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Terms & Conditions

Lessons & Bands

1. Payments/Invoicing
1a) NMA only accepts payments for a whole term (9-11 weeks). You cannot pay for each lesson as you go unless this has been agreed upon with the Managing Director.
1b) The term fee must be paid before the first lesson begins.
1c) An invoice will go out before the start of each term and when the payment is made, lessons will commence.
1d) New students will receive an invoice when their enrolment is processed.
1e) Payments must be made through internet banking. We do not accept cash.
1f) Payments must be deposited in our bank account:


Kiwibank
38-9002-0776014-08
Reference: Students name eg B Smith

2. Term Dates
2a) The NMA’s terms adhere to the NZ Ministry of Education school terms. However, sometimes there can be slight changes so please refer to our website for these changes.
2b) Public holidays - we do not operate on public holidays.

3. Timetabling of lessons
3a) Students will be informed of their lesson time/day by at least 2 days in advance  
3b) If NMA needs to change the lesson time/day, the students will be contacted as far in advance as possible to make alternative arrangements that suit the student and NMA.
3c) Pupils on a rotating timetable at schools in order to not miss the same class room lesson each week, will be given a timetable for the whole term. The student must take responsibility for their lesson time each week.

4. Absences

Group lessons/School-based programme
4c) No catch-up lesson or credits will be provided for an individuals absence from a group music lesson eg group guitar lesson.
4d) In the case where the entire group is absent and has given 24 hours notice, a catch-up lesson will be arranged or credit will be added to the student's account.
4e) If a student cannot attend lessons for more than two weeks due to medical reasons, you must provide a medical certificate. Catch-up lessons will be arranged or you will be credited for the lessons missed.

Individual lessons
4a) If the student cannot make a lesson, 24 hours notice must be given and a catch-up lesson will be arranged.
4b) If the student cannot make a lesson, and less that 24 hours notice is given, no catch-up lesson will be arranged.






    

Holiday Programmes

  
1. Holiday Programme Payments/Invoicing
1a) NMA only accepts payments of $229 for the whole week of the holiday programme. You cannot pay as you go.
1b) The fee of $229 must be paid BEFORE the holiday programme begins to secure your spot. We are limited to 20 students so if you have not paid, you may lose your place in the programme.
1c) An invoice will go out to families via email the week 
before the programme.
1d) Payments must be made through internet banking. We do not accept cash.
1e) Payments must be deposited in our bank account:

Kiwibank
38-9002-0776014-08
Reference: Students name eg B Smith

2. HP Oscar Subsidy
1a) Parents/caregivers are invoiced the full amount of $229 the week before the holiday programme begins
1b) Parents/caregivers are expected to pay the full amount of $229 to Napier Music Academy before the first day of the programme.
1c) Parents/Caregivers are expected to organise a suitable time with the managing director to bring in the Oscar Subsidy form to be completed.
1d) Napier Music Academy will then REFUND the parents/caregivers the amount that they are entitled to through the Oscar Subsidy Scheme within two weeks after the completion of the holiday programme.


3. Holiday Programme Absences
1a) No credits will be provided for an individuals absence from the music holiday programme
1b) In the case where the entire group of students are absent due to unforeseen circumstances, credit will be added to the student's account or you will be refunded for the day’s amount.
1c) If a student cannot attend the holiday programme for 3 or more consecutive days due to sickness or medical reasons, you must provide a medical certificate to be refunded for the days missed.