Music Waves Service Agreement

For sustainable service, and in order to offer ongoing stability of service to your child these terms apply:

Nine week school termsMusic Waves has four equal terms of 9 weeks each.  During the Music Waves quarterly holidays all lessons are paused unless explicitly requested by both teacher and student.

Weekly Lessons: The 9 lessons are to be utilized weekly according to our term dates.

Advanced Payment: Term fees are to be paid upfront via our emailed invoicing system.  If your term invoice is not paid by week 2 ,  you will be sent a direct debit form request to split your term fees into 3 equal direct debit payments taken on the 1st of each month (you will need to submit an online direct debit authority form in advance of service in order to secure your place).

Student lesson no-show:

Less than 24 hours notice will result in forfeiting fees.  More than 24 hours notice will open the opportunity to schedule a make-up lesson.

Maximum one make-up lesson permitted per student per term.  Due to our full school with a long waiting list and congested appointment schedule, make-up lessons often cannot be arranged and the tuition fee for the cancelled lesson must be forfeited.

Teacher Cancellation of normal lesson: We will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the teacher’s absence and give you a choice of relief teacher, make up lesson, or refund.

Do not solicit tutor contact details:  We ask that you do not ask for the tutor contact details. Just as in a normal school, we respect our  teachers’ privacy. If you have questions or require administrative support, email us or call 0401 268 742 (04012 MUSIC).

Flexibility regarding appointment times: Flexibility is necessary regarding your drive-to-you lesson time. Please allow up to 15 minutes before or after the scheduled time-slot  accounts for varying traffic conditions and environmental circumstances. Please do not arrange other activities too closely to your piano lesson time.

Adherence to school codes of conduct and workplace safety requests:  Chatting to your teacher outside of your scheduled time can pose a safety hazard for teachers.  Any physical, verbal or emotional incivility will not be tolerated and in such a case of parent or student misconduct, Music Waves reserves the right to discontinue service immediately.

Your home is the studio: You must take responsibility to offer an environment optimal for learning in order to achieve progress.  Music Waves suggests:

  • A quiet, private environment to maximize student focus (no screaming children in the backround, TV, clanging of plates etc)
  • The student should be ready on their instrument and warmed up just before the scheduled lesson
  • A pencil on/nearby your instrument at all times
  • Both tutor and student have glasses of water
  • A music journal/ exercise book where tutor, parents and students can chart learning and progress

Feedback: Feel free to forward your suggestions, comments and requests via email to  All queries from this large community are triaged and treated in an individual nature, with all efforts made to integrate your family’s preferences into the service.

Thank you for partnering with us to preserve the integrity and sustainability of our learning community.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey to lifelong musicianship skills!