Terms & Conditions

Key Points



Your enrolment will automatically renew at the end of each Term. Late Withdrawal Fee $75.


Public Holidays

Lessons run during the school Term - Including all Public Holidays

Make-Up Lessons

ONE Make-Up Lesson per term for private lessons only



Families and those learning multiple instruments enjoy a 5% discount on private lessons.

The Terms and Conditions below are applicable to all enrolled students from Term 1, 2024 onward. By commencing lessons with Focus Music, the account payer agrees to the Terms and Conditions set out as below -

1.   Membership/Enrolment –   Students can enrol at any time throughout the Term. Lessons are billed on a pro-rata basis if the student enrolls part-way through a Term. Enrolments are for a School Term or the remaining lessons in that Term. Lessons are run during the school Term, including all Public Holidays.

2. Billing/Payments – Full Payment must be made prior to the Student’s first lesson of the Term they are enrolled in. Lessons cannot commence until payment has been made.

There are 2 payment options available.

1. One-Time Payment (Payment of full Term fees upfront)
2. Weekly Direct Debit (Weekly Direct Debit for one Term) - Transaction fee: Visa / Mastercard / AMEX – $1.50 per transaction

3. Make-Up Lessons – Students are offered 1 MAKE UP LESSON per term for private lessons only. This Make-Up lesson can be used for any reason including COVID-related absence, general illness, or if the student has something else on. If the Student wishes to use their 1 Make-Up lesson for an absence, they must REQUEST this at the time of notification of that absence. Notice must be received BEFORE 12pm on the Student's lesson day for a Make-Up lesson to be granted.

If no notice is given (or if notice is given AFTER the lesson start time), that the student cannot attend, that lesson will be forfeit.

All Make-Up lessons must be completed in the same Term. It is the Student's responsibility to book and attend any Make-Up lesson, including those scheduled in “Make Up Week” as described below. No refunds or credits will be given if a Make-Up lesson isn’t attended (for example, if the student is away during Make-Up Week).

4. Make-Up Week – Focus Music will aim to deliver Make-Up lessons during the school term. Any remaining Make-Up lessons will be delivered in Make-Up Week. Make-Up Week is a nominated week of the school holidays at the end of a Term. You will be advised of lesson availability to allow you to book your Make-Up lesson, if it hasn’t already been completed during the Term. eg. Term 4 Make-Up lessons will be delivered either in the week immediately after Term 4 ends, or in the final week before Term 1 commences in the following year.

Due to their nature, Focus Music cannot offer Make-Up lessons for canceled/missed Group Lessons, as that class will still go ahead without the Student attending.

5. Teacher Absence – If the Teacher is unable to attend a lesson for any reason, a Relief Teacher will be arranged for the Student’s lesson. If no Relief Teacher is available, Focus Music will schedule the missed lesson during “Make Up Week” if no other date during the term can be given by the teacher. In the event that the Student is unable to attend a Make-Up Lesson that was a result of a Teacher’s absence, this lesson will be credited to the following Term. Lessons are not refundable.

6. Enrolment Cancellation

Cancellation – The Student’s Term enrolment will automatically renew each Term. If the Student does not wish to renew their Term enrolment for the following Term, they must advise Focus Music by no later than the last business day of the current Term they are enrolled in. Notice of cancellation MUST be given by emailing hello@focusmusic.com.au.

Late Withdrawal Fee - If the Student notifies Focus Music of their cancellation AFTER the last business day of Term, the Student will incur a Late Cancellation Fee of $75.00. If this amount is not paid within 14 days of the Student’s notice to cancel, the Student will be liable for the next full Term’s tuition fees based on their previous Term’s lesson type (i.e. Private Lessons or Group Lessons).

Early Cancellation - If the Student wishes to cancel part-way through their Term membership, the Student will remain liable for all lesson fees associated with their membership for the remainder of that Term. Lesson fees are not refundable.

7. Photo Release Permission - Please note that Focus Music will, at times, take photographs and video recordings of events and for promotional purposes. Please advise our team if you would NOT like this to occur.


Acknowledgement and Signature

Please complete, sign and submit the acknowledgement below to commence lessons with Focus Music