These policies have been developed over the past seventeen years to make your child's music class more enjoyable and to enhance its educational value. I hope you can see the benefits in each class at Mistletoe Musikgarten.
Please try to be on time. The "hello" and "good-bye" rituals are very important for your child. Your child's participation will be dramatically affected if you consistently arrive late to class.
Food, toys, or other distractions often cause problems rather than provide comfort when brought into music class. Since another child might want your child’s drink or stuffed animal, it is often easier to leave those things at home or in the car.
If your child is ill, or has a yellow, green, or white runny nose, please allow your child to stay home and get well. Since we hold hands and share musical instruments during class, Ms. Carol strongly encourages parents to think of the children when deciding whether class attendance is appropriate.
Please leave cell phones outside the classroom, unless you have made arrangements with Ms. Carol, due to a family emergency or illness.
Purses, diaper bags, keys, hats, and shoes may be left on the piano bench outside the classroom. These items are visual distractions for young children.
A comfortable waiting area is available for families near the classroom for use before and after class. Take advantage of this cozy space, and come early or stay late to enjoy friends.
Please take dirty diapers home, as the church has janitorial service only once a week, on Mondays.
If the Fort Worth Independent School district is closed due to bad weather, Mistletoe Musikgarten will also be closed. If you are uncertain about Mistletoe Musikgarten classes, check your e-mail or call Ms. Carol at 817.927.3240. If the answering machine does not mention a cancellation or change, classes will continue on a normal schedule.
Understand that all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Some children will be quiet in class, others will be active. Some children will do everything perfectly at home but remain quiet in class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so check your comparisons at the door, and let our joyful music work its magic!
Our Seven Smile Guarantee
Your child’s first class at Mistletoe Musikgarten is guaranteed to bring at least seven smiles to you and your family within the first 72 hours after class. If not, your tuition will be cheerfully refunded. Just let us know within 72 hours after your first class (by fax or e-mail) that you want a tuition refund, and we’ll send it to you – no questions asked. (Actually, we will want to know how we can improve, but if you don’t want to answer questions, that’s OK too.) Please note that the home materials (CDs, games, parent books) are not refundable, once you take them from the studio.