MTO Music Club Policies
Arrive 5 minutes before our meeting is to Start - you will be given some time to get comfortable and grab any instruments or props you may need for class. Please plan to attend class with your child and to participate as you would in an in-person class.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS: Should we be unable to hold a meeting for any reason you will be notified via email or text.
REFUNDS: For our Music Club we are billing each family on a montly basis but know that your session is still 6-10 weeks depending on the time of year - we hope that you will stay a minimum of 60 days to cover the cost of materials and license fees to Music Together®. Should you decide to unenroll in the program - we will ask for a 30 day notice at the beginning of the billing cycle so that we may adjust for the next cycle. Withdrawal earlier than the 60 day minimum will require a materials fee charge of $30.00.
ONLINE ZOOM WAIVER: We try our best to make sure recordings do not include images of the children without prior permission. Know that our recordings are only saved in a secure private website where only registered families may access the content. If you have any issues with this please know you may attend class and not allow the camera access in your home. However, your full participation in the class acknowledges your express consent to recording. We do not intend to share this content for any purpose outside of the private group replay website.
TUITION ASSISTANCE: We offer a limited number of scholarships for families who are unable to pay full tuition rate. Please Contact Us for more details.
YES, YOUR CHILD CAN MOVE AROUND! Children are allowed to move freely during the class - it's your house. I ask that you, as the caregiver, monitor your child's activity shile online to insure his/her personal safety and the safety of others. You can either stay in the circle and model your enthusiasm and enjoyment of the music, or you can bring the activity to him/her wherever he/she moves about. If he/she becomes disruptive, try to redirect him/her back to that musical activity at hand as best as you can. Feel free to take your child out of the classroom for a minute or two if he/she is having a difficult time. This can help him/her tremendously to calm down if that is what he/she needs. Please remember that we are all parents and know what it is like for a child to have difficult time at one time or another so it is most certainly not something to be embarrassed about if it should happen.
ROLE MODEL! As adults we often have the impulse to control our child's movements and manipulate their limbs; for example, clapping their hands for them or shaking their instrument for them. This is neither necessary nor encouraged, since it restricts the child from reacting spontaneously to the musical environment. (An exception to this may be with those children who have special needs and do not have voluntary control of their limbs.) Our extensive research shows that role modeling and caregiver participation is essential to musical development in children. By simply relaxing and enjoying the process of making music yourself, YOU are the best model for your children in class. Some children will participate in all of the activities, some will observe. Please respect the unique style of your child.