Rules (T&Cs)

 

  1. 1. Eligibility

 

 

Students must be over 18 years old.

A good command of the English language and a basic proficiency on the instruments are required.

The classroom is not wheelchair-accessible.

 

2. Application

Aspiring participants can apply for an advertised upcoming course by sending an email to thejazzlabdublin@gmail.com or filling the online application form at thejazzlabdublin.com

Submitting a completed Application Form or email does not constitute an offer of a place or obligation to accept an offered place.

An audition might be required by the organizers. This can be either an audio recording (no video please) of the student playing (alone or with a band) or a live audition on Skype. The music style played should be consistent with the ensemble you are applying for. Recorded auditions must be sent as email attachment to thejazzlabdublin@gmail.com, preferably in mp3 format.

An application can be refused by the management if the applicant has previously violated any of the rules in this document.

 

3. Fees

Payment of the full fee is required within 48 hours from the offer by The Jazz Lab of a place in the ensembles/workshops. The fee be paid through Paypal or postal order.

The payment of the above entitles the student to take part in one ensemble as player and to any of the others as audience.

Walk-ins are subject to availability of places on the day. The fee for 1 class in one of the ensembles is €40.

There is no refund or credit for classes missed by a student regardless of how much notice is given.

In case of cancellation of the classes by The Jazz Lab, a refund of the remaining sessions will be offered. However The Jazz Lab cannot offer a refund in case of change of mind or any other personal reason not depending on the management.

The fees advertised at the launch of the courses for the year (usually 3 terms) are only valid for bookings with full payment at that time and are not guaranteed to stay the same for the whole year.

4. Classes

Each class is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

Students are required to be at the venue at least 10 minutes in advance.

Students should leave the stage area swiftly after the class is finished and facilitate the next group to set up for their class

Doors will be locked during the classes. If a student is running late he/she must contact the tutor or the manager before the start of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student being unable to access the venue.

Enrollment and classes are non-transferable and only the student who is enrolled will receive the lessons.

All students need to check-in and pay any fees due before sitting in the class.

Students are required to bring their instrument(s), any other piece of equipment they need and all relevant music charts (made available by the tutor beforehand).

In the unlikely event that a class needs to be rescheduled, the organizers will do their best to arrange a time that suits the students. However if a student cannot attend, no refund or credit will be given.

Equipment provided by The Jazz Lab:

  • piano
  • guitar amp(s)
  • bass amp
  • PA and microphone(s)
  • drum kit (drummers need their cymbals and sticks/brushes)

Students should be well prepared for class when material and/or instructions are given by the tutors before the class.

The actual formation of each ensemble is subject to a minimum number of students and a complete rhythm section.

The Jazz Lab management reserve the right to refuse admission, giving a motivation, and to exclude a player from the class when serious damage and continuous disruption is caused. Bullying and abusive language/behaviour won’t be tolerated and will result in exclusion from the class. In the cases above the paid fee will not be refunded.

 

5. Concert and Recording

Students will perform in public at the end-of-term concert and will record live in studio as part of the course. A student can be excluded from one or both of those if his/her attendance is deemed insufficient by the tutors and/or their participation would jeopardize the group performance.

Students commit to take part in the concert and recording. They can be replaced by other students or tutors in they are unavailable or excluded.

Students can be filmed and photographed during the concert and/or the recording, without any further request of consent, with the only purpose of creating promotional material of The Jazz Lab

Enrollment for a course at The Jazz Lab implies acceptance of all of the above Terms and Conditions.

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