ATTENDANCE: In order
to provide a smooth transition between classes, every effort will be made to
begin and end classes on time. Please
be on time! It will make your
child's adjustment easier. The Hello
Song ritual is especially
important for the children so that they begin to develop a since of familiarity
in class. The studios open 10-15 minutes before classes starts so your child
can have a chance to acclimate himself/herself to the space. Your seat matters! Please let us know if you will be absent so
another family can use your open seat as a make up class.
FOOD/DRINKS/CELL PHONES, etc.: To keep the space clean and to keep us all
focused, please have your children finish all snacks outside the room. For
those who must have their cell phones on during class, please be considerate
and take your calls outside the classroom. Please
keep toys, dolls, sippy cups, & food out of the circle. These items can be a huge distraction
to other children and they’re better off left in the car.
HEALTH POLICY: We care about your family's health & the health of our teachers. This is why we sanitize all used classroom instruments after every class. We expect that the babies will mouth the shakers & other instruments; it's part of their natural development process. Please change diapers in the restrooms & dispose of diapers in diaper pail provided, rather than a trash can. We also provide kid-friendly hand sanitizer for your use before, during or after class. If you or your child has had a fever or other signs of a contagious illness within the past 24 hours, please do not come to class. Just use common sense if you are not sure, stay home & schedule a make up class here instead.
PLEASE NOTE: If you find that your current class time is not
working for you, let us know ASAP. Changes can usually be made (at no extra
charge) at any time during the semester class if space permits. No refunds are
given after the first day of class.
MEDIA RELEASE: From time
to time photos or videos may be taken during class and used only for the purposes of
promoting our classes on our website, fliers and/or Facebook page. By agreeing to these terms you agree to have you and/or
your child's photo taken and used for such purposes. You may opt out of this at
any time by notifying info@MusicTogetherMetroAtlanta.com.
LIABILITY RELEASE: By attending class, you agree to
release Music Together Metro Atlanta & its associates and facilities of
liability relating to injuries or damages that may occur inside class or
outside class when using class activities.
PARTICIPATION: As facilitators of family
music-making, we urge you or your caregiver participate in class. The children
are free to develop naturally and in their own time and style. As challenging
as it might be to inhibit our parental/caregiver desires and expectations to
see our children "perform" in class, it's important to understand that they are learning basic music
skills even when they are simply observing others. Also, children have
different learning styles and personalities and many like to just watch for
several weeks or even longer. What usually and almost always happens is that they will do everything at home
first. So, please know that
we do not require or expect your child to participate in class. However, keep
in mind that you are here as a model for your child, even if you don't feel
particularly confident about your own musical abilities. If your child sees you
making music and having a good time then she or he is more likely to develop
that disposition. Likewise, if your child sees that you talk during class or do
not participate, he or she is likely to develop that same attitude. So relax,
let your child "be" and have fun yourself!
Kind regards, Ms. Jennifer & the MTMA Team