When does registration open, what is the tuition fee, and how do I register? Please go to our Classes page for the most current information.
Siblings - There is a discounted price for siblings over 7 months.
How about siblings 7 months and under? Siblings of a paid registrant, 7 months and under as of first day of class, may attend free of charge.
May I bring both of my children to the same class? Yes! Not only may you, we encourage you to! In each class we strive to create a musically rich, developmentally appropriate environment where the whole family can enjoy music and nurture skills at the level right for each child. Mixed-age classes also provide a rich learning environment because children of different ages thrive when they interact with each other.
Do you pro-rate for late registration? Pro-rated registration is only allowed until week two. It would be better to use your "make-up" day, as there will be one make-up class scheduled on a Saturday during the semester.
Can I join a class after the session has begun? Yes. Although we will pro-rate until week two, you are welcome to join the session if there are spots available in the class.
If I miss class or know I will miss one ahead of time, can I do a make up class? Yes! Two make up classes are allowed per semester. Please note that make ups are offered as a courtesy and may not be rolled over to another semester. Please schedule them using our make up scheduler. You may schedule in advance. Drop ins are not allowed. If you can't come to your make up go back to the scheduler and click on cancel make up.
If I want to, can I just drop in to a class? Can I tell a friend to drop in to a class? We can not allow drop ins, as we have limited space. However, you can call or email Sharon Joy to arrange a trial class or schedule one online. Please schedule a demo class or make up.
My class time no longer works with my child's nap schedule or my work schedule. May I switch classes mid session? A switch is possible as long as the class you want to switch to is not full and does not have a wait list. But please do not drop in.
How do I get a refund? Refunds are not available after first class. Tuition refunds issued prior to first class are subject to a $10 processing fee. Contact Us to ask for one.
Are there any spaces open in the classes? Go to Classes and scroll down to see openings in classes.
Is there a charge for a trial class? There is no charge for trial classes. However they must be scheduled to avoid overcrowding. Go to Registration to schedule a free trial class.
Is only one adult allowed to come to music class? Two adults may accompany a child and they are expected to participate by modeling music making for the child. Visiting grandparents and relatives are welcome! If you wish to have more than two adults, please contact us to clear it. In full classes, due to space, we ask that no more than 2 adults come with the child. Please contact Director Sharon Joy if you have an exceptional situation and we will try to work with you.
Can I bring my older child to class? If the older sibling is age 7 or over, they may come in as a musical model, the same as "additional adults" without scheduling. Older siblings (under age 7) must be scheduled as make-up. Please use older child's full name and show Older Sibling Visit in missed class space. Drop ins do not work for our classes because we need to keep the class from being overcrowded and for safety reasons.
Can one adult bring two children? One parent may bring two children as long as they are able to interact as a musical model with both children successfully, and that both children are under their care and control at all times ensuring the safety of their children and others in class.
Are babies under 7 months allowed in music class? Babies are welcome in our classes and thrive in mixed age classes!
Why mixed ages? Early childhood educators consistently recommend mixed-age groupings as an optimal learning environment for children under five years. In this setting, older children learn from being in a leadership role (a role they may not take when they're in a group of their peers,) and younger children benefit from the example of an older child. Classes have a family feel, rather than a school orientation, an environment your child will have ample opportunity to experience when he enters the world of formal education in a few years. In addition, children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development and a mixed-age environment creates a space for exploration and discovery, rather than peer pressure. The Music Together® curriculum is designed to teach on many levels of complexity at once, and Music Together teachers are trained in the art of mixed-age learning.
Should my infant be in class with older children? Absolutely. Just as siblings in multi-child families learn from each other, so do the children in our mixed-age classes. Your baby will learn by watching and imitating you as well as the older children in the room.
How long are the classes? Classes are 45 minutes.
Please check our policies page for further information.