Classroom Policies

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Fees and Payment
You may use bank transfer prior to the due date or pay in cash in first class.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation will be accepted before the first day of class. Payment will be refunded with reduction of amount for registration fee and materials (Songbook and CDs with serial number for online access). Please be advised that cancellation after the first day of class makes no refund. Unavoidable circumstances would be considered individually.

Personal Information and Data
Your address is required to register to the Music Together LLC. Besides this registration to the Music Together LLC, no personal information and data will be provided to any third person without your permission. Your understanding of that photos taken in class might be used on our web site and/or SNS in the condition where no individual can be identified to deliver a vivid and clear picture of the class would be highly appreciated.

Absent Notice
If you need to miss a class, please do not forget to inform us by email.

Make-Ups
In case you missed a class or you are scheduled to miss a class, you are allowed to join a regular class of either Nanala Music within the same semester as a make-up. Please consult with the director in charge on your schedule and class availability.

Weather-Related Class Cancellations
In the event classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, every effort will be made to arrange a make-up class. If not, you will receive a refund for that week.

 

<Classroom Policies>

Parent Participation
One of the reasons this program is so effective is because of its approach to nurturing each child’s musical development through the powerful connection they have to their most important role-models – YOU! When you demonstrate that you are engaged in classroom activities, your child will follow your lead. However, when you disengage with the activity and chat with friends during class, the connection between you and your child is disrupted and he/she no longer has the gift of your attention and important role-modeling. Help us to preserve this precious 45 minutes of class time each week and the quality of the experience for each and every family.

Coming to Class on Time
In order to provide a smooth transition between classes, every effort will be made to be- gin and end classes on time. We encourage you to arrive a few minutes before your class time. It will make your child’s adjustment easier and give you both a chance to catch up with friends before class begins. This is a good time to visit the bathroom, wash hands, get comfortable and into the musical mood before your class begins!

Safety
Our classroom is childproofed to the best of our abilities, and although children are allowed and encouraged to move freely during class, we depend on each parent/caregiver to supervise their child’s activity so that accidents do not occur. It is completely natural for a child to respond to music by running or spinning; we ask you to re-direct your child’s running to another safer form of movement. We also ask that you do not allow your child to hang on the gate or other room furnishings. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for everyone during class!

Food/Drinks
Please refrain from eating and drinking during class. Please enjoy snacks before or after class, or if you absolutely must, please step outside the room with your child for a quick sip or bite and return to class as promptly as you can so you don’t miss out on anything! Nursing and bottle-feeding are welcome in the classroom whenever needed. Please keep bottles stored away when not in use.

Cleanliness in Class
It is normal and developmentally appropriate for young children to put things in their mouths. Younger children, especially, gather information about their world through oral exploration. If your child has mouthed an item, just set it aside and place it in the “Wet Box” on the teacher’s table for cleaning after class. Please note that sterilizing wipes are always on the teacher’s table if you need them.

Health
Please do not come to class if there is any chance that you or your child could spread contagious illness. Thank you!

Cell Phones, Keys, Personal Belongings
Please silence your cell phones before class begins and keep them, along with keys and other personal belongings, including toys, stored away during class. We ask that you try to limit the items you bring into the room to the absolute necessities. Limiting the number of personal items we bring into the classroom and containing them as much as possible, is very helpful. If you find that an item presents a persistent distraction during class (keys and cell phones, for example), please feel free to set them up on the teacher’s table until it’s time to leave.

Guests
Please feel free to bring along spouses, grandparents, and any other adults close to you and your child! Also, siblings who are off from school are welcome to join in as well. No advance permission is necessary.

Let’s Music Together!
Class is only 45 minutes per week and most of you and your child’s time is outside class. Please bring music and musical play into your daily life as much as possible. You can simply sing as original, enjoy to change verses, which is often more appealing to children, try some activities you did in a class, or be creative enough so as to make your own activities and movements to explore a song. We hope music makes your life even more colorful and richer.