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Student Agreement 2024

Contemporary Music
Voice – Piano – Theory
5 Brunel Street, Aberfeldie 3040
0421 754 442

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Student Information

Please fill out if student is 18 years or younger

1. School Name & Year Level
2. a) Primary Contact/Guardian's Name
    b) Primary Contact/Guardian's Phone (m)
    c) Primary Contact/Guardian's Email
3. Secondary Contact’s Name + Phone (m)



30-minute lesson - $35.00
45-minute lesson - $50.00
60-minute lesson - $65.00
*Prices are subject to change.
*VCE Students are advised to book 60-minutes.

Monday 2.00pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Friday 1.00pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday Closed

Lessons run weekly via the following Victorian School term dates.
Term 1: 29 Jan to 28 Mar 2024 (9 weeks)
            Closed for public holiday: Monday 11th March.
Term 2: 15 Apr to 29 June 2024 (11 weeks)
            Closed for public holidays: Thursday 25th April & Monday 10th June.
Term 3: 15 July to 21 Sept 2024 (10 weeks)
Term 4: 7 Oct to 21 Dec 2024 (11 weeks)

The following information applies to all students. Please read carefully.

All lessons are held at a home studio. This is a safe teaching and learning environment. Visitors to the studio
should respect the room, furniture, and equipment. Parents are welcomed/encouraged to sit in and observe their child’s lesson.

Students are responsible for attendance and punctuality to their lessons. Students arriving late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time. Blackbird Vocals does not send reminder messages.
Students are expected to come with an open mind to learning and show appropriate behaviour. Piano students must have clean hands with short/trimmed fingernails. 
All students must bring to their lesson; An exercise book, display folder and all sheet music. Vocalists, please bring a USB key and a bottle of water (to be kept away from the piano and stereo system).
Lauren will ensure that lesson outcomes are catered to the student’s needs, provide sheet music, lyrics, music theory and other information sheets regarding instrument care, and will regularly monitor their progress. Special requests will be considered and added to the student's program. Student and parents will be treated with respect and honesty. All feedback will be answered and resolved.

Progress will be achieved quicker by those students who maintain the recommended practice time. Lauren will encourage and instruct how much practice is ideal for each student to practice. Away from the studio, it is the student’s, and parent’s, responsibility to ensure quality practice time happens each week. Parents are encouraged to support and be involved in their child's practice. Listening to new music, attending musicals and concerts is great motivation.

Payment is accepted in cash or direct bank transfer. There are two payment options:
•    Full Term – via an invoice emailed at the beginning of term, payment due on a specified date.
•    Weekly – payment due in regular weekly intervals.

There are no credits or refunds for lessons cancelled late or missed by a student.
Where 24 hours’ notice is provided, an alternate time or makeup lesson* will be offered.

Where 24 hours’ notice is not given, the lesson is forfeited and must be paid in full.
*Students who cancel or do not attend the arranged make-up lesson must pay for it in full and will not receive another make-up lesson.

If Lauren cannot attend a scheduled lesson for any reason, 24 hours’ notice will be given, and a makeup lesson will be provided.

If a student is going to be away for an extensive period of time (such as family holidays), please give notice to Lauren and consider one of the following options.
1.    The student withdraws from lessons for the term of absence. This will result in the student losing their lesson time. Should the student re-enrol, there is no guarantee that the same lesson date/time will be available.
2.    Parents who wish to keep their child’s lesson time whilst absent can pay a holding fee (50% of the booked lesson time. 

The informatio
n in this contract is between the student/parent and Lauren Kucera. Information will not be shared; it will be kept private.
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Thank you. A PDF copy of the above signed policy will be emailed to you soon.

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