Thinking about Music Together with Pakachoag?
Below are some of the more common Music Together questions asked by our parents and grandparents, too.
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Because class space is limited, completing the on-line registration form and paying with credit card/pay pal or registering in-person are the best ways to ensure 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 office staff.
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.
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.
Depending upon when and how you register, you will receive either a confirmation e-mail or phone call approximately one week prior to the start of class. If you first class choice is full at time of registration, we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a second class choice.
Yes. When we contact you to arrange for your 2nd class choice, please let us know you would like to remain wait-listed for your first choice. In most cases, we cannot wait-list you unless we already have a completed registration form with payment.
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.
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.
We do offer summer Music and Movement classes which are a sampling of our school year program. Please visit our summer session web pages for a complete overview of summer offerings.
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 or email in advance to book make-ups.
Please check the MT policy page for information on refunds.
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.
You are welcome to bring some basic instruments to class if you are concerned regarding germs. Please keep instruments in a bag/back pack until we have instrument time to avoid distractions for all of the children.
Definitely ! but please plan on socializing before or after class. 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.