Tuition, tuition, tuition!

The Donegal Music Education Partnership provides quality, after-school, instrumental and vocal tuition on a wide range of instruments in numerous centres across the county.

Individual or group tuition (a maximum of three in a group) is offered on a range of instruments.

The tuition calendar follows the school academic year – 30 weeks’ tuition from September to May.

Here’s our 2019-2020 tuition calendar, which starts week beginning Monday 9th September –

The standard duration of the weekly lesson is 30 minutes. Students preparing for examinations (mostly Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College London) are encouraged to take 45 – 60 minute lessons once they reach the standard of Grade 5 and above.

Tuition Fee Payment Options:

Tuition Fees are payable in four instalments over the course of the year by any of the following methods.

  1. Online using your Debit or Credit Card  (click on the ‘Pay Online’ button after logging in using the code we give you on enrolment )
  2. By phone – call us on 07491 76293 and use your debit or credit card
  3. By cheque, postal order or bank draft made payable to ‘Donegal ETB’
  4. By cash, only in the DMEP office in Letterkenny

Contact us if you’d like to set up a direct debit. It makes life a lot easier!

Fees can of course be paid in full, or you can pay more than one instalment at a time. Go to ‘Pay Online’ and tick the boxes.

2019-2020 fees

The charge for a 30 minute lesson, one-to-one, is €16.30. The four instalments over the 30 weeks of tuition are €145, €124, €110 and €110. Total – €489. Most of our students take 1-to-1 lessons.

We ‘frontload’ the fees a bit to help cover administration costs if a student drops out (does happen occasionally). It takes time and money to set up classes and then to fill those gaps that occur during the year.

The cost of group lessons is €9 per student for a 30-minute lesson with one or two other students. Instalments there are €80, €70, €60 and €60. Total – €270.

The fee for joining one or more performing groups is €100.

Come on adults!

The service is primarily aimed at children (7+) and young people but we also like to see adults coming along for lessons. We are interested in provided a pre-instrumental programme for ages 4+. Contact us if you’re interested in this for your child.

Instruments available

We have instruments for hire too, so you’ve no excuse! The hire fee is also payable in instalments. Click on our ‘instrument hire’ page.

What we teach 

Here’s a list of what instruments we cater for –

Guitar Family

Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar

Banjo, Mandolin, UkuleleSoundwaves II 3 (2)

String Family       




Double Bass

Brass Family



Horn, Cornet, Tuba, Eb Horn

Percussion family (can be noisy!)







Voice & Choir

Please click here for our tuition terms and conditions. It’s a condition of tuition that you agree to the terms and conditions.