Terms and Condition for music lessons at John Clare Primary School


The Teacher will give tuition in Series of ten lessons. The Teacher will give the lessons in school time, at the school, on a rotating timetable, on a day mutually convenient to the Teacher and the School.

The Teacher revises fees in July each year.

The Pupil (or the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian) will pay the fees for each Series in full within ten days of receiving the Teacher’s invoice. Cheques should be made payable to Fergus Black.

Exam and Competition fees, purchase of music, and the provision of pencils and rubbers, are additional.

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’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.

The Pupil will not be entered for any examination, competition or public performance without the prior consent of both the Teacher and the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian.

(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.

Unless terminated under Condition 6 above, this Agreement shall continue from Series to Series. Unless the Pupil (or the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian) or the Teacher has served notice to terminate this Agreement in accordance with Condition 6(b) above or the signatories have agreed to terminate the Agreement in accordance with Condition 6(a) above the Pupil (or the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian) must pay for the next Series in accordance with Condition 2 above, even if the Pupil stops attending lessons. If the Pupil stops attending lessons while a Series is ongoing, the Pupil (or the Pupil’s Parent or Guardian) is not entitled to a refund of any fees paid for that Series or the next 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 al ready 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.

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.


School Activities and Illness : I do not usually get information from schools about Sports Days, trips out, or if a child is ill, etc., so please let me know directly about missed lessons if at all possible. I will do my best to reschedule a missed lesson, but I reserve the right to charge.

Not allowed out of lessons : It sometimes happens that class teachers don’t allow children out of lessons - usually because there is a test or other important activity. Provided this doesn’t happen too often, I will do my best to reschedule the lesson. Again, I reserve the right to charge for the missed lesson.

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