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I remember the old saying - 'assuming makes an ass of you and me'. I'm not sure where it comes from - but it suffices to say, ask for clarity even if you think you know. Sorry you had a problem - hopefully it didn't cost too much!
'assuming makes an ass of you and me', I can explain where the saying comes from! When you break down the word assume, it looks like this: ass/u/me, so it's an ass, out of, u, and, me. Get it? The slashes stand for 'out of' + 'and'
As for the deposit, I would assume it was non-refundable unless otherwise stated. However, if the instructor reneged on fulfilling the service, I would expect a refund or credit towards something.
(If you paid with a credit card, you can dispute the charge with them, they offer protections that cash just can't.)