Lessons run during term time following Shelley college’s academic time table (39 weeks). We ask that all students confirm they can commit to this. Occasionally we run lessons outside of term time such as the 6 weeks break over summer. In this case we would opt for a “mini term” depending on students’ availability. We class this as extra-curricular, so if you can’t attend the lessons you won’t be charged.
Illness / Missed lessons
In the case of illness on the students' part, lessons must be made up in the same half termly block the lesson was missed. Available slots for this are at the tutor’s discretion.
Should the tutor have to miss a lesson for any reason and Kirklees Guitar School can’t provide a suitable substitute, students will be credited on the following terms invoice.
What you can expect from Kirklees Guitar School
Lessons will be conducted in a punctual, friendly and professional manner. Tutors will regularly assess your progress towards achieving your goals on the instrument.
What we expect from students
Students should arrive punctually, have all their sheets ready for the lesson (preferably in a folder)
and are expected to put in the practice time realistically required to meet their goals.
Lessons are billed in half termly blocks, This usually works out to blocks of 6 or 7 lessons. Students will receive an invoice via email on the first day of term. The invoice due date is always stated on the invoice. Late payment of invoices in arrears of 7 days will incur a 10% late payment charge.
Lesson fees are subject to an annual review. Kirklees Guitar School will endeavor to give students one month's notice of any increase.
Termination of Lessons
If a student wishes to stop having lessons, they are required to give 4 weeks notice so that the tutors' time can be reallocated accordingly. Any lessons not taken will not be refunded.
Should students or tutors have to isolate at any time due to any Covid regulations that may from time to time in force, but are well enough to take lessons, Zoom or Facetime lessons will be offered as an alternative where possible.
Kirklees Guitar School reserves the right to substitute tutors in case of illness or annual leave.
Students and or parents will automatically receive our email newsletter. If you Do not want to receive this please inform us.
Should students or parents have any questions regarding lesson content or are unable to make a lesson students should contact their tutor directly.
For billing or permanent slot changes students should contact the Studio Manager.
By agreeing to the above terms & conditions and the GDPR policy prospective students are consenting to being put on our system and receiving automated SMS and Email reminders, And updates about events at the school.
KGS T&C's Download
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
This document tells you what personal information we hold and why, and what your rights are under the General Data Protection Regulations. Once you have read it please complete and sign the declaration of consent at the bottom.
KGS primary contact James Kuhnel - Studio Manager
Contact details 07702843466
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Address Available on request
Data Controller contact details As above
Why do we collect student data?
We hold our students' data to provide you with the best service, support and advice. Retaining your details is essential for lesson reminders, invoicing & emergency contact details should we need them.
What information we hold and what we do with it
In order to deliver our lessons we ask for, and keep, essential information on file. This includes:
Contact telephone number (mobile)
Lesson details and related notes
Kirklees Guitar School will NOT share information with anyone (other than members of our faculty, or as required for legal process) without explaining why it is necessary, and getting your explicit consent.
We will keep your information for 7 years or until aged 18 for a child under this age, in line with the lawful basis listed above.
Protecting your personal data
Kirklees Guitar School is committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place the appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
We will contact you using the contact preferences you have given us.
GDPR gives you the following rights:
The right to be informed
To know how your information will be held and used (this notice)
The right of access
To see our records of your personal information, so you know what is held about and can verify it
The right to rectification
The right to tell us to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect or incomplete
The right to erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten)
For you to request to erase any information that we hold about you
The right to restrict processing of personal data
You have the right to request limits on how we use your information
The right to data portability
Under certain circumstances you can request a copy of personal information held electronically so you can reuse it in other systems
The right to object
To be able to tell us that you don't want us to use certain parts of your information, or only to use it for certain purposes.
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
The right to log a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in a way that you have given your permission for, or if they are being stored when they don't have to be.
Full details of your rights can be found at:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email us at the address on the first page of this document. If you are dissatisfied with the response you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office; their contact details are www.ico.org.uk
Kirklees Guitar School Rights
If you don’t agree with Kirklees Guitar School keeping records of information about you and your lessons, or if you don’t allow us to use them in the way we need to for your lessons we might not be able to teach you.
The school can move its records between computers or IT systems, as long as your details are protected from being seen by others without your permission.
The School has to keep your records of lessons for a certain period as described above, which may mean that even if you ask for your details to be erased, we might need to keep these details until after the period has passed.