CONDITIONS and RULES

Conditions – rules Muziekacademie Den Haag

REGISTRATION
To register for lessons or courses, the registration form must be fully completed, signed, and submitted to Muziekacademie Den Haag.
For adult students (21 years of age and older), 21% BTW (VAT) is applicable to the lesson fees. The fees shown in the chart already include the 21% BTW.
Lessons for new students start in the first week of September. The teacher will contact the student in the last week of August to discuss placement. Lessons are scheduled at a time mutually agreed upon by teacher and student.
Registration is always on a yearly basis for weekly lessons, or “full-year courses” (individual lessons, classes, group lessons and weekly ensembles) and for the complete course for all other lesson forms and courses.
Registrations made after September 1st are valid for the remainder of the season. The season begins on August 28th and ends on June 30th. Termination of the registration during the season is only possible per February 1st, on the condition that the request be received in writing before January 1st.
The debtor (responsible for payment) for students under the age of 18 is the parent or legal guardian. For students between the ages of 18 and 21 years, the registration form must be signed by the student AND by a parent / legal guardian. The parent / legal guardian is thereby the legal debtor.

STRIP CARD
A strip card is good for 10 half hour lessons (or 5 full hour lessons, and so forth).

  • The teacher receives two copies of the strip card, one for the student and one for the teacher. The student should normally receive his copy at the first lesson.
  • Both the student and the teacher sign off the lessons on both copies.
  • The strip card can only be used for lessons with the teacher specified on the card, unless a different set up was agreed on at the time of purchase.
  • A maximum of 2 strip cards can be purchased per season (for the same type of lessons).
  • Strip cards must be used during the season of purchase.
  • Any unused strips at the end of the season (June 30th) will NOT be reimbursed.

PAYMENT
The lesson fees for all courses must be paid in advance in two installments, i.e. in the last week of August and the last week of January. Payments are effected by authorized automatic debit (SEPA) only. The lesson fees will be automatically debited from the bank account of the debtor in the last week of August and the last week of January for the full-year courses, and one week before commencement of shorter courses. In exceptional cases, payment can be made in 4 installments.
Should the automatic debit not be possible through fault other than that of Muziekacademie Den Haag, the debtor will be requested to make the payment using another payment method.
If the payment is not received on time, the student will be barred from the lessons; the payment obligation of the debtor, however, does not expire. Lessons may be resumed once the payment is received, but missed lessons will not be compensated.
If you decline automatic debit, there will be a € 10,- administration charge per invoice.
New students registering for an instrumental or vocal full year course (A1 thru A7 and B1 & B2) will be charged a one-time registration fee of €15.

TERMINATION OF THE LESSONS
Registration can only be terminated by means of a written request addressed to the (director of) the Muziekacademie. Termination during the season is only accepted in the case of the student relocating to a domicile outside of the Haaglanden region. At the discretion of the direction, proof of registration in the new municipality may be required. Requests for termination of the lessons during the season must be made in writing, clearly stating the reason for early withdrawal. The withdrawal is effective as of the first of the month following the month in which the withdrawal was made.

CANCELLATION
Only written cancellations will be accepted. Cancellation up to 1 month before commencement of the course is free of charge. For later cancellations, the following charges apply:
1 month to 2 weeks before commencement: 50% of the tuition fee.
Less than 2 weeks before commencement: 75% of tuition fee.
Same day cancellation or no show: 100% of tuition fee.
If you have registered for the new school year and decide to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing, before September 15th 2015; otherwise, you will be billed for the first half of the year.

MISSED LESSONS
If, due to illness of the teacher or other excruciating circumstances, a lesson must be cancelled, the student will be informed as early as possible. In the case of a prolonged illness of a teacher, a substitute will be appointed. Though every effort will be made to catch up lessons missed due to aforementioned circumstances, this may not always be possible. In the case of weekly lessons, a maximum of two missed lessons per season may not be caught up or compensated in another manner. Lessons falling on holidays will not be rescheduled / compensated.
Should one or more lessons of a course with a specific number of classes be cancelled due to aforementioned circumstances, the end date of the course will be adjusted so that the full program can be completed by the regular teacher. In the case of a prolonged illness of a teacher, a substitute will be appointed.

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