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regular lessons

Regular lessons are for students who want the regularity of, and are committed to,  a lesson every week during the school term. They take place during Hampshire Education Authority school term times at the following times;

Monday 2pm-7pm

Tuesday 3pm-7pm

Wednesday 3pm-7pm

Thursday 3pm-7pm

Lessons are invoiced every half term period (typically 6/7 weeks). Invoices are sent at the start of each period and are payable mid-way through the term, except for the very first invoice which is payable at the start. If you prefer, lessons can be paid for at the end of each individual lesson. Lessons missed due to illness or otherwise are not refundable. If possible possible I try to offer an alternative time for a missed lesson, however the times I can offer to re-arrange are  limited given I teach around 35 students a week. No rearrangements or refunds are offered if no notice is given of absence. No rearrangements or refunds are offered for students taking holidays during term times. Lessons take place as normal on any inset/training/industrial action days. Payment is due for the full period of invoice even if lessons are terminated before the end of the half-term period.  I hope you understand these policies are to ensure I have a some guarantee of income level, not affected by students' attendance patterns. Should there be an issue with a longer-term illness I am always happy to discuss this. Schools generally invoice per term, and sometimes even per year, and offer no refunds or re-arrangements if lessons are missed. I prefer to be more flexible. If I am unable to teach a regular lesson due to illness, lessons will obviously be refunded if the invoice has already been paid, or it can be deducted from the following invoice if preferred. 

'flexible' regular lessons

I offer these on Fridays between 3pm and 6.30pm and Saturday mornings 9am-midday. It is agreed that a regular weekly slot will be reserved and that students will be committed to attending. However there may be occasions where either party may need to cancel and no fee will be charged. This is because I may be required on occasions to gig on Friday nights , and also it is understandeable that either party may wish/need to be away for the occasional weekend. Lessons are invoiced at the end of each month. If students have lessons at these times, but attendance becomes 'occasional' then the slot may be offered to another pupil. 

flexible lessons

If you don't want the commitment of a regular weekly lesson, then you can book a flexible lesson whenever I have availability. This would include weekday daytimes, and weekends. I have limited availability for flexible lessons on weekdays between 3pm-7pm as this time is generally filled with regular pupils. Flexible lessons are usually payable after each lesson, or invoiced at the end of the month if you prefer. With flexible lessons it is understood that either party may need to cancel or re-arrange at late notice and no fee will be charged. Flexible lessons are payable if students do not attend. Cancellations should always be phoned or texted to 07934 791134. 

payment

Payment is preferred via bank transfer.

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