Music Together Policies

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Make-Up Classes for Family Absence

Families may book up to two make-up classes by calling the office in advance. Make-ups are scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis according to space available. Please try to book your make-ups within the week of your missed class. End-of-session make-ups are sometimes in greater demand and space therefore more limited.

Make-Up Classes for Teacher Absence/Bad Weather

Make-up classes for teacher sickness or bad weather are scheduled at the end of each session and/or during a holiday/vacation week – by consultation in advance with the class.
We suggest planning into your calendar one or two additional weeks following each session end date to allow for teacher make-ups.

Withdrawal Information and Refunds

  • Families withdrawing prior to first class will be assessed a $20 handling fee.
  • If you need to withdraw once a class has begun (whether or not you are in attendance), you will be eligible for a partial refund minus the $20 handling fee and only through the second class date.
  • No refunds will be made following the 2nd class.

Changes in Schedules or Class Cancellation

In the event of any changes to class schedule (including teacher assignment, times, or locations) enrolled families will be informed in advance.

Pakachoag Music School reserves the right to cancel any class which is under-enrolled.

How to Determine When to Keep a Child Home due to Sickness

Please read these Sick Child Guidelines which were prepared by a pediatrician  and Music Together dad.  This can help you assess your child’s wellness for coming to class and consider when to return to class after a sickness.  We have a flexible make-up policy so if you are out sick, please let us know if there is another class you’d like to book as a make-up.

Keeping Healthy / Staying Health:  Instrument Cleaning Guidelines

Early childhood instruments used during Music Together classes are ‘sterilized’ with a child safe cleaning solution immediately after each class (sprayed and air dried).

If you, as parent, end up with a “wet” instrument, please immediately place the instrument in the holding bucket at the end of the activity so it comes out of circulation.

Families are welcome to bring your own instruments to class.  Please transport your instruments in a back pack or similar so that instruments can be kept out of sight/out of mind until the appropriate class activity.

We encourage families to keep hand sanitizer with you to wash hands before and after class which can also help with the spread of germs.

If your child is a “mouther”, please keep a close eye on him/her during instrument play time, for extra safety.

We also recommend reviewing our sick child guidelines above to help you know the right time to return to class after a sickness.