Music Together FAQs


Thinking about Music Together?

Below are some of the more common Music Together questions asked by our parents and grandparents, too.  If your question is not here, please call us at 508-791-8159 or email info@pakmusic.org.

What is the best way to register?

Because class space is limited, registering on-line and paying with credit card via the School’s registration portal; or registering in-person are the best ways to assure securing a space.

In addition to on-line payment with major credit card, we can also accept personal checks or, if paying in person during office hours, cash. If paying in cash, please be sure to secure a receipt from the office manager.

Registration has just opened but my desired class is filled.  Is there a mistake?

No – occasionally, a class fills with continuing families prior to ‘open registration’. Currently enrolled families have the option of pre-registering during a specified period prior to each session. If you are not ‘currently’ registered, you will need to wait until the ‘new family – open registration’ period is announced prior to each session.

Once I am enrolled, am I assured a space in the upcoming session?

Yes – assuming that you register during the pre-registration period. How quickly you register will determine whether you are able to secure a space in the exact class desired. Providing a ‘second class’ choice on your registration form also increases your chances for securing a space.

How will I know if I secured the class of my choice?

Depending upon when and how you register, you will receive either a confirmation e-mail, post card or phone call approximately two weeks prior to the start of class. If you first class choice is full at time of registration, we will contact you immediately to confirm a second class choice.

My first class choice is full. Can I be wait-listed?

Yes – but be sure to indicate when registering if you wish to be wait-listed. In most cases, we cannot wait-list you unless we already have a completed registration form with payment.

I have a child under 9 months I’d like to bring with my older child – do I need to register my baby?

A child under 9 months(as of class start date) attending class with a registered older sibling is welcome in any class free of charge. Children under 9 months not accompanying an older sibling are welcome to register for any of the weekly Music Together classes.

Do you offer summer classes?

Yes – For Summer program and registration information, please call the office, check our web site in March, or watch for our Spring Newsletter.

If I have to miss a class, can I get a credit, refund or make-up?Rabbit Dances with Music Together

Pakachoag Music School is unable to provide credits or refunds for missed classes. You may, however, schedule one make-up for each child enrolled during your current session. We’ll provide additional make-ups in currently running classes as space permits. Please call ahead to book make-ups. Refunds are limited as noted in the tuition section on Page 7. A Student Handbook provided at the first class or upon request provides complete policy information.

Do I need to do anything special when I arrive for class?

Yes – while you do not have to be a skilled singer, we do ask that you come prepared to participate. You are the role model for your child – your participation in movement and singing activities is key to your child’s success.

Will I have an opportunity to meet other families?

Yes but please plan on socializing before or after class in the lobby area (for Auburn classes). This allows your teacher to keep class time centered around music-making and reduces extraneous noise which distracts young children from remaining focused and engaged as music-makers.

My child isn’t singing. Maybe he’s not ready?

Classes often take several weeks to ‘gel’ as parents and children become better acquainted with the format of the program and as teachers periodically provide classroom tips on how to best support your child’s musical development in class and at home. Children are still learning even when they don’t participate as we might expect.  Sitting and observing (vs. moving and engaging) is one of many stages of cognitive development for young children.