Q: What time is check-in?
A: Please plan to check-in at the following time:
- 9:15 am – families with children ONLY 8Y+ by September 1st
- 9:45 am – families with children ONLY infant-7Y by September 1st
- For families with children infant-18Y by September 1st, we suggest arriving during the earlier check-in time
Q: I have a schedule conflict, can I still attend the event if I need to arrive late or leave early?
A: Yes, if you have a schedule conflict, you can still attend the event. Upon your arrival, you will be checked-in and directed to the proper class or activity. If you miss the Q&A session, we can connect again after the event. If you miss the Instrument Fair (for students interested in learning a knew instrument), you are welcome to attend a future Open House to complete one at a later time.
Q: My child does not have instrument experience. Is that okay?
A: Yes, our beginner instrument classes are for students with no prior experience on an instrument.
Q: What is the audition process for my student with instrument experience?
A: For students with prior experience on a band or orchestral instrument, a placement audition is required. Auditions are scheduled during the summer and will be posted by the end of May.
Q: Is there a minimum age for my child to learn an instrument?
A: Students must be 9+ to play a band or orchestral instrument (baritone, French horn, trombone, trumpet/cornet, tuba, percussion, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, upright bass, cello, viola, violin)
A: Students must be 7+ to play the recorder
A: For children 7 and younger, our early childhood music classes introduce our youngest students to a variety of musical instruments and are designed to provide a developmentally appropriate music foundation for children (age infant-7).
Q: What are the lunch options?
A: In addition to bringing a cold lunch, we suggest packing 2 snacks for the day for each family member.