Frequently Asked Questions
What is the goal of Musikgarten classes?
The music classes offered at Anna's Musikgarten are designed to nurture your child’s music appreciation and aptitude by engaging the whole family in singing and movement activities. You can learn more here.
What are the "family materials" included in the registration fee?
All registered families will receive a Musikgarten CD, lyrics booklet, and musical instrument or scarf. The family materials are meant to facilitate musical play at home. In class we learn the songs and dances, but home is where you can really have fun with them.
Can I bring more than one child to class?
Yes. Registration is per family, and siblings of any age are welcome at no additional cost.
I have a baby and a toddler. Which class should I choose, Family Music for Babies or Family Music for Toddlers?
While either one is fine, I would recommend choosing the class geared towards your OLDER child. The toddler class is faster-paced and more active to keep up with busy toddlers.
Can I make up missed classes due to naps, illness, traveling, or other conflicts?
Yes. I recognize that life with kids can be unpredictable! You are welcome to come to a different class as a make-up, as long as there is room.
I want to register, but I can't commit to the entire session. Can I sign up for fewer classes?
The sessions at Anna's Musikgarten are typically 12-15 weeks. Families have consistently appreciated the longer sessions, which allow children to settle into the groove of the class and families to form stronger friendships. For most families, it makes sense to sign up for the entire session. If you will be away for a significant portion of the session, however, I may be able to offer a pro-rated registration fee.
What is your refund policy?
Families who withdraw before the end of the session will receive a pro-rated refund, taking into account the cost of the family materials.
What should I do if my toddler isn't participating in class?
You don't need to do anything. Toddlers are explorers by nature, and the class is set up to be safe for them to express their curiosity. Participation comes in many forms at this age. Toddlers who are wandering around the room are still soaking up the sights and sounds of the class; those who are turning a drum upside down are learning just as much as those who are playing it "correctly." As long as your child isn't hurting themselves or someone else, you can rest assured that he or she is doing just fine.
Why isn't the address listed on your website?
My music studio is in my home, so for security reasons, I don't list the address here. Please contact me for the address.