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Fees and Charges

Fees 2017-18

  Annual Cost 10 Monthly Payments Annual Cost (50% Discount) 10 Monthly Payments 10% Sibling Discount 10 Monthly Payments
1st Steps (Early Years Programme) £75 £7.50 £37.50 £3.75 N/A N/A
 Full Membership (Unlimited Saturday Groups) £222 £22.20 £111 £11.10 £199.80 £19.98
 Part-Time Membership (Up to 2 Saturday Groups) £132 £13.20 £66 £6.60 N/A N/A
 Early Risers Adult Choir Membership £105 £10.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A
             

 

Payment will be collected by direct debit, with payments being made the first day of the month between October-July. No payments will be taken from accounts in August and September. If joining mid-year then payments will start for the month in which membership starts.

Please complete the Direct Debit Mandate attached to the application form with your bank details, keeping the bottom section for your records. If someone else is going to pay on your behalf, through their own bank account, please state their name and relationship with the child on the application form under the parent/carer signature.

Please note that in order to cancel Music Centre membership notice must be given in writing to the Music Service office, Music for Bedford Borough, Enterprise House, 36 Old Ford End Road, Bedford, MK40 4PF or music@bedford.gov.uk.  Following the receipt of notice one further direct debit will be paid.

We offer 30 sessions per school year within term-time. The date of your first session will be sent to you once we have received your application form. Please do not attend until you have received your start date.

Refunds are not offered if a student misses a session for any reason.

 

CONCESSIONS and DISCOUNTS:

 

  • Children that qualify for Pupil Premium (PP) are eligible for a 50% concession on membership. Please indicate on the application form if this is the case and we will confirm with Bedford Borough Council.

 

  • Looked After Children (LAC) are entitled to free membership. Please indicate on the form if this is the case and we will confirm with Bedford Borough Council.

 

  • Discounts are given only on FULL membership where a parent has more than one child attending Music Centre

 

1st Child = No discount (unless qualifies for one of the above – PP or LAC)

2nd and subsequent children = 10% discount for each child

 

  • Other discretionary concessions may be available for those who feel they require support (temporary unemployment, sickness, more than one child attending Music Centre, etc.). Please contact the Manager of Music for Bedford Borough directly to discuss in further detail. Please note that financial details may need to be shared before a decision can be made to offer a discretionary concession.

 

  • Please note that in order to continue to receive concessions an application must be re-submitted in time for the beginning of a new financial year

 

Music for Bedford Borough offers an instrumental hire service at very reasonable rates and with concessions available. Please contact us or see our website if you need to hire an instrument.