Studio Policy for Kindermusik program students
Choosing a Class
The age recommendations outlined for Kindermusik classes have been carefully constructed to best group children in an age and developmentally appropriate way. Therefore, it is important that your child be at least the minimum age for each class when you join us. If you have concerns about your child’s success in a particular age range, we are happy to discuss your child’s needs and to work with you to place your child in the class best suited for him/her.
Completed registration and full payment must be received before enrolment can be confirmed.
You will receive an email notice within two weeks of the first class to confirm your registration.
Missed Lessons and Make-up Classes
There is no refund for lessons missed. However, you are welcome to attend any other age-appropriate Kindermusik classes on other days to make it up if there is a spot available. Please contact our office directly to arrange.
Due to limited class sizes and the delicacy of younger class settings, our classes can only accommodate non-enrolled siblings when the sibling is young enough to stay contented in a car carrier or stroller. Emergency exceptions are considered.
Making the Most of Kindermusik Classes
Plan to arrive about 5 – 10 minutes early for class. Arriving a little before class provides time for your child to settle into the musical environment as they prepare to enjoy exploring instruments, reading books, or listening to music. We do request that toys, juice cups, and pacifiers be kept out of sight, and that snacks be finished prior to class. Be sure to dress comfortably.
During class, the most important thing you can do for your child is to be an active and patient role model. It is not uncommon for a child to attend several classes before feeling comfortable in class. Don’t be discouraged – what a child is absorbing in class is often evidenced in the comfort of the home environment rather than in a certain level of participation in class. The understanding and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home are key to facilitating musical learning and growth. When you are an active, focused, enthusiastic participant in the class activities, your child will model your actions and focus more fully too.
You and your child will enormously benefit from the Kindermusik experience, especially if you make active use of your At Home materials. Frequent reinforcement at home throughout the week makes all the difference in a child’s comfort and participation in the classroom.