Studio Policies and Guidelines
Music Movement and Arts Studio (MMAS) is committed to creating a positive learning and teaching environment for its students and staff. MMAS defaults to the policies and regulations of the school that we are at. Before each program we outline the expectations and makes sure the students understand that the rules of the school still apply during the program and that this class is something they choose to participate in.
The first goal to achieve is that the children feel engaged. The program aims at a developmental approached based on early learning curriculum. Every section is based on the developmental stages and the attention spans that are appropriate for early learners. The class is broken up in a way in which each section relates to keeping early learners engaged.
Keep in mind that developing ‘listening skills’ and developing the concept of being creative with structure is the primary goal of this program. One thing that is universal to music for all students is developing listening skills. Many student will not take an interest in musical performance later in life but almost all of the will relate an emotion to listening to music and go on to become music listeners.
For the best results:
1.Children are to follow the rules that the school has already established.
2.Children are to be respectful of the materials that are brought in for music class. One rule I am firm about is the children cannot touch the instruments/ materials without my permission.
3.At least one teacher should be observing the class and be ready to assist if the need be. Wrestling with each other or touching instruments without permission, the class must be briefly paused to reemphasizes the rules. Ideally the observing teach would be also positively reinforcing the engagement through participation/encouragement.
A chair can be provided so as to be ‘eye level’ with the children during instruction.
Payments are made online via venmo or paypay. Invoices and links to payment will be provided.
Music Movement and Arts Studio studio holidays are listed below:
• Labor Day
• Christmas Day **
• New Year’s Day **
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
If students miss individual lessons that week we just count it as an absence and no monetary compensation can be recouped. Reminders will be sent out to let parents know what day that school does music.
NOTE: Music Movement and Arts Studio does not follow the public or private school holiday calendar.
As preschool is year round we do have an 8 week summer program.
Music Movement and Arts Studio follows the public or private school weather open/close schedules. In the event of weather MMAS will follow the individual schools schedule, make up classes can be arranged based on times and availability.