This program is incredibly effective, and you’ll marvel at how much your child and family grow from being a part of it. BUT – you will only get out of it as much as you put into it! So cherish our classroom time together as your special music-making time with your child.
The 2 best ways to do this are:
ØCome to class leaving your inhibitions behind! Be ready to sing, dance and get goofy. Remember – your children place no judgment on your perceived musical skill – they don’t know nor do they care if you can sing in tune or dance to a beat. But what they DO know is if you’re having a good time! So model the love of music and join in!!!
ØProtect our musical time together by making a pact with yourself to keep talking to the absolute minimum! Children hear talking all day long, so Music Together®® time is their time to get away from it and immerse themselves in music. Please don’t deny them of that treat! They look so forward to it all week long! No Talking, just singing…join in!!!
Food and drink: PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD INTO YOUR CLASSROOM. Snacking usually creates a chain reaction, and we don’t know what kind of allergies are lurking about, so for everyone’s safety, please keep all snacks outside of the classroom area. However, drinks are fine only in spill-proof containers. PEANUT-FREE please.
Classroom attire: All you really need to bring to class is your energy and enthusiasm for singing and dancing! However, it’s never a bad idea to also pack along some non-skid socks or slippers for your little ones just so they can move around safely. And for our wee ones that are not moving yet –bring a cozy blanket to lay him/her on. Please do not wear your outdoor shoes into any of our studio spaces – take them off at the door and place them in the boot areas provided. We ask you to do this not only so that we can be courteous and respectful of the policies of the spaces we rent, but also and especially so that we can keep the floors as clean as possible for our little music makers that are still crawling.
Strollers and car seats: Unless it is an absolute necessity, we kindly ask that you leave your stroller outside the classroom area. Because they are so bulky, they really cut in to our free movement space. However, car seats are fine – but there’s one rule – if your little one is in a car seat, make sure you place him/her next to you so s/he can be a part of the circle. Our babies are integral to the dynamic of the class, so we want them to be in on the action, not sitting on the sidelines.
Guests: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are ALWAYS welcome! No need to ask permission! Our classroom’s aim is to be an extension of your living room so invite anyone to class that you would invite to your home. However, if your guest is bringing a little one, that will factor into the “kid count” of the class so please let us know ahead of time.
Sickness policy: We ask that everyone just be mindful of the fact that there are babies and expectant mothers in most of our classrooms. Therefore, when deciding whether or not to stay home due to a runny nose or a persistent cough, please base your decision on the side of caution. You are allowed up to three make-up classes each semester for this very reason -- so that everyone stays healthy, and acts in the best interest of their classroom’s community. (Please Note: We clean our instruments with a 100% natural disinfectant)
Liability: I hereby release and forever discharge from any liability whatsoever, Little Tree Music Together, its employees, instructors and members from and against all suits, actions, claims, costs, demands or proceedings arising from my child(ren)'s participation in or attendance at any Little Tree Music Together class.
Thank you for your co-operation.
We look forward to bringing the joy of music to you and your family!