Studio Policy

Terms and conditions of lessons at Susan Deas Music Pty Ltd

  • Weekly lessons: $90 for 45 minutes, and $120 for 60 minutes*, including GST.
  • Casual lessons: $140 per hour.
  • Fees usually increase by a small amount on the 1st of July each year.
  • Cash, cheque or bank transfer is accepted. (Bank transfer is preferred.)
  • Payment must be made in advance before the beginning of each school term, excluding school holidays and public holidays.
  • Books and music are not included in the lesson fee, and must be paid for by the student when required.
  • Lessons cancelled by the student must be paid for at the full rate and will not be refunded.
  • Cancelled lessons will only be rescheduled if a time is available within 14 days after the missed lesson.
  • Lessons will not be rescheduled if less than an hour’s notice is given of cancellation.
  • There is no guarantee that lessons will be rescheduled.
  • A 20% holding deposit is required by 15 December each year to reserve a place for the following year.
  • Four weeks’ notice is required for termination of lessons or reduction of the lesson length.

*As a comparison, the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW minimum recommended rate for teachers is currently $112.20 per hour inclusive of GST.