Policies for Dalcroze-Eurhythmics Courses (ages 4-7)

Materials and Practice

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.

Withdrawal

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. {Link to contact page}

Make-up Lessons

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.  If you wish to schedule a make-up lesson, please contact the instructor who is teaching the class directly.

One make-up classes will be scheduled for class cancellations due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather conditions, please check in with the Dalcroze School of Boston at (857) 222-0235, the Children's Music Center of Jamaica Plain at  (617) 524-1784, or on the DSB website where information will be posted regarding closures. now cancellations beyond one are considered an act of Nature, and are not made up or refunded. 

Age Requirements, Registration Guidelines, and Parental Involvement

Students should be 4 years or older of age at the beginning of classes.   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, there is often not enough space for parents to sit comfortably, and the children need the space 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.  


Policies for Rhythmic-Solfège Courses (ages 7-14)

Materials and Practice

All Rhythmic-Solfège students are required to purchase an inexpensive metallophone (about $35, due at the first class. If this is a financial hardship, please talk to us).  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 must 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.

Withdrawal

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.  {link to contact page}

Make-up Lessons

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.  If you wish to schedule a make-up lesson, please contact the instructor who is teaching the class directly.

One make-up classes will be scheduled for class cancellations due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather conditions, please check in with the Dalcroze School of Boston at (857) 222-0235, the Children's Music Center of Jamaica Plain at  (617) 524-1784, or on the DSB website where information will be posted regarding closures. now cancellations beyond one are considered an act of Nature, and are not made up or refunded. 

Age Requirements, Registration Guidelines, and Parental Involvement

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.

Exit Evaluations

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.  Those students who successfully complete the entire sequence will receive a Solfège Diploma jointly from the Dalcroze School of Boston and Dalcroze School of the Rockies, and will be ready for any freshman-year university/conservatory solfège program.


Policies for Adult Enrichment Courses

Materials and Practice

Students should bring  a 3-ring binder to class.

Withdrawal

If a student 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.  {link to contact page}

Make-up Lessons

One make-up classes will be scheduled for class cancellations due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather conditions, please check in with the Dalcroze School of Boston at (857) 222-0235, the Children's Music Center of Jamaica Plain at  (617) 524-1784, or on the DSB website where information will be posted regarding closures. now cancellations beyond one are considered an act of Nature, and are not made up or refunded.