Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures for Prelude's Music Classes  

- Cancellation Policy:  Payments made for tuition are non-refundable after the session begins.  There are no exceptions.

- Make-up Classes: For your convenience, 2 make-ups are available in case of illness or other circumstances. We have an on-line Make-Up Scheduler available on our website, www.preludechildren.com. Click on the "Make-up Scheduler" tab. You can see which classes are available for a specific teacher, for a certain week, or a specific day of the week. Then you will reserve your spot in an already existing class. The teacher, our office, and you will be automatically informed of your make-up via email. Make-ups can be done ahead of time in the case of a planned absence. The Make-up Scheduler will not become active until classes begin. 

 - Class Size and Teacher Assignment: Class size is normally a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve children. Exceptions may be made in unusual circumstances at the discretion of the director, and occasionally make-ups may contribute to more than twelve per class. Teacher absences will normally be covered by a substitute from our team. 

- CDs, Songbooks, Guides: Play your two CDs at home and in the car as frequently as possible, especially during the first weeks of class. Make it available for your child to listen to while she/he is playing, riding in the car, and before nap or bedtime. Use the songbook to help you remember the songs and you can also play along with an instrument. At bedtime or nap time, try using the songbook instead of a regular book. New parents will receive Music Together® at Home - Helping Your Child Grow Musically. Be sure to read this informative booklet and watch the enclosed DVD. It will help you and your child get the most out of the program and enhance your classroom experience.

- Sibling Policies: We welcome children ages birth through age 7 to register for classes. Any child attending class on a regular basis must be registered for class. Babies 8 months and under at the time of registration are admitted free with a registered sibling. Please provide your baby’s name and birth date.

- Drinks ONLY in Class: Liquids are fine to have in class (water bottles, "no-spill" sippy cups, or regular bottles). Please respect our studios (as well as those with food allergies) by keeping food out of the classrooms. It's hard to sing and eat at the same time. We do not want a child to choke while singing. Also, avoid chewing gum. While singing, the gum can get lodged in the throat (for adults, too!).

- Illness: Please be sure to sanitize your hands before and after class to help keep our environment as free of germs as possible! Please do not bring yourself or your child to class if anyone has a contagious illness. The rule with fevers: you and your child must be free of a fever for 24 hours without using a fever reducer medicine before you can return.

- Talking in class: Please be mindful of not talking when you are in class. Please communicate with each other by singing in class. Remember that your child is so connected to you, that if you are talking they want to hear your words, and then they are not able to even hear the music that is going on in class.

- Photo Release:  There is a selection question on the registration page about photography release.  Occasionally, Prelude may take recordings, photographs, videos, or films of its programs and of the children participating in its programs.  These materials may be used for educational, training, and promotional purposes.  By agreeing to allow your child's photograph to be taken, you consent to your inclusion in these materials.  No names of children or parents will be used without additional consent.

- Personal Injury Waiver:  A parent or care-giver is required to be present with each child participating in Prelude Music Classes for Children.  Our team has worked very hard to provide a safe environment for you and your family.  Therefore, by participating in class, families agree to hold Prelude Music Classes for Children and all teachers, staff, and affiliated persons free from all damages or liability for any injury to person or property arising from participation in classes.