Terms and Conditions

After 2 lessons or when buying a package of lessons, you will be asked to sign a standard contract which sets out simple terms for taking lessons. You can download the standard Musicians' Union (MU) contract here. Please read the information in the contract carefully, it is neither more nor less important than the extra notes below.

Extra terms and conditions which are assumed when taking lessons:

  • 48 hours' notice is required to cancel or rearrange a lesson. If this notice is not given then the student/parent/guardian will be charged for a missed lesson.
  • Phone calls and voicemails are the most reliable form of communication. Text messages and social media communications will not be accepted as means of communication regarding booking, cancelling and rearranging lessons. Emails will be accepted for normal communications, however email is considered inappropriate for booking, cancelling or rearranging lessons with less than 48 hours notice. If in doubt, call - details on the contact page.
  • Lessons will take place either weekly or fortnightly on the same day and at the same time each week or fortnight. It will be the student's/parent's/guardian's responsibility to cancel any recurring booking. A note of lesson day, time and frequency will be made on the contract at the time of signing.
  • When the time comes to discontinue lessons, 4 weeks' notice will be required.

Jim charges the standard MU rates for private lessons, you can download the rates here. Please note that Jim usually only provides one on one private lessons in blocks of at least 1 hour. If you would like to share your lessons with a friend, the rate is time + 1/3 (20 per person per hour). Half hour lessons are only available for children under the age of 12. Group lessons can be arranged: the rate for 4 people sharing a lesson is 12 per person per hour, these lessons are by special arrangement as a suitable group of people will need to be co-ordinated by availability and abilty level - please contact Jim here with enquiries.


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