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Policies and Procedures


Registration

Registration is on a first come first served basis. A full refund will be given if you withdraw before the first day of the semester (i.e. Winter - before January 7, 2014); If you withdraw on or after the first day of the semester, a $15.00 early withdrawal fee will be deducted from your credit as well as any class fees, depending on the week of the semester. This credit will remain on file for one year from the date issued after which time, the credit will expire.  Like most programs, we cannot normally refund or give credit for classes missed during the semester, even if absences have been frequent. Nonetheless, at the discretion of the director, partial credit may be provided towards future classes in cases of prolonged absence due to severe illness, or other unusual circumstances. The computation of this tuition credit does not include the registration fees or any instrument purchases, or a $60.00 fee covering open materials and early withdrawal after the first day of classes (ie.Winter - before January 7, 2014).

Materials returned in their original sealed condition, the first week of classes, will be credited. No credit will be given for materials returned after the first week of class or if materials are returned in poor condition or opened.


Make Up Class Policy

You will be able to schedule 2 make-up classes during this TEN week session. No make-ups will be carried over into the next session and 24 hour advance notice for make-ups and cancellation for make-ups is required.  Non-registered siblings are allowed to attend make-up classes. However, there will be a charge for the extra child.

For example:

To register for a make-up class, please call Angela at (610) 344-7030 or e-mail her at musictogether@tempotherapy.com. If you know that you will be absent in advance please tell your child's teacher as this will allow for extra families to make-up in your class.

If you have registered for a make-up class and do not call to cancel before 8:00am the morning of, this will count as a make-up for you and your child.


The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child

It is Music Together's® philosophy that children should not be forced into musical behaviors. Please allow your child the freedom to experience music in whatever way he or she chooses.  The BEST thing you can do for your child is model musical behavior by singing and actively participating in the activities, yourself. Having a good time is very contagious.  Parent involvement is important to having a successful Music Together® experience with your child. I count on you to participate and serve as the “ultimate” role model for you child and the other children. Don't forget to SING and have FUN!


Talking Policy

Refrain from talking to your friends during class. It is very important for the children to realize that we are here to experience music. If you talk rather than sing, the children will think that talking is an acceptable behavior when actually it is distracting to everyone and it is especially difficult for your teacher to sing over the talking.


Cell Phones

Please turn off cell phone ringers (vibrate is acceptable) during class time.  Cell phone use in the classroom during class time is not permitted.  In case of emergencies, please step out of the classroom to accept the call.


CDs and Songbooks

Repetition, repetition, repetition! The more you listen at home, in the car or at Grandma’s, etc., the more your child will respond in class and at home. Be sure to involve the rest of the family.


Inclement Weather

We will email you at least two hours prior to class to let you know if class is cancelled.

You can call (610) 344-7030 and listen to a recorded message. If class is cancelled, we will add a date to the end of this session for an automatic make-up.


Behavior

We may ask for intervention, or we may intervene if your child's behavior is a concern for himself or others in the class. (Ex: throwing instruments, WILD running, etc.)  The goal is to keep the class safe. If at any point your child is hurt, please be sure to fill out an accident report before you leave the facility.


Food and Drink

NO FOOD during class. This can be disruptive to the other class members and is not fair. If your child must have something to eat please take them outside the classroom and come back in when you are finished.

Please remember cups without spill-proof lids will not be permitted. Again we would appreciate if you would take your child outside the circle let them drink and then put it away.

Please remember that there is always a possibility of a child having a severe food allergy in class and I ask that we all respect each others concerns for our children's well being.


Illness Policy

If you are aware that you or your child has symptoms of a communicable illness virus, or if you are aware that you or your child has been exposed to a communicable illness or virus, we err on the side of caution and ask that you do not bring them into our studios. We err on the side of caution to keep our instruments and our environment clean and safe for all, including the staff. If you or your child has had a fever or diarrhea, please be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to class. If you or your child are not feeling quite like normal, PLEASE reschedule your class or session. We have children in class who are at many different stages of oral development and taste testing is what they do. Please help us keep the germs out as best we can. Thanks in advance understanding!

P.S. Feel free to use the hand sanitizer in our studios!


Returned Checks

If a check is returned for any reason there will be a $10 fee.
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