If you want to take your guitar lessons for free, there’s almost always a great price to be had. But, as with any other investment (and, I should stress, an investment), when we invest in a piece of property, we want to make sure it doesn’t fail to live up to the promise.
If the house gets expensive or the property value fails to keep pace with the new owner, we’ll have to make a decision and the good news is, it’s usually possible for a student to get out of paying a penalty at the end of their lesson if they get the course completed under the conditions they set and meet the standards they set for their courses.
However, there are some situations where a student may need to pay a penalty:
If you break the rule of a course by misbehaving in an aggressive or unprofessional manner. If your courses give you the right but not the obligation to do a particular thing, you can get out of paying a penalty by saying you intend to do it and setting up a track record to prove it. If they ask you to do a certain thing, but you haven’t done it, the school has no obligation to put a price on this. In other words, the court will say, “We’ll let you do that, we don’t care. Just do it.”
If you get the wrong answer on a test or take an unhelpful test. If there’s no way to avoid a problem at the time of the exam or test, it can be difficult to find out what that problem is without a full and detailed explanation. As with anything else, if it’s difficult to find out what it is when you know, you might be able to get out of buying the property if you have a reasonable explanation. In the case of an exam on a specific subject, the school may want to give you some information in advance.
If a student is late for a test because they’re drinking. I won’t go into detail, but if you delay a test for more than two hours and you’re caught, you’ll be fined.
If a student asks for money up front for their tuition. This is usually legal. However, if a student asks for money without telling you why, you can ask a court to allow the payment of a penalty. You can get out of paying a penalty if you show good cause, set up a track record to make sure you received the course you ordered and explain to the