Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Junior Academy of Music School Lessons

Terms & Conditions for Junior Academy of Music School Lessons

Junior Academy of Music reserve the right to amend or alter our terms of trading, as detailed below, at any time without notice. The latest version will be posted on the website.

By returning the signed music lesson request form slip to us you are agreeing to our terms of trading and you are agreeing to pay the amount as indicated, at regular intervals, as detailed by our invoices.

Invoices will be sent half-termly prior to the new term starting and will state clearly the due date for payment. Invoices must be paid in full by this date. We reserve the right to refuse to teach children if any payment is owed.

Refunds are at the discretion of the management and only given for lessons cancelled due to staff absence and not for pupil absence because of sickness or holiday.

The type of instruments taught, lesson duration availability and costs will be detailed in our Junior Academy of Music lesson request form which is normally available from the school office. Drum and Bass lessons are only available as individual lessons.

We cannot guarantee a place will be available for all pupil applications. In this instance you may be given the option of being added to a waiting list.

Our music lessons are normally taught during school hours by arrangement with school management. We endeavour to vary our lesson timetables whenever possible to minimise impact on academic lessons.

Our lessons are provided under a continuous and open-ended arrangement. If you wish to cancel you must inform us either by telephone or text (07789 566335) or email (jam@jammusicschools.co.uk) before the cancellation date shown on the invoice. We cannot accept cancellation from anyone except a parent or guardian of the child. If the child stops attending lessons they will be marked absent but any outstanding invoices are still due for payment until such cancellation is received by us.

Our music lessons are delivered in good faith and much of our teaching is based on popular contemporary music. Our method is one of positive encouragement to promote both instrument skills and self-confidence. Progress will be greatly enhanced if a regular practice programme is followed in addition to our lessons. As this is dependent on each individual learner, we are unable to guarantee specific measures of progress.

The independent Rockschool syllabus may be offered at our discretion. The cost of external teaching material (such as Rockschool publications) and examination costs are not included in our fees. You are responsible for booking and paying for all costs related to external examinations.

We reserve the right to substitute tutors at our discretion and events beyond our control may result in students being taught in larger groups.

Our teaching staff are suitably qualified and hold DBS checks where appropriate.

Our staff are authorized to send disruptive children back to their regular class if their behaviour compromises the learning or safety of other children. In such situations we would not issue a refund for that lesson.

Instruments are normally provided for use during lessons at no additional cost. We can bear no responsibility for any other instruments brought into school.

We may offer opportunities for our learners to take part in live events from time to time at no extra cost to you, however we are not obliged to do so. In the case of these events being of a charitable nature we may suggest a voluntary financial contribution of which 100% would be donated to the charity.

It may be necessary to record live events for staff training or marketing purposes, using video, still photography or audio equipment. Please make us aware if you wish your child to be excluded.

Terms & Conditions for JAM Saturday and Tuesday Lessons

Terms & Conditions for JAM Saturday and Tuesday Lessons

By signing the JAM booking form you are agreeing to our terms of trading as set out below. We reserve the right to amend or alter these terms of trading at any time without notice and the latest version will be posted on the website.

We cannot guarantee a place will be available for all pupil applications, including those that have taken a free taster session. In this instance you may be given the option of being added to a waiting list.

The first lesson (the Taster) will always be free of charge for each learner. If you choose to join us you are booking to attend – and pay for - the same 30 or 60 minute duration lesson each week, at the same time, on your specified instrument. Allowances for non-attendance, re-arranged time slots or instrument switches will be at the discretion of the management.

Payment for JAM music lessons is to be made by monthly standing order. The cost is amortized to give the same figure each calendar month. This figure also accounts for when we are closed for holidays – see below. If you join us before the standing order begins, we would ask for payment by cash or cheque before each lesson commences.

The actual cost of the standing order will be advised at time of issuing forms to you.

Refunds will not normally be issued for any reason and are entirely at the discretion of the management.

Lessons are provided under a continuous and open-ended arrangement. One month's notice of

termination on either side must be given. You are responsible for cancelling the standing order after termination with JAM. If you forget, we regret we are unable to issue refunds.

Our lessons do not follow the school term calendar and we are open most weeks through the year.

We are closed for eleven sessions per year and these holidays are advised by printed slip, available from our front desk during lessons.

Our music lessons are delivered in good faith and much of our teaching is based on popular contemporary music. Our method is one of positive encouragement to promote both instrument skills and self-confidence. Progress will be greatly enhanced if a regular practice programme is followed in addition to our lessons. As this is dependent on each individual learner, we are unable to guarantee specific measures of progress.

The independent Rockschool syllabus may be offered at our discretion. The cost of external teaching material (such as Rockschool publications) and examination costs are not included in our fees. You are responsible for booking and paying for all costs related to external examinations.

We reserve the right to substitute tutors at our discretion and events beyond our control may result in students being taught in larger groups.

Our teaching staff are suitably qualified and hold DBS checks where appropriate.

We may at our discretion ask for a pupil to be removed from a lesson on disruption or behavioural grounds if we consider there to be a risk to other pupils or our staff. In such cases we would not issue a refund for that lesson.

It may be necessary to record teaching sessions or live events for staff training or marketing purposes, using video, still photography or audio equipment. Please make us aware if you wish your child to be excluded.

You are not required to bring your own instrument (though you are free to do so), as these are provided for use during lessons at no additional cost.

We may offer opportunities for our learners to take part in live events from time to time at no extra cost to you, however we are not obliged to do so. In the case of these events being of a charitable nature we may suggest a voluntary financial contribution of which 100% would be donated to the charity.

Terms & Conditions for Sing! Group Singing Lessons

Terms & Conditions for Sing! Group Singing Lessons

JAM Sing! Singing sessions will take place during school term times only (the term times of the hosting venue).

We request that ALL members complete an application form.

Sessions will be charged for each half-termly block (usually 6 weeks) in advance and payment must be made before commencement of the first session. A reminder will then be sent out in advance of future sessions, again, half-termly.

Refunds will only be made in the case of our not being able to deliver a session or sessions due to unforeseen circumstances. We regret we will not be able to refund for missed lessons if a member is unable to attend, except in extreme circumstances and at our discretion.

We would politely request a regular weekly attendance of members to the singing classes. As a group activity more will be achieved through working closely together in an environment of co-operation.

It is our intention that an environment of positive encouragement is created in our singing groups. We would expect all members to be civil and courteous to each other and work together for the benefit of the group. If any behaviour by any member is deemed incompatible or inappropriate we reserve the right to ask the member to leave that session or sessions. No refunds will be issued in such circumstances.

The sessions, Afterschool Rock & Pop Choir, Junior and Youth Musical Theatre and the Adult Rock & Pop Choir may not be available at all venues – see website www.jammusicschools.co.uk for availability.

Opportunities to perform live will be offered throughout the year, some of which will be with a live band. These will be optional but strongly encouraged. We may request a small entry fee.

It is likely that official Sing! garments will be worn for live events and we may ask members for an additional financial contribution towards these.