Agreement

LOCATION:

The teaching facility is located at 730 Lynnwood Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday and can be scheduled for one half hour or one hour, available between the hours of 2pm and 9pm.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Students can be beginners to advanced; choosing either the acoustic, electric or bass guitar. Reading music, music theory, technique, improvisation, and composition as applied to jazz, blues or rock etc., is part of the curriculum. All students are required to keep a notebook. Coursework must be kept neatly in a folder or notebook - not loose leaf papers stuffed into the guitar case or crumpled up papers stuffed into a pocket.

Guitar students are required to purchase Mel Bay's "The Complete Book Of Guitar Improvisation" by Vincent Bredice.

Bass students are required to purchace Mel Bay’s "Deluxe Jazz Rock Bass Method" by Vincent Bredice.

These are available at:

Books, Disks, DVD’s. CD’s, strings, picks and other materials are not covered by your lesson tuition. Students/Parents will be required to buy additional books and learning materials from time to time as the student progresses.

PRICING INFORMATION:

All classes will be paid for 4 weeks in advance:

  • 1/2 hour private class
    $45.00 per class/ 4 classes in advance or $180.00
  • 1 hour private class
    $90.00 per class/ 4 classes in advance or $360.00

WHEN PAYMENT IS DUE:

Payment is due at the beginning of your first class and at your the fourth class to reserve your class time for the four weeks.  All tuition must be paid in advance before we can start with lesson instruction. Tuition is based on a four week rate, not how many classes a student attends.

NSF Checks: $20.00 Charge plus $10.00 late fee (Total $30.00 charge plus face value of the check)

LEAVE OF ABSENCE/CLASS DROP/CANCELLATIONS:

Students are required to give a 2 week notice (14 CALENDAR DAYS) if you need to drop a class or will be taking a leave of absence. Once you enroll for class you are entering into a business relationship with the instructor, and are expected and obligated to follow a common-sense, courteous and responsible course of action. Students who abandon the class by not showing up when tuition is due will automatically be charged for the entire month in full, plus a $15 per week late fee. In addition you will be charged for collection costs, including all costs of mailing notices, court costs, attorney fees and legal expenses.

It is not acceptable to quit lessons by just not showing up!  You will be charged for the entire month plus late fees and collection costs.

Please note that it is up to the student or the parent to communicate directly with the instructor well enough in advance to plan any absences or rescheduled lessons.

ABSENCES/NO SHOWS/CANCELLATIONS ON TUITION DUE DATE:

A $15.00 late fee is charged to student.  Students absent from 2 classes in a row with no contact to the instructor will be dropped from the schedule completely with no refunds, makeup class or credit. 

There is no “24 hour” or “48 hour policy.”  If you cancel or do not show up for any reason, you will be charged in full for the scheduled class time.  Class prices are based on a four week flat rate, not how many classes a student actually attends. There will be no “credits” for cancellations.  We do not “carry over” make-up lessons to the next month. If you are unable or cannot reschedule a class due to your own schedule limitations, you forfeit the class. If you are absent or cancel the class, your monthly tuition payment is still due on time for the following month and we don’t “extend” tuition due to missed or cancelled classes by the student.

If the instructor cancels the class, you will not be charged and tuition will be extended.

ALL STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 561 965-2851. If I am not available, please leave a message with your information and the most convenient time I can reach you.

Frank Axtell
Guitarist/Instructor

Frank Axtell
Soundscapes Studios