TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE & GROUP LESSONS POLICY, AS OF TERM 1, 2021
The following Terms and Conditions apply to all lesson agreements made between Beat Factor Music Academy, its students and the parents / carers of “the student” and includes references to Beat Factor Music Academy. (BFMA).
The Terms and Conditions described below may seem relatively strict but they have been made to be as fair as possible for both client and provider. As BFMA is a small social enterprise that functions with minimal margins, such lines in the sand have had to be drawn and are not a reflection of how awesome the majority of the BFMA Family is. Please understand that they are there to protect the livelihood of this small business. BFMA tries to approach each individual case in good faith with an open ear in hopes that you will also approach BFMA in the same manner. There will be times that the terms and conditions are more in favour of BFMA but there are other times that they are more in favour of the parent and student/caregiver.
Beat Factor Private Music Lessons
First Lesson of 45 minutes for new student costs from $45.
The first lesson on any instrument usually takes longer than the usual weekly 30 minute lessons.
There are lots to cover and to take in for any young student or mature age student. Therefore, from all my years of teaching, it is wise to not rush the very first lesson and take the time to absorb and take in all the information and the necessary skills that you would be required to work on from your first lesson and over the coming weeks and for the duration of the course.
ON-GOING PRIVATE LESSON:
• One Lesson of 30 Minutes – Costs from $25- $30
• One Lesson of 45 Minutes – Costs from $45
• One Lesson of 60 Minutes – Costs from $60
Casual or one off lessons – 30 Minutes- $40-$45
The details of your fees structure will be further advised during the first lesson.
More than one student in a private lesson attracts more discounts.
PAIRED LESSON (30 -45 minutes)
• $20 per person for 30 minutes
• $30 per person for 45 minutes
Please contact your teacher for times and course contents.
BF Music Rules and Regulations
All lessons MUST be pre-paid, either on a casual rate basis or on our discounted Term payments.
Each student is automatically enrolled for Music Lessons and obligated to BF music Terms & Conditions once student or students commence their first lesson in the Term.
2.Our Payment options
• Direct Deposit
• Electronic Funds Transfer
• Cash Payments
• Flexible payment arrangements are available.
3.Late Arrivals – Private & Group Lessons
Students arriving late will not have their lesson time extended unless there is ability and a valid reason for doing so. A student arriving late backs up the entire schedule and presents scheduling problems for everyone concerned. Certain exceptions may be considered.
4.Cancellations and No-Shows– Private & Group Lessons
Where at least 24-hours notice of the intended absence is given, this is deemed an ‘explained absence’.
Any cancellation or missed lesson without 24 hours’ notice is considered a ‘no show’.
Failure to show up for lessons creates a loss of income for the teacher who has set aside that lesson time for the student in good faith. This means that if you do not contact the teacher with a reasonable explanation prior to your appointed lesson time (‘explained absence’), this is considered a no-show. As a consequence, there will be no refund, make-up lesson or credit and the lesson will be considered forfeited.
If a student is unable to attend a lesson please let BFMA know at the earliest time possible, either by email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone or text at 0411 028 077
5.Explained absence and Make-up lessons
Where an explain absence is accepted by the teacher, a make-up lesson will be offered or a credit.
Make-up Lessons– Private Lessons
Make-up lessons must be taken in the same session of lessons paid or accounted for in which that the lesson was cancelled.
You and the teacher will arrange a replacement/catch-up lesson with you at a mutually agreeable time. This often happens in the form of an extra 30minutes on your next lesson or an extra 15minutes on top of your next two lessons or if this isn’t possible with the lesson schedule, they will choose a day or two during the Term or during the first week of the Term break.
If the teacher fails to show up for a lesson or cancels for any reason, a makeup lesson will be scheduled during the same Term or during the first week of Term break.
6.Community Drum Group Lessons
There are no refunds or make up lessons for missing Group Lessons or Workshops held at Saltwater Community Centre, Saltwater Reserve or Point Cook Community Centre. The teacher has to pay a community room hire fee, regardless if whether 3 or 10 students show up for the lesson. Two weeks notice is required to cancel a community room booking without charge to the teacher. Certain exceptions can be considered and a lesson credit will be applied to the student account in the following Term.
7.External Performance of Content
Without the written consent of a Beat Factor Music staff, students or anyone else is not permitted to perform or display any of the lessons taught in class in a public platform, online media inclusive (YouTube, Facebook etc.). Any breaches of these terms and condition will be dealt with serious actions.
8.Teaching and Sharing Beat Factor Music content
Without the consent of Beat Factor Music, any sharing of the Beat Factor Music lessons and teaching to a third party is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any unpermitted recording or taping of Beat Factor Music classes is PROHIBITED. Any breaches of these terms and condition will be dealt with serious actions.