General Terms and Conditions for the supply of music tuition to pupils (or their parent or guardian if under 18)
The Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or guardian) will pay the fees for each school term (three term year) in full on or before the first lesson of the school term. Payment will be made either via cheque, made payable to ĎMr Luke Pickettí, or preferably via BACS transfer to the account listed on the terms and conditions of your Teaching Agreement, which will be issued after booking.
Reference: Invoice Number and Pupil Surname.
Fees are subject to an annual increase. In the event of another pupil ceasing lessons in a paired or group situation it is possible that costs will rise in the next school term. The Pupil (or the Pupilís parents or guardian) will be notified of any change in fee or lesson type. If the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or guardian) then wishes to amend or withdraw their agreement they may do so by giving four calendar weeksí notice in writing without penalty.
3. Lesson timetable
Before the first lesson of each term, the Teacher will give the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or carer) written confirmation of (i) the dates and times of all lessons during that term, (ii) the start date for the following termís lessons.
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 cancels a scheduled lesson, the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or carer) may choose between (i) carrying the lesson forward, if available; (ii) receiving a replacement lesson, if available; or (iii) 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 (or the Pupilís parent or carer, where appropriate).
6. Termination of tuition
(a) 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.
(b) Where fees are not paid on time, the Teacher reserves the right, entirely at the Teacherís discretion, to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by giving written notice of termination to the Pupil or Pupilís parent or carer. This right to terminate is without prejudice to any other rights the Teacher may have.
(c) Either signatory to this Agreement may terminate the Agreement by giving notice in writing to the other signatory at least four calendar weeks before the end of a school term (three term year) for the termination to take effect at the end of that term. Such termination will take effect at the end of a term only (three term year) and not at any other time. If the Teacher gives notice to terminate tuition at the end of a term in accordance with this Condition the Teacher will continue to provide lessons until the end of that term.
7. Failure to give notice
Unless terminated under Condition 6 above, this Agreement shall continue from term to term (and therefore year to year). If the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or carer) fails to give full notice to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Condition 6(c) 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:
(a) Where the notice given is less than that required under Condition 6(c), but is four calendar weeks or more before the start of the next school term (three term year): 50% of the fees for the next school term (three term year);
(b) Where the notice given is less than four calendar weeks before the start of the next school term (three term year): 100% of the fees for the next school term (three term year).
If the Pupil stops attending lessons during a term, the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or carer) is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid for that school term (three term year). 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.
If the Teacher, using his reasonable discretion, feels unable to continue tuition on account of conduct by the Pupil or anyone connected with the Pupil, the fees for any outstanding lessons will not be refundable.
(a) Any changes to the terms of this Agreement must be confirmed in writing by both the Teacher and the Pupil (or the Pupilís parent or carer).
(b) 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 (or any other pupil) 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.
10. Communication between the parties
For the purposes of this Agreement written notice must be given on paper or by email.
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