Please read the Terms and Conditions below.

You will need to accept these (at the bottom of this page) in order to continue with the application for instrumental/vocal tuition.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SCHOOL TUITION AND MUSIC CENTRES PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY BATH & NORTH EAST SOMERSET MUSIC SERVICE for PARENTS AND CARERS

We have produced the Terms & Conditions detailed below as guidelines to help you during your time with the Bath & North East Somerset Music  Service. These apply only if you are registered directly with the music service for lessons and / or attend one of the music centres. They do not relate to tuition where payment is made to another body, i.e. your school or a music teacher direct. Please read them carefully and keep them for your future reference.
a) FEES
Payment for instrumental tuition, membership of bands, choirs, instrumental ensembles, orchestras and instrument
hire is required termly*.
Invoices are sent at the beginning of term from the local authority finance department unless a request for assistance
with fees is made. Payment must be made within 30 days of the invoice date. Failure to pay a term’s* fees may cancel
any further tuition.

b) ASSISTANCE WITH FEES
Ensemble fees are waived for parents whose child is eligible for free school meals. Assistance is also available
towards tuition costs in schools. In both cases a letter confirming eligibility or other document will need to be
presented.

c) SESSIONS
Lessons in schools are normally delivered as 30 sessions over the academic year, averaging 10 per term*. Music
Centre sessions are offered as per the calendar with dates given in newsletters, information packs and on the website.

d) ACCEPTANCE
Whilst every effort is made to accommodate a child, occasionally a place may not be immediately available when the
application is submitted. In this case, the child’s name is added to a waiting list. Parents are notified when a place
becomes available.

e) CREDITS & REFUNDS
Credits are only given when no teaching is available and there is no alternative to make-up tuition. Credits cannot be
considered if parents and pupils elect to miss sessions to take part in other events. Credits are not normally given for
situations outside of our control (e.g. cancellation of music centre due to severe weather etc.). If possible, make-up
sessions will be arranged, but cannot be guaranteed.
If a pupil suffers long term illness, or a broken limb and four or more consecutive sessions are likely to be missed,
please contact the music service office when either a credit (for a continuing pupil) or refund can be arranged.

f) WITHDRAWAL
A pupil is assumed to be continuing with lessons or ensemble membership unless notice of withdrawal is given.
At least half a term’s* notice must be given in writing.
Letters must be sent to the Music Service office (address below). If notice is not given, a sum equivalent to half a
term’s* fee is charged. Payment of this sum does not entitle the pupil to attend further sessions.

*For the purposes of B&NES music service the word ‘termly’ refers to the following periods:
September - December (Autumn Term)
January - March (Spring Term)
April - July (Summer Term)

g) INSTRUMENTS
Parents are usually expected to provide instruments and accessories. The Music Service does not accept liability for
loss or damage to any personal possessions. Parents are advised that instruments should be insured under an “all
risks” policy. Some instruments can be hired through the Music Service dependent on availability. Please contact the
office for further details.

h) SHARING OF CONTACT INFORMATION
In order to facilitate good communication between you and your child's instrumental/vocal tutor, we will share your preferred email address and contact phone number with your child's instrumental/vocal tutor.

i) CHANGE OF DETAILS

Parents/students are required to inform the Music Service office of any changes or other relevant matters, e.g. change
of address or change of school.
j) CHANGES TO TERMS & CONDITIONS
Parents and pupils are subject to all Terms & Conditions laid down by the Bath & North East Somerset Music Service. B&NES music service has the right to vary the Terms & Conditions without prior notification.

k) DECLARATION

Please read the guidelines carefully.
Your submission by completion of the SurveyMonkey online form or signature on the application form confirms to the Music Service that you have read and understood them and that you agree to abide by them.

l) QUERIES
Applications, withdrawals and queries relating to tuition and music centre activity should in the first instance be made to:
B&NES Music Service, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1DN

Tel: 01225 394474
Please note: This phone number (01225 394474) is specifically for Music Lessons and Instrument Hire.  Messages left on this phone number will be check between 9.00 & 9.30am every Monday and Wednesday morning during term time.

Email: music@bathnes.gov.uk
Web: www.banesmusiconline.co.uk

Please also note that administrative staff are available term-time only.

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* 1. Please tick the appropriate box below to agree or decline the Terms and Conditions as detailed above (please note you will not be able to continue with the application if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions).

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