Lesson agreement Pianolessen Utrecht 2019-2020
Pianolessen Utrecht Vleuterweide, Beurréperenlaan 2, 3452DE Vleuten
The schoolyear 2019-2020 will start on Monday 2 September 2019 and will last until Monday 29 June 2020 and consist of 36 lesson weeks and two concerts.
Due to the fact that not all schools have the same holiday’s in their schedule all the lesson dates are mentioned in the calendar (handed out at the beginning of the schoolyear) and in the agenda on the student portal.
There are no lessons on the following dates:
- 21 October – 25 October 2019 (Autumn break),
- 23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 (Christmas holiday),
- 17 February – 21 February 2020 (Spring break),
- Monday 13 April 2020 (Easter),
- 27 April – 8 May 2020 (May holiday),
- 21 and 22 May 2020 (Ascension Day weekend),
- 1 June 2020 (Pentecost).
Because of (bank)holidays on Monday, Thursday and Friday there are precisely 36 lesson weeks. On Tuesday and Wednesday this is not the case, for these days there are 37 lesson weeks. Because of this one lesson will be cancelled. This will be communicated in a timely fashion at latest on week beforehand.
All administration, information and scheduling go through the student portal (www.mymusicstaff.com). To login, visit the website https://www.pianolessen-utrecht.nl/en/login/. Here you can find all the available timeslots, invoices, extra costs, overview of holiday’s, make-up credits and more.
If a student is not able to attend a lesson, at least 4 days in advance a cancellation has to be send to the teacher. In this case the lesson can take place on a different date/time during working hours of the teacher when there is an available timeslot. When the cancellation meets the deadline make-up credit will be given to the student. All available timeslots can be found on the student portal. Lessons cancelled after the deadline of 4 days are not able to be rescheduled. If there are unforeseen circumstances like illness and you can’t attend the lesson, please let the teacher know as soon as possible via sms/WhatsApp/e-mail. In such a case it will be possible to receive make-up credit as well.
Lessons can’t be rescheduled during (bank)holiday’s or weekends.
If the teacher is sick or not able to give lessons, there will be a substitution or the lesson will be rescheduled in a later time. No restitution is possible.
The lesson fees are:
- € 864,- per year excluding VAT for a lesson of 30 minutes
- € 1280,- per year excluding VAT for a lesson of 45 minutes
- € 1690,- per year excluding VAT for a lesson of 60 minutes
- (€ 650,- per year excluding VAT for a lesson of 45 minutes two weekly)
For students aged 21 or above Pianolessen Utrecht is obligated to add 21% VAT to the invoice.
Besides these costs there is a concert fee per student (see concerts), this fee will be charged in the beginning of the schoolyear.
All payments must be made in 10 instalments, they are scheduled on the 1st of the month.
If the financial obligation is not met, the teacher has the right to refuse the student for the lesson.
It is also possible to pay per (half) year: 1 September 2019 (50% or 100% of the tuition fee due); 1 February 2020 (50% of the tuition fees due).
Notice of ending lessons
When it is decided to stop taking piano lessons, the student owes tuition fees for the next one month (so cancellation period is 4 weeks) and he/she is entitled to the corresponding number of lessons.
Not only the student, but also the teacher has the right to suspend or discontinue classes. This happens, for example, due to a lack of commitment at home and/or in class during a longer period. Prior to this decision, the teacher raised this problem with the student and/or parent(s), so that they have the opportunity to prove the contrary. If after 2-4 lessons there is no improvement to be seen by the teacher, the lessons will be discontinued immediately and any overpaid tuition fees will be refunded.
For new students, the first period of 4 lessons is considered as a probationary period. After a short evaluation with the parents and/or student, advice is given as to whether or not to continue the lessons. If it is decided not to continue taking piano lessons, then by way of exception no cancellation period applies.
Concerts are a part of the course. There is one concert per six months. In some cases, the student cannot participate in the concert (for example beginners, severe stage anxiety). The date of the first concert is Sunday, November 10, 2019. The date of the second concert will be announced no later than November/December 2019. The student makes sure that he/she is available on the mentioned dates. In the event that the student knows in advance that he/she is not available due to other obligations, (part of) the concert surcharge will be cancelled and this amount will be refunded. Availability can be communicated up to 6 weeks prior to the concert. No refund is possible with a later cancellation. It is decided 6 weeks in advance whether the student will be assigned in the morning or in the afternoon. This classification is final. In special cases it can be decided in consultation that a change is possible, but this can lead to a possible change in the student’s program. The concert surcharge is intended for the rent of the venue and all material costs.
Sheet music: The sheet music with studio license is included in the tuition fee. Other books, teaching methods and individual songs as desired are at the student’s expense. Teacher will always ask for approval for every possible purchase.
Extra lessons: In some cases, there may be an extra lesson that does not fall within the normal lesson weeks (for example during the holidays, if the teacher is available, or for exams). These must be paid separately and are processed on the next invoice.
EPTA Exam Surcharge: In the 2019-2020 school year, Pianolessen Utrecht offers an exam package. The amount for this package will be announced in the fall of 2019 (based on the exam fee). This package includes the student’s registration for the EPTA exam, the exam fee, one group lesson (including practice exam) and administration costs. The date of the group lesson will be announced in January 2020.
Lesson replacement in exceptional circumstances
In the event of, for example, the teacher’s pregnancy, Pianolessen Utrecht is free to hire a replacement teacher to continue the agreed teaching program. This will be at the same location and by a qualified teacher.
In the event that in exceptional cases no replacement teacher can be found, Pianolessen Utrecht will credit the lessons not provided in consultation with the (parents of the) student.
This Lesson Agreement can be adjusted at any time by Pianolessen Utrecht. This will always be communicated directly with all students. The dates and prices mentioned in the Lesson Agreement are subject to change and no rights can be derived from this.