Q:What makes Music Together® different?

A:Research. Music Together was first offered to the public in 1987 and pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum. Today classes are offered all over the world including a lab school in Princeton, New Jersey. Ongoing research at the lab school, as well as the research of others, continually informs Music Together’s work on program content and development, varied applications of the program, and teacher training. Everything we do in class has an educational purpose.


Q:What is the tuition?

A:TUITION FEES for 12 Weeks

 

Mixed Ages Families

1080 tl

Siblings over 9 months with registered older sibling discount

500 tl

Siblings under 9 months with registered older sibling

Free


Q:What is the refund policy?

A:No tuition refunds are given after classes begin, although credit toward future classes may be issued in exceptional circumstances. A fee of 100 tl will be deducted if cancellation occurs prior to first class.


Q:What is the make-up policy?

A:Two make-ups are allowed for each child and must be taken during the current semester. Make-ups cannot be carried forward to future semesters


Q:How do I schedule a make-up?

A:Please contact Music4Kids Ankara Center Director Feryal Sehirlioglu from 0 533-494-91-83


Q:Can I switch classes mid-semester?

A:Consistency is important for your child’s learning, so we ask that you try to settle into your class in the first few weeks of the semester as the integral musical community is beginning to form between families and your teacher. However, we understand that especially with young children, schedules change and nap times shift, etc. Therefore, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule and find a class that works for you and your child subject to availability.


Q:How long are the classes?

A:Family classes (Mixed Ages) are 45-minutes once a week.


Q:How long are the semesters?

A:We offer 10 or 12 week Fall Semester, Winter and Spring Semesters.


Q:Why mixed ages?

A:Early childhood educators consistently recommend mixed-age groupings as an optimal learning environment for children under five years. In this setting, older children learn from being in a leadership role (a role they may not take when they're in a group of their peers,) and younger children benefit from the example of an older child. Classes have a family feel, rather than a school orientation, an environment your child will have ample opportunity to experience when he enters the world of formal education in a few years. In addition, children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development and a mixed-age environment creates a space for exploration and discovery, rather than peer pressure. The Music Together curriculum is designed to teach on many levels of complexity at once, and Music Together teachers are trained in the art of mixed-age learning.


Q:Should my infant be in class with older children?

A:Absolutely. Just as siblings in multi-child families learn from each other, so do the children in our mixed-age classes. Your baby will learn by watching and imitating you as well as the older children in the room.


Q:Will my older child regress being in class with babies?

A:No. You may notice your child revisiting some behaviors she has moved past but do not confuse this with regression. Your child will not UN-learn skills she has already gained. This process of revisiting actually affirms the progress your child has made as she recognizes that she no longer exhibits these behaviors. It also signifies empathy as she adjusts her behavior in order to relate to the younger children in the room.


Q:May I bring both of my children to the same class?

A:Yes! Not only may you, we encourage you to! In each class we strive to create a musically rich, developmentally appropriate environment where the whole family can enjoy music and nurture skills at the level right for each child. Mixed-age classes also provide a rich learning environment because children of different ages thrive when they interact with each other.

Q:What kinds of programs do you offer?

A:We have Babies Class for 0-9 months old  babies and

 Family Classes for Mixed-ages for 0-5 years old.