Plan to arrive about 5-10 minutes early for class. Arriving a little before class provides time for your child to adjust to the musical enviroment as they prepare to enjoy exploring instruments, reading books, or listening to music.
We do request that toys, juice cups, and snacks be left in the car or in a bag out of sight. As you know, if one child has something to eat or drink, they ALL want something to eat or drink!
Be sure to dress comfortably. You’ll be moving up, down, and all around!
During class, the most important thing you can do for your child is to be an active and patient role model. It is not uncommon for a child to need to attend several classes before feeling comfortable in the class environment. Don’t be discouraged – what a child is absorbing in class is often evidenced in the comfort of the home environment rather than in a certain level of participation in class. The understanding and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home are key to facilitating musical learning and growth.
Try to limit friendly ‘chit chat’ to gathering and leaving times before and after class. Be ready to be an active, focused and enthusiastic participant in the class activities. Your child will model your actions and focus more fully, too!
If your child becomes too agitated to benefit from an activity and/or is harming others, we do ask that you take him/her outside for a few minutes to “regroup” before rejoining the class.
You and your child will enormously benefit from the Kindermusik experience, especially if you make active use of your At Home materials. Frequent reinforcement at home throughout the week makes all the difference in a child’s comfort and participation in the classroom!
If you miss a class, you are welcome to attend another class at another time to make up that class. Please call Kathleen to confirm availability for make up times. If your class is cancelled by the teacher and a make up class cannot be scheduled, you will be refunded tuition for that class. No other refunds are given.
Please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen (210) 478-8669 with any questions or concerns.