FAQs

We teach music through storytelling. We come to your home (45 minute–1 hour lessons), so you can choose the best day and time that suits you. Our tutors are fun and creative, and will get your child loving music!
Not in our core curriculum. Our core curriculum, which comes out to about two semesters of material, is concerned with children writing their own song and discovering the foundations of music.

Stories are very powerful, and are perfect for children. Children have an astounding ability to retain stories down to the last detail. In some cases, children can recall a story word for word. It’s incredible how the young mind is able to remember long stories but not abstract facts. Telling a child a rule in three sentences may only confuse them, because they have nothing to connect with. Instead of telling them what to do or what something is, reveal it through a story. This allows the child to figure things out alongside the characters. They can answer their own questions or be open to the answer that is given, because the story explains how this answer came about.

Young children need reasons for things. Arbitrary rules don’t make sense to children (or adults either)—this is why children ask "why" all the time. They are trying to get to the root of the rule, its justification.

All children are brimming with curiosity. They want to know everything. That’s why stories are the heart of the Story Time Music Core Curriculum. The stories funnel all of the "why" questions that children are so quick to ask into the principles of the basic foundations of music.

Stories also accommodate different levels of music experience in the classroom. If an absolute beginner and someone who has some music experience are in the same class, they will still be able to connect to the story and learn something, regardless of skill level. These stories engage everyone.

Yes. We offer in-home personal attention. We're trying to make this extremely convenient for you. Our specialty is coming to your home on the day and time that suits you best. We have many wonderful certified tutors in the city, which allows us to cater specifically to your needs. Granted, some time slots are more popular than others, so please be patient with us.
To register, please click this link and submit a request. One of our pros will reach out and set you up with all the pertinent info and a link so you can register to get lessons started.
We provide a waiver to help both you and us. Our waiver allows us to enter and work in your home, and protects all parties involved.

Each week there will be stories, games, creative instruction, and dance parties! All stories build off each other, so it’s important to start at the beginning and progress through them all. It allows for the world we have created to unfold.

The first 10 lessons are the mechanics of music: what is a beat, what is volume, and what makes a song. Your children will begin to experiment with basic music concepts. By the tenth week (approximately), your child will write their own song. But a teacher may repeat some lessons as well: repetition, taking their time and being thorough, is always a good thing.

We offer lessons for any number of children. There are great benefits in both a one-on-one home lesson or a group lesson.

We can provide one-on-one lessons. We can also provide lessons for groups of two, three, or four+ children. The sky's the limit! We love groups. We let parents design their own so that they and their friends can choose the best day and time that they all want.

There are many advantages to having one of our amazing tutors come to your home to work privately with your child. A couple of the benefits are:

  • Focused attention on your child’s needs and learning style
  • Individualized creative curriculum that our tutor tailors for your child

Group lessons are fun for children, and for them to have a peer in the room with them. A couple of the benefits of group lessons are:

  • Children creating music with other children
  • Learning teamwork and communication
Lessons are 45 minutes to one hour in length. We base the length of the lesson on the child. Our tutors work hard on expanding the child’s attention span, but we also want to be aware of when a child is tired. Rather than allowing them to get cranky or disinterested, we shift gears into another activity within our music world (such as dance parties), or we may end a little bit before the hour is up.
Yes. We love teaching in schools! We have tutors available for in-school lessons or after-school lessons. We offer a variety of ways to partner with us. Please reach out to us for more info.
Yes. We love trial lessons! We offer free, 30-minute trial lessons to see if you would like to continue. We ask that the lessons be scheduled for the day and time when you would want to move forward with ongoing lessons—this helps with scheduling. Click here to sign up for a trial lesson!
When you register with us, a form will collect your credit card information which is stored in our payment provider’s secure system. We will run the card each week after each lesson that is conducted, and a receipt will be sent to you. We do not accept cash or checks or package deals.
No, we don’t. We do all payments on a per-lesson basis. When a lesson is completed, we collect payment at that time and send you a receipt.
The cost per lesson is different according to how many children are in a lesson and the time of day the lesson takes place. Get in touch with us to find out more.
We offer lessons in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Our tutors teach all day long. We even teach on weekends.
Yes, we offer lessons any day of the week and any time of the day. Especially weekends!
Yes. If you want a lesson on a holiday and we have a tutor available, we are more than happy for lessons to take place. Our tutors make their own schedules, so if you have been placed with a tutor already and want a lesson on a holiday, just reach out to them and request a lesson. If your tutor cannot accommodate your request, please contact our office so we can arrange another tutor to come at that time.
Yes, for the most part. We have found that conducting lessons on a weekly basis is best for the child. A week provides a wonderful allotment of time between lessons: it allows the child to miss the lesson and be eager for the next one, while at the same time it recurs often enough that they retain the information from week to week.
Yes, substitutions do occur. We value our tutors making meaningful connections with you and your child, and wish for them to never take a week off, but sometimes our tutors need to travel or perhaps go on an audition. If this happens, they will provide a substitute tutor upon your approval. Our tutors all teach from the same curriculum, so it is usually a seamless transition.
Not a problem at all. Reach out to your tutor, since they are in charge of their specific teaching schedule. They will most likely be able to accommodate the change. If they are not able to, please contact us at the office, and we can provide a substitute for the temporary or permanent schedule change.
Please send us a postcard! Inform your tutor in advance, and they will work the scheduling out with you.
We hope your little one feels better soon. Please contact your tutor and inform them of the illness, and they will not attend. If it’s last-minute, we will not enforce the cancellation policy due to sickness.
We definitely understand that not every tutor connects with every child. If you are displeased or unsatisfied with your tutor, please let us know—this is helpful for us. We will promptly replace your tutor with another one. We have many tutors!
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Yes. We take ultimate care that our tutors are thoroughly screened. They go through a rigorous process to work for us, and then are approved through the highest level of fact-checking. We want the best and safest process for you.