Every day is a new beginning. A chance to help your child develop his or her highest potential and strongest foundation for learning. Your child’s journey to success begins here. You’re here because you instinctively know what science continues to demonstrate: young children thrive on music. Experience a Kindermusik music class with your child and see why we’re the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood. And, as we say, a good beginning never ends.
the Most of Your Kindermusik Experience
Shoes and Such: Plan on wearing socks for both
you and your child. Shoes and diaper bags/purses can be tucked away in the
Parent/Child Connection: During class, the most important thing you can do is to be a
focused, active and patient role model. When you are an active, engaged
participant in class activities, your child will model your actions and focus
more fully, too. Although we strive to build a warm Kindermusik community
in the classroom, please keep grown-up chat to a minimum. To get the most out
of class your child needs and deserves your undivided attention.
Classroom Behavior: Our classes provide your child with a safe place for learning
about and testing his social boundaries. We do ask that you be sensitive to
his safety as well as the safety and enjoyment of others in class. If your
child begins to explore a behavior which poses a danger to himself or others in
class (such as running, screaming, or throwing an instrument) we ask that you
first take a deep breath and then help your child positively refocus his
energy. If you need to step out of the classroom for a few minutes (we’ve all been there!) for a hug and a
calming breath, please do and return when your little one is ready to re-join
class. Although we are happy to partner with you and help you find workable,
meaningful solutions for behaviors you wish to eliminate, our staff is not
responsible for disciplining your child. Please feel free to contact us
anytime to request any support you may need.
Participation: It is not uncommon for a child to attend several classes
before settling into the routine of class. What a child is absorbing during
class is often seen in the comfort of his/her home. The understanding,
sensitivity and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home are
the key to facilitating learning and growth. Remember, children come in all
ages, stages, and personality types. We are understanding, accepting and
supportive of all children and parents. Some children are naturally
hesitant and others become over-stimulated in a group. You may find that your
child would prefer to sit quietly with you or may want to get up and move. If
your child appears distracted, excited, or cannot focus on the present
activity, please don’t worry or feel pressure to push your child toward what
you believe is a more acceptable form of participation. It is not necessary for
your child to participate in a classical way (i.e. sitting still and listening,
singing along, responding directly to questions, etc.) for her to make
tremendous gains. Relax, enjoy, and
actively PLAY with your child in class! Together you’ll find the best way for
the two of you to connect and participate.
Your child will benefit enormously from the use of our fabulous and enriching
@Home materials, which help you bring the music with you wherever you go.
Frequent reinforcement and play at home during the week makes all the
difference in a child’s level of comfort and participation in class. @Home
materials are distributed via email the first week of the thematic unit.
Tuition: $60.00 (additional sibling $49) per month and is set up as
auto-pay. Classes run once a week for the time/day that
you signed up for.
Our calendar includes about 48
classes per year. The monthly installment (regardless of number of classes per
month) is an averag of these 48 classes. Enroll any time during the year. There
are a few scheduled breaks.
join our studio, enrollment is on-going until you tell us otherwise. Enroll
once and you’re all set (yep, it’s easy). Please give us two weeks notice if
you need to end your enrollment. Missed classes are neither prorated nor
refundable, but can be made up at any time.
Illness: Please do not come to class if you or your child is sick. All
teachers are diligent in cleaning all the instruments and materials to help
stop the spread of germs.
Make Up Classes: As a courtesy to our
Kindermusik families, we allow unlimited make-ups in our regular on-going
classes. You may cancel for any reason and we can book you into another class.
Schedule your make-up class by emailing Cara directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make-ups are not available in classes that are at capacity. Special classes and
playdates may not be used as make-ups.
Cancelled Classes: Any classes cancelled due
to educator emergency or extreme weather will be re-scheduled.
Toys, Phones, Food, and Bottles: Please make sure your child has finished her snack/drink before we
start class. Please keep toys, pacifiers, drink cups, bottles (except in baby
classes), out of sight. We ask that you kindly silence your cell phone while
you are in the Kindermusik classroom. Please take calls/texts after class.
Visitors: Adult guests such as grandparents and your partner are welcome any
time. If you would like to bring along a friend for a class preview, we are
happy to accommodate them! Let us know in advance so we can prepare enough
materials. We offer a referral discount for visitors who enroll after