Music Gym Opening Times & T&C’s

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Opening times – we are open for 44 weeks of the year for Guitar, Drums, Music Production and Keyboard Lessons. We are open for 41 weeks of the year for Singing.

We operate a payment plan that spreads the cost of tuition across the year in 12 equal payments – it is pro rata so you pay the same amount monthly regardless of how many lessons there are in any particular month.

We offer lessons after school Mon – Friday – 4 till 9 pm and all day Saturday 9am to 4pm. We do have some Lessons during the weekdays and we can give give lessons to the home schooled.

Music Gym Terms & Conditions

COVID update – as usual please make sure you arrive at least 10 mins before start of lesson and end of lesson to collect your child. We will be cleaning rooms so lessons may end/ start a few minutes early. If you are going to be late please call us on 01923 523 027.

We have been working getting our studios as safe as we can under current guidelines. We have had to move our timetable around to adjust for this. We are back in the centre for face to face lessons from Tuesday 1st September (some of you have opted to stay on zoom). Please check the new schedule that is coming out to you via email shortly, it will confirm if you are coming into the centre or have opted for zoom (if you have opted for zoom please do not just show up as we have strict limits on how many pupils and headcount we can have in the centre). This is all subject to change and we are ready to go back onto zoom lessons if we get a local lockdown.

To make the lessons as safe as possible for our pupils and staff there are some measures that have been put in place.

PUPILS

Please do not turn up for lesson if the pupil is exhibiting any signs of being unwell or you have been in touch with anyone that has been unwell. In line with the Government Guidelines – here.

We are using the external stairs for entry/exit to Music Gym (NOT the main entrance).
Please drop off pupils no more than 5 mins before lesson time and wait outside the centre at the bottom of the stairs for Music Gym staff to collect pupils – there is no waiting area and parents/guardians are not allowed inside the building for COVID precautions.
Please wait outside the centre by the external stairs to pick up pupils at end of lesson and please note Music Gym is not responsible for the pupils once they have left the teaching room. We have hand sanitisers that need to be used going into and out of the Music Gym, there is new signage and social distancing will be in force. The Centre now has a one in one out toilet policy in operation.
Pupils 11 and over need to wear a face covering, under 11 it is optional.
To reduce cross-contamination please can you make sure that:
Guitarists – bring your own guitar and pick
Vocalists – bring your own mic, we have bought see-through screens to go in front of singing pupils.
Drummers – bring your own sticks
Keyboards – use our keyboard (we will be cleaning keyboards between lessons)
Everyone is to bring your own pen/pencil, notebook, and course books. Also, your own water bottle as we cannot provide any water from the Centre.

STAFF AT MUSIC GYM

Staff will be wearing face coverings.
The staff have been briefed and time has been factored in between lessons to clean all touchpoints and equipment. As well as cleaning in between lessons, we will be doing an additional clean after all the lessons are complete for the day. If you leave the immediate vicinity after dropping pupil off at Music Gym please make sure your arrive 10 minutes before end of lesson as pupils may be put a couple of minutes early die to cleaning the room.

We have moved the rooms around to cater to social distancing and we can only have 4 pupils in the teaching rooms at any one time. Teachers have been advised of this new protocol and are looking forward to seeing pupils!

(Free Taster Terms & Conditions are below)

Music Gym Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law.
Something Guitar Ltd T/as Music Gym
Music Gym is the trading name of Something Guitar Ltd and as such provides music tuition from freelance music teachers. Music Gym collects payment and distributes payment to teachers as a proportion of fees paid minus costs for the building, marketing activities, instruments used in lessons, administration, management etc.
Data Protection and Publicity
Music Gym will not share your personal details with anyone.

Music Gym does a lot of promotional activity and we use images from classes, live performances and events.

We take pictures and video performances for promotional activity including, but not limited to Social Media( Insta, Facebook , Twitter etc.) and traditional marketing ( magazines, newspapers, leaflets, posters etc.). By taking lessons at Music Gym you agree to any use of images and /or audio for Music Gym promotional activity.
You are paying for a space in lesson at a specific time and day, we do not offer a catch up lesson or alternative lesson or refund on lessons missed.

Privacy Policy – there is a link below to our Privacy Policy.

Safety & Collection of Pupils

COVID update – please make sure you arrive at least 10 mins before start of lesson and 10 minutes before end of lesson to collect your child. We will be cleaning rooms so lessons may end/ start a few minutes early. If you are going to be late please call us on 01923 523 027.

Music Gym is not responsible for pupils once they have left the teaching Studio. Please see your child in and out of the Teaching Studio. There is seating in the waiting area downstairs and in the Music Gym reception area.

Fees & Payment
 Group Lessons

Your initial payment is for 8 weeks of lessons, after the initial four week trial period if you decide to continue a standing order is to be set up on week 5 for the monthly pro rata’d amount which means you will be paying a month in advance. The outstanding 4 weeks you have paid will be kept against your account and used as part payment of your 8 weeks cancellation. Payment must be made by monthly standing order on the date outlined by Music Gym. We no longer accept cash or cheques. The monthly fee is worked out as follows and is to be paid by monthly standing order to the Music Gym bank account using the student’s name as a reference:
Lesson price x hourly fee x lessons taught over the 12 month period divided by 12.
Please note that the lessons are pro rata’d so payment is still to continue during any holiday period.
Please note a £15 late or missed payment charge will apply for each missed or late payment.It is company policy to take legal action to retrieve fees in arrears. Any wilful evasion of payment will be subject to legal proceedings and may incur legal fees.
Payments for group lessons are based on forty four (44) weeks ( 41 weeks for Singing) of tuition spread over the 12 months. This includes 2 Weeks off over Christmas, 2 Weeks at Easter, 4 weeks in Summer.
Failure to pay will automatically cancel any further tuition at the Music Gym. 
Whilst we endeavour to keep our fees as low as possible we reserve the right to review our fees at anytime and in the case of such increase we will give 4 weeks written notice.

We reserve the right to change lessons times and/or merge classes at any time. We reserve the right to offer short term options for lessons no longer available. We reserve the right to cancel lesson type at any time. In the event that we need to change or cancel on-going  lessons and the new option is not suitable Music Gym will refund any outstanding lesson that have been paid for.

Group Lessons Cancellation, Notice Period & Late Arrival

Subject to your Standing Order being set up on the date indicated by Music Gym (and correct initial payment being made) you need to give 8 weeks cancellation. You are paying for a group based lessons as part on an on-going course. If you miss a lesson you have missed that lesson. Written notice must be sent via email to alan@musicgym.co.uk

If you arrive late but at least half of the scheduled time is remaining you may join the lessons, the remainder of the time will be given as a lesson however your lesson time will not be extended.
If you arrive but are unfit for lessons due to illness or any other reason whatsoever (in the opinion of Music Gym) then your lesson will not be given and will be forfieted.

We reserve the right to change lessons times and/or merge classes at any time. We reserve the right to offer short term options for lessons no longer available. We reserve the right to cancel lesson type at any time. In the event that we need to change or cancel on-going lessons and the new option is not suitable Music Gym will refund any outstanding lesson that have been paid for.

If you fail to show up for your scheduled lesson the lesson will be forfeited. You are paying for a space in lesson at a specific time and day, we do not offer a catch up lesson or alternative lesson or refund on lessons missed.

Private Lessons Cancellation, Notice Period & Late Arrival
Private lessons are paid for by monthly standing order.  If you miss a lesson you have missed that lesson.  We do not offer make up lessons for missed lessons due to sickness, holidays or late minute cancellations.
Late arrival or unfit for lessons
We reserve the right to cancel lessons in the event of late arrival such that less than half of the lesson time remains.If you arrive late but at least half of the scheduled time is remaining, the remainder of the time will be given as a lesson however your lesson time will not be extended.
If you arrive but are unfit for lessons due to illness or any other reason whatsoever (in the opinion of Music Gym staff) then your lesson will not be given and will be forfieted.

We reserve the right to change lessons times at any time. We reserve the right to offer short term options for lessons no longer available. We reserve the right to cancel lesson type at any time. In the event that we need to change or cancel on-going lessons and the new option is not suitable Music Gym will refund any outstanding lesson that have been paid for.

Conduct during Lessons
Food and drink is not allowed in any of our music rooms, please ensure that you (or your child) are fully hydrated before class. The only exception to this is for those students having a vocal lesson in which a bottle of water is acceptable.
We expect good behaviour in the classes and in our foyer. Music Gym receives the right to ask pupils to leave the class if displaying unruly/unacceptable behaviour.

Practice & Exams
Pupils will have to practice or they will not progress. Playing a Musical Instrument is a long term commitment and there are no quick fixes. Music Gym will provide Tuition but progress is all down to the pupil. Music Gym holds Exams three times a year. We will notify you of pupils selected for Exam via email. Music Gym does not guarantee any Exams results – results are all down to how the pupil performs on the day.

Force majeure :On rare occasions we may need to cancel exams due to force majeure – On these occasions we will reschedule exams with the examination board. If we are unable to reschedule the exam, or you are unable to attend the rescheduled exam, the exam fee will be for

Online Music Gym Lessons & Zoom meetings

Video lessons are for Personal use only not to be passed on or shared.

Lessons will be delivered via a link to a playback site. For Graded classes: videos are personalized graded tuition videos ( that are in line with where we want to be on the curriculum) designed to be paused rewound and used again and again.
We re delivering a short zoom meet with the teacher and fellow pupils to help maintain continuity and focus and have fun. Please be on time for these – if you miss your slot, you have missed your slot for that week.

For students under the age of 18, a parent/guardian should be present. We will record online lessons for safeguarding purposes.

All Lesson Alterations and Cancellations
We aim to ensure that lessons are as consistent as possible; however, there will be times where alterations are necessary:
• Teacher’s absence: In the event of a teacher being absent, we will organize for an alternative, teacher to cover. This may occasionally happen with little or no notice. If it is not possible to get cover, the teacher will endeavor to make the lesson up before the end of term. This often takes place during half-term.
• On rare occasions we may need to cancel a lesson. On these occasions lessons will be rescheduled. If we are unable to reschedule a lesson, or you are unable to attend the rescheduled lesson in holiday time, the lesson fee will be credited.
• We will always notify you of a cancelled lesson via phone, email or text message, which will be sent to a designated parent/guardian with the contact details that have been given to us.

• Force majeure :On rare occasions we may need to cancel a lesson due to force majeure – On these occasions lessons will reschedule a lesson in the next half term. If we are unable to reschedule a lesson, or you are unable to attend the rescheduled lesson in holiday time, the lesson fee will be forfeit.

Private Tuition
• Private ( 1 to 1 ) Lessons :  Private lessons are paid for by monthly standing order.  If you miss a lesson you have missed that lesson.  We do not offer make up lessons for missed lessons due to sickness, holidays or late minute cancellations.

Variation to the Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions may be updated on occasion. You will be notified of any changes via email. By taking lessons at Music Gym you agree to these Terms & Conditions.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions for FREE Taster Lesson

You must be able to attend the Music Gym Yamaha Music Point at the Meriden Centre Garsmouth Way, Watford WD25 9ET at the time and day specified by Music Gym. Places are Limited so after you register your interest ,you will receive an email confirmation of date and time of your FREE Taster lesson at the Music Gym Yamaha Music Point.Please note this will be a 20 minute FREE lesson in a group situation with a CRB/DBS checked tutor and is non transferable. One FREE lesson per person.
1. This offer has been organised by Music Gym, Meriden Centre Garsmouth Way, Watford WD25 9ET
2. Music Gym reserves the right to cancel or amend the offer at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on www.musicgym.co.uk
3. In the event of any dispute regarding the offer, the decision of Music Gym shall be binding and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
4. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, and be legal Parent /Guardian of applications for Under 16’s.We offer a Free Taster Session for Ages 7 and up [depending on instrument]
5. Music Gym reserves the right to disqualify any application if it has reasonable doubt to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
6. Only one Lesson per person is allowed .
7. Appilcations may be made via email or telephone.
8. Music Gym is not responsible if you can not make the time and date they are available to give a free taster lesson
9. Music Gym cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed or any other causes outside of its control.
10. Email of available dates will be sent to all applications if they meet criteria above.

11. Music Gym cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by people applying for or attending this offer.
12. The offer of a free Taster music lesson is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
13.You must be able to attend the Music Gym Yamaha Music Point at Meriden Centre Garsmouth Way, Watford WD25 9ET   at the time and day specified by Music Gym.This offer is for ONE 20 minute  Music Taster  Lesson for Beginners and will take place in a group environment.

Data Protection and Publicity

1. The personal information supplied is for the purpose of the offer, Music Gym will not share your personal details with anyone.
2. Applicants may be requested to take part in promotional activity and Music Gym reserves the right to use the names of entrants, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity. Applicants will be entitled to remain anonymous if they wish.
3. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law.
4. You can contact us in relation to this free lessons by writing to Music Gym Meriden Centre Garsmouth Way Watford WD25 9ET

Contact us now on 01923 523027 or use this form to send us a direct message >

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