Thank you for your interest in music instruction. In order to obtain the best possible results from your course of study, the following lesson agreement contract must be read and signed by both students and parents. This will assist you with the quickest possible growth and development and insure that the student-teacher relationship is understood properly. The following terms and conditions apply to all private instruction. This is a LEGALLY BINDING contractual agreement. Please read it carefully. This contract automatically renews every month.
OUR GENERAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP:
When you sign up for music lessons with a professional music teacher, you are entering into a BUSINESS relationship with them, and you are expected and obligated to follow a certain number of common sense protocols and rules, and the student is expected to follow a few rules regarding how they organize their schedule and organize their lesson homework. Music Instructors teach lessons for a living and this is a full-time business for all of us, not for “fun” or for a “hobby.” We must earn our living and pay our bills with only the money we receive from our students, so we absolutely have to reliably count on it and depend on it, just as you count on and depend upon your personal paycheck, once a student commits themselves to taking lessons.
IN PERSON LESSONS:
NOTE: All payments for both online and in person are NON REFUNDABLE, and there are no refunds for any reason, stated or implied.
WHEN PAYMENT IS DUE:
Payment is due at the beginning (up front) and then on the last lesson, to reserve your lesson time for the next month. All lesson payments must be paid in advance before we can start with lesson instruction.
TUITION IS BASED ON A MONTHLY RATE, NOT HOW MANY LESSONS A STUDENT ATTENDS.
7 DAYS NOTICE REQUIRED - NO SAME-DAY CANCELLATIONS except for ILLNESS.
CANCELLATION POLICY for ONLINE LESSONS:
Online lessons are performed at the individual student's own pace by subscribing to downloading pre-recorded lesson videos, so there is no cancellation. If a student wishes to cancel or quit a monthly subscription, one can do so at any time through their online Paypal account. Once a monthly payment is applied, one cannot cancel their lessons, as the video lessons are sent out automatically and there are no refunds or "product returns" of the lessons as they are digital downloads. If a student cancels their subscription through their Paypal account, they will not be billed again for the next month and will not receive any more video lessons.
MY VOICE MAIL (909) 445-9000:
To contact me or leave a message for me personally, please contact me directly at my own voice mail (909) 445-9000. Please note: Store employees are not responsible for taking any phone messages for teachers! Please call my 24hr voice mail at (909) 445-9000 or text at (909) 518-0367.
QUITTING LESSONS/Leaves of Absence:
2 WEEKS NOTICE (14 CALENDAR DAYS) required !! before quitting any lessons or for taking any leave of absence. Once you sign up for lessons you are entering into a BUSINESS relationship with the instructor, and are expected and obligated to follow a common-sense, courteous and responsible course of action. It is not acceptable to quit lessons by just not showing up! - you will be charged for the entire month PLUS late fees and collection costs. Students who abandon the lessons by not showing up on a pay week will automatically be charged for the entire month in full, plus a $15 per week late fee, plus all collection costs, including all costs of mailing notices, court costs, and legal expenses.
All students are required to keep a notebook. Coursework must be kept neatly in a folder or notebook - not loose leaf papers stuffed into the guitar case or crumpled up papers stuffed into a pocket.
Books, Disks, DVD’s. CD’s, strings, picks and other materials are NOT covered by your lesson tuition. Students/Parents will be required to BUY additional books and learning materials from time to time.
CANCELLATION BY INSTRUCTOR:
Students will not be charged for any lessons cancelled by the instructor.
$15.00 Charge plus $15.00 Late fee/$30 late fee for ONE HOUR Lessons (Total $30.00 charge plus face value of the check)