frequently asked questions
Is there music class tomorrow?
Can I come to a trial class before registering?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to attend one free trial class at any time during the semester. Click here to arrange it!
The semester has already started - can I still join?
Yes, families are welcome to register at any time and are handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact Marcia to work out the details.
Can I get a refund if I do not make it to class every week?
No. According to company policy, no refunds can be given. However, we always want you to make sure you get the most out of your registration, so please contact Marcia if you have a situation to discuss with her.
Can I bring my child's sibling to music class if they are not registered?
Siblings are allowed to attend a maximum of 2 classes per semester without being registered. (Siblings under age 1 are always free and always welcome.)
What are adults expected to do in music class?
All adults are expected to fully participate in music class - put away the phones, pause the side conversations, and have fun with your child! Your child, as well as all others in the room, will be watching you as a model for how to behave, so it is important that you are engaged with the activities being presented in music class. Being engaged during class will also make it easier to bring the activities back home with you.
My child is very active and physical - will they be a distraction in class?
Not at all! Music class is a flexible space where we encourage all children to choose their own levels of participation. So long as your child is not risking the safety of others, we encourage you to relax, engage with the musical activities, and let your child explore as they see fit. Of course, if your child is about to reach the equipment and change the song, we hope you'll step in first. :)
My child is very shy and passive - is music class a good place for them?
Yes! Even if children sit and watch passively, they are constantly observing, absorbing, and learning. As the adult, you will still engage in the activities, and your child will most likely join in before long.
Will music class really do anything for my infant? How young is too young?
Yes! Babies are taking in everything around them, so we stimulate their mental development and musical potential by exposing them to the fun and joy of music at an early age. Our music classes are also fantastic opportunities for you to bond with your baby, and you will cherish the times that you got to sing with and play with your baby while they stare at you in awe. Lastly, you'll meet other parents who can become a strong and supportive network as your little one grows up.
We've had babies as young as 3 weeks enroll in music class, and babies as young as 5 days old accompany their older siblings to music class... so, there is no such thing as too young!
How do you address the spread of germs in music class?
Disinfectant wipes are always available at music class and are distributed to every adult before instrument activities. Every instrument gets wiped off by an adult before being put away.
Is the music the same every semester?
No. We introduce a new collection of music every semester that you will also get to enjoy at home.
I'm ready to sign up! How do I register?
Fill out the registration form here, and then you will receive a confirmation email. Payment is accepted through Venmo (@Marcia-Kratz), or at your first music class in the form of cash or check (to Marcia Kratz).