Conditions of Akiko’s Music Room and Piano Fun music tuition
The Teacher will give tuition in Blocks of 9 to 12 lessons (called a ‘Series’). These will coincide with school terms. The Teacher will give the lessons at the time and location specified and the Teacher will reserve this time slot for the Pupil.
2. Payment of fees
The Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian) will pay the fees for each Series in full by the last day of the previous Series.
Before the first lesson of each Series, the Teacher will give the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian) written notice of (i) holiday breaks (when lessons will not be given) up to the start of the following Series; (ii) the date of the final lesson in the Series; and (iii) the start date of the following Series. Holiday breaks may occur partway through a Series.
Lessons will take place on public holidays only by prior agreement between the Teacher and the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian).
4. Missed lessons
Outside the holiday breaks notified to the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian) in accordance with Condition 3 above, 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 is obliged to cancel a scheduled lesson, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian) may choose between (i) carrying the lesson forward; (ii) receiving a replacement lesson; 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 Pupil’s parent or guardian).
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) 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.
7. Failure to give notice
Payment of the next series is due on a date specified by the Teacher.
If the lessons are terminated by the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent/guardian) between that date and the start of term then 10% of the following terms fees are payable.
If the lessons are terminated by the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent/guardian) after the start of the series then 100% of the fees are payable.
If the Pupil stops attending lessons while a Series is on-going, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian) is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid for that Series. The Pupil is entitled to attend any lessons paid for.
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 Pupil or anyone connected with the Pupil which makes it unethical or unsafe to continue teaching 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 and signed and dated by both the Teacher and the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or guardian).
(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. 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.
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