1.  Fees

Lesson fees are subject to review and written notice will be provided to the Pupil / Parent or Guardian in the event of a change.  A Pupil's first lesson must be paid for in advance.  The appointment slot will not be confirmed until full payment has been received.  Standard 'Missed Lesson / Cancellation Policy Applies' (See Section 2).

 

2.  Missed lessons / Cancellations

If a Pupil / Parent or Guardian wishes to cancel a scheduled lesson, a notice period of 24 hours is required.  The Pupil / Parent or Guardian, will be required to pay in full, for any lesson where less than 24 hours notice has been given.  If the teacher is unavailable to give any scheduled lesson, the lesson will be carried forward to another date. If this is not possible, any fee already paid will be refunded or used to pay for a future lesson.

 

3.  Additional lessons

Extra lessons may be scheduled at any other time by mutual agreement.  Payment for these will be on an individual lesson basis

 

4.  Termination of Agreement

A written notice period of not less than One Blocking Period (as detailed on page one) is required to terminate this Agreement.  A decision to discontinue lessons may be taken by the student/parent/guardian or the teacher in which case written notice, as detailed below, shall be given by the party seeking to discontinue.  In the event that the student discontinues lessons with insufficient notice, the student/parent/guardian will be liable to pay fees for those lessons not taken during the notice period.

 

5.  General

a) The student/parent/guardian undertakes not to make photocopies of any music.

b) Examination entries, festivals, competitions or otherwise will only be entered if the student and teacher are in agreement.  Any entry fees will be paid for by the student/parent/guardian.

c) In the interests of the student’s well-being whilst in the teacher’s care, the teacher must be informed of any medical or other condition affecting the student.

d) If the student is under eighteen, the parent/ guardian give permission for the teacher to teach the student.

 

 

 NOTES FOR GUIDANCE

— MU members are insured personally in respect of legal liability that may arise following injury or damage to members of the public.  The limit of indemnity is £10m. This policy is only operative whilst the individual registered member is performing, rehearsing or auditioning either solo or as part of a group, band or orchestra and/ or whilst teaching either at the member’s own home, the student’s own home, or in a public place including transit to and from.

— It is important to note that whilst a teacher will use his or her best endeavours to ensure the student makes satisfactory progress, this cannot be guaranteed. In particular, careful regular practice as advised by the teacher is a prerequisite of success.