1.) Please try to arrive 5 -10 minutes before class time begins, and find your place in the circle.
2.) Cell phones and other electronics that make noise should be silenced for the duration of class.
3.) Please do not bring toddlers to class wearing “Squeaky” shoes. The squeaking can take away from the children’s ability to hear and internalize the beat of the music.
4.) 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.
5.) Don’t become discouraged if your child doesn’t seem engaged or wanting to participate. If he/she walks or crawls across the room, it’s okay as long as there is no danger. If you spend the whole class time calling out from across the room to your child to “come back here” or “stop that” or “clap with the music, sweetie”, it will not only be distracting to everyone else, but it may make the child view class in a negative way because you were frustrated the whole time.
6.) ***Please note that we are unable to issue refunds once the class session has started!
If behavior becomes a serious problem that is affecting other children in the room in a negative way, it may be better to take the time to remove your child from the classroom, give him time to refocus, then return to class activities.
If MISD is closed due to bad weather, we will also be closed. Every attempt will be made to make up missed classes. If MISD is operating on a delayed schedule, we will be open and classes will run on their regular 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 not in class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so check your comparisons at the door and let the music work it's magic!