Joyful Noise Music Studio 411 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305

 

Policies


In-Class Expectations
Musikgarten class is a forty minute session once a week where children spend special time with their grownup and a loving foundation for music is laid with focused listening, movement, singing, and a variety of fun instruments. Children will react to the class in different ways, whether through being quiet and reserved, moving around, or participating in each activity with body and voice. They will be much more likely to get involved if they see their grownup doing so, so don't be ashamed of your voice or looking silly! We're all in the same musical boat.

Our classes are not a free-play time, so if a child's learning expression becomes disruptive to the lesson, their grownup is encouraged and may be asked to intervene and redirect them. Otherwise, we love to observe the many different ways children learn and respond to the activities, and watching their growth from week to week is truly a marvel.

Dress and Food
Dress for “moving and dancing!”- wear socks for indoor classes. 
Please leave food and drink outside the studio.

Utilize your Materials 
Make the most of your CD, song book, and instruments at home. The activities we do in class are not meant to be an isolated experience. There's a good chance your child will be singing one of the songs at home, so encourage that! Explore new songs on the CD-play it regularly in the car; this practice will prepare and excite them for their next class. 


Cell Phone Usage/Recording Devices
We all acknowledge the need to keep our classes cellphone-free.
Full participation from grownups is crucial. Oftentimes grownups enjoy taking pictures of their child during bubble time and we just ask that you do your best to only photograph your child without others in the frame. 

Severe Weather
As a private business, we will usually stay open, but in case of inclement weather, I will send out a group text with updates.


Make-ups
Two make-ups are allowed per session. Please confirm all make-up classes in advance via email to joyfulnoise0316@gmail.com. 


Sibling Participation
Babies under 1 year can attend for free when accompanying an older sibling. All siblings between 1 and 5 must be registered as well. On holidays when older siblings don't have school, they are welcome to join that day for free as long as they have been prepped on the class expectations. 


Refunds
There is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee which is included in the total tuition. If you decide before the start of the session to withdraw, you will be refunded the tuition cost minus the registration fee. By the fourth week of class if you'd like to withdraw, you will receive back 50% of the total tuition. Beyond the fourth class, there are no refunds for the tuition cost. There is no reduction in fee for missed classes. 


Parking
Parking is available on Central Ave or Lake St.