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Academy

Instrumental Tuition

Instrumental Tuition - Additional Information and Terms and Conditions

Applications

Applications for instrumental tuition should be made by completing the Google Form which will be sent to you via SchoolComms the half term before the following term, (for example during the second half of the Autumn term, for lessons beginning in the Spring Term.)

Once you have applied for lessons, please assume that your application is successful. Please note that although we do generally accommodate 100% of our applications, they are dealt with on a first come first served basis as our instrumental teachers sometimes have limited capacity. If we cannot accommodate your application we will contact you after the deadline has passed and all applications have been received.

A payment request will go live on ParentPay after the application deadline.  This date will be stated on the Google Form.  Payment should then be made within one week of this date.

You will be contacted via SchoolComms to inform you when lessons will start.  It is then the responsibility of the parent/student to check the days and times of lessons either via Firefly, or by checking the timetables which are displayed on the notice board in the foyer of the Performing Arts Block.

Lesson information

We deliver 10 lessons per term. You can choose from 15 minute lessons (£100 per term) or 30 minute lessons (£200 per term).

Lessons are rotated on a two weekly basis to avoid students missing too much class time.  However please be aware that by enrolling your child into instrumental tuition at school, missing class time is inevitable. We cannot accept specific individual requests for timetabling unless there are extenuating circumstances.

You must give at least 48 hours notice if your child needs to change their lesson time for any reason. (Medical appointments, exams, school trips etc.) The lessons will only be rearranged if 48 hours notice is given.

Refunds will only be given if your child’s lesson cannot be delivered due to circumstances beyond our control.

Instruments

Students must have their own instrument at home on which to learn and practice. They should bring this  instrument, clearly labelled,  to school for their lessons.  They do not have to bring keyboards, double basses or drum kits to school.  Own guitars should be bought wherever possible but amps and leads do not need to be bought in.

Only larger instruments can be stored in the school music store room. Other instruments should be stored in your child’s locker or kept with them during the day.

If you would like information about where to buy or hire an instrument please contact the Music Manager.

Cancellations

If you decide to cancel lessons once you have made your application but before lessons begin, then you may be asked to pay a cancellation fee.

If you cancel lessons within the term that you have booked, then you will be liable to pay for the rest of the term.

To apply click here