Terms & Conditions
I am a member of the European String Teachers' Association with an up-to-date, fully-enhanced DBS (CRB) check. I hold a Certificate in Child Protection in Education Level 2.
I have both Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I run my teaching business with a Studio Policy based on a 46 week year between 1st September and 31st August. Within this 46 week year you will have 42 lessons. Those who start after 1st September will have the number of lessons adjusted appropriately (explained here).
The Studio Policy starts after the 1st lesson. I place importance on a new student feeling comfortable enough with me to wish to continue lessons. At the same time, I must assess whether I will be able to help the student. Therefore the Policy comes into place once the decision has been made whether the student is to continue with me after the 1st lesson. Payment for the 1st lesson must be made in advance to secure the time slot.
Consultations/à la carte lessons do not run under a policy, however 50% (non-refundable deposit) of the lesson cost must be paid in advance to secure the time. The remaining 50% must be made immediately at the end of the lesson.
My role is to encourage, support and teach you or your child. I can never guarantee musical progress, or a pass, merit or distinction in an exam. I pride myself on providing my students with all the necessary skills and understanding to achieve their best, but it's dependent on regular, quality practice by the pupil outside the lesson.
I always provide notes during lessons to ensure that the student or parent is aware of successes and areas for development. If the student does not practise on a regular basis and progress is affected as a result, I reserve the right to stop lessons.
Lessons are paid for on a monthly basis. This is due on the 1st of each month. I accept cash and bank transfers.
Consultations/à la carte lessons - 50% (non-refundable deposit) of the lesson cost is due in advance. The remaining 50% is due immediately at the end of the lesson.
Missed or Cancelled Lessons
Any student who misses/cancels a lesson will simply miss the benefit of that lesson. If enough notice is given, I can offer online or video lessons for in-studio students, or video lessons for online students. For more details, please read the Policy.
'A la carte' lessons may be rearranged at any time. Should you wish to cancel completely, due to administrative costs, I am unable to refund deposits.