Music for the Young Child
Policies

Music for the Young Child - POLICIES

Weather-Related Closings
We do not follow the closings of any school system. If there is any ice or snow, or other serious weather, please check the website before leaving for class. In the event of a cancellation due to weather, one canceled class will be added to the end of the session. For Parent & Child classes only, if two or more classes are missed due to weather, you may make them up at any time during the remaining weeks of the session, if available. Make-ups do not carry over to subsequent seasons.

Making up Missed Classes
Make-ups are available for the Parent & Child classes only. Each child may have 2 make-ups per semester. To make up a class, use the online Make-Up Scheduler, which may be used to schedule a make-up at any time before a class. Sign up early in the season if possible, as slots for make-ups may fill toward the end of the season, and make-ups do not carry over to subsequent seasons. If we must cancel a class due to illness or other reasons, you will be notified and the class will be made up on the week or weeks following the last class.

Guest Fees (Parent & Child Classes only)
You may not bring a guest for free in exchange for an unused make-up.
Each family is limited to 2 make-ups and 2 guests per semester. Additional days will be charged at prorated tuition basis.
Please email us at least 24 hours in advance if you plan to bring a guest or sibling.
Guest Fee: $17 per child per class.
Guest Fee for prior students and siblings of enrolled children: $13 per child per class.

Registration

For Parent & Child classes, we offer 3 semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer. All registration is first-come-first-served, with the exception of the Spring semester registration. Since most families' schedules are the same during the academic year (September to May), we allow families who are enrolled in the Fall to keep their class day and time in the Spring, as long as they register by the final day of Fall classes. All Fall classes are released after that date to allow new families to enroll.

Wait List

The online registration system does not allow you to sign up online for a wait-listed class, unless you also sign up and pay for a different class. If no other class is possible, please contact us and we will put you on the Wait List manually.

Payment
Full payment is due at the time of registration in order to reserve a space. Any withdrawals after confirmation are subject to the Refund Policy, below.

Refunds
There will be a $10 fee for any cancellation after a class is confirmed. In addition, the following refund rates apply:

Withdrawals 48 hours before the first class: 100% refund (less the $10 fee).

After that and up to 48 hours before the second class: 80% refund (less the $10 fee).

After that and up to 48 hours before the third class: 60% refund (less the $10 fee).

Thereafter, there are no refunds.

If you switch to another class in the same semester, there is no cancellation fee. Also, if you opt to take the refund as a credit to be used in another semester, there is no fee.

Returned Checks
There is a fee of $20 for any check returned by the bank for insufficient funds.

Group Instrument Class Enrollment
Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Violin and Cello classes with an enrollment of one student will be permitted to run for one session at the posted class tuition rate. After the initial session, students are encouraged to enroll in private lessons at the private lesson tuition rate (set by individual teachers).