What happens if I don’t pay my invoice for piano lessons on time?

We ask all students to pay their invoices by 5pm on the last Monday of each half-term.The payment deadline of 5pm on Monday allows us time to complete our bookkeeping and create the timetable for the following half-term. We email all parents before term ends with confirmation of lesson times.

As a small business, it takes a considerable amount of administrative time to chase late payments.  We allow a 24-hour window for chasing of late payments. After 5pm on Tuesday, we close our books to students that have not paid and begin the process of recruiting students from the waiting list. This ensures that our teachers have a full timetable without any gaps.

What happens if I don’t pay by 5pm on Monday?

  1. We will send you a reminder email on Tuesday morning to pay the invoice by close of business (5pm) on Tuesday.
  2. After 5pm, we will inform you by email that we are unable to hold your space open without payment. Late payment results in forfeiture of your lesson time.
  3.  Your lesson time will be offered to the waiting list. We will book in consultation lessons and issue invoices to be settled within 24 hours by new students requesting these times.
  4. If you wish to continue with lessons, please contact us to find out the available times for lessons.

A huge thank you to our students that settle their invoices on time. We really appreciate it!

Parents of Year 5 students: Information about the Music Aptitude Test & Scholarship Process

What is the Music Aptitude Test?
What is the Music Aptitude Test?

Do you have a child in Year 5 and you’re wondering what the Music Aptitude Test is all about? The test is used by many local state secondary schools as part of their Music Scholarship assessment. Have a read of our article to help you navigate the state school scholarship system.

Here’s a video with samples of the kinds of tests you may hear in the Round 1 aptitude test. We can help with individual or group lessons to prepare you for the MAT and also the audition stage. Get in touch to discuss further. We are based in South London. In 2019 we will offer group workshops in a West London location too.

Book a 1-to-1 Music Aptitude Test/Scholarship Training Session. See our Events page for sessions or enquire if you require a date that is not listed online.

Click on the links below to read our articles to help you succeed with the Music Aptitude Test & Scholarship:

Everything you need to know about Music Scholarships
Should I Prepare for the Music Aptitude Test?
How To Succeed at the Music Aptitude Test
Download Training Test Materials

Harpsichord Recital at Bell House, Dulwich Village

Lorraine and Alex recently performed at Bell House in Dulwich Village. A huge thank you to everyone that came. We were delighted that our students Colm and Zoe came to support us too! We return to Bell House on November 17th for a recital of Jamaican Folk Songs. Tickets go on sale soon.