Amplify Programme Policy
Amplify is a "Not-For-Profit" Music Programme
1.) Parent / Caregiver Responsibilities
Parents / Caregivers acknowledge that upon enrolment there are no guarantees of immediate commencement of lessons or programmes & their selected times & choices depends on tutors and groups available.
2.) Student Responsibilities - Students are responsible for:
3.) Attendance - Amplify tutors will mark attendance using My Music Staff which will keep a detailed record of attendance & notes, all of which can be viewed by the parent / caregiver & student via My Music Staff Portal. Students are expect to attend their lessons on time.
4.) Payments - Online payments are preferred & we strongly recommend an automatic payment setup to ensure lessons go undisturbed. Our Accounts Administrator is Sam.Sterritt@yat.org.nz
5.) Missed Lessons - You are still required to pay if you are unable to attend or a student misses a lesson, rehearsal or class. This is for reserving your lesson times each week & respecting the time set aside by the tutor for teaching & planning your lessons.
“Make-Credits” are issued if 24hrs notice has been given (preferably by email or portal cancellations) in exchange for a Make-Up Lesson. If a Make-Up lesson is also missed, the Make-Up Credit is redeemed.
6.) Make-Up Credits - You can use Make-Up Credits to arrange Make-Up Lessons with your tutor if schedule permits but are not guaranteed. Contact your tutor to arrange a time.
7.) Duration - All lessons & Rock Band rehearsals are "Ongoing" until discontinued (see clause 10.)
8.) Rock Band - This programme is available both In-School & After School hours. Expectations for Rock Band include:
9.) Tuition Fees - Prices listed are for 2019 and 2020 and Incl GST
Administration & Booking Fees
There will be a one-off, non-refundable $3 administration & booking fee per person which will only be applied to your account once we have processed your enrolment and lessons have successfully commenced.
Instrument Lessons: The following rates are per lessons, per student & based on the size of the group. Parents / Caregivers acknowledge that group lessons can change in size at any given time which affects the price of lessons when students leave or join the group. Amplify will notify parents of group size changes.
No. of Students
Group of 1
Group of 2
Group of 3
10.) Discontinue Lessons - Amplify & Tutors reserve the right to discontinue a student’s lesson, including temporary removal for any reason such as inappropriate behaviour, non-payment of fees & sporadic attendance. Amplify & Tutors must give 3 days notice for discontinuing a student’s lessons. Students reserve the right to discontinue lessons & must provide their tutor 3 days notice via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
11.) Tutor Absence - If the tutor is unavailable to teach (e.g. sickness), the student will NOT be charged for that lesson. If students have paid in advance, payments will be credited to the next lesson.
12.) Automated SMS Reminders - You can "enable or disable" the automated text messaging reminders via the My Music Staff portal. This feature may be limited to some telecommunication providers in New Zealand.
13.) Safety - Parents / Caregivers acknowledge:
14.) Photos & Videos - If you do not want your child's photo or name displayed on any publicity, please put this in writing to the Youth Alive Trust Programmes Manager. Photos & Videos taken at any Amplify Programme & Location may be used for marking assessments, promotional & publicity purposes.
15.) Personal Property - Youth Alive Trust & Amplify take no responsibility for loss or damage to any child's personal possessions & equipment (MP3 players, cell phones, etc).
16.) Transportation & Off-Site Excursions - Upon enrolment, parents / caregivers give permission:
17.) YAT Policies and Procedures - Parents / Caregivers may request to view the Youth Alive Trust Policies & Procedures at any time by contacting our offices 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch. 03 388 1001 email@example.com
18.) Privacy Act - Parents / Caregivers / Students acknowledge that all information supplied in this application form will be kept on file, in accordance with Privacy Act 1993. Information on your child may be requested to be looked at any time. This information may also be viewed by a CYFS assessor.
19.) Music Lesson Policy Updates - Amplify & Youth Alive Trust reserve the right to alter, amend & update the Music Lesson Policy including its service pricing & fees, within a manner that is considered fair & considerate of its clients. Amplify acknowledges to do its best to inform the client when appropriate of any changes that are considered significant that affects the service provided.