As a Professional member of the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association)member and Regional Organiser, I adhere to their professional code of conduct, I am fully insured and CRB checked.
ISM contracts are issued to all new students and these contain the terms and conditions of my private teaching practice, these are:
Lesson fees are payable in advance for the whole term at the end of the previous term in accordance to the ISM Agreements which are issued to all new students. I accept payment by bank transfer which is the preferred payment method, or cash I reserve the right to refuse lessons which have not been paid for or for persistent late payment.
Lesson fees cannot not be refunded for illness, or missed, cancelled or forgotten lessons, and catch up lessons will not be offered. As with fee paying schools and other courses, the time slot you pay for is reserved for you and all the expenses that are factored into fees still have to be covered so unfortunately it is not possible to reschedule or make up lessons.
If I have to cancel a lesson, I will endeavour to reschedule it. If I am unable to reschedule a lesson, I will offer a refund.
Any increase in fees will be notified in writing during the term before the increase takes place.
Students are expected to attend regularly and punctually at the time arranged. Please do not arrive early as this disturbs the previous pupil’s lesson. If you are late for a lesson, your lesson will not be extended into someone else’s lesson. Please collect your child promptly as I cannot be responsible for children after the lesson has ended.
All students must have a piano which is well maintained and suitable for their needs at each stage of pianistic development.
To bring the correct music and a practise notebook to each lesson; to respect my piano and piano room; to practise regularly as advised by me.
To ensure practising is done regularly, and to positively encourage practising as advised by teacher; to respect my teaching methods and decisions regarding exam entry.
MUSIC & OTHER MATERIALS
To be purchased by the student/parent, as advised by teacher.
Lessons are paid termly in advance, I require one half term’s notice before the start of a new series (term) if a student wishes to leave my studio. I am not able to issue refunds of fees already paid for a student leaving mid series.