Instrument Rental Details

All instruments will be new or ‘as new’ condition. Each will be supplied with a mouthpiece and case.  For younger pupils a less expensive, older instrument will be supplied initially until they have learnt to handle the instrument.  Accidents can happen and it would be better on a less expensive instrument!!

It is recommended that personal instruments be insured. Details of insurance policies are available on request, which cover no excess and new for old cover.

After initial 3 months the rental can be cancelled at any time once instrument has been returned. No hidden charges. If at any time during the rental period you decide to purchase the instrument, a percentage of rentals paid can be deducted off purchase price.

I do have agreements with some of the larger brass instrument suppliers and can get competitive prices for purchasing all new and used instruments. Prices can be found to suit all budgets and quality requirements.

Terms & Conditions for Instrumental Lessons

CURRENT FEES:
£16 per half hour or £30.00 per hour.
£13 per person on shared half hour lessons.

I currently teach at various different schools during the daytime and privately from home after school and early evening.

Payment Terms:

All cheques are to be made payable to S. BUSS within 14 days of receipt of the invoice. Any cheques which do not clear will incur a £20 penalty to cover bank charges. No post dated cheques will be accepted

Costs associated with lesson material (music/books) will be billed on the next invoice along with any refunds for cancelled lessons.

Costs associated with instrument rental and exam fees will be invoiced and payment is as above.

General:

Lessons should be paid for a term in advance and a set time/day will be arranged. Lesson material (music/books etc) will be provided at cost. A half terms notice must be given for terminating lessons at school or privately at home.

Musical instrument rental/purchase is available and prices/instruments can be arranged to suit your budget/requirement.

Grade examinations can be arranged by me with the examination board. Teacher attendance at exams will be charged at the normal lesson rate. All costs associated with the exam are the responsibility of the pupil/parent. (See above).

Although every effort will be taken to avoid cancellation on my part, if this occurs then an alternative lesson will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Tenor Trombone

Tenor Trombone

The only non-valved brass instrument.

Its sound can be fanfare like, and it is pitched with the baritone.

The bass trombone has a lower pitch than a tenor trombone, and has 'fatter' sound.