1.) Enrollment/Registration Fees: A First-Time Enrollment Fee of $20/family will be added to the invoices of NEW FAMILIES for the first session. A Registration Fee of $10/family will be added to the invoices of all RETURNING FAMILIES, each session.
2.) Sibling Discounts: A 10% discount is given off tuition only for multiple students from the same family in Musikgarten or other group classes, or one child attending multiple group classes at the studio. No discounts on private lessons. There is no discount on materials.
3.) Friend Referral Credit: If you have attended classes previously, and are enrolled for the current semester, you can earn $12 off next semester's tuition by recruiting a new family! You can recruit more than one family! Please list the name(s) of the new family or families in the comment box on the registration form. All referrals will show as credits on the following semester's invoice.
Note: this does NOT apply to a new family recruiting another new family. One family must have attended previously, and BOTH must attend the semester in which they earn this tuition credit.
4.) Tuition, Payment Plans, Misc.: Please note the tuition price is per child. Financial help is available! We want every child to have the opportunity to enjoy music; please call.
5.) Required Materials: Teachers will hand out materials during the first week of class. Each booklet contains a CD and an access code for a digital download of the song recordings. There may be additional materials associated with each age level (song books, instruments, animal cards, note cards, etc.). The books and recordings are for home use, so you and your child become more familiar with the songs and activities we do in class.
6.) Dropping Class/Refunds: Regardless of the reason, $50 is non-refundable to cover administrative costs. Partial refunds or credit are not given for missed classes or for students who drop a class.
7.) Attendance Policy: You have the option of attending another class for a make-up if you miss your regularly scheduled class - but you must notify us of the absence in advance AND notify us in advance to arrange the make-up. All make-ups must be settled within the current session; no credits will be carried over to a future session.
8.) Class Size: We need a minimum of 5 children enrolled to make a Family Class a "go" for a session. We also need a minimum of 8 children enrolled for Babies Classes, Cycles, and Music Makers Classes.
9.) Class Guidelines: Please try to be on time. We sit on the floor, so wear comfortable clothing and remove your shoes. Please leave food, toys, pacifiers, drinks, etc. at home or in a diaper bag. If needed, please step into the hallway for a little break.
10.) Weather Policy: If Springfield School District 186 is closed due to bad weather, we will also be closed. Every attempt will be made to make up missed classes. In the case of weather getting worse in the afternoon, we may cancel evening classes and will post such on the website; every attempt will be made to call or text families involved.
11.) Holidays: We do NOT close for all holidays. Check with your teacher for specific holidays (i.e. Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, etc.)
12.) MOST IMPORTANTLY: Please realize that all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Some children will be quiet in class, others will be active. Some children will do everything perfectly at home, but not in class. Your job is to play and have fun with your child, and ensure his/her safety as well as that of other children in the class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so leave your comparisons at the door, and let the music work its magic!