Apply to LIMUS with Music cheque – Lund & Staffanstorp

Application for children born 2010-2016 is open. See link here and below!

At LIMUS International Music School, all activities are a part of a greater whole.
On this page, we have gathered some common questions and answers regarding our lessons for students with Lunds music cheque. 
Music Cheque in Lund – how does it work?
You choose an authorized music school and apply there through the online system at Lunds kommun. If you want to come to LIMUS you concistently choose LIMUS in the catalogue. The fee is the same for all schools:  SEK 1130/term. Actually, qualified music lessons cost much more. Therefore, almost all municipalities subsidize young people who wish to learn to play an instrument/sing solo. The funding is hidden and given invisibly directly to the municipality´s culture school. In this way, all young people are controlled via the funding for the municipality´s own school. Many parents believe that the real cost would be the same as their low deductible. Independent music educators cannot possibly offer the same service at this low price. There is also 25% VAT on private music lessons. This system has created major problems for the labor market, music education diversity and the future music life. Lund has chosen a transparent system where the financing is called “Music cheque”. Young people can bring their music cheque to various actors. The music cheque applies continuosly – as long as you live in the municipality. 
Staffanstorps kommun also has a music cheque. Read more about it here.  
Why is there a cheque and who receives it?
Children are different and needs to choose the music cheque school that best suits them – to equal prices!
We at LIMUS, the parents of our students and some politicians have fought long for this. 
So far, Lunds music cheque is valid for children born 2010-2016.  These are allowed to keep the cheque continuously.  The budget for the cheque will be extended so that more age groups can choose their music school in the future. If you are not part of the eligible age groups, you are welcome to enroll in private lessons with us. 
How much teaching is guaranteed by the music cheque, and how much does my child receive at LIMUS?
LIMUS has existed as a private music school since 1997. As a private school, we are used to working efficiently with our customers fees. We find that public money needs to be treated the same way. Therefore, students bringing the music cheque to us, will have more and longer teaching than at Kulturskolan. 
This is what Lunds kommun prescribe: At least 12 individual lessons / term of at least 20 minutes = 240 minutes in total. 
At LIMUS we give 13 lessons/term of 25 minutes. 
That is, we give 325 minutes individual teaching / term in total. 
This is what Lunds kommun prescribe: At least 300 minutes of teacher-led time / term. 60 minutes teacher-led time per term can be summed up with other students’ times and used for group lessons, concerts etc. 
At LIMUS we give, besides the 13 individual lessons, also 2 group lessons / term of 50 minutes each = 100 minutes extra to play in a small group. 
So your child can receive up to 424 minutes of lesson time with us.
And even more!!!! Read below under “Special part 1 and 2”
Why are you so generous? 
We are dedicated tutors and musicians. We wish to teach what we are passionate about in a sustainable way, and are happy that there are now many music schools in Lund who take responsibility for young music students! 
Which instrument can you choose with the music cheque?
With us, you can choose between all of the instruments and several different teaching languages.

Can we choose our lesson time?
Our teachers makes the preliminary schedules in June for students who are already enrolled. Then we know on which weekdays there are places for new students, and you can choose a weekday. The lessons start in week 34 and detailed schedules are set in the week before the start, w 33. The teacher will then call you up to schedule the time. Before the spring term the schedules are usually set. Please notify us before 1st of December if you wish to change time or day. 
Where are your facilities?
The lessons are given in our own facilities – two custom-made music houses in central Lund. We also give lessons in schools in Torna Hällestad, Hjärup and Staffanstorp.
Who are you really?
LIMUS International Music School is owned and run by its teachers. We start from the old classic recipes for teaching and let knowledge and craftsmanship merge. Our highly educated tutors give your child a multifaceted teaching and ensure a great start and a desire to learn more. All activity in the school – the individual lessons, smaller and bigger ensembles, concerts, projects and day camps during holidays – are tied together and form an inspiring musical environment for your child to grow in.  Already when applying for a course you talk directly to us, a professional who cares for the teaching, and you are welcome to continue the dialogue for as long as you need to. An overview of the entire school can be found here.
Do we need to have an instrument at home, and can we rent instrument from you?
Yes, your child needs to have their own instrument at home. For piano you would need at least a digital piano with 5 octaves and preferably touch-sensitive keys. Violins/celli/harps, oboes and small flutes in childrens sizes can be rented from us. Other instruments we do not lend.
Do you require the children to practise at home?
Actually, yes we do. To learn to play an instrument is fun but also complex. Between the lessons the child needs to practice at home. The teacher will show you how. We recommend that all of our students have a “homework folder” which facilitates a good communication between you and the teacher. 
How can I apply – can I get some help, step-by-step?
Start here: 
  1. Choose “LIMUS Musikskola AB” as provider.
  2. Choose instrument
  3. Choose LIMUS Musikskola AB again, in the box “Välj musikskola”
  4. Press the button ”Lägg i korgen”
  5. Press the button ”Slutför din registrering”.
  6. Read and confirm the terms and conditions. Press “Nästa”
  7. Log in with bankID, fill in the personal info on the student and the legal guardian and finish the registration. 
Can my child get longer lessons than 25 minutes ?
Yes, but more time are not subsidized by Lunds kommun. 
We have tailor-made an addition course to the price of 2 800 kr incl 25% VAT. The course is called 2e).
Combining 2e) with the music cheque will give you 40-minute lessons for 13 weeks + 2 group lessons.
1 140kr (no VAT) will be charged by Lunds Kommun, and 2 800 kr (inc 25% VAT) will be charged by LIMUS.
The total cost will be 3940 kr.
Compare: A course of 30-minute lessons per term for a child without subsidies cost 4 300 kr incl 25% VAT with us.
Cancellation of lessons – what are the rules?
See all rules regarding cancellation for students with music cheque and addition course here
Can you receive more than one music cheque per term?  
No. If your child is playing several instruments you need to choose which one should be enrolled with music cheque. For the other instrument you need to purchase private lessons.
Do I need to re-enroll every term, and how do I cancel my place?
Lunds Kommun are administrating the music cheque. You can find the answer to these questions here
Have you thought of something more?
Of course we have! 
LIMUS Special no 1:  Music cheque camp! Every year during the Sportlov and the week before Midsummer we arrange a day camp only for music cheque students. We fill the days with rhythmics, movement to music, ensemble playing, music theory and composing. It is instructive, intensive and very inspiring. For the camp on Sportlovet we always finish with a lunch concert at Allhelgonakyrkan, Lund.
The non-profit organization Mozarts Vänner, MoV,  back up the camps so that the fees for the children can be kept low. 
LIMUS Special no 2: Music cheque ensemble! 24 lessons for just 360 SEK!  If you receive a place in one of these ensembles for mixed instruments, you sign up for the whole year and need to practice the repertoire between the lessons . Final concerts are in April/May. Two teachers are leading this ensemble. We practise focus, discipline, listening to each other, rhythm, note reading and the joy of making music together. Recurring repertoire are the schools “Allspelslåtar” and the specially commissioned work “Skrylle-Walk” by JM Sjöberg, a piece of miniature musical poetry. Apply here.
Have the music cheque been evaluated, is it changing, what kind of reactions to it is there?
– In February of 2020 LIMUS answered a survey on how we thought the music cheque system worked so far. You can read it here.  
– Sydsvenskan 29th of April 2020: “Föräldrar nöjda med musikcheckssystemet” (“Parents happy about the music cheque system”)
The entire evaluation of the music cheque system, from 20th of April 2020  
– 2021 the rules for authorization changes and the possibility to mix individual-group teaching was clarified. Read the new authorization rules here.
– The fact that Kulturskolans Suzuki line is excluded from the music cheque and receive extra tax money led to another investigation. It was finished in March of 2022 and can be found here.