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Terms and conditions for weekly lessons at Oslo International Piano Studio
School year 2023/24

1. REGISTRATION

Registration will be valid and effective once the online registration form has been filled out, and the registration fee of 460kr has been paid. By completing the registration process, the student will secure a spot for the entire academic year 2023/24. Registration can be done throughout the year, subject to slot availability on teachers' calendars. Students who register after the start of a semester will only be charged for the remaining lessons of that semester.

 

2. CALENDAR/SEMESTERS

A downloadable link to the studio calendar is always available on the website oslointernationalpianostudio.com/calendar. The calendar indicates the days when the studio operates and the days when it is closed due to Norwegian school holidays. Lessons will not be held on days when the studio is closed. The number of lessons given per academic year depends on the studio calendar and the chosen lesson day of the week. Our prices have been adjusted to accommodate the number of teaching days.

Each semester consists of approximately 5 months. (Semester 1: August 21 - December 20; Semester 2: January 2 - June 20).

 

3. PRICES AND PAYMENT

 

FIRST SEMESTER:

30 minute lessons

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: (17 lessons x 460 kr = 7820 kr / semester (5 payments of 1564 kr) 

Thursdays and Fridays (16 lessons x 460 kr = 7360 kr / semester (5 payments of 1472 kr)

60 minute lessons

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: (17 lessons x 810 kr = 13770 kr / semester (or 5 payments of 2754 kr) 

Wed, Thursd, Fri and Saturdays: (16 lessons x 810 kr) : 12960 kr / semester (or 5 payments of 2592 kr)

SECOND SEMESTER:

30 minute lessons

Mondays (20 lessons x 460 kr = 9200 kr / semester (5 payments of 1840 kr)

Tuesdays (23 lessons x 460 kr = 10580 kr / semester (5 payments of 2116 kr)

Wednesdays and Thursdays: (22 lessons x 460 kr = 10120kr / semester (5 payments of 2024 kr)

Fridays (21 lessons x 460 kr = 9660kr / semester (5 payments of 1932 kr)

60 minute lessons

Mondays (20 lessons x 810 kr = 16200 kr / semester (5 payments of 3240 kr)

Tuesdays (23 lessons x 810 kr = 18630 kr / semester (5 payments of 3726 kr)

Wednesdays and Thursdays: (22 lessons x 810 kr = 17820 kr / semester (5 payments of 3564 kr)

Fridays (21 lessons x 810 kr = 17010 kr / semester (5 payments of 3402 kr)

The total amount for the 2023/24 course will be paid via eFaktura (electronic invoices) in 10 installments (5 equal installments per semester). Students who register after the start of a semester will pay for the remaining lessons of that semester and have the option to pay in installments. Failed payments will be sent to a debt collection agency, and students may lose their right to attend lessons.

There is a yearly enrollment fee of 460kr to cover administrative costs, payable by card at the time of registration.

 

4. TRIAL LESSON

The trial lesson has the following costs:

460 kr / 30 min

810 kr / 60 min

For new students, the first lesson serves as a trial lesson, allowing them to decide whether to continue with their registration. To cancel registration after the trial lesson, students must send an email to info@oslointernationalpianostudio.com within 5 days of the first lesson. A verbal message to the teacher will not be considered valid. If students cancel their registration, they will be invoiced for the difference between the enrollment fee and the cost of the trial lesson (0 kr per 30 min // kr 350 per 60 min). Failure to send an email within the specified 5-day period will automatically enroll the student as a weekly student of OIPS, committing them to one semester of lessons.

If a student does not show up for the trial lesson, the full amount of the trial lesson will be invoiced.

 

5. BINDING

Regular weekly lessons are binding for one semester.

The contract becomes binding when the student completes the online registration process. For new students, the contract becomes binding 5 calendar days after the trial lesson takes place. The agreement cannot be terminated in the middle of a semester.

The student has the right to terminate this contract (right of withdrawal) by notifying OIPS within two (2) weeks after entering into the contract, cf. the Consumer Rights Act § 20. The student should email info@oslointernationalpianostudio.com. When the right of withdrawal is exercised, any prepaid fees will be refunded. The member must be able to provide evidence that the right of withdrawal has been exercised in accordance with the applicable legislation at any given time.

 

6. AUTORENEWAL AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation of the contract for the second semester (starting on January 2) must be made in writing by December 1. A verbal message to the teacher will not be considered valid. Students who fail to provide written notice to the studio's administration (info@oslointernationalpianostudio.com) by the specified deadline will be automatically enrolled in the next semester and must pay the full fees for the second semester.

Students who register for weekly lessons after December 1 commit to the second semester 5 days after the trial lesson.

 

7. ATTENDANCE

Each student is expected to attend their weekly lesson on time. If a student is delayed or unable to attend, they should cancel the lesson via the student portal. Lessons cannot be extended if the student is delayed.

If a teacher is unable to attend a lesson due to illness, a concert, or any other reason, a substitute teacher will be provided. If a substitute cannot be provided, the student will be offered a reschedule or a refund for the missed lesson.

OIPS does not grant student leaves. If a student takes a break in the middle of the semester, they are still required to pay for the entire semester. In the case of trips, online lessons at the usual weekly slot can be arranged as a temporary solution at no extra cost.

 

8. MAKE-UP CREDITS

There will be no refunds or discounts if a student misses a lesson for any reason. The tuition fee reserves an exclusive weekly slot in the teacher's schedule for that particular student. It also grants the student and their families the opportunity to become part of the OIPS community and benefit from all the school's events (masterclasses, concerts, parties, trips, etc).

Students will be granted 4 make-up credits at the beginning of the school year (2 per semester). Every time a student cancels a lesson via the student portal, they can claim make-up credits that can be used if a slot becomes available in the teacher's calendar. However, having make-up credits does not guarantee that missed lessons will be made up, as make-up slots are subject to the availability of teachers.

Make-up credits expire after 90 days.

 

9. MUSIC BOOKS AND OTHER TEACHING MATERIALS

The student is responsible for purchasing the books and other teaching materials required by the teacher. All children must bring a blank notebook for the teacher to write down assigned homework.

 

10. INJURIES / LOSS OF ASSETS

Oslo International Piano Studio is not responsible for any injuries sustained on the premises or during concerts/events, nor is it responsible for the loss of assets. The parent/guardian assumes full responsibility for the well-being of the child and is always welcome to observe the classes if they wish to do so.

 

11. RESTRICTIONS ON PRIVATE LESSONS

If a student's assigned teacher leaves OIPS for whatever reason, the student agrees not to take private lessons with the former teacher outside of the studio for a period of two years from the teacher's departure. Engaging in private lessons with the former teacher within this two-year period will be considered a breach of the terms and conditions. The student will still be considered a student of OIPS and will be invoiced for any private lessons taken with the former teacher during this time. This clause is in place to ensure the continuity and integrity of the studio's teaching program, as well as to maintain the fairness and consistency of the learning experience for all students.

 

12. CODE OF CONDUCT

The student is expected to arrive on time and well-prepared for each lesson.

OIPS reserves the right to terminate this agreement for the following reasons:

  • Repeated absences without a valid reason or repeated absences without notification.

  • Lack of interest in the work.

  • Disciplinary reasons.

Overall, the policy appears to be well-written and covers important aspects of registration, attendance, and payment. However, it's always a good idea to review it for specific context and legal considerations.

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