Terms and conditions

Effective 1 September 2019

Enrolment in any activity provided by Inspiring Music confirms your agreement to the following terms and conditions.

Lessons delivered in schools

  • we aim to offer as many weekly lessons as possible across the academic year

  • the amount invoiced will vary based on the number of lessons offered. For up to date lesson cost and maximum number of weeks per term, please refer to our costs

  • Inspiring Music is only able to offer group lessons subject to availability of students of a similar standard to ensure a positive learning experience. Where there are no students of a similar standard notice will be given to change to individual lessons and charged at the individual lesson rate

  • only lessons missed through tutor absence will be rescheduled or credited

Lessons delivered in Inspiring Music Centres and South Beds Sinfonia

  • a maximum of 30 weeks tuition will be offered to your child. The number of lessons will be pro-rated for students starting later in the year

  • part membership for Inspiring Music Centres must be one, or consecutive sessions

All lessons

  • charges are set by Central Bedfordshire Council and are reviewed annually

  • all tuition offered is subject to the availability of specialist tutors within your geographical area

  • lessons will be charged per session and invoiced at the beginning of each term. Where applicable any credits will be automatically applied the following term

  • payment is required within 14 days from receipt of invoice. For those paying by direct debit, monies will be collected on or after 10 working days from the statement date

  • Inspiring Music reserves the right to withdraw from providing lessons and take legal steps to recover any monies owed due to unpaid fees should payment not be made on time

  • Inspiring Music reserves the right to charge a £25 administration fee to re-instate lessons where they have been stopped due to non-payment

  • enrolment for music tuition is for a minimum of one full term and is continuous until the parent/carer gives notice to cease lessons. This includes any transition between schools where Inspiring Music provides instrumental tuition

  • lessons can only be stopped at the end of a term by giving a minimum of 4 weeks written notice before the end of that term. To do so, email inspiring.music@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or send a letter by post to:
    Inspiring Music
    Flitwick Library
    Coniston Road
    MK45 1QJ
    Please state your child’s name, instrument and school

Instrumental Loan and Insurance

  • Inspiring Music has a limited supply of instruments which can be loaned to students for a maximum of one year on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis

  • when an instrument is on loan from Inspiring Music you are responsible for

    • any loss or damage sustained other than fair wear and tear. We strongly suggest that you have the instrument covered on an “all risks” basis on your household insurance policy; your tutor will be able to advise of its replacement value. If you damage the instrument, please talk to your child’s tutor before taking it for repair as they can guide you on the best course of action

    • maintenance of the instrument (consumables including but not limited to reeds, grease, strings, valve oil, rosin, appropriate cleaning implements etc.)

    • returning the instrument to your child’s tutor upon request of Inspiring Music or when your child ceases tuition with us

Cooling-off period

  • You have 14 calendar days to cancel the contract (the cooling-off period)

  • the cooling-off period starts the day you enrol for lessons

  • to exercise the right to cancel, please email to inspiring.music@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

  • to meet the cancellation deadline, you simply need to send your communication concerning your exercise of right to cancel before the cooling-off period has expired

  • if you cancel this contract during the cooling-off period but have been billed we will credit your account and reimburse to you all payments received from you unless lessons started during the cooling off period, in which case fees for lessons offered will be deducted from our refund to you

  • if you cancel this contract during the cooling-off period and lessons have been offered but have not been billed yet, an invoice will be sent to you for the lessons offered