Membership Terms & Conditions
Grand Rapids Voice Collective LLC
Private Lesson Agreement
By typing in your name below and selecting the box, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions
set form in this Private Lesson Agreement (“Agreement”) from the date of submission and payment until
the end of the selected term, as described in Section 2.
Please read this Agreement carefully; your completion of this form and checking of the box is equivalent to
you executing this Agreement, as if you were signing it.
1. GRVC Services. GRVC is in the business of providing private and group music lessons (Services)
whereby Student’s attend 50-minutes sessions (Session) directed and taught by GRVC’s teachers (Teacher).
During the Session, Student will receive guidance, training, and assistance from the Teacher. GRVC or
Teacher may opt to vary the length of the Session at his or her sole discretion. In the checkout process, you
have selected a specific instruction schedule for Sessions; said selection states the number of Sessions that
will occur over a specified instructional term. Please note, if you are joining an instructional term after the
instructional term has begun, some Sessions may have occurred or there may not be sufficient time to fit in
all Sessions. GRVC is not responsible for unavailable or missed Sessions due to beginning the instructional
term late. You agree, upon submission of this form, that you would like GRVC to supply Services to you
according to the instruction schedule selected.
2. Term. Subject to the termination provisions of paragraph 5, the term of this Agreement shall begin on
the upon submission of this form and payment and continue through the end of the selected instructional
term (Term). The instructional term timelines are available on our instructional calendar.
3. Duties of Student. By purchasing Services from GRVC, Student is making a commitment to practicing
and improving his or her musical skills. Students should follow the instructions and guidance of GRVC and
Teacher to the best of their ability to maximize their results and better achieve their goals. Results are
dependent on Student participation. Therefore, Student agrees faithfully and diligently to perform the
following in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement:
a. GRVC Policies and Procedures. GRVC policies and procedures must at all times be
adhered with. Such policies and procedures will be provided to Student at the time of execution of
this Agreement, on the GRVC website, as well as during Sessions.
b. Punctuality. Student shall arrive ready to participate at the specified Session time. Failure to be
prepared to participate may result in a shortened Session. If Student is not prepared to participate
within 15 minutes of the Session time, GRVC is entitled to cancel the Session. If Student anticipates
being late to a Session, Student should inform his or her Teacher as soon as possible.
c. Communication. Student may refuse or stop participating in the Session for any reason. It is
Student’s responsibility to communicate with his or her Teacher about any discomfort or difficulty
Student experiences from or during the Session so that the Teacher may accommodate Student, if at
d. Cancellation. GRVC ADHERES TO A STRICT NO CANCELLATION POLICY. GRVC
will not reschedule cancelled Sessions. Student should give a minimum of 48-hour notice to the
Teacher if the Student cannot attend the scheduled Session. If at least 48-hour notice is given for
Student’s cancellation, Teacher may offer Student an alternative Session, at its sole discretion and
based on availability.
e. Payment of Fees. Student agrees to pay GRVC for the Services provided according to the
paragraph 4 of this Agreement.
4. Tuition. GRVC charges tuition for the Services it provides (Tuition), as selected during the checkout
process. Tuition prices vary depending on the instructional schedule chosen at checkout. Tuition can be
paid by Student or a third party (Payer) in installments or one lump sum. Payer and Student are jointly and
severally liable for all Tuition due under this Agreement. Payer and/or Student agree that the Tuition
selected is the Tuition due in exchange for the Services provided under this Agreement in accordance with
a. Installments. If you have selected to pay Tuition in installments, by filling out this form and
submitting payment, Payer is agreeing to pay Tuition on a monthly basis until Tuition is paid in full
(Installments). Payer may be charged a processing fee of no more than $25.00 for payment of
Tuition by Installments. By selecting payment by Installments, Payer is authorizing GRVC to charge
the credit card provided for the amount indicated at checkout each month until paid in full. Payer
agrees that no prior-notification will be provided for Installments. Payer acknowledges that the
credit card supplied is accurate and Payer’s use of said credit card is in compliance with US laws and
regulations. If an Installment is declined, Payer shall immediately update credit card information and
make valid payment. If Payer fails to pay the Installment when due, GRVC may do any of the
following: (i) apply a late fee of 1.5% to the total for every month the Installment is late; (ii) require
payment of Tuition in full, immediately; and/or (iii) discontinue all Sessions until Tuition is up to
date or paid in full. Tuition will be due regardless of termination of the Services by the Student or
termination for cause by GRVC, see paragraph 7.
b. Lump Sum. If you have selected to pay Tuition in installments, by filling out this form and
submitting payment, Payer is agreeing to pay Tuition in full at check out. Payer acknowledges that
the credit card supplied is accurate and Payer’s use of said credit card is in compliance with US laws
and regulations. If the Lump Sum payment is declined, Payer shall immediately update credit card
information and make valid payment. If valid payment is not submitted, Services will not be
provided. Tuition will not be refunded in the event of termination of the Services by the Student or
termination for cause by GRVC, see paragraph 7.
Student and Payer will be jointly and severally responsible for payment of all attorney fees and costs
associated with the collection of the Tuition or any additional fees Payer or Student owes GRVC under
the terms of this Agreement.
5. Termination by GRVC.
a. No Cause. GRVC reserves the right to, and Student agrees, that GRVC may terminate any and all
services to Student for no cause and without any reason upon thirty (30) days’ notice. In the event
GRVC terminates for no cause, Sessions will cease, and the following shall apply:
i. If Tuition is paid via installments, Payer will receive no refund for any Tuition paid prior to
the termination. However, Payer will not be liable for any future Tuition that would have
been due under this Agreement.
ii. If Tuition was paid in one Lump Sum, GRVC shall retain the Tuition in proportion to the
Services provided prior to termination. For example, if the scheduled instructional term was
terminated half way through the scheduled instructional term, GRVC shall retain 50% of the
Tuition and refund the other 50% of Tuition to Payer.
b. Cause. GRVC reserves the right to, and Student agrees that GRVC may, cancel this Agreement and
terminate any and all services to Student immediately, and without prior notice, in the event that
Student fails to fulfill any obligations under paragraphs 3, 4, or any other material obligations
contained in this Agreement. In the event GRVC terminates this Agreement for cause, Sessions will
cease, and Student will receive no refund for any Tuition paid prior to the termination. Further,
Student will be liable for all future Tuition due under this Agreement.
6. Limits on GRVC Liability. GRVC will perform the Services in accordance with the industry standard
expected from a professional providing these Services. GRVC does not guarantee or warrant that the work
performed under the terms of this Agreement will be free from errors or omissions. Student is ultimately
responsible for practicing and implementing the expertise provided during the Services GRVC provides.
Client agrees that GRVC is not warranting or guaranteeing any result. Student agrees not to hold GRVC
liable for any lost profits, income, or any other damages, including any consequential damages resulting
from GRVC’s Services. GRVC’s liability is limited to the amount of Tuition due and actually paid under this
7. Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release. Student acknowledges that participation in the Services is
voluntary and subjects Student to the possibility of physical injury and loss of or damage to personal
property, including but not limited to, heart attack, stroke, injury to vocal cords or throat, slips, falls,
impairment to breathing, unintended falls due to loss of balance that could result in muscular, neurological,
orthopedic, or other bodily injury; further, I understand that part of the risk involved in undertaking any
activity or program is relative to my own state of fitness or health (physical, mental, or emotional) and to the
awareness, care and skill which I conduct myself in that activity or program (collectively, Risks).
Knowing these Risks and appreciation, knowing, and reasonably anticipating that other injuries are a
possibility, I agree: (a) that I expressly assume all Risks above, all other possible risks of injury, and even risk
of possible death, which could occur by reason of my participation; and (b) that I recognize the physical
exertion involved in participation in the Services, and attest and certify that I am physically fit to participate
in the Services safely, and I have not been advised otherwise by a health care professional.
If Student is a minor, this Section 7 does not apply – a separate Minor Waiver Consent Form
will be obtained before any images will be used by GRVC.
8. Marketing and Photo Release. GRVC retains the right to produce and make public an anonymous
marketing case study of any adult Student’s success on GRVC’s collateral material, including but not limited
to Student’s social media links, email campaigns, and other marketing materials (Marketing Materials).
Further, GRVC shall only use Student’s likeness in photographs, videos, or other digital media, or any non-
confidential communications between Student and GRVC on its Marketing Materials with Student’s
consent. If Student is a minor, this Section 8 does not apply – a separate Minor Waiver & Consent Form
will be obtained before any images will be used by GRVC.
9. Force Majeure. If either party is prevented or delayed in the performance of any of its obligations under
this Agreement due to Force Majeure (defined below), that party will provide written notice to the other
party specifying the nature and expected duration of the Force Majeure. The performance of the party
invoking Force Majeure with respect to any obligation will be excused and the time for performance
extended, but only for the period of delay or inability to perform due to Force Majeure. If the total of any
period of delay or inability to perform due to Force Majeure asserted by either party during the Term equals
or exceeds 120 consecutive days, the other party will have the right, at its option, to either terminate
this Agreement or to continue to excuse the first party’s performance for the period of any delay or inability
to perform due to Force Majeure. In either case, As used in this Agreement, “Force Majeure” shall mean
any act of God, fire, casualty, flood, war, strike, lockout, pandemic, epidemic, health crisis, closure of public
or private spaces by a governing body, COVID-19 related closures or restrictions by the State of
Michigan/OSHA mandates/CDC guidelines, labor trouble, serious injury, or any other circumstances
beyond the reasonable control of the party asserting it that prevents or delays the performance of any of its
obligations under this Agreement.
a. Assignment. Neither party may assign the rights or obligations under this Agreement.
b. Compliance with Laws. Both parties shall comply with all applicable international, national, and local
laws and regulations.
c. Waiver. No act or forbearance by either party shall be construed as a waiver of any right or obligation
under this Agreement.
d. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, as well as the attending documents identified this Agreement
represent the entire agreement between the parties regarding the Services. This Agreement shall not be
modified without the express written consent of both parties. Attending documents may be edited and
updated from time to time at GRVC’s discretion. Student shall be notified of any update of attending
e. Survival. The provisions of paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 shall survive the termination of
this Agreement or any relationship between the parties for the period set forth in that paragraph, and if
not set forth, indefinitely.
f. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
state of Michigan and both parties consent to personal jurisdiction in Kent County.
g. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason
whatsoever, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and unimpaired, and shall continue in full force
h. Knowing Consent and Authority to Consent. By typing your name below and checking the box below,
you hereby represent and warrant that you are either Student or the authorized parent/guardian of
Student and therefore knowingly and expressly consent to the foregoing terms and conditions of this
Private Lesson Agreement on behalf of yourself and, if you are not the Student, on behalf of Student.