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Rivers Music, LLC
3648 Michigan Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208, USA
STUDENT TEACHER AGREEMENT
Brian Rivers Music, LLC provides high quality music instruction, and in consideration of the mutual promises contained in this Student Teacher Agreement ("Agreement"), effective as of the Date of Registration between the registering party ("Student"), and
Rivers Music, LLC
By completing the registration for classes, you as Student are signing and agreeing to this Student Teacher Agreement.
Student and Teacher agree as follows:
Before enrolling in courses at Brian Rivers Music, LLC, all students must first complete the registration process.
This is a legally binding contract and must be entered into by an adult, or if Student is a minor, this Agreement is to be entered into by a responsible parent or guardian on behalf of the Student. Under all circumstances, Student must abide by and agree to all of Teacher’s policies and procedures. Some of the critical policies and procedures are outlined below. Teacher agrees to provide high quality, personalized instruction based on the needs and goals of the student. Teacher will communicate in a clear and timely manner and respond to Student questions and concerns and provide feedback regarding Student learning. Teacher will provide a clean and comfortable learning environment that includes seating, music stands, and amplification, as needed, cables, music playback system, Internet, printer and any other items to facilitate Student learning.
Students should plan on spending a minimum of 20 - 30 minutes a day, five days a week practicing to get the most from their lessons.
Your level of success depends on your individual, at home practice!
Students shall be responsible for bringing: music, instrument (in good working order), pencil, flash drive and a spiral three-ring notebook with some paper and plastic sleeves to write down notes and file handouts. Students may use a video/audio device (smart phone etc.) to record all or part of a lesson for their personal use. Occasionally Students may be asked to buy method books, sheet music, or other small accessories for use in learning or playing their instrument. The costs of any additional items are not included with the instructional fees.
Payment and Scheduling information
Lessons are generally $30.00/ half-hour private lesson. There is a 7% discount available for consecutively scheduled lesson times. Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card or e-check. Checks should be payable to:
Rivers Music, LLC
Lessons that are scheduled before 3:00 are ideal for students who need the flexibility with scheduling. These lessons are scheduled as needed and subject to the term minimum payment. Payment is due
before the start of a session term. A session payment plan is available. Late registrations and enrollments after the start of the session will be prorated.
Lessons are scheduled at the same time every week. Unless Students have a scheduled make-up lesson there should be no variations. Online lessons (Skype/FaceTime) are available in the case of bad weather or other issues that prevent personally lesson attending a lesson. There are no credits or refunds for missed lessons.
For lessons scheduled
at 3:00 pm or later
, you are allowed
two make-up lessons per session, subject to teacher availability
and with three days notice
. Students who do not cancel lessons with three days notice or simply "no-show" do not qualify for potential make-up lessons. If a Student knows they will miss a lesson please call and let Teacher know as soon as possible.
Lessons that are regularly scheduled
can be cancelled or rescheduled without penalty (subject to the term minimum) by giving advanced notice 24 hours or more in advance. Students who do not cancel or reschedule lessons 24 hours in advance are billed at full price.
For lessons that are scheduled at 3:00 pm or later the tuition is not refundable unless 1) classes are cancelled by Brian Rivers Music, LLC or 2) if Brian Rivers Music, LLC is notified in writing or by email that there has been a significant change in the employment or health status of the Student or guardian which case the unused remaining prorated portion or the term will be refunded in full. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, all refunds remain at the sole discretion of Teacher.
For lessons that are scheduled before 3:00pm the classes can be cancelled and refunded or rescheduled without penalty by giving notice 24 hours or more in advance. Students who do not cancel or reschedule lessons 24 hours in advance are billed at full price.
Waiting Area and Parking Guidelines:
Parents of Students are welcome to observe lessons and it is recommended that parents of Students 6-9 years old observe the lessons to be able to help guide at home practice.
Parents and Students may wait in the waiting area, and may wait with other children. At no time shall any child or sibling of a Student be left unattended in the studio or waiting area.
There are a number of toys and magazines in the waiting area for children and adults who are waiting for Students. However, it is important to not make excessive noise, as that can be distracting to the student currently attending a lesson.
Parking is available on the street in front of Brian Rivers Music, LLC. Do not park in the private parking lots of the surrounding businesses. Do not park behind the house or block the driveway with an unattended vehicle, as driveway is shared with the neighbors.
The best means of communication with Brian Rivers is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you need to send written communication or payment through the mail, it must be sent to:
Brian Rivers Music, LLC
3648 Michigan Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208, USA
For brief, critical communications such as lesson cancellation, where sending an email or dropping a letter in the mail is not appropriate, text messages can be sent to
. Please be sure to include Student’s name in the text message! Too often all we can see is a phone number and we have no way of knowing who is sending the message.
Waiver of Liability:
Students participating in music instruction at Brian Rivers Music, LLC do so at their own risk.
Student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Teacher from all claims, losses, expenses, fees, including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be asserted against Teacher that result from participating in music instruction through Brian Rivers Music, LLC. Student agrees to further indemnify and hold Teacher harmless from any liability, loss, damage or expense, including legal fees, arising out of the negligent performance of either party’s respective obligations under this agreement. Teacher shall not be liable for any injury sustained while on the premises, nor be held responsible for any medical expenses incurred as a result of participation in music instruction through Brian Rivers Music, LLC.
Still Image, Audio and Video Usage:
Student work and participation in music instruction courses at Brian Rivers Music, LLC and at performance events sponsored by Brian Rivers Music, LLC may be photographed or recorded in either audio or video format. By participating in these classes or events, Student agrees that Teacher may use any photographs, videos, artwork, or any other materials created while Student participates in our programs for publicity and advertising purposes, without any further compensation to Student or any other third party. In using any images or recording, all minor participant names will not be included without advanced permission form the parent or guardian.
If a dispute arises under this Agreement, and if the dispute cannot be resolved through good faith negotiation, the parties agree first to try to resolve the dispute with the help of a mutually agreed upon mediator. The parties will share any mediation costs and fees other than attorney fees equally. If it is impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution within a reasonable time, the parties agree to submit the dispute to a court of competent jurisdiction in the city of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Ohio. If any provision of this Agreement is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire Agreement will be severable and remain in effect. If any legal action or other proceeding is commenced to enforce or interpret any provision of, or otherwise relating to, this Agreement, the losing party shall pay the prevailing party’s actual expenses incurred in the investigation of any claim leading to the proceeding, preparation for and participation in the proceeding.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties. No other agreement, statement, or promise made on or prior to the effective date of this agreement will be binding on the parties.
By completing the registration for classes, you, as Student, are signing and agreeing to this Student Teacher Agreement.
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Thank you for enrolling in our music instruction program! Your enrollment confirmation email will include a copy of this form and the Teacher Student Agreement. Please keep up with Brian Rivers and Brian Rivers Music, LLC on his main websites:
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