Terms & Conditions
Parents/guardians and pupils are subject to the terms and conditions as laid down by the Richmond Music Trust as detailed below, and agree to abide by these terms and conditions. The Trustees of the Trust reserve the right to alter the terms and conditions if necessary.
The Trust reserves the right to change teaching personnel, venue, lesson times and pupil groupings where necessary and to notify parents of changes where possible.
Payment for lessons and/or membership of activities is required termly in advance. The invoice must be settled within 14 days to ensure tuition/membership. Where payment is not made in advance, we reserve the right to discontinue service until full payment has been received. Continued non-payment of fees will result in your place being withdrawn.
Pupils are automatically re-enrolled and invoiced for the same activities every term unless appropriate notice has been given (see below).
The Trust requires notice in writing half a term before you would like tuition to stop. We reserve the right to charge half a term’s fees in lieu of notice if this requirement is not met.
When a member of our teaching staff is absent, every effort will be made to ensure that the missed lesson is made up. In some circumstances, the lesson may be made up the following term. The Trust is only liable for instrumental lessons/activities missed as a result of the absence of a Trust teacher.
RMT teachers reserve the right to group pupils according to their ability. When groupings change and it becomes necessary to transfer a pupil from group to individual or vice versa, the appropriate increase in tuition fees (or refund) will be processed as soon as possible by the Trust.
The Trust reserves the right to discontinue tuition/activity where a pupil’s progress, effort, attendance or behaviour is unsatisfactory.
In most cases it will be necessary for parents/carers to make their own arrangements for obtaining an instrument for their child to practise on. It will also be necessary to purchase music. Our page on buying/hiring an instrument contains further information.