Conditions of Music Tuition
Lessons are taken every week or fortnight. The Teacher will give the lessons at the time and location agreed upon and the Teacher will reserve this time slot for the student.
Payment of fees
For the first couple of weeks, fees will be due immediately after each lesson. From the third lesson onwards, the student will pay for lessons at the end of each month (cash, cheque or bank transfer).
Before the first lesson of each month, the Teacher will give the student email notice of holiday breaks (when lessons will not be given).
Outside the holiday breaks notified to the student in accordance with Condition 3 above, the Teacher will charge for any scheduled lessons which the student does not attend, unless the Teacher chooses not to do so because of exceptional circumstances. If the Teacher is obliged to cancel a scheduled lesson, the student may choose between (i) carrying the lesson forward; (ii) receiving a replacement lesson; or (iii) receiving a refund of the lesson fee.
Examinations, competitions and public performances
The student will not be entered for any examination, competition or public performance without the prior consent of both the Teacher and the student.
Termination of tuition
This Agreement may be ended by mutual consent at any time by both signatories to it signing and dating a written statement to that effect.
Either signatory to this Agreement may terminate the Agreement by giving notice in writing to the other signatory at least one month before the end of a Series for the termination to take effect at the end of that Series. Termination by one signatory may take effect at the end of a Series only and not at any other time. If the Teacher gives notice to terminate tuition at the end of a Series in accordance with this Condition the Teacher will continue to provide lessons until the end of that Series.
Failure to give notice
Unless terminated under Condition 6 above, this Agreement shall continue from month to month. If the student fails to give full notice to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Condition 6(b) above and the signatories have not agreed to terminate the Agreement in accordance with Condition 6(a) above, the following charges will be made in lieu of notice:
Where the notice given is less than that required under Condition 6(b), and not in accordance with Condition 6(a), but is one month or more before the start of the next Series: 10% of the fees for the next Series;
Where the notice given is less than one month but more than three weeks before the start of the next series: 25% of the fees for the next Series;
Where the notice given is less than three weeks but more than two weeks before the start of the next series: 50% of the fees for the next Series;
Where the notice given is less than two weeks before the start of the next series: 100% of the fees for the next Series;
If the Teacher stops lessons without giving the correct notice specified in Condition 6(b) above the Teacher shall refund any fees already paid for any lessons not given.
If the Teacher, using his reasonable discretion, feels unable to continue tuition on account of conduct by the student or anyone connected with the student which makes it unethical or unsafe to continue teaching the student, the fees for any outstanding lessons must be paid immediately and lessons will be terminated.
Any changes to the terms of this Agreement must be confirmed in writing and signed and dated by both the Teacher and the student.
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 student does not attend) this shall not mean that he must do so in future or that he waives any other rights or remedies, unless agreed in writing in accordance with Condition 9(a) above.
Governing law and jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be subject to the laws of the jurisdiction of the location for the lessons (specified above) and the signatories to this Agreement agree that any dispute relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that jurisdiction.
(ISM Private Music Tuition Agreement)