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 2018-19 tuition calendar (it follows the school year basically) –

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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)
  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!

Please note 30% of your annual tuition fee is payable in the first instalment with the remaining 70% of the fee divided remaining three instalments – 24%, 23%, 23% respectively. 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.

Tuition fees are being reviewed at the moment. Here are last year’s fees and due dates. 

Friday 1st September 2017           1st instalment of fee due             IND.: €129.6 / GROUP: €70.20

Friday 3rd November 2017             2nd instalment of fee due             IND.: €103.68  / GROUP: €56.16

Friday 5th January 2018                 3rd instalment of fee due              IND.: €99.36  / GROUP: €53.82

Friday 2nd March 2018                     4th instalment of fee due              IND.: €99.36 / GROUP: €53.82

While the service is primarily aimed at children (7+) and young people, we also like to see adults come along for lessons. We provide a pre-instrumental programme for ages 4+.

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.