We feel that it is important that our students learn music based on an academic system. This means that they should understand notation and also the theory of music, but this could be delivered through compositions that they enjoy, which may be classical, modern or popular.
Our next project is to begin to prepare students for examinations in either classical or rock/pop music. These will be optional for all students, but it would be highly recommended as an aim for as many students as possible, considered to be at an appropriate stage in their musical development. In order to achieve this aim, we need to develop a regular and more rigorous system of registration and attendance.
- Each student will now be expected to subscribe to learning an instrument for a period of two months. This will allow learners to have a good, consistent experience of the instrument and to develop skills gradually.
- The student should not change instrument within this timeframe for the same reasons.
- The first month needs to be paid in advance of the first lesson, at registration.
- Subsequent months will need to be paid for at the time of the last lesson in any month.
- If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason this lesson will be replaced within the two-month session or discounted from the next session. Payment for any teacher cancelled lessons will not be returned.
- Within this two-month period one lesson may be cancelled, by the students or parents, per month without any loss. This lesson will be replaced if can- cellation is given at least 24 hours in advance.
- However, each subsequent lesson not attended will be payable.
- To enable students and families to plan effectively Tempo Music Academy will issue a calendar stating when the Academy is officially closed and whenattendance is expected.
- Students should arrive at least 5 minutes before the lesson is due to begin toallow for maximum use of the lesson time.
- The timetable will be adapted during Ramadan.
Warmest regards, The Tempo Team