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Instrumental lessons can start from as little as £75 (inc. VAT) per term. This is based on children learning in groups of 4 over a 30 minute lesson. Smaller groups and individual lessons are more expensive. If you are interested in 1-1 lessons please contact us for more information. In some schools we have to apply a surcharge to cover the cost of hiring the teaching room at the school. This will be detailed on your invoice and will also be clear on your original booking form.
WorldBeatsMusic Ltd will provide instruments to use during lessons at NO extra cost. We recommend that for the first few lessons you avoid buying an instrument. If your son/daughter shows a keen interest and is enjoying the lessons then we would highly recommend purchasing a starter instrument. No one expects beginners to turn up with a top of the range instrument. If you find an instrument that you are interested in, please feel free to send us the details and we can offer up some advice.
It is important that you inform us asap. At the beginning of each academic term we will send out a list of our term dates. If you notice a clash and inform us with at least 48 hours notice we can reschedule the lesson to one of our non-teaching weeks. If there isn’t an opportunity to reschedule the lesson then we will credit you next invoice with the fee for that lesson. If we arrive at a school to teach and find that the children are away and we we have not been informed then we are under no obligation to reschedule or reimburse the lesson.
If your child’s teacher is absent due to ill health then we will endeavour to send a replacement teacher for that lesson. If this is not possible then the regular teacher will make up the lesson at some stage during the term. If this isn’t possible then your next bill will be credited with the cost of that lesson.
Unfortunately if your child is ill we cannot make the lesson up unless we have 24 hours notice. Most tutors will in this instance try to find a little extra time for them in future lessons but this is at the discretion of the tutor. If your child is on holiday then we can reschedule the lesson as long as we receive 48 hours notice.
If your child is ill the day before a lesson, please inform us to cancel the lesson. If your child suddenly perks up on the day of the lesson we can always reinstate the lesson as normal. But if we do not hear about your childs absence at least 48 hours before the lesson you will still be charged. This is because our teacher will be booked in and we will still have to pay them for their time.
Tutors will make every effort to locate your son/daughter. On the rare occasion that this isn’t possible then unfortunately the lesson can’t be made up. We encourage children to be responsible and part of that responsibility is remembering their instruments, record books and lesson time!
Payments can be made by online bank transfer/credit & debit card/cash & cheques. Cash and cheques can be posted to our office: Ryalls Barn, Manor Farm, Church St, Appleford-on-Thames, Abingdon, OXON, OX14 4PA, or they can be handed to your instrumental teacher. To pay by card please call 01235 847050. All details are printed on the bottom of your invoice.
In the event that your child wishes to stop tuition, please notify us as soon as possible via the details on our CONTACT page. Cancellations should not be made through schools/tutors or children. We require at least half a terms notice and unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds to the current term.
The African Drumming workshop comes highly recommended! Staff commented on how the music workshops were pitched just right. Your friendly but professional interaction with the children encouraged participation at every level.
Dear Mr Ashton, You are the best drum teach ever!
Dear Mr Ashton, You are the best drumming teacher ever!
Dear Mr Ashton, I am very happy that you let us do all the drumming lessons, I love it when we play rhythm four. I like doing singing most though, especially Jessie J 'Price Tag' and as I said I LOVE DRUMMING and I hope you enjoy teaching us too.
The workshop was very interesting. I enjoyed the beats and the assembly that we showed. I would have loved having a bit more of a challenge. It was brill!!!
Classic FM Music Teacher Awards
'Inspirational Music Teacher'
Finalist 2015 - Richard Ashton
Will Michael Jazz Education Awards
'Outstanding Commitments to Jazz Education'
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
'Maximising Value in the Business Sector'