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Standard Contract For Private Studio Lessons


This agreement is made between Sam White

of Flat 3, 106, High Street, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7BN

who may be contacted Monday-Friday between 9:00-20:00 on: 07782278622 and by email

and ("Student")

of (address) for the Teacher to

provide Lessons ("Lessons") on the drum kit to (Student name) (See individual contract from Jotform which includes all of these points and can be found

, to commence on­­ (date) and thereafter at the regular time, day and location as mutually agreed between the Student and the Teacher. Each Lesson to have a duration of either  30/45/60 minutes.

The fees from 1st September 2023 are: -

£22 per 30 minutes

£33 per 45 minutes

£44 per 60 minutes



which is payable in blocks of either 4 or 5 lessons (depending on number of those days in the month), in full prior to each month. (Please wait for the invoice before paying)

  • Lesson fee’s are due by the "Due Date" written on the invoice.

  • Payment Information: -

  • It is the responsibility of the student/parent/guardian to inform me, in writing, the dates in the month/term that the student will be unavailable with TWO WEEKS MINIMUM notice.

  • In order to have the best student experience, it is important that students are able to attend regular, weekly lessons. Although it is acceptable to occasionally cancel a lesson with more than two weeks notice, frequent and/or high volume cancellations* may render you liable for costs such as the studio fee and/or lesson fee as well as put your time slot at risk, even if the required two week notice period is always given. There can be exceptional and mitigating circumstances, which will be dealt with on a case by case basis and decided upon at the Teachers discretion. Where suitable, a reasonable compromise will always try to be reached.

* An example of high volume and frequent student cancellations would be if a student were to take one lesson in April, no lessons in May, one lesson in June and then be unavailable until October. It is expected that students aim to take drum lessons for at least 39 weeks of the year where possible, as well as commit to regular and structured practice.


The lessons will take place at: Studio 10, Mill Hill Music Complex, 1 Bunns Lane Works, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2AJ.

Cancellation policy

A written notice period of not less than 4 weeks is required to terminate this agreement after the cooling

off period (see paragraph 4 overleaf). In the event that the Student discontinues Lessons after the cooling off period with insufficient notice, the Student will be liable to pay fees for those Lessons not taken during the notice period.

This agreement is subject to the conditions printed overleaf and may only be varied with the agreement of both parties.

The Student hereby requests immediate commencement of the Lessons on the timetable stated above and acknowledges that

he/she will not be entitled to a refund for any Lessons which have begun during the cooling-off period.



To cancel your contract

Information about the 'cooling off' period and the exercise of the right to cancel during it

You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days (the 'cooling off' period) without giving any reason.

The cooling off period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract. To exercise the

right to cancel. you must inform me:

Sam White,

of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by e-mail) .

To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cooling off period has expired.


Effects of cancellation during the 'cooling off' period

If you cancel this contract during the cooling off period, we will reimburse to you all payments received

from you unless you requested us to begin the performance of services during the cooling off period.

We will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this contract. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction (bank transfer), unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not

incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement. If you requested us to begin the performance of

services during the cancellation period, you shall pay us for the Lessons provided.



Private teaching

1. Fees

Lesson fees are subject to annual review.

Where Lesson fees are increased as a result of

such a review, the Teacher shall endeavour to

give the Student at least one month's notice of

such increase. The Student shall have the right

to terminate this agreement immediately on

written notice to the Teacher without liability to pay

for any further Lessons (and to receive a refund in

respect of any Lessons for which the Student has

paid in advance) in the event that the applicable

Lesson fees increase.

2. Missed Lessons

Any Lesson missed by the Student shall be

paid for unless otherwise agreed with the

Teacher. If the Teacher is unavailable to give

any scheduled Lesson, the Lesson will be

carried forward to another date. If this is not

possible, any fee already paid will be refunded or

used to pay for a future Lesson.

3. Additional Lessons (for those who pay per term)

Extra Lessons may be scheduled during

holiday periods or at any other time by mutual

agreement and at a cost mutually agreed

between the Student and the Teacher.

4. Cooling-off Period

a) The Student has a legal right to cancel this

agreement under the Consumer Contracts

(Information, Cancellation and Additional

Charges) Regulations 2013 during the "cooling

off period" set out in 4(b) below. This means

that during that cooling off period. if the

Student changes his/her mind or decides for any

other reason that he/she does not want to

receive the Lessons. the Student can notify the

Teacher of his/her decision to cancel the

agreement and receive a refund for any

Lessons paid for but not received prior to that


b) The Student's cooling off period starts from

the date of this agreement and ends 14 days

later. To cancel the agreement the Student

should let the Teacher know that he/she has

decided to cancel.

5. Limitation of Liability

a) If the Teacher fails to comply with the terms of

this agreement. He is responsible for loss

or damage the Student suffers that is a

foreseeable result of the Teacher's breach or

his negligence, but is not responsible for

any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.

b) If the Lessons are due to be performed at the

Student's home, the Teacher is responsible for

any damage caused by him to that


c) The Teacher does not in any way exclude or

limit his liability for death or personal injury

caused by its negligence. fraud, or fraudulent



From time to time, the Student may request

that the Teacher:

a) Supplies them with goods (for example,

sheet music, strings or reeds): or

b) Loans them an instrument or other

equipment. in connection with the provision of

the Lessons or the undertaking of

performances and/or examinations.

This agreement is not intended to include

provisions applicable to those scenarios, and

the Student and the Teacher should mutually

agree relevant terms in writing as required.

7. Termination of Agreement

a) A decision to discontinue Lessons after the

cooling off period may be taken by the Student or

the Teacher in which case written notice, the

period of which is stated overleaf, shall be given by

the party seeking to discontinue. In the event

that the Student discontinues Lessons with

insufficient notice, the Student will be liable to

pay fees for those Lessons not taken during the

notice period.

b) If a student/parent is frequently late with payments, or refuses to pay the invoices, without acceptable mitigating circumstances or without evidence that they have given the mandatory two weeks notice for a lesson absence, then they will lose their lesson slot and their membership shall be cancelled until full payment has been received.

c) A student who has lost their time slot as a result of late payments may have to re-join the waiting list until a suitable timeslot becomes available. A time slot will only be made available as soon as all monies owed are settled. This is at the discretion of the Teacher.

8. General

a) Neither party shall be liable to the other party

for any breach by the other of any of the terms

and conditions herein occasioned by any act of

God, war, revolution, riot, civil disturbance,

strike, lock-out. flood, fire or other cause not

reasonably within the control of such party.

b) The Student undertakes not to make

photocopies of any music, nor share passwords and login information for the website and members area of Printing lesson plans is for the sole use of the student only.

c) Examination entries, festivals, competitions

or otherwise will only be entered if the Student

and Teacher are in agreement. Any entry fees

will be paid for by the Student.

d) The Student is responsible for the insurance

of the Student's instrument.

e) In the interests of the Student's well-being

whilst in the Teacher's care, the Teacher must be

informed of any medical or other condition

affecting the Student.

f) If the Student is under eighteen, the Student's

parent or guardian gives permission for the

Teacher to teach the Student.

g) The Teacher is a member of the MU and

agrees to abide by the MU's Code of Conduct. a

copy of which can be obtained from the MU,

whose address is 60-62 Clapham Road,

London SWG OJJ.


- "Term" in the above context corresponds to

the termly calendar in Local Authority (LA)


- MU members are insured personally in respect

of legal liability that may arise following injury or

damage to members of the public. The limit of

indemnity is £10m. This policy is only operative

whilst the individual registered member is

performing, rehearsing or auditioning either

solo or as part of a group, band or orchestra

and/or whilst teaching either at the member's

own home, the Student's own home, or in a

public place including transit to and from.

- It is important to note that whilst a Teacher

will use his or her best endeavours to ensure

the Student makes satisfactory progress. this

cannot be guaranteed. In particular, careful

regular practice as advised by the Teacher is

a prerequisite of success on any musical

instrument or in any musical endeavour.

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