paid for in advance, failure to provide sufficient notice of absence may result in the lesson being marked as completed regardless.
  12. Students requiring a break of more than 1 lesson must provide adequate notice of this intention
    • Should this break involve missing more than 4 weeks then the student’s time-slot may be considered available for others to use.
    • Every effort will be made to accomodate the student if/when they return to tuition
    • The student also has the option of reserving their time-slot while they take a break. This involves a reservation payment of €20 alongside a payment amounting to 20% of the cost of each lesson that will be missed.
  13. If a voucher/coupon for services provided by Ronan McCauley is purchased the following conditions apply:
    • Vouchers/coupons are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
      • However, if services are unavailable and contact has been made with Ronan McCauley during the voucher/coupon’s validity, then an extension may be applied
    • Vouchers/Coupons have no cash value and can only be redeemed in exchange for services provided by Ronan McCauley
    • Vouchers/Coupons that list specific services (e.g. 1 Guitar Lesson) may not be used in conjunction with other offers
      • However, if the voucher/coupon lists a specific monetary amount then it can be.
  14. If commissioning music for a project, event, film etc. full details on the requirements must be provided in advance of work beginning:
    • This includes but is not exclusive to:
      • Instrumentation information i.e. String quartet, solo instrument etc.
      • Performance context (i.e. venue of premier, occasion etc.)
      • Full disclosure of deadline information
    • Alterations to project requirements must be provided as far in advance of the deadline as possible.
  15. Unless otherwise agreed directly with Ronan McCauley, all work provided by Ronan McCauley will be subject to payment suited to the task being performed.
  16. Availing of lessons or other services with Ronan McCauley will be taken as acceptance of the above terms and conditions
  17. Terms and conditions are subject to change