Terms and Conditions: In-Home Lessons

Cancellation Policy for In-Home Lessons

Cancellations are not unlimited and per semester (14-18 lessons) we allow:

  • One 24+ hrs notice cancellation = no fees — This counts as anything booked off with more than 24hrs notice which could be weeks or even months in advance.
  • One emergency/sick cancellation = 50% fees — Sickness anytime under the 6hr notice all of the way up to 30mins prior to the lesson time. This includes suspected COVID symptoms, positive tests or related COVID isolations.

Any cancellations over and above the emergency/sick cancellation or the one-time 24hr cancellation will carry a 100% fee. The same policy will apply to our teachers via our “reverse cancellation policy”.

Our unique “reverse cancellation” policy:

In the rare event that a teacher needs to cancel a lesson, we will also be held to the same above fees. Clients will not pay for the lesson that was missed and on top of that, they will receive either a 50% or a 100% payment depending on how much notice was given.

 

COVID and Respiratory illness Policy

Our policy follows Ontario’s updated guidelines and reflects not only COVID, but any respiratory illness including flu and heavy colds.  Fee's may still apply depending on notice given, or if the sick cancel credit has already been used up. 

-  If a student presents with “classic symptoms” of COVID-19 (i.e., feeling feverish, new or worsening persistent cough, and/or difficulty breathing) the lesson will have to be canceled and can resume no sooner than 48hrs after symptoms have begun to improve.

-  If a household member presents with “classic symptoms” of COVID-19 (i.e., feeling feverish, new or worsening persistent cough, and/or difficulty breathing) the lesson can still continue as long as they have a negative COVID test and are not in the same room where the lesson is happening. A warning will also need to be given in advance of the lesson.

- if a student has a flu or heavy cold (i.e., persistent cough, very runny nose, sore throat, fever) then the lesson will have to be canceled and can resume no sooner than 48hrs after symptoms have begun to improve.

- if a student has a minor cold (i.e, headache, stuffy nose, intermittent cough) the lesson can still continue as long as the student has a negative COVID test and both the student and teacher wear masks along with proper distancing.

 

Reschedules

Reschedules for in-home lessons are difficult due to logistics, but may be possible if enough notice is given.  We may also be able to reschedule to a virtual lesson if available.

Please note that reschedules with less than 12 hours notice will have a 25% fee when a reschedule is possible.

  

Cancellation due to bad road conditions

We are equipped and ready to travel to you, even in the snow, but sometimes the roads can get too dangerous. In this event, teachers may cancel an in-home lesson, even up to the last minute, without paying the credits of our “reverse cancellation” policy. At this time, we would love to offer a virtual lesson as a backup for these situations.

 

How to Cancel/Reschedule

We do not allow verbal cancellations or schedule changes. All cancellations must be done via:

  1. Email to: francis@goguitarlessons.com
  2. Go Guitar’s Facebook messenger or our website messenger
  3. Texting our admin (Francis O’Keefe) at 613-315-9662 (more than 6hrs notice)
  4. Calling or texting your teacher (under 6hrs notice)


Last minute Cancellations

For last-minute cancellations (under 6hrs) you will need to contact your teacher directly.

Schedule changes or cancellations cannot be done via your teacher with the exception of last-minute cancels (under 6hrs notice). Verbal changes are also acceptable in a last-minute change event.

Other Important Policies

  • Lessons are weekly. We do not offer bi-weekly
  • There is a minimum purchase of  8 lessons after the trial
  • The lessons can be stopped at any point after the 8 initial lessons if 48 hrs notice is given.

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