Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay for individual sessions separately?
Sorry, but this is not a viable option for us. Your one inclusive fee includes all of the sessions for that particular course.
Does the price include VAT?
We do not charge VAT. The advertised price is the full and final price for the whole course.
What is to stop anyone from just sharing the zoom links and inviting their friends to join for free?
When you register an email address on our Zoom account it recognises you as a member on our course and allows you access to any of the sessions, while at the same time restricting access to any unauthorised users who are not members on our account.
It sounds complicated and I don't think I can manage the technology.
Using our business version of Zoom will be no different at your end from using the regular version of Zoom, for which there are many youtube videos to help you. Once you are enrolled on a course and registered on our system you will be given a very simple login procedure, enabling you to jump directly into any class at the click of a button.
Are places limited?
One of the great advantages of online courses over our regular summer school is that we are not limited by the number or size of the rooms available to us at the conservatoire, or by the number of rhythm section players in each band. This means places for our online courses are not limited.
Do we get to jam?
Unfortunately, due to the latency issues with streaming over Zoom it is not possible to jam together yet.
Can I get some feedback about my playing?
Our one day masterclass courses are built around a webinar format, but with a bit more interactivity. You are able to communicate throught the chat box and ask questions as the masterclass unfolds, but with so many participants there is not time in each session for all students to perform and receive individual feedback. We are currently looking into running some short courses with limited numbers which may be able to accommodate this. Some of our tutors may also offer online one-to-one lessons which would be a more suitable scenario for this.
How do I sign up?
Click the "sign up" button and follow the registration and check out process. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been processed.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made by VISA in any currency. We are sorry, but we are not able to accept cheques in the post.