Teaching Terms and Conditions

LESSONS

 

  • There will be 30 lessons per academic year (an average of 10 per term).

  • Lessons missed by pupils will not be credited unless 24 hours notice has been given to rearrange the schedule. Swaps may be possible, but cannot be guaranteed. 

  • There will be no credit for leave taken by pupils during a term. This includes absences arranged by the school.

  • Should a lesson be cancelled due to circumstances beyond my control, I will take all reasonable steps to make it up.

  • Any lesson cancelled by me will be made up during the academic year.

  • If you wish to discontinue lessons written notice must be given by half term to take effect from the end of that term.

  • If you discontinue lessons at the start of a term you will be liable for that term’s fee. If you discontinue lessons after half term you will be liable for the following term’s fee.

  • I reserve the right to discontinue lessons at any time.

 

PAYMENTS
 

FOR THOSE WITH TERMLY INVOICES

  • Fees will be updated annually, over the summer holidays, dependent on either figures dictated by schools, or a sensible increase in line with inflation. 

  • Invoices will be submitted termly to parents by me.

  • Payment for lessons is due in advance at the start of each term and must be made within 14 days of receiving an invoice.

  • If payment is not made within this 14-day period I reserve the right to suspend any further lessons until payment is received. Lessons missed through late payment of fees will not be made up or refunded.
     

FOR THOSE WITH MONTHLY INVOICES 

  • Fees will be updated annually, over the summer holidays, dependent on either figures dictated by schools, or a sensible increase in line with inflation.

  • Lesson fees should be paid monthly at a rate of 1/12 of the yearly amount starting in September, finishing the following August.

  • 30 lessons a year are included in the monthly payments. Further lessons may be offered at extra cost, to be paid monthly.

  • If notice to discontinue lessons is given, a calculation will be made to work out how many lessons/how many extra payments are owed to balance the payment.

EXTRAS

  • Parents must pay for music and external examination fees (upon agreement) also accessories such as strings and rosin. This will not be provided, but is necessary for tuition.