Like most educational/school programs, we cannot refund tuition or give credit for classes missed during a 10 week session (or a 6 week summer session); even if the absences have been frequent. Also, the entire orientation of the Music Together program is toward extending the class experience into the child’s life outside of the class by means of parent education and supporting materials, such as the recordings and songbooks. Tuition includes these items and consequently is not “wasted” even if the classes are missed. In addition, we provide two (2) make up classes per 10 week session (and now we are offering 2 per 6 week session) per child. Make ups must also occur during the session in which you missed class. Make ups are not transferable to another session. Partial credit towards future sessions may be given, due to severe illness, unsolvable adjustment difficulty or other unusual circumstances at the discretion of the director. The tuition credit does not include a $60 minimum attendance fee covering the cost of materials, parent education and two classes. The minimum attendance fee for a discounted sibling is $30. Please discuss any absentee problem with your teacher or the center director.
Like most educational/school programs, we cannot refund tuition or give credit for classes missed during the academic year even if the absences have been frequent. Make-ups for Dalcroze classes are at the discretion of the teacher. Please speak to your teacher about this.
DALCROZE CLASS CANCELLATIONS
Though tuition covers 28 weeks of courses, we schedule 30 weeks in each academic year to allow for any cancellations due to instructor illness. Unfortunately, we cannot make up any classes canceled due to inclement weather.
Twinkle Together, LLC has an on-line make up scheduler that is available through the website at www.TwinkleTogether.com . Current session passwords are provided to you so you may schedule make ups. Once a make up is scheduled, an email is generated to remind you as well as send emails to the center director and the teacher of the class. If you are unable to do your makeup, there is a “Cancellation” option. Not showing up for your make up class forfeits the allotted make ups. Make ups must be made during the session in which you miss; they are non-transferable to another session. Any questions, speak with your center director or teacher.
If a class needs to be canceled due to teacher illness or weather, the session will be extended an extra week to makeup the class time. You will be notified in the event of a cancellation. If the class for which you registered does not fill, you will be asked to move to your second choice, if that is not possible, we will either credit you for another session or refund your tuition. We offer many opportunities for you and your family to participate in a class setting before registering; therefore we do not give tuition refunds once the session has begun.
Sometimes families need to switch classes because of schedule changes. We are happy to accommodate under these following guidelines: - class in which you want to switch has space (we have guidelines to which we must adhere regarding class size). - switching classes must take place before classes start or during the 1st and 2nd week. We will NOT switch classes after the 2nd week of class. - if you are not able to continue in your regularly scheduled class we will offer a partial credit toward the following session (please note we will only offer credit through the 5th week of class - after that we cannot offer a credit)
Families currently in a session are given priority registration for the next session (excluding summer). Our pre-registration period also gives current families that need to transfer an opportunity to do so. Once pre-registration is over new families are allowed to register. Registration is not considered complete without receipt of registration form and tuition and registration fee for new families.
We do not accept families after the second week and we do not prorate for missed classes.
Siblings 9 months and under are free with a registered older sibling at the time of registration. If you are bringing a child that is not a sibling, you must register separately and pay the full tuition, regardless of age. In the case of a nanny share, the same applies; both children must be registered separately and pay the full tuition. If the nanny has a child of her/his own, the same policy applies; the child music be registered separately and pay the full tuition even if the child is under 9 months.
Please do not bring food or toys into the classroom. Bringing food is a potential safety hazard if another child has specific allergies. Bringing toys into the classroom is a distraction and can take away from the music making activities. We appreciate your handling of this before coming into the classroom. We know that it is hard to get out of house sometimes; however, ritual is an important aspect of Music Together, so please try to arrive on time to class. We encourage and ask parents to save conversations till after class as it is distracting, unmusical and sometimes rude if the teacher is trying to lead the class in an activity.