Studio Policy

Correct as of the 2nd of May 2016

It is in the interest of all parties concerned that the following terms and conditions, which are recommended by EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), are understood and followed throughout the duration of tuition. Music lessons will only commence after acceptance of the following:
1. Fees
As of the 2nd of May 2016, lessons will be at a rate of £32 per hour (or pro rata) and are subject to annual review. The introductory lesson will be without charge. Lessons are paid a month in advance, at the beginning of each new month, by internet payment, cheque or cash.
2. Music Lessons
Weekly attendance to scheduled music lessons will be expected of all Students. If the normal lesson arrangement cannot be attended for some reason, as much notice as possible will be expected and arrangements made for a alternative lesson at a future time. The Teacher will also give as much notice as possible for any lessons that cannot be fulfilled and offer alternative lesson arrangements. Lessons will continue throughout school holidays, except for christmas time and bank holidays. There will be no charge for these holidays. Extra lessons may be scheduled by mutual agreement.
3. Punctuality
Music lessons must run strictly to schedule. Lessons will finish on time even if the Student arrives late.
4. Other Lesson Attendees
Friends and relatives may attend the lesson, provided they not be disruptive. If the Student is under the age of sixteen, the Parent/Guardian shall ensure a responsible adult is present for the duration of the lesson.
5. Data Protection
All information, both verbal and written, acquired for the purpose of music lessons will be held in strictest confidence and will not be made available to any third party without prior consent.
6. Disclaimer
The Student agrees to pay for any music, CDs, exams, etc. required and provided by the Teacher. The Student will be responsible for any loss or damage incurred to any item belonging to the Teacher. Any belongings, for example, instruments, vehicles or personal items, are brought onto the above property entirely at the Student's own risk. 
7. Practice
The Student must organise their time so that good quality practice can be done at least five days a week under normal circumstances and that the length of each practice session will increase as the Student advances.
8. Photographs, videos & recordings
Any photographs, videos and recordings taken in the course of music lessons may be used on the Teacher's websites for the purpose of demonstration and promotion with the Student/Parent's permission.
9. Termination of Agreement
Whilst the Teacher will use every effort to ensure the Student makes satisfactory progress, this cannot be guaranteed. A decision to discontinue lessons may be taken by the Teacher and/or the Student, in which case as much notice as possible shall be given by the party seeking to discontinue.

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