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Conditions of Music Tuition in schools

Conditions of music tuition in schools


1. Lessons

The Teacher will give tuition during school terms (term dates will be as specified by the Teacher in accordance with Condition 3). The Teacher will give the lessons at the time specified at the beginning of the term and the Teacher will reserve this time slot for the Pupil. There will be 11 lessons per term and the timetable will rotate each half term to ensure students do not miss the same lessons.

2. Payment of fees

The Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) will pay the fees for each term in full on or before the first lesson of the term. For the 2023 academic year, the fees are £18 for an individual 30 minute lesson or £6 for a 30 minute group lesson.


3. Lesson timetable

Before the first lesson of each term, the Teacher will give the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) written confirmation of the dates and times of all lessons during that term. If the lessons take place in a primary schools setting, the Teacher will collect the Pupil from their lessons. If the lessons take place in a secondary school setting, the Pupil is expected to remember their lesson time.


4. Missed lessons

The Teacher will charge for any scheduled lessons which the Pupil does not attend, unless the Teacher chooses not to do so because of exceptional circumstances. If the Teacher has been given 24 hours notice by the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer), the lesson will be made up before the end of the term. If the Teacher cancels a scheduled lesson and is not able to make this lesson up by the end of the term, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) may choose between carrying the lesson forward to the next term or receiving a refund of the lesson fee.


5. Examinations, competitions and public performances

The Pupil will not be entered for any examination, competition or public performance without the prior consent of both the Teacher and the Pupil (and the Pupil’s parent or carer, where appropriate).


6. Termination of tuition

This Agreement may be ended by mutual consent at any time by either Teacher or Pupils parent or guardian signing and dating a written statement to that effect. If the Teacher gives notice to terminate tuition at the end of a term, the Teacher will continue to provide lessons until the end of that term. Pupil’s or Pupil’s parent or carer must give written notice of at least a term to stop lessons. “A term’s notice” means given before the first day of term and expiring at the end of the term and “term” means the period (including weekends) during which pupils are normally in attendance at the School.

Where fees are not paid on time, the Teacher reserves the right, entirely at the Teacher’s discretion, to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by giving written notice of termination to the Pupil or Pupil’s parent or carer. This right to terminate is without prejudice to any other rights the Teacher may have.


7. Failure to give notice

Unless terminated under Condition 6 above, this Agreement shall continue from term to term. If the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) fails to give full notice to terminate this Agreement above, the following charges will be made in lieu of notice:

(a) Where the notice given is less than that required under Condition 6(a): 50% of the fees for the next term;

 If the Pupil stops attending lessons during a term, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid for that term. The Pupil is entitled to attend any lessons paid for.

If the Teacher stops lessons without giving the correct notice specified in Condition 6(c) above the Teacher shall refund any fees already paid for any lessons not given.


8. Conduct

If the Teacher, in his or her reasonable opinion, feels unable to continue tuition on account of unreasonable conduct by the Pupil or anyone connected with the Pupil, the fees for any outstanding lessons will not be refundable.


9. Changes

Any changes to the terms of this Agreement must be confirmed in writing and signed and dated by both the Teacher and the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer).

If the Teacher chooses to waive any right or remedy under this Agreement or otherwise (for example, if the Teacher chooses to waive fees for any lessons which the Pupil does not attend) this shall not mean that he or she must do so in future or that he or she waives any other rights or remedies, unless agreed in writing in accordance with Condition 9(a) above.


10. Communication between the parties

Communication must be conveyed via email unless in case of emergency.

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