It’s Time to Register for 2020/2021 Music Lessons!

Thank you for your interest in Music and Play – Calgary’s leading music education for all ages!  Public registration is now open, and we are accepting new students for the 2020/2021 school year – AND for summer lessons!

In 2020/2021, we will offer the following Private Lesson options:

  • In-Studio
  • Online/Virtual
  • In-Home
  • a combination of In-Studio/Virtual

 

THE ENROLMENT PROCESS

  • Please click on the link below and provide as much information as possible to help us best serve you. Please complete a separate form for each student that you are inquiring about.

I WISH TO INQUIRE ABOUT ENROLLING MY CHILD

  • Once we have received your registration form, one of our cheerful administrators will contact you with lesson options, and to continue the process, within 24 business hours. You may also contact us by email at musicandplay@shaw.ca.
  • All requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and all students are strongly encouraged to do a trial lesson to ensure a good fit with the instructor.
  • Please note, if you are registering multiple students, we may not be able to accommodate concurrent lessons and/or may not be able to confirm all student’s lesson times at once – but as always we will do our best!
  • For information about 2020/2021 Group Music Lessons (for ages 0-4 and ages 4-12), please contact us directly at musicandplay@shaw.ca.
  • M&P is pleased to offer the purchase of books both on-site and (coming soon) online.

 

ENROLMENT COSTS

  • We do our best to keep costs as affordable as possible and in these challenging times, we are happy to be able to hold our rates steady again for the 2020/2021 year!  For 2020-2021 lesson pricing please click here.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 per student / to a maximum of $70 per family) is due and paid at the time of confirming your registration. This secures your lesson spot for the year!
  • Students registered in additional full-year Group Classes or Private Lessons receive 10% off the 2nd full year registration, and 20% on the 3rd full year registration. Discounts will be reflected in the tuition amounts posted to your online account.
  • Seniors (aged 60+) are eligible for a 10% discount on books and tuition.
  • Summer Lesson Tuition Discount: We want to say thank you to all of you for weathering the storm this spring AND we want to try to keep as many of our teachers working this summer as possible. So, we are offering 20% OFF ALL SUMMER LESSONS IN JULY & AUGUST!

 

MUSIC AND PLAY HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES

  • The health of our students, families and faculty is very important to us.  To continue to do our part to protect our community, M&P is committed to meeting and enforcing all relevant health and safety guidelines established by Civic, Provincial, National and International Health Authorities. All students and visitors will be asked to adhere to these policies and should not visit the Studios for In-Studio Lessons if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, difficulty breathing, or if they have had diarrhea within the past day.
  • We have developed a 5-Stage strategy to address the health of our students, faculty and visitors – and the current world in which we live. We will implement these phases as appropriate and as required by Health Authorities and our Government bodies. Faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that all safety measures are adhered to in each Stage. You will find that the details of each Stage are very similar and address mandatory hand washing and sanitizer use, screening on entry to the Studio, guidance on mask use and Studio cleaning protocols.
  • For a full list of our Current Stage protocols, please click here.
  • Due to the public nature of our location and heightened safety measures we have implemented, students must be escorted by an adult to and from our Studios unless they are of an appropriate age to do so responsibly and safely on their own.  Also, due to new safety policies, children cannot be left unattended in our lobbies as seating has been greatly limited. As such for everyone’s safety, all parents/caregivers are encouraged to leave the Facility during the student’s lesson and return (only when their child’s lesson is concluded) to meet them in the hallway after they exit the studio.
  • M&P is a nut free environment.

 

LESSON LENGTH

The recommended (minimum) lesson length is:
     – 30-minutes for Beginner through Grade 3 (Conservatory playing level)
     – 45-minutes for Grade 4 (and above) students
     – 60 minutes for Senior students

 

ABSENCES

  • We know life is unpredictable. While the issue of absences and make-ups is one of the contentious in the music education, we continue to do our best to accommodate our families, AND we are pleased to be one of the only studios to offer makeup lesson options.
  • Sickness Day-Of: Should a student find they are unable to attend their in-studio lesson due to our health guidelines, an online lesson will be available to the student on their regularly scheduled lesson day and time, provided that the student has provided the studio with notice of such intent prior to 12:00 noon on the day of their lesson.
  • Regular Makeup Policies: Our regular makeup lesson policies will continue to apply to all other situations. A minimum of 24-hours notice is required to quality for a Makeup Credit. Absences and makeup lessons are scheduled on an on-going basis through each student’s online account. Please note that though an absence with required notice is eligible for a makeup, due to the arrangements negotiated with our contract faculty each year, we cannot guarantee that a makeup lesson will be available due to teacher and studio scheduling and we do not guarantee makeup lessons.  If a student cancels or does not attend a scheduled makeup lesson, the makeup lesson cannot be rescheduled.
  • Teacher Absence: If your instructor must be absent and a substitute instructor is not available for the regular lesson time, the lesson will be made up and the instructor will work with the student and the Studio to secure and schedule a suitable makeup time.
  • Bigger Issues: In the event that the physical M&P Studios must be closed for any reason, we will adjust our operating Procedures to reflect the current stage we must operate within and will work with all students & families to ensure, wherever possible, that their music education continues uninterrupted.

 

OTHER M&P POLICIES AND THINGS TO KNOW!

PAYMENTS

  • Monthly tuition fees are processed on the 25th of the previous month for credit card payment and on the 1st of the month for all other payment methods.
  • A valid method of payment is required on your account at all times following your registration at M&P. Methods of payment we accept are Visa, MasterCard, Debit (in-studio) and Post-Dated Cheques. Due to safety issues, cash will no longer be accepted.
  • Fees will be prorated (based on the lessons remaining) for any lessons/registrations that begin partway through a month and regular monthly rates will then commence on the first day of the following month.
  • Students may book additional lessons at their same per-lesson cost.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 per student / maximum $70 per family) is due and paid at the time of registration.
  • Students registered in additional full-year Group Classes or Private Lessons receive 10% off the 2nd full year registration, and 20% on the 3rd full year registration. Discounts will be reflected in the tuition amounts posted to your online account.
  • Seniors (aged 60+) are eligible for a 10% discount on books and tuition.
  • M&P is pleased to offer the purchase of books both on-site and (coming soon) online.

LESSON/PROGRAM WITHDRAWALS

  • Once a student has been registered for a private lesson, it is the expectation that they will complete the whole year except for exceptional circumstances (e.g. moving, extended illness). Please keep in mind that it can take a few weeks for your child to get into the ‘swing’ of lessons and practicing – just as returning to school each year requires time for your child to get (re)acquainted with the rules and surroundings.
  • If you perceive any challenges, please discuss the situation with the instructor privately to see how – together – we can make lessons an enjoyable and rewarding experience. A trial lesson with a different teacher could also be arranged.
  • Between September and May, should changes to the teaching approach or to a new teacher still not provide a good fit, AND should you wish to withdraw, please note that four-lesson weeks written notice is required for withdrawal and registration fees are non-refundable. Also please note, non-attendance does not constitute notice of/or withdrawal and four-lesson weeks refers to and means four teaching weeks – NOT four calendar weeks. If a withdrawal is required, we do hope that students will continue attending their lessons up to and including the final lesson date.
  • No refunds will be issued for lessons cancelled after May 1 for the remainder of the school year.
  • M&P group programs have individualized withdrawal policies. Please review the specific Program policies provided at time of enrollment for more details.

COMMUNICATION

  • Music and Play relies primarily on email for communicating with our students and families. Please ensure that musicandplay@shaw.ca in your contact list and is not blocked in any way. M&P strictly adheres to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and you may unsubscribe from email notifications at any time by notifying us by email. Please note that should you choose to opt-out of email notices, you will miss important information regarding studio activities including lessons, performances and registration news.

 

THE FINE PRINT

LIABILITY

  • Music and Play Canada Inc. their directors, officers,  employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, and representatives are not liable for any damages, injuries or claims relating to, or arising from, participation in music lessons, classes or performances, or as a result of entering and exiting the Facilities or Premises.

FORCE MAJEURE

  • Force Majeure shall mean any event which Music and Play Canada Inc. could not reasonably prevent or predict, including but not limited to, pandemic, fire, flood, acts of God or public enemy or terrorist, Internet failures or ‘hacking’, earthquakes, acts or regulations imposed by government or court order, national emergency, strikes or labor disputes.  M&P shall have no liability for events which render impossible or impractical the performance of contractual obligations, either totally or in part, or for the failure or inability to deliver any or all services arising from such situations that are beyond the control of M&P.

 

OTHER FAQs 

Will it be safe to attend In-Studio lessons?

  • Yes, the health of our students, families and faculty is very important to us. To help protect our community, M&P is committed to meeting and enforcing all health and safety guidelines established by Civic, Provincial, National and International Health Authorities. Enhanced procedures and policies have been implemented across all areas to ensure facility and human resource safety.  All students and visitors to the M&P Studios will be asked to adhere to these Policies and should not visit the Studios (for In-Studio Lessons) if they are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.

Can I register for Group Classes at this time?

  • Registration is open only for The Safari classes (ages 4-11) and the Summer session of The Music Class @ Home at this time. We are currently working through the logistics of other group classes for 2020/2021.  Please contact us directly for more information.