Conditions of Music Tuition
The Teacher will give tuition during school terms (term dates will be as specified by the Teacher in accordance with Condition 3). 30 lessons will be given each academic year.
Length of lessons: 30 minutes
Frequency of lessons: Weekly
Day of lessons: Monday / Wednesday (Zoom lessons will vary)
Location of lessons: Montpelier High School, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RD or online using Zoom
2. Payment of fees
Lessons will be charged at the rate of £34.00 per hour, pro rata for any part of an hour. Lesson fees are set by Montpelier High School and are subject to annual review. The Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) will pay the fees for each term in full on or before the first lesson of the term. If payment for the term has not been paid by the 2nd lesson of term, lessons may be withheld.
3. Lesson timetable
Before the first lesson of each term, the Teacher will give the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) confirmation of the date and time of the first lesson of the term. All other dates and times will be displayed on the notice board in the music department and in the secure area of www.michellekrawiec.co.uk.
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 a lesson has to be missed for a reason known in advance, please inform the teacher, giving 2-weeks’ notice. It may be possible for the lesson to be rearranged. If a student is absent from school due to illness, please email the music teacher directly. Please note that prolonged or frequent absence may deny another student the opportunity to learn. Lessons missed due to illness or educational trips will still have to be paid for.
If the Teacher cancels a scheduled lesson, the Teacher will provide a replacement lesson.
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 (and the Pupil’s 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 Teacher’s discretion, to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by giving written notice of termination to the Pupil or Pupil’s 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 six weeks term-time notice in writing or email.
7. Failure to give notice
Unless terminated under Condition 6 above, this Agreement shall continue from term to term.
If the Pupil stops attending lessons during a term, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid for that term. 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, in his or her reasonable opinion, feels unable to continue tuition on account of unreasonable 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 and signed and dated by both the Teacher and the Pupil’s 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 does not attend) this shall not mean that he or she must do so in future or that he or she 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.
11. 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.
The Conditions set out above will apply to this Agreement.
When this Agreement has been signed by both the Teacher and the Pupil or, if the Pupil is under 18 years of age, the Pupil’s parent or carer, it will constitute a legally binding personal contract between the signatories. However, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s parent or carer) will have the right to cancel this Agreement within 14 days of the date of this Agreement by giving written notice of cancellation to the Teacher. Once the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the Agreement will remain in force continuously unless terminated in accordance with Condition 6.