How to Enroll
PianoKids Academy has programs designed for children in certain age groups: preschoolers (3-6), average-age (7-10), and pre-teen/teenage (11-16). If your child is between the ages 3 and 6, please visit www.preschoolpianokids.com for more information pertaining to this age group.
Thank you for your interest in our piano program! We are look forward to meeting with you and your family.
Our 2014-2015 session begins on September 2nd and it ends on August 31st, 2015. We have several starting points throughout the year: summer (June), fall (September), and winter (February). We hold open house parent meetings approximately 1 month prior to each starting point.
We have outlined a 5-step procedure below required to complete our enrollment process.
Step 1: Attend an Open House Parent Meeting
Attending our open house parent meeting is the first step in our enrollment process and the parent who will ultimately work with his or her child must attend. We request that you fill out and submit our online RSVP form to attend one of the dates shown for our Open House meeting. Please note that open house is meant for adults only and children do not attend. The meetings provide the opportunity for you to meet with us, learn more about our program, and see firsthand our teaching facility. Meetings generally last about 90 minutes. You should arrive on time and plan to stay for the duration of the meeting. We will discuss our program in detail, including requirements and expectations, policies & procedures, and tuition cost. You will also be given a folder containing further materials. Refreshments are made available.
You can RSVP online for a meeting you wish to attend by choosing from one of the Saturday dates shown on the RSVP form. The online RSVP sends us a formal request for an invitation and it lets us know you are planning to come. We respond to RSVP requests usually within 24 hours.
Step 2: Complete and submit our enrollment application
When you come to the open house meeting, we give you the enrollment application as part of our information packet. The enrollment application should be submitted as early as possible to expedite the required to formally begin the enrollment procedure. There is no fee charged and It generally takes 1 to 2 business days for us to process your application.
Step 3: Complete and submit the Parent Statement form
The parent statement form is handed to you at the open house meeting attached to the enrollment application. The questions asked are opened ended, so please take time to answer all of them with sufficient detail. Your responses will greatly help us understand your family situation as to whether you will be a good fit for our program. All information that you give us is kept strictly confidential. After you complete the form, you will turn it in along with the rest of the application. This document is required to move forward with the enrollment process.
Step 4: Schedule a Trial Lesson
When we process your application and determine if our program is a good fit, we contact you to arrange a brief trial lesson with an assigned instructor for a private one-on-one lesson. The trial lesson is preview lesson and lasts for about 15-20 minutes. During this time, the child will be taught a short piece of music and rewarded with stickers for his or her participation. During the trial lesson you can observe the teacher-student interaction while we gather some insight into your child’s responsiveness to piano instruction.
Step 5: Registration
You remit the tuition payment along with $85 registration fee and schedule private lesson time with assigned instructor. You will receive a bookbag, 3-ring binder, audio CDs with recordings we produced, a portable CD player, and full access to our online media library (all requisite start-up materials).
A. We go over all pertinent details, including tuition rates and payment options when you come to one of our open house meetings. The meetings are designed to help you make an informed decision with all factors taken into account, in addition to the cost.
Q. I cannot attend the open house meeting, but my spouse can. Is it already to for my spouse to go in my place?
A. The parent who attends the meeting has to be the one who will ultimate be in charge of mentoring. If that person is your spouse, then they must attend the meeting. Otherwise, you must be in attendance.
Q. What if I cannot attend the meeting on one of the dates shown? Can I schedule a different time with you? Do you do private interviews?
A. Although we would like to accommodate your requests, they are simply not feasible for us to do it that way. We only do meetings for parents as a group for the dates we set in advance. We post the date of the next meeting(s) when the current dates shown have expired. We don’t hold private one-on-one meetings.
Q. I'm ready to begin now and I don't want to wait until the next meeting date shown on the RSVP form. Do you offer any earlier meeting times other than the ones listed?
A. No, while we appreciate your eagerness to begin, the earliest date on the RSVP form is the earliest date you can attend.
A. The parent meetings are not meant for young children and so we request you make the necessary child-care arrangements to attend the meeting by yourself.
Ethnicity & National Origin
We take pride in the ethinic diversity of our program as we admit students of any ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its training policies, admissions policies, and other programs.