terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions – General

Musicworks will provide tuition subject to the following terms and conditions:

1 Lessons will be given on the school´s premises at the invitation of the head and/or the governors at times agreed with the school.

2 Lessons will be taught individually, or in groups of 2 for 25 minutes, or 4 for 30 minutes, depending on the choice of the parent or guardian. Individual lessons will be taught for 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes. The availability of grouped lessons is subject to sufficient suitable applications being received for any particular group and is at the discretion of Musicworks. When a group of 4 is incomplete the lesson time will usually be shortened as follows: 3 pupils, 25 minutes; 2 pupils, 20 minutes, the fee charged being that for the group of 4 lesson. If a group of 2 is incomplete then an individual 15 minute lesson will be given, the fee charged being that for the group of 2 lesson.

3 It may be necessary to give lessons at times when the pupil is normally engaged in lessons which form part of the school curriculum. A pupil will only be removed from a lesson forming part of the school curriculum with the consent of the head. The parent or guardian indicates his/her agreement to this by signing the application form.

4 When the parent or guardian wishes the pupil to receive tuition only at times outside the normal curriculum, he/she should notify Musicworks in writing. Every effort will be made to comply with the parent´s/guardian´s wishes, although no guarantees regarding lesson times can be given.

5 Lessons will normally be given on the same day and at the same time each week. However, the parent or guardian accepts that Musicworks may vary the usual arrangements if it is not possible to teach at the usual times because pupils are involved in other activities e.g. school trips, exams, school training days etc.

6 Musicworks will provide a minimum of thirty-four lessons during the school academic year or pro rata if lessons begin after the beginning of the school year. The initial invoices raised will be for these thirty-four lessons. If lessons are missed because of the absence of the teacher replacement lessons will be given at a later date, or a credit to the value of the missed lesson(s) will be given at the option of Musicworks at the annual review of accounts after the end of the school year.

6a If lessons are not missed during the year because of school training days, bank holidays, school trips or teacher absence it may be possible to give additional lessons (over and above thirty-four) towards the end of the summer term. These lessons will be given automatically and invoiced separately as soon as it is apparent that they will take place. Prompt payment will be expected. Please note: for clients paying by standing order this invoice will be in addition to the regular monthly payments that must continue as normal.

6b When a scheduled lesson cannot be given because the child is engaged in an examination or on a school trip or family holiday, Musicworks will give either a credit to the value of the missed lesson, or a replacement lesson at a later date at the discretion of Musicworks, provided that the parent or guardian has given at least 3 days notice to Musicworks by informing the office in writing, by email or telephone. It is not sufficient simply to inform the child’s instrumental teacher.

7 If the usual teacher is absent, Musicworks will take reasonable steps to provide the services of a replacement teacher, although no guarantees as to the availability of such a teacher can be given.

8 Fees may be paid either: (a) twelve equal monthly instalments by standing order mandate, (b) by a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition and thereafter a cheque in advance each term.

9 Tuition will only commence (a) after a signed application form and standing order mandate (including the first month’s cheque) have been received or (b) after a signed application form and a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition have been received.

10 The right to make administration charges for handling dishonoured cheques or standing order mandates or when an account is in arrears is reserved.

11  The agreed initial period of tuition and payment of fees for that tuition is six lessons or to the end of the term during which the pupil starts, whichever is the greater. After that, tuition may be discontinued by giving one month’s notice by letter, by telephone or email to our office, not the pupil’s teacher. A lesser period of notice may be agreed at the discretion of Musicworks. All lessons up to the end of the notice period will be charged for and a refund given if appropriate. If you pay by standing order the payments that you have made up to that point may not have covered the total cost of the lessons given and in that instance there will remain a balance on your account which will need to be paid. Failure to give notice may leave your account liable for charges for lessons which your child did not attend. Please be aware that we reserve the right to recover debts by all legal means.

12 The right to vary these terms and conditions giving reasonable notice to the parent or guardian is reserved.


Terms & Conditions – Specific to Stokesley School

Musicworks will provide tuition subject to the following terms and conditions:

1 Lessons will be given on the school´s premises at the invitation of the head and/or the governors at times agreed with the school.

2 Lessons will be taught individually or in groups of 2 or 3 for 25 minutes, depending on the choice of the parent or guardian. Individual lessons will be taught for 20, 25 or 30 minutes. The availability of grouped lessons is subject to sufficient suitable applications being received for any particular group and is at the discretion of Musicworks. When a group of 3 is incomplete the lesson time will usually be shortened as follows: 2 pupils, 20 minutes, the fee charged being that for the group of 3 lesson. If a group of 2 is incomplete then an individual 15 minute lesson will be given, the fee charged being that for the group of 2 lesson.

3 It may be necessary to give lessons at times when the pupil is normally engaged in lessons which form part of the school curriculum. A pupil will only be removed from a lesson forming part of the school curriculum with the consent of the head. The parent or guardian indicates his/her agreement to this by signing the application form.

4 When the parent or guardian wishes the pupil to receive tuition only at times outside the normal curriculum, he/she should notify Musicworks in writing. Every effort will be made to comply with the parent´s/guardian´s wishes, although no guarantees regarding lesson times can be given.

5 Lessons will normally be given on the same day(s) each week according to the rota displayed in the music department. However, the parent or guardian accepts that Musicworks may vary the usual arrangements if it is not possible to teach at the usual times because pupil(s) are involved in other activities e.g. school trips, exams, school training days etc.

6 Musicworks will provide a minimum of thirty-three lessons during the school academic year or pro rata if lessons begin after the beginning of the school year. The initial invoices raised will be for these thirty-three lessons. If lessons are missed because of the absence of the teacher replacement lessons will be given at a later date, or a credit to the value of the missed lesson(s) will be given at the option of Musicworks at the annual review of accounts after the end of the school year.

6a If lessons are not missed during the year because of school training days, bank holidays, school trips or teacher absence it will be possible to give additional lessons (over and above thirty-three) towards the end of the summer term.These lessons will be given automatically and invoiced separately as soon as it is apparent that they will take place. Prompt payment will be expected. Please note: for clients paying by standing order this invoice will be in addition to the regular monthly payments that must continue as normal.

6b When a scheduled lesson cannot be given because the child is engaged in an examination or on a school trip or family holiday, Musicworks will give either a credit to the value of the missed lesson, or a replacement lesson at a later date at the discretion of Musicworks, provided that the parent or guardian has given at least 3 days notice to Musicworks by informing the office in writing, by email or telephone. It is not sufficient simply to inform the child’s instrumental teacher.

7 If the usual teacher is absent, Musicworks will take reasonable steps to provide the services of a replacement teacher although no guarantees as to the availability of such a teacher can be given.

8 Fees may be paid either: (a) twelve equal monthly instalments by standing order mandate, (b) by a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition and thereafter a cheque in advance each term.

9 Tuition will only commence (a) after a signed application form and standing order mandate (including the first month’s cheque) have been received or (b) after a signed application form and a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition have been received.

10 The right to make administration charges for handling dishonoured cheques or standing order mandates or when an account is in arrears is reserved.

11 The agreed initial period of tuition and payment of fees for that tuition is six lessons or to the end of the term during which the pupil starts, whichever is the greater. After that, tuition may be discontinued by giving one month’s notice by letter, by telephone or email to our office, not the pupil’s teacher. A lesser period of notice may be agreed at the discretion of Musicworks. All lessons up to the end of the notice period will be charged for and a refund given if appropriate. If you pay by standing order the payments that you have made up to that point may not have covered the total cost of the lessons given and in that instance there will remain a balance on your account which will need to be paid. Failure to give notice may leave your account liable for charges for lessons which your child did not attend. Please be aware that we reserve the right to recover debts by all legal means.

12 The right to vary these terms and conditions giving reasonable notice to the parent or guardian is reserved.


Terms & Conditions – Drums

Musicworks will provide tuition subject to the following terms and conditions:

1 Lessons will be given on the school´s premises at the invitation of the head and/or the governors at times agreed with the school.

2 Lessons will be taught in groups of 2 for 25 minutes or individually for 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes.

3 It may be necessary to give lessons at times when the pupil is normally engaged in lessons which form part of the school curriculum. A pupil will only be removed from a lesson forming part of the school curriculum with the consent of the head. The parent or guardian indicates his/her agreement to this by signing the application form.

4 When the parent or guardian wishes the pupil to receive tuition only at times outside the normal curriculum, he/she should notify Musicworks in writing. Every effort will be made to comply with the parent´s/guardian´s wishes, although no guarantees regarding lesson times can be given.

5 Lessons will normally be given on the same day and at the same time each week. However, the parent or guardian accepts that Musicworks may vary the usual arrangements if it is not possible to teach at the usual times because pupils are involved in other activities e.g. school trips, exams, school training days etc.

6 Musicworks will provide a minimum of thirty-four lessons during the school academic year or pro rata if lessons begin after the beginning of the school year. The initial invoices raised will be for these thirty-four lessons. If lessons are missed because of the absence of the teacher, or school closure, replacement lessons will be given at a later date, or a credit to the value of the missed lesson(s) will be given at the option of Musicworks at the annual review of accounts after the end of the school year.

6a If lessons are not missed during the year because of school training days, bank holidays, school trips or teacher absence it may be possible to give additional lessons (over and above thirty-four) towards the end of the summer term. These lessons will be given automatically and invoiced separately as soon as it is apparent that they will take place. Prompt payment will be expected. Please note: for clients paying by standing order this invoice will be in addition to the regular monthly payments that must continue as normal.

6b When a scheduled lesson cannot be given because the child is engaged in an examination or on a school trip or family holiday, Musicworks will give either a credit to the value of the missed lesson, or a replacement lesson at a later date at the discretion of Musicworks, provided that the parent or guardian has given at least 3 days notice to Musicworks by informing the office in writing, by email or telephone. It is not sufficient simply to inform the child’s instrumental teacher.

7 If the usual teacher is absent, Musicworks will take reasonable steps to provide the services of a replacement teacher, although no guarantees as to the availability of such a teacher can be given.

8 Fees may be paid either: (a) twelve equal monthly instalments by standing order mandate, (b) by a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition and thereafter a cheque in advance each term.

9 Tuition will only commence (a) after a signed application form and standing order mandate (including the first month’s cheque) have been received or (b) after a signed application form and a cheque in advance for the first period of tuition have been received.

10 The right to make administration charges for handling dishonoured cheques or standing order mandates or when an account is in arrears is reserved.

11 The agreed initial period of tuition and payment of fees for that tuition is six lessons or to the end of the term during which the pupil starts, whichever is the greater. After that, tuition may be discontinued by giving one month’s notice by letter, by telephone or email to our office, not the pupil’s teacher. A lesser period of notice may be agreed at the discretion of Musicworks. All lessons up to the end of the notice period will be charged for and a refund given if appropriate. If you pay by standing order the payments that you have made up to that point may not have covered the total cost of the lessons given and in that instance there will remain a balance on your account which will need to be paid. Failure to give notice may leave your account liable for charges for lessons which your child did not attend. Please be aware that we reserve the right to recover debts by all legal means.

12 The right to vary these terms and conditions giving reasonable notice to the parent or guardian is reserved.