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Music and Creative Arts
Studio Policy 2024

  1. All lessons & classes are conducted by tutors who have been approved by the AGAPE Management Board and who have a verified Working With Children Check.

  2. All face-to-face lessons are held on the premises of Camden Uniting Church, 20 John St, Camden.

  3. If COVID restrictions do not allow face-to-face teaching, tutors may be able to offer lessons online.

  4. Cost of individual lessons: $37-$44 per half hour (inclusive of GST).

  5. Cost of group classes: to be advised when an enquiry is made.

  6. Payment of fees:

    • Invoices are emailed prior to the term, or before the start of a course. They are sent from agapeaccounts@camdenuniting.org.au

    • Payment is due by the end of week 2 of the term, or the course, unless an arrangement has been made with agape accounts to pay by direct deposit weekly or fortnightly.

    • If there is no communication, and fees are not received by the end of week 2, AGAPE reserves the right to cease lessons for that student until the outstanding amount is paid.

    • Our preferred payment method is by direct deposit into the AGAPE bank account:

 

Name of account: Camden Uniting Church AGAPE

BSB 634634

Account 100034576

 

Equipment 
 

Creative Arts Classes:

  • Equipment is usually provided.

 

Music Tuition:

  • Parents may need to purchase music books for their children. Legal digital downloads of sheet music need to be paid for by the parent.

  • Music books owned by AGAPE can be lent to the student for a small fee.

  • Students taking individual music lessons must have a good quality instrument at home on which to practice.

Missed lessons

  1. A student must not come to a lesson or class if they are unwell. AGAPE is a registered COVID SAFE business and we take the health and safety of our students and tutors very seriously.

  2. A zoom or facetime lesson may be an option if the student is not too sick to concentrate on an online lesson.

  3. Unfortunately, no credits can be given for lessons missed by the student.

  4. We are unable to offer makeup lessons for lessons missed.

  5. If a student is unable to attend, please notify either the tutor or the Head Teacher (0412 400394) as soon as possible. This is best done by sms.

  6. If a tutor is unavailable, a credit will be applied to the following term’s invoice.

  7. The tutor or Head Teacher will make every effort to notify the student’s parent or the adult student that there is no lesson that day. This will be done by sms as soon as possible.

  8. If a student ceases lessons within a term, AGAPE reserves the right not to refund fees for lessons scheduled for the remainder of that term.

  9. Please note that when a time slot is reserved for a student it is for the whole term, or for the duration of the course.

Protocols

  • Lessons are held weekly during NSW state school terms.

  • Public holidays are observed. These will be taken into account by the accounts manager when preparing invoices.

  • State school “pupil-free” days are not observed at AGAPE.

 

Communication

  • Enquiries about invoices & payment instalments should be directed to the Accounts Manager, Gwen Simmons by email to agapeaccounts@camdenuniting.org.au

  • Difficulty with fee payment for music tuition should be communicated to the Head Teacher Heather Bieman – contact details below

  • Questions about a music student’s progress should be directed first of all to the tutor, and if necessary to the Head Teacher.

  • Difficulty with payment for a creative arts course should be directed to the course teacher.

General enquiries to:

Heather Bieman (Mus.B;Dip Ed.; A.T.C.L.) Head Teacher
Mobile 0412400394
Email info@agapemusic.org.au

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