Kindermusik with Samantha Drohan Policies - Please read.

We are happy to welcome you to the Kindermusik with Samantha Drohan family. Please take a moment to review our policies. By registering your child for Kindermusik, you automatically agree to the following policies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or by email.

 

SAFETY PROTOCOL & POLICIES

 We can't wait to see you in person, in the safest possible way!

 

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2022 masks are optional for everyone. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. But for now...let's enjoy! 

 

With a medical advisory board of doctors, nurses & CDC employees, we are ready to safely return in person for a new School Year of Kindermusik classes. (Yes. We. Are.)

These policies will be updated as need be as the medical community continues to learn more and will be adjusted as current Covid-19 information is released. That said, with the following specifications outlined, we’ll be able to significantly mitigate risk attending our in-person classes and can continue to enjoy gathering as a musical community.


In order for our new safety policies and protocol to be effective, we must work together and make it a team effort. The most effective risk mitigation includes adult physical distancing, adults wearing masks and hand washing.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US: 

  • Our Kindermusik teachers are vaccinated and will wear masks during class. 
  • They may remove their masks during teaching while maintaining physical distance to better communicate with class participants, but will replace their masks if they are in close proximity with your family. Some educators may choose to wear masks throughout the class.
  • Seating inside and outside the classroom will be staggered to support social distancing 6 feet. We ask that you leave shoes and belongings on a seat outside of the classroom. 
  •  Limited class sizes to accommodate social distancing in the classroom. Currently, it is one caregiver per child when classes are indoors.
  •  Sanitized instruments. We will set out individual instruments or props to each family with pre-sanitized hands. Regardless of how your items are distributed, we are super vigilant about making sure your safety is not compromised. 
  • We will clean and sanitize the classroom, all instruments/props and touchpoints. (We always did and always will....)
  • We will wash our hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon admittance to the classroom, during and after.

  WHAT WE MUST EXPECT FROM YOU: 

  • Wearing masks significantly limits the spread of Covid-19. There are NO health risks to wearing a mask for 40-45 minutes of class.
  • Properly fitted masks that cover the mouth AND NOSE are required for all individuals age 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status. We highly recommend children over 2 through 4 wear masks also. In order to prevent educators from needing to assess vaccination status or having our studio record and store your personal health information, we will ask that everyone wears a mask so that children who can’t yet receive the vaccine are protected.
  • We understand that young children may have challenges wearing a mask—we ask that you do your best to help your child wear their mask correctly. Even if you are vaccinated, wearing a mask will help support your child and demonstrate solidarity to encourage your child in wearing their mask correctly.
  • Bringing your child to class should assume some risk, for kids will be kids. 
  • Children under 5 are welcome to wear masks if tolerated, but will not be expected to.
  • Children 5 and older who wear masks to school/daycare and tolerate masks well are strongly encouraged to wear them for the short time we meet in Kindermusik. When Kindermusik begins, we will examine the CDC guidelines for this age-group again more closely.
  • We ask that you use hand sanitizer before, during and after class. If your prefer to wash your hands using hot water and soap before class, you will have access to a bathroom where it will be provided. This very simple and basic habit is one of the most effective ways to keep COVID-19 at bay.

 

ILLNESS AND PREVENTION

  • Do NOT attend class if you or your child is ill. Please stay home and join us online for a make-up class.
  • Teachers will immediately cancel in-person class and may hold online if they are ill.
  • This policy is very strict and for the benefit of us all. Do not enter the building when you or your child is sick.
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    WHAT CONSTITUTES SICK?

    If your or your child's temperature is 100.4 within the last two days, please stay home and choose a virtual class instead.

    You (and our teachers) may NOT enter the building if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

  • Have you or your child been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing any coughing, shortness of breath or sore throat?
  • Have you experienced any loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you experiences any vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours?
  • Do you have a thick nasal discharge?
  • Have you had a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit today or within the last 48 hours? 

 

Please note that we understand if you must miss class for any reason--not just for illness. Our makeup policy is that you may make up your class in any developmentally appropriate class that is running. 

 

Refund Policy

We offer the following refund policies. Only one policy will apply to the class your student is registered for. The class description and the registration process will identify the exact refund policy for the class you have chosen.

Miss Samantha's Refund Policy

Should your class not run, we will do our best to place you in your next class choice. If that is not possible, we will completely refund your money.

Tuition refunds or credit vouchers may be given if there are extenuating circumstances requiring withdrawals from class. All refund requests will be considered on an individual basis. The cost of materials and a $15.00 processing fee are non-refundable

Playdate & 2 Hour Drop Off Camp Refund Policy

Playdates and 2 Hour Drop Off Camps must be paid in full prior to class and are nonrefundable.

Limited space and full classes warrant this policy. 

Level 4 & 5 Refund Policy

Our Levels 4 and 5 classes are special classes, carefully crafted to make learning musical instruments purposeful and fun. Because our L4 and L5 offerings are limited and class sizes are intentionally kept small, we ask for complete commitment to the program for the entire school year (32 classes).

Should circumstances force an untimely withdrawal, we reserve the right to charge a penalty of 2 months in tuition and the cost of home materials. 

SCHOOL YEAR PAYMENT POLICY

*Our 2022-2023 School Year Session runs September through May. You are guaranteed 32 fun filled music classes throughout this time. 

*Your $65 monthly tuition will be automatically charged at the first class, then on the first or 2nd of each month for 1/9 the total cost of the school year. 

*Any sibling registered in any class will receive a $20 per month discount. 

*Credit cards payments are accepted. We do not accept cash or checks. 

*To "Pause" enrollment, request a CHANGE IN ENROLLMENT ONLINE at Samanthakm@zoominternet.net by the 15th of the month to avoid charges for the next month. No exceptions will be made.

By continuing your registration, you are agreeing that you have read and agreed to the terms of your Kindermusik membership.

Summer Camp Refund Policy

Should your class not run due to lack of enrollment, we will do our best to place you in your next class choice.

If that is not possible, we will completely refund your money.

Tuition refunds or credit vouchers may be given if there are extenuating circumstances requiring withdrawals from class. All refund requests will be considered on an individual basis.

The cost of materials and a $15.00 processing fee are non-refundable.

No refunds or credit will be issued for missed classes. 

Playdate & 2 Hour Drop Off Camp Refund Policy

Playdates and 2 Hour Drop Off Camps must be paid in full prior to class and are nonrefundable.

Limited space and full classes warrant this policy. 

Privacy Policy

We promise to respect your privacy. We do not sell, rent, loan or transfer any personal information regarding our customers or their students to any third parties. Any information you provide about yourself or your students is held with the utmost care and security and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

Information gathered on our web site is collected and used by us and SimplySignup. We will not collect any personal information about adults or students except when specifically and knowingly provided by them. If we collect any personally identifiable information about students, we will first obtain their parents' consent. Examples of personally identifiable information include full name and birth date.

Use of Information

Information collected by us is used internally by our authorized individuals for three main purposes. First, we may collect information for improving our site by seeing which areas, features, and products are most popular. Second, we may collect information in order to personalize the site for our customers. Third, we may collect personal information from visitors who request additional information about our studio, a Free Preview Class Coupon, or who choose to register for classes online.

We hope that you will want to provide information about yourself, because it will make your experience here more valuable to you. If you are comfortable sharing some basic information, you will receive enhanced services that are impossible to offer to anonymous users. Examples of such services may include email notices of special and discounted items, e-newsletters, and special mailings related to Kindermusik with Samantha Drohan, including free developmental activities and special offers.

On occasion, we may also share non-personal, summary information regarding our customers with unrelated third parties (for example, we may publicly disclose the aggregate number of registered users of our web site). However, we will not share any personal information about any particular customer.

Security

Registering for class online is a completely safe experience!

We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)—the highest standard in online encryption technology—to ensure that your personal and credit card information remains secure. SSL encryption allows you to register with confidence, knowing that only you and Kindermusik with Samantha Drohan have the ability to access your information.

Keeping customer information private and secure is a top priority.

Whenever you access a secure page on our site, the information you send is immediately encrypted for your protection. There are two simple ways to see if you are on a secure page:

  • Look at the URL (website address) in your browser. If you are connected to a secure server, the URL will always begin with "https" rather than "http."
  • Most browsers display an icon that indicates whether or not you have a secure connection. Look for the unbroken key or closed lock icons in the bottom left or right corner of your browsers.