Wellington music centre instruments

Instrument Hire Terms and Conditions  

Wellington Music Centre Instrument Hire Terms and Conditions

Usage and care of the hired instrument

The Hirer is responsible for the ensuring
 

  • the proper care and safe keeping keeping of the hired instrument while in the hirers care either at any residence used by the hirer or in transit to the music centre or other learning facilities

  • that the instrument is kept and maintained in good working order while in use by the hirer’s user (the student) and in the supplied case when not in use (where it is supplied with the instrument).

  • For clarinets and saxophones hired, that a reed is provided for the student to use with the instrument

Maintenance of the hired instrument

The Hirer must
 

  • ensure that during the normal use and care of the hired instrument regular maintenance is performed on the instrument (eg tuning of the instrument, applying rosin to violin strings or cleaning of the instrument).

  • attend at least two music lessons with their student to learn the correct instruction on the instrument maintenance procedures from the music tutor. 

  • inform the music tutor and musical director if an instrument is in need of repair (eg replacement of a broken string, or fixing of a slipping violin or guitar peg)

  • If repair is needed at a music shop or other place of repair, provide transport to and from the place of repair. An order form will be provided by the Wellington Music Centre Musical Director to the hirer to give to the place of repair.

Hire fees and period for the hired instrument

The Hirer accepts
 

  • Hire fees must be paid in full within 7 days of receipt of the instrument

  • to hire fees are used for maintaining the instrument and support the funds for replacement of the hired instrument where necessary (after normal wear and tear the instrument) and the Wellington Music Centres contents insurance policy fees

  • the hire length is for the full music lesson period each year (from start day of the music centre operating year until the last day of the operating year)

  • The instrument must be returned, in good condition (with its case where provided, on or before the last day of the operating year, unless otherwise arranged with the Musical Director

  • Under the discretion of the Wellington Music Centre Musical Director the hirer may request and be granted an additional hire period over the summer holidays for an additional set hire fee per instrument

Insurance cover for the hired instrument

We request the Hirer
 

  • to hold household contents insurance for cover of the hired instrument for damages or loss (to full replacement value). We will provide the full replacement value of the hired instrument

  • Inform us if they cannot afford or hold household contents insurance of the instrument to full replacement value. We do hold contents insurance cover for the hired instrument where the hirer cannot afford or provide household contents insurance - the excess for each hired instrument is $500 for damage or loss

Damage incurred to the hired instrument

If any damages does occur to the hired instrument (other than fair wear and tear) the Hirer is responsible for either
 

  • Paying the full cost to repair the instrument to normal working order 

  • Paying the full replacement value of the instrument of the damage is irreparable 

  • if the cost to repair the damage is more than the insurance excess 

    • File an insurance claim with their household contents insurer and where accepted pay their claim excess value to cover the cost of the repair

    • Where they don't hold their own household contents insurance pay the Wellington Music Centres contents insurance claim excess of $500 if the claim is accepted to cover the cost of the repair

Loss incurred to the hired instrument

If a loss occurs to the hired instrument the Hirer is responsible for either
 

  • Paying the full replacement value of the instrument

  • if the cost to replace the instrument is more than the insurance excess 

    • File an insurance claim with their household contents insurer and where accepted pay their claim excess value to cover the cost of the full replacement value of the instrument. 

    • Where they don't hold their own household contents insurance pay the Wellington Music Centres contents insurance claim excess of $500 if the claim is accepted to cover the cost of the full replacement value of the instrument

Last updated on Thursday, 27th May 2021, 9:38am