Program Policies



KINDERMUSIK with ELLEN SINGH

 Program Policies

 Kindermusik with Ellen Singh


desingh@juno.com     esingh@siue.edu     esingh@lc.edu    

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

Find me on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”


Choosing a Class


The age recommendations outlined for Kindermusik classes have been carefully constructed to best group children in an age and developmentally appropriate way.  Therefore, it is important that your child be at least the minimum age by the start date for the class in which you are enrolling.  If you have concerns about your child’s success in a particular age range, I would be happy to discuss your child’s needs and to work with you to place him/her in the class best suited for him/her.

Register Early

Although you may join a class at any time, please register early since class sizes are limited and many fill quickly.  If you enroll after the class begins, tuition can be pro-rated accordingly.  Payment in full is due at registration.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Enrollment Confirmation

A class registration form and full payment must be received before enrollment can be confirmed.  You will receive an “Initial Class Information” E-mail shortly before class begins to confirm your enrollment.

Refunds


There are NO tuition refunds unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances        and at the discretion of your teacher.

Child Illness Policy

In courtesy to other class participants, please do not bring your child to class if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within 24 hours prior to class time:                          fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, pink eye, etc.

Make-Up Classes

Classes will be made up only in the event of teacher absence and/or her children’s illness.  If in doubt, call me! (618-792-6190).I have my business phone with me.

Non-enrolled Siblings

Due to the carefully researched structure of the Kindermusik curriculum and for you, your child, and the group to get the most out of each class, do not bring non-enrolled siblings to class.

Making the Most of Kindermusik Classes


Plan to arrive about 5-10 minutes prior to your class time. Arriving a few minutes early  provides time for your child to settle into the musical environment as he/she prepares to enjoy exploring instruments, reading books, and/or listening to music.  I do request that toys, juice cups, and pacifiers be kept out of sight, and that snacks/drinks be finished prior to class.  Be sure to dress comfortably.

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 attend several classes before feeling comfortable in class.  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 is key to facilitating musical learning and growth.

Parents, please visit with peers before and after class, but not during class time.  When you are an active, focused, enthusiastic participant in the class activities, your child will model your actions and focus more fully too.

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 class room as well as in his/her developing life-long love of music.

Questions or Concerns?

If at any time during your class enrollment you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.   I look forward to having you and your child join us for a wonderful time of musical fun and learning together in Kindermusik class!