Enrolment is for a minimum of 2 terms (1/2 year).
If you are unable to attend a lesson we cannot guarantee that the missed lesson(s) will be caught up. Tutors will try to offer an alternate lesson time if they are able.
If your tutor is unavailable for a lesson, the lesson will be made up at a mutually agreed upon time otherwise, a refund will be given for the lesson the tutor was unavailable for.
We offer two catch-up weeks a year so that the tutors can make up any lessons that they are unavailable for during term time.
The final date date for the payment of Term 1 fees is 16 February 2023.
The Academy reserves the right to impose a late fee of $20.00 per student after this date.
Payment may be paid via regular instalments by arrangement with the Musical Director upon enrolment.
Without exception, fees must be paid by the due date, or lessons will cease immediately.
If lessons cease under clause 4, or the student discontinues lessons for any other reason, payment of the fees for 2022 is still required in full.
Fees may be paid:
NCAM will refund fees paid in advance if you cancel your lessons a week before the beginning of term. However, if you are unable to attend lessons part way through/during a term we will not be able to refund the remaining lessons as the tutors have already been scheduled for those hours.
Parents must let the Administration Manager know of any withdrawals. It is not sufficient to tell the tutor. There will be no refunds made.
The Hirer agrees to keep the musical instrument in good condition and shall ensure that it is used by no person other than the student to whom it is assigned. Damage can occur very quickly if younger children play with instruments.
The Hire fee shall be paid upon taking delivery of the instrument(s).
The initial hire term can be extended for a further period of time, subject to a formal agreement between the hirer and NCAM.
No refund of the hire cost will be made for instruments returned part way through the term.
The Hirer is fully responsible for and must insure the instrument against loss and damage.
NCAM shall be entitled to terminate the hire if the instrument is subjected to misuse.
If hiring a string instrument, The Hirer is required to buy a set of string as a replacement on return of the hired instrument.
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