Music Instrument Teaching Agreement


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									Music Instrument Teaching
This Musical Instrument Teaching Agreement is between a music teacher and a student
that wants to learn how to play an instrument. It is vital to get these agreements in
writing to ensure that the understandings of both parties are properly set forth.
Customize the information of the parties, the musical instrument that will be taught, the
teacher’s fee, the time and location of the instruction, and more. This agreement is ideal
for individuals or small businesses that want to provide or receive musical instruction.

THIS MUSIC INSTRUMENT TEACHING AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the
“Agreement”) is made and entered into as of __________________, [Instructions: Insert the
date of this agreement] (hereinafter referred to as the “Effective Date”) by and between
________________________ [Instructions: Insert the Teacher’s name] (hereinafter referred
to as the “Teacher”), of _________________________________ [Instructions: Insert the
Teacher’s address] and ________________________ [Instructions: Insert the Student’s
name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Student”), of _________________________________.
[Instructions: Insert the Student’s address]

WHEREAS, Student desires to engage the services of Teacher for the purposes of providing
musical instrument teaching services for the __________________; [Instructions: Insert the
musical instrument subject to this agreement] and subject to the terms and conditions
contained herein, Teacher desires to accept said engagement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth
below, it is hereby covenanted and agreed by the parties as follows:


Commencing on ________________________, [Instructions: Insert the commencement date
of the instruction] Teacher shall provide the following musical instrument teaching services
(individually and collectively, “Services”) to Student:

         a.       _____________________ [Instructions: Insert service requirements]

         b.       _____________________ [Instructions: Insert service requirements]

         c.       _____________________ [Instructions: Insert service requirements]

The Teacher shall provide the Services in __________ (___) [Instructions: Insert the length of
each session] minute sessions (each a “Session”).


        a.     Unless otherwise mutually agreed by Teacher and Student, the Sessions shall be
provided once per week on _______________________ [Instructions: Insert the day of the
week that instruction will occur] at __:__ [Instructions: Insert the time of the instruction]
[Instructions: Choose one] a.m. /// p.m. at ___________________________. [Instructions:
Insert the address where the instruction will take place]

        b.    Should Student desire to cancel or postpone a Session, Student must provide at
least ___________ (____) [Instruction: Insert the length of advance notice the Student must
give to cancel a session] [Instruction: Choose one] days /// hours prior notice (the
“Cancellation Deadline”).

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       c.      Teacher reserves the right to cancel or postpone a Session in the event of
Teacher’s illness, health emergency, family emergency or other emergency. In the event of such
cancellation or postponement, Teacher shall use best efforts to: (i) provide Student with as much
advance notice as possible; and (ii) reschedule the Session as soon as possible.


        a.    Fee. In consideration of the Services performed by Teacher hereunder, Student
shall pay Teacher a flat fee of __________ Dollars ($____) [Instructions: Insert the fee the
Teacher will charge per session] (the “Fee”) per Session. The Fee shall be payable following
completion of each Session.

       b.      Cancellation. In the event that the Student provides notice of cancellation prior to
the Cancellation Deadline, the Student shall not be required to pay the Fee for the applicable
Session. In the event that the Student fails to provide notice of cancellation of the Session or
provides notice after the Cancelation Deadline, the Student shall be required to pay the Fee,
regardless of whether the Services are rendered by Teacher.

       c.     Material Costs. Any study materials required for the Services shall be purchased
by Student and are not included in the Fee.

       d.     Late Payments. In the event the Student fails to pay any Fee to the Teacher as
contemplated in the Agreement, Teacher shall have the right to cease all Services until such time
Student makes such payment. Further, in the event Student fails to pay any Fee within
___________ (____) [Instruction: Insert the number of days a payment must be delinquent
to be considered a late payment] days of such payment being due, such a breach may be
deemed a material breach of the Agreement and Teacher may elect to terminate the Agreement
and not provide any further Services.


The parties understand that Teacher does not make any guarantees as to the level of musical
improvement that Student will achieve. Student’s success with the musical instrument lies with
Student; it is Student’s responsibility to invest the time and effort required to achieve Student’s
musical goals. Student agrees to indemnify and hold Teacher harmless for any failure by Student
to achieve any musical goals.


Either party may terminate this Agreement by providing the other party with at least
___________ (____) [Instruction: Insert Amount] days written notice.


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       a.     This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with
respect to the specific subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements or
understandings of any kind with respect to the specific subject matter hereof.

       b.       In the event that any provision or part of this Agreement shall be deemed void or
invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions or parts shall be and
remain in full force and effect.

       c.      Any and all additions, deletions, or modification to this Agreement must be in
writing and signed by the parties or it shall have no effect and shall be void.

        d.      This Agreement is binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the respective
successors, licensees and/or assigns of the parties hereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither
party may assign or transfer its rights or delegate its obligations under this Agreement without
the other party's prior written consent, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

       e.     This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of
__________________, [Instructions: Insert the state’s laws that will govern this agreement]
applicable to agreements to be wholly performed therein, without giving effect to its laws
governing conflict of laws.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have duly executed this Agreement as of the date first
written above.

TEACHER:                                                         STUDENT:
__________ [Instructions: Insert Name]                           __________ [Instructions: Insert Name]

__________________________                                       __________________________
By: Authorized Signatory                                         By: Authorized Signatory

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