Welcome to the Top Music Teachers team! By registering as a Teacher on this Website, you agree to the following terms:
The Teacher affirms that he or she is 18 years of age or older and eligible to accept employment in Canada.
The Teacher agrees to post information in the Teacher Profile that is truthful, accurate and up to date.
The Teacher will not use the Top Music Teachers Website to post, store, send, transmit, or disseminate any information or material which a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, defamatory, libelous, offensive, obscene, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically or otherwise offensive to any group or individual, intentionally misleading, false, or otherwise inappropriate, regardless of whether this material or its dissemination is unlawful.
The Teacher agrees that Top Music Teachers may use any information or media posted in the Teacher Profile to promote the Teacher’s services or the Website or Service.
The Teacher agrees to provide to Students, Lessons of the type, in the amount, and at the rates determined by the Instructor as agreed upon with the Student.
The Teacher agrees to accept or reject new Students referred by Top Music Teachers within 3 days. Furthermore, the Teacher agrees to conduct future correspondence with Students in a timely manner.
Top Music Teachers makes no representation to the Teacher as to the number of Students which will be referred to the Teacher to teach.
Teachers may choose to teach in their own home/studio or at the Student’s residence. Teachers who elect to teach in their own home or studio agree to provide an environment that is safe, clean, and free of distractions.
Lessons are provided at the rate chosen by each Teacher and advertised in the Teacher profile. Teachers will be paid the advertised rate minus a 15% service fee. Teachers may change these rates at any time up until accepting the first Student; after accepting a Student the Teacher’s rates are fixed until December 31st of the current calendar year.
Teachers may update their rates for the following calendar year by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before November 1st.
Teachers will be paid every month by direct deposit according to the number of hours indicated on the online timesheet. Teachers are responsible for filling out the online timesheet in a truthful and timely fashion. Teachers agree to provide a Social Insurance Number for taxation purposes and a void cheque for direct deposit payment.
If a Student cancels a lesson with at least 48 hours notice for any reason, the Teacher agrees to make up the lesson at a mutually convenient time within a period of 30 days.
In the event that for any reason a Student cancels a lesson with less than 48 hours notice, the Teacher may provide a make up lesson time at his or her own discretion.
If a Teacher has to cancel a lesson for any reason, the Teacher agrees to make up the lesson at a time mutually convenient to the Student and the Teacher, within a period of 30 days. The Teacher agrees to notify the Student as soon as possible of any absence.
In the event that for any reason a Teacher is absent or unable to teach for a period exceeding 15 days, the Teacher agrees to notify the Top Music Teachers administration. The Teacher agrees to cooperate with Top Music Teachers in making alternative lesson arrangements that are acceptable to the Student, including, but not limited to providing make up lessons and providing a Substitute Teacher.
If for any reason a Teacher requires the services of a Substitute Teacher, the Substitute Teacher must become a Member and Independent Contractor of Top Music Teachers. Under no circumstance may a Substitute Teacher be considered a subcontractor of a Teacher or an employee of Top Music Teachers.
The Teacher acknowledges that Top Music Teachers provides this online information service at no cost to either Student or Teacher, and generates revenue only when a Student and a Teacher pay and receive payment through the Website. The Teacher agrees to receive all payments from TMT students exclusively through our platform, and agrees not to enter into any contract with or accept work outside of Top Music Teachers from a Top Music Teachers Student, or in any other way circumvent the payment methods offered by the Website, without the express written consent of the Top Music Teachers administration.
Therefore, you also agree that you will not accept payments directly from Top Music Teachers' students until 24 months have passed since you last taught them through the use of our service.
Furthermore, the Teacher agrees to inform Top Music Teachers immediately if any Student requests that the Teacher receive payments outside of the Website.
Independent Contractor Status
The Teacher is an Independent Contractor, and shall not under any circumstance become an employee or agent of Top Music Teachers under the terms of this Agreement. The Teacher agrees not to be treated, or seek to be treated, as an employee of Company for any purpose, including for the purposes of fringe benefits provided by the Company, or for disability income, taxes and benefits.
The Teacher, as a non-employee, shall have no authority to act as an agent for, or on behalf of, Top Music Teachers, or to represent Top Music Teachers, or bind Top Music Teachers in any manner.
Limitation of Liability
The Teacher understands and acknowledges that the Teacher is solely responsible for interactions with other Users, both on the Website and in person. Top Music Teachers does not perform background checks on Students in is not responsible and will not be held accountable for any misconduct on the part of a Student.
The Teacher agrees to take reasonable precautions when interacting in person with Students encountered on the Website.
The Teacher agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Top Music Teachers, its officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, agents, and their respective successors, heirs and assigns (the “Indemnitees”), against any claim, liability, cost, damage, deficiency, loss, expense or obligation of any kind, including attorneys fees and other costs of litigation, incurred by the Indemnitees in connection with any claims, suits, actions, demands, or judgments arising out of this Agreement including, but not limited to, actions in the form of tort, warranty, negligence, or strict liability.