Yes. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which class you'd like to be on the waiting list for. Usually people shift around in the first couple of weeks of class and often full classes end up with spots open.
All classes meet at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Homewood (110 West Hawthorne St, 35209). You will park either out front or in the parking lot next to the church. Come in the front glass doors and go straight down the hallway. You'll find an elevator or stairs that will take you to the 3rd floor. We meet in the multi-purpose room which is straight ahead as you step off the elevator.
If you have not tried Music Together®, you are in for a treat! Come try a class on us and see how you like it before committing to a full session. Simply go to the "classes" tab and look at the current class offerings. Choose one or two that fit your schedule and email email@example.com with your choice(s) and the date you'd like to come. I will let you know confirm with you that there is room in the class for you to try it.
First of all, thank you for keeping your ill child home! We define illness as a fever of above 99.3 within the past 24 hours, vomiting within the past 24 hours, an unexplained rash, or nasal discharge that is not clear.
And yes, you can make up your missed class! We offer 2 make-ups within a 10-week session. Simply choose another class time that works for you, email Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will let you know if there is room to make up the class at that time. You may make up babies classes in mixed-age classes.
Research shows that children in mixed-age classes reap extra benefits! Infants and toddlers eagerly watch the older children and learn from their example. I have seen many first steps in class because of the toddlers showing babies "how it's done." And I have seen many toddlers keeping their first steady beat by watching a 3-year-old rather than a teacher. Conversely, older preschoolers benefit by being the models or leaders for the younger ones in class. They often reach skills faster because they want to show their younger classmates how to do it.
A mixed-age environment more closely models a real family and community. Although in traditional schools we see homogenous grouping by age, this does not reflect the "real world," where children integrate with people of all ages. In a music class, children reach musical milestones at different ages based on aptitude and exposure, so it is not necessary to segregate children by age. The curriculum is appropriate for a wide span of ages, and you will find that even we adults find our skills improving within a session!
Fiddlesticks Music uses the Music Together curricula, which we feel is the best children's music program available. First offered to the public in 1987, Music Together has always been a pioneer in the field of early childhood music with truly innovative, high-quality music education and outreach programs that redefine what musical means. Music Together is offered in over 40 countries around the world, and there are high standards for being able to teach this program. Our teachers at Fiddlesticks Music have Master's degrees in music and are highly knowledgeable in child and music development. Music Together is research-based, so we know our stuff and we're good at what we do. But we're also down to earth, accessible, and all about having a good time.
Yes, we love parties! Miss Maggie handles all of our birthday parties, school parties, playgroup parties and other events. We can accommodate your party at your location or you may have it at All Saints' if it is available. Please click on the "Parties" tab for more information.
I want everyone to be able to give their child the gift of music. Each session I offer a limited amount of one-time scholarships based on need. If you are struggling with finances and it would be a hardship to pay for all or partial tuition, please email me at email@example.com and we will work it out!
Do you want to help give a music class to a family in need? Contact me at the above email to donate to our scholarship fund! You may remain anonymous or we can let the family know of your generous gift.
Because each family needs to receive a set of materials for class, each child from a separate family will need to pay full tuition.
Of course, they can! You are welcome to bring other adults to class with your child. Aunts, uncles, grandparents...they are all encouraged to visit!
It is such fun to have playgroups have their own class! We will do our best to insure that your group has a great experience bonding and learning in a class together. We need to have a minimum of 8 registered to open a new section, and the time and day are subject to teachers' availability. But if we can work it out, we will!
Yes, and for free! We love having older siblings attend class! Any sibling older than 5 or younger than 9 months is welcome to come to the mixed-age class with a paid sibling at no charge.
Certainly. Your third child is FREE with two paid siblings, which is one at full tuition and one at the sibling rate.