Our Policies

Our Policies – Easy and Convenient

Our policies may be updated periodically.  Last update:  January 6, 2018.

Register at Any Time   Enroll via our secure online Registration Form at anytime. We’ll gladly pro-rate your membership fee if you join mid-way through the month.

Membership When you enroll in private lessons or an ongoing class, we welcome you as a Music4Kids member.  Your membership remains in effect until you complete our online Request to Pause or Request to Cancel Membership form. (Ongoing membership does not apply to Playdates.)

Secure Automated Monthly Payments   Our secure automated payment system is easy and hassle-free for all of us.  When you enroll, you provide your debit or credit card information on the secure online registration form and your card is charged for the $20 registration fee.  The day of your first lesson or class your card will be charged for your first month (or partial month) membership fee.  Thereafter your membership fee will be automatically charged to your card on the 1st day of each month.

Communication   Most of our communication with you will be by email.  We also use texting, including REMIND, a service that allows us to text a group all at once, for announcements that affect everyone.  We will add you to our Remind account, but you can also add yourself.  If your class is on a Tuesday, text @m4ktues to the number 81010; if your class is on Wednesday, text @m4kwed to the number 81010.

Kindermusik at Home  Be sure to log in at My.Kindermusik.com often to take advantage of the home activities related to our monthly theme.  We also provide Kindermusik students with a monthly or semester CD, so you and your child can learn the songs we will be singing in class.    

Attendance Your child will gain the most benefit with regular attendance.   For Kindermusik® students, being at every class allows your child to become familiar with the routines of the class and create relationships with Kindermusik friends.

Illness and Other Absences If your child is ill you should stay home that day. Please notify us by logging into your Student Portal and canceling your attendance. When Kindermusik students (Foundations through Level 4) login and cancel attendance at least 2 hours before class, they will automatically receive a make-up credit.

Easy Make-ups  To schedule a make-up class using your make-up credit simply Student Portal, click on “Calendar”, select an age appropriate class you want to attend, and click on “Register”.    If there is a Playdate on the calendar, you may choose it as your make-up; however, there is a $5 charge to pay for the take-home instrument and CD.  

Make-ups are not available for Level 5 or piano classes since there are no duplicate classes.  Two missed private lessons may be made up per semester if you log into your student portal and cancel your lesson at least 2 hours before your lesson time, provided that a suitable time can be found that works for both the teacher and the student.

Simple Schedule Changes   We are happy to accommodate requests for a change in your class time if a spot in another age appropriate class is available. Children who are eligible to move up to the next Kindermusik level will be invited to do so at the appropriate time.  Feel free to discuss this with your teacher if you would like to request a change of class for any reason.

Class Cancellations:  If Grants Pass District 7 schools are closing due to inclement weather, classes and lessons will be canceled and a make-up class arranged or a credit issued.  

Pause When You Need To:  Kindermusik Levels 1-4 only*   If you are traveling or another emergency arises, you may pause your enrollment in future months for up to two months and return to class within that time without paying another registration fee. Simply complete the online Request to Pause form by the 25th of the month before you plan to pause.  If you submit the form after the 25th of the month prior, tuition may still be charged on the 1st of the month and a credit will be placed on your account to be used for future classes.

Autopay will resume automatically and your card will be charged on the 1st of the month in which you have indicated on the pause form that you will return.

* Kindermusik Level 5 and the Piano PLUS classes build on what is introduced each week, so consistent attendance is critical for your child to be successful and pauses are not allowed.

No Hassle Withdrawal**   If you must cancel your membership, simply complete and submit the online Request to Cancel Membership form by the 25th of your final month.  If you submit the form after the 25th of your last month, tuition may still be charged on the 1st of the month, and a credit placed on your account to be used for future classes or lessons.

**Materials costs for Kindermusik Level 5 are spread out over each 4-month semester. if you withdraw, your account will be charged for the remaining cost of the materials.

Photo and Video Release Music4Kids reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at our teaching locations or at any event sponsored by Music4Kids.  To insure your privacy, images will not be identified using full names or personally identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian.

Any parent or student who does not wish to have photos or videos including themselves or their child made public should make their wishes known by completing our online Photo/Video Use form.

Release of Liability I release any and all rights and claims for damages against Music4Kids or Great Northwest Music and its staff in the unlikely event of injury sustained by myself or my child(ren).  In case of a medical emergency, if the parent of a minor cannot be reached, Music4Kids is authorized to direct the student’s care until the arrival of the parent.

I have read and agree to the Release of Liability and all policies set for in this document.

 

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What Parents Are Saying. . .

The songs and interaction with kids and parents is so encouraging. My child’s favorite activity is bouncing on knees and singing and animal songs and sounds. Miss Deb is very sweet and encouraging with wandering toddlers. :) Very loving to kids.

— Julie Stutzman (Kindermusik Level 2 Class)

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