Tuition Information and General Course Policies
Our tuition is based on a yearly, 30-week calendar.
For your convenience biannual payment plans are available.
Scholarships are available, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eurhythmics courses: $420 for 30 weeks (45 minute lessons)
Rhythmic-Solfège I, II, III, IV, and V courses: $480 for 30 weeks (60 minute lessons)
General Classroom Procedures
All Eurhythmics students should bring a 3-ring binder to class each week for handouts and music. It is important to establish good musical habits early, so please be sure to help your child complete all fun sheets and bring them to class each week. Encourage your child to teach you the songs learned in class; sing them in the car, on walks, at bedtime, whenever! Making music a part of your daily routine will make instrumental lessons much easier later on.
All Rhythmic-Solfège students are required to purchase an inexpensive metallophone (under $50). This instrument will be provided on the first day of classes and will be used throughout the Rhythmic-Solfège sequence. Students must bring this instrument to each class along with a 3-ring binder with their completed homework assignments. Parents should practice with their child a minimum of 10 minutes, 5 days each week to ensure that their child is progressing and maximizing his or her potential.
If a child must withdraw from class after enrollment but before the end of the 3rd week of class, tuition will be prorated and money refunded. After the 3rd week of classes, tuition is non-refundable, but can be credited towards the next semester
Any concerns regarding registration, placement, or any other inquiries should be addressed to the director at email@example.com .
If a child misses a class due to illness or other circumstance, he or she may attend a different class of the same level that same week. Because these classes are sequential by design, make-up lessons will only be granted the same week as the absence otherwise the student would receive the same lesson twice. If you wish to schedule a make-up lesson, please contact the instructor who is teaching the class directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Age Requirements, Registration Guidelines, and Parental Involvement
Due to contractual agreements with Music Together®®, we cannot accept any student who is under the age of 4 at the time of the first class. At the discretion of the instructor, new Eurhythmics students have the opportunity to join the class the next semester when they are old enough. Parents are generally not permitted in the room during class time because it tends to be too distracting for the children. In addition, there is not always a place for parents to sit comfortably and still give adequate space for the children to move. Since first time Dalcroze students might need some adjustment to being without their parent, please talk with your instructor if you feel you may need to sit in on the first few class meetings. At the end of every semester, there will be an open class “Sharing”, where parents and family are invited to see the work the children have done throughout the term. These “Sharings” are fun, interactive, and really demonstrate the power of the Dalcroze work
For Rhythmic-Solfège students, the ages are approximations. This is a both an experiential and a skill-based program, so students must be placed according to age and ability. Any students who have not had Eurhythmics experience must discuss class-placement with the director to guarantee their child is in the appropriate class; this will aid in establishing a solid, deep, and joyous musical education. It is expected that all Rhythmic-Solfège students in levels II and above take applied instrumental lessons or take dance lessons; this ensures that they can make practical applications to their specific instrument or dance courses. Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in on the last few minutes of each class so they can know more about their child’s work and can help them practice at home. Please feel free to ask the instructor if you have any questions regarding homework or practice suggestions.
At the end of each academic year, those students enrolled in the Rhythmic-Solfège sequence will have the opportunity to take exams to pass into the next level of study. Based on the recommendation of the instructor as well as input from the parents, a student may take the graduation exams. No child will be permitted to take an exam if he or she is not ready, as this could be detrimental to the child’s development. These courses are designed to allow as much time as necessary before graduating into the next level of study; this ensures that every child’s musical education is challenging and nurturing at the same time. Students completing all levels of examination will receive a Rhythmic-Solfège Diploma from the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, and will be ready for any freshman-level conservatory/university program.
This information is the sole property of Jeremy Dittus. Any use of this information without his consent is strictly forbidden. July, 2010