TERMS & CONDITIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
Beginning drum & percussion tuition by BRHYTHMIC or hiring of instruments constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
CALL OUT FEES
Call out fees are charged for any teaching which is not back-to back in the one location for a minimum of 3 hours.
To cancel your lesson and receive a make up credit, please log into the BRH and cancel your lesson. Students that cancel their lesson without 24h notice will be charged the full lesson rate, but don’t worry, we still work hard for you during your lesson time if you can’t make it one week. Students that provide notice are subject to a make up lesson. See MAKE UP LESSONS. A maximum of one lesson per term is allowed.
Four weeks’ notice before term-end is required if ceasing tuition. Cessation of lessons can only occur at the end of the term and payment is required for the full term. Please fill out Ceasing Tuition Form. With out notice, full payment for the following term is charged.
All BRHYTHMIC tutors have been screened with the Working with Children Check under the Child Protection Act. All BRHYTHMIC tutors understand the duty of care for each and every student that they teach as well as the most up-to-date child protection processes and procedures.
BRHYTHMIC uses most forms of modern communication including email, text messages, phone calls etc. If a student or parent has provided an email address or phone number to a tutor then these will be used in communicating to students. If you prefer to communicate by text message or email, your communication is only applicable if it has been acknowledged and replied to, to ensure your communication has been received. BRHYTHMIC does not accept phone calls text messages or email in the case of lesson cancellations or changes (see CANCELLATIONS).
DRUM & PERCUSSION CONCERT
The drum and percussion concert is held annually in September and provides students with a performance opportunity. It is not compulsory, though we highly recommended to improve performance ability. The amount of one $30 is charged on your term 3 invoice irrespective if you are able to attend or not. If you are unable to attend and do not want this charge applied to your account, you must log in to the BRH prior to the RSVP date and cancel your attendance. We welcome you to bring friends and family to watch.If you are part of one of our BRHYTHMIC Packages or Senior Tutor Package, the drum concert fee is included in your package.
DRUM & PERCUSSION TUTORS
As a general rule, Drum & Percussion BRHYTHMIC Tutors have the following qualities:
- less than 10 years experience
- are suited to beginner students
- suited to primary school students
- little or no experience tutoring HSC students
Drum & Percussion Tutors have been trained by BRHYTHMIC and have access to all BRHYTHMIC material. Drum & Percussion Tutors are trained and managed by Bron (See SENIOR TUTOR).
There is an annual enrolment fee of $59 which is fully refundable in the case where we are unable to accommodate your enrolment request within two weeks. The enrolment fee is refunded to you when you leave BRHYTHMIC provided you:
BRHYTHMIC offers Trinity examinations to be sat in term 3 These applications are lodged as a group. Fees are generally between $100-$300 depending on the grade. BRHYTHMIC charges a $59 admin fee to cover the cost of applying and administering examination requirements as well as paying a tutor to be present during your exam (does not apply to exams that are deferred).
Tuition and Conducting rates are guided by the NSW Music Teachers Association.
HOLIDAY & WEEKEND LESSONS
Holiday lessons can be organised upon request, minimum lesson time is 1 hour. See our Casual Lesson rate at Pricing.
BRHYTHMIC has Public Liability insurance.
Drum kit hire is available for $90.00 per calendar month. Monthly hire is applicable for any part of the month e.g. 2.5 months = 3 months of hire. A $90.00 deposit is required on first invoice and will be repaid or credited to hirer once instrument is returned in a fair and similar condition to when it was first hired. Delivery and pick up of instruments is free if delivered during a student’s normal lesson time, otherwise charged at $30 drop off or pick up. There is a “you break it, you pay for it” policy with instrument hire. Therefore any repairs required as a result of damage to instruments under hire will be charged to the hirer. Loss or theft is the responsibility of the hirer.
Prepaid 10 pack invoices are emailed four weeks prior to the start of term and are due 2 weeks prior to the start of term. See our Calendar. Payment terms are strictly 14 days and failure to pay will incur a late payment fee. Failure to pay within 21 days means your spot will be allocated to another student. Invoices for instrument hire are issued at the beginning of the hire period and are C.O.D.
LATE PAYMENT FESS
Late payment fees apply to invoices not paid within 28 days. Late payments fees are currently $38 per month. Continually late or lack of payment will be referred to our Debt Collection Agency and your information reported to a credit agency.
MAKE UP LESSONS
Make up lessons will be arranged where possible and are the responsibility of the student to arrange. One make up lesson per term is applicable. Make up lessons are valid for 10 weeks. If a student does not arrange for their make up lesson within ten weeks it will expire. All make up lessons must be made up by the end of Term 4. Make up lessons do not carry to the following school year. If the student is still owed a make up lesson at the end of the school year due to a cancellation by BRHYTHMIC, the credit for this lesson will be carried to their Term 1 invoice. No credits will be given on unredeemed make up lessons when the student has cancelled the lesson. Make up lessons will be conducted throughout the term depending on the availability of tutors and students. It is the student’s responsibility to book in make up lessons with their tutor. BRHYTHMIC will contact students to arrange make up lessons for lessons that we have cancelled by us. BRHYTHMIC also offers a substitute tutor if you tutor is away one week.
MAKE UP LESSONS FOR GROUP LESSONS
No make up lesson is offered for missed group or shared lessons due to student’s absence. If BRHYTHMIC cancels an entire group lesson then all students will be granted a make up lesson.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We offer a 14 day money back guarantee for first time students. If, for some reason you do not think we are a good fit or this is not what you are expecting, simply email us, and you and you’ll receive a full refund. Guaranteed.
Students that do not turn up to their lesson without 24h notice will be charged the full lesson rate and are not made up at a later time, but don’t worry, we will still work hard for you during your lesson.
PAUSING YOUR ACCOUNT
We offer to pause your account, so you do not need to re-enrol. If you are away for a term, or several (up to 4 terms), we pause your account so long as you provide 4 weeks notice prior to term-end.
All personal information collected by BRHYTHMIC remains private and confidential and will only be used by BRHYTHMIC tutors and your school representatives.
RECORDING AUDIO & VIDEO & PHOTOGRPAHY
From time to time, BRHYTHMIC will record and photograph students’ performances and experiences relating to learning music. For example, photos and or videos are often taken at the annual BRHYTHMIC concert. Any audio, video or photography produced by BRHYTHMIC is the property and copyright of BRHYTHMIC. Audio, video and photograph material may be used for educational, learning and marketing purposes. BRHYTHMIC takes all care to produce tasteful, appropriate audio, video and photography as to promote positive experiences for students that are applicable to music development and education. In any event where you object to the public or private distribution of audio, video or photographed material, please email email@example.com stating the student’s name, the name or nature of the recorded material and reason for objection.
All fees are non refundable. We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. See MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
Lessons hosted at your school are subject to the schools rules, terms and conditions and guidelines.
Senior BRHYTHMIC Tutors have the following qualities:
- more than 10 years experience
- are suited to intermediate to advanced students
- suited to high school students
- have experience tutoring HSC students
- manage, metro and train BRHYTHMIC Drum Tutors
- minimum Grade 8 qualification.
BRHYTHMIC supports the use of Social Media and recognises that it can assist in improving communication and learning opportunities both within and outside the BRHYTHMIC community. BRHYTHMIC has a Social Media Policy for its staff in the interests of protecting the students, parents and schools we serve as well as BRHYTHMIC staff. We understand that social media is constantly evolving and that new social media platforms are being introduced regularly. For the purposes of our policy, ‘social media’ is defined as accessible online communities that enable users to create and share content, information, comments, links and ideas with other users. This can be done through a website or an application. We, as well as the Department of Eduction, supports its employees’ participation in social media online applications such as social networking sites, wikis, blogs, microblogs, video and audio sharing sites, and message boards that allow people to easily publish, share and discuss content.
Using Social Media in the right way can aid in communication and education. As such we have both public and private social media accounts. Private social media accounts, such as our Private Facebook Page and Private Instagram Page have been set up specifically for BRHYTHMIC students and their parents and schools. Whilst these pages are closed and private, BRHYTHMIC can not control and is not liable for any posts that have been copied or recreated. BRHYTHMIC closely monitors these accounts to ensure they are used for the purpose of sharing content, information, comments, links and ideas with BRHYTHMIC students, parents and schools.
If you already have components of the Starter pack, keep the components as spares or take them to school, grandparents houses etc. as a spare set.
Whilst all care is taken, BRHYTHMIC provides supervision for the student only during their allocated lesson time. A parent or guardian must take responsibility outside of the agreed lesson time.
SCHOOL TERM DATES
BRHYTHMIC operates as per the NSW public school terms. Lessons are not held in school holidays (unless by special request – you can order a one of lesson by selecting Introductory Lesson or Mentor Lesson) or on public holidays or pupil free days. Most schools have student free days on the first Monday of terms 1, 2 & 3. If your lesson falls on a public holiday or pupil free day, you will be issued a make up lesson. If you have camp or exams, it is your responsibility to cancel you lesson for a make up lesson giving more than 24 hours notice: See CANCELLATIONS.
We appreciate your understanding to the above terms and conditions.