Welcome to The
We are passionate about bringing music into the lives of
every child. We look forward to an
exciting and enriching time together as we focus on your child’s total development in music through
singing, dancing, instrument play, vocal development and much more during class
each week. In this handbook, you will
find the answers to many of your questions about our program and studio. Please keep it handy for your reference and
if any questions arise, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Jennifer Schoondyke – 423-306-6655
Sonya Greear - 423-737-0402
Angela Briscoe – 423-737-3859
Jill Davis - 423-823-7714
Katie Gass - 423-767-9584
Enter our classroom and you can tell we love what we
do. We strive to provide the best
possible experience for every child.
Each and every Kindermusik activity is based on research and designed
for the whole child learning. The fun
and happiness we have in class is part of the community we are building
together. Our joyful task is to
facilitate these activities and share with you what they have the potential to
become- not only as developmental tools for your child, but as activities for
you to continue together all week long, everywhere you go. Your child looks to you as their first and
most important teacher and we are here to support YOU.
and Sibling Attendance
It is imperative that your child attends his/her class each
week. Remember, you have made a
financial investment in our program and we want you to get the full value of
this commitment. Be excited about
setting up a Kindermusik routine in your week.
Come to class consistently and on time.
Research shows that the continuity and longevity of the ongoing
Kindermusik experience most benefit your child’s development. However, we do realize there are
circumstances that will arise such as illness, vacations, etc. that will keep
you from class occasionally. When this
happens, please check our class schedule and attend any of our other
age-appropriate classes to enjoy a make-up class for the one you missed. You can access our class schedule at
kmroom.yourvirtuoso.com or pick up a class calendar (post it on your refrigerator!) in our studio. We are happy to have you join a class for a
makeup class at anytime. Because our
schedule is so flexible and in order to be fair to everyone, class fees are not
prorated or refunded for missed classes.
We offer a 20 percent off tuition discount as well as one
materials package to share if siblings are enrolled in the same
curriculum. We know that older/younger
siblings may have an occasional day off school on your regular class day and
he/she is always welcome to attend and enjoy class with you on this day. When a new baby joins your family, he/she may
join us in class in a baby seat (for the nappers) or baby carrier (for the ones who are awake). Please no large strollers inside the studio
for the safety of everyone. When your
child is old enough to participate on his/her own, let’s enroll him/her in a
class! For the much older siblings,
please let them enjoy our lounge if they do not feel comfortable joining
We follow the Johnson City School system for inclement
weather cancellations. If Johnson City
Schools are closed or are closing after the beginning of the day, The
Kindermusik Room will also cancel classes.
We do not make calls for this situation, although we will send an email
and text to you. Please make sure our
email address is on your approved sender list.
We will also post any cancellations to our Facebook page at The
Kindermusik Room and to our private Kindermusik Room Family group page. If you are in doubt, please call or text your
teacher for details. The semester is
extended a week to accommodate a missed class due to weather.
The teachers of The Kindermusik Room are truly dedicated to
their families and students in each class!
We are committed to being in class each week, prepared to go with the
day’s lesson. We strive at beginning and
ending each class on time to give our very best to your child. That’s a promise! If, for any reason, a teacher is unable to
teach her class, another teacher will step in to teach for her that day. If that is not an option, then your teacher
will either schedule a makeup day for the missed class or choose to extend the
class a week to accommodate the 14 week semester (some semesters have been adjusted for COVID )
We offer classes for all ages, newborn through 7 years. You may join a curriculum at any time, even
if you did not participate in the previous one, with the exception of the Young
Child program. Our fall semester begins
the week of September 20 and runs through the week of December 6.
Our spring semester begins in January 17 and runs through April 27. Want to join our studio after the first week?
Please do and enjoy a prorated tuition cost.
We have an open-door policy, in which you can join anytime during the
semester, but it is the most beneficial to you and your child to start at the
beginning of each semester to enjoy the class fully, seeing friends each week
and thriving in a routine.
Payment and Home Materials
When you decide to join a class, you can register by calling
423-737-0402 or visit kmroom.yourvirtuoso.com .
Once you have logged in (the email on file is your login. If we have registered you over the phone,
your password is your phone number without the area code or dash, example 7370402. You will be asked to change your password the
first time you login. I will not be able
to see this new password but can give you your hint or reset it for you.) You can pay for your fees with cash or check
with no additional fee charged. We do
accept debit/credit card/PayPal payments with an additional $10 per transaction
fee. We do expect payment in full for
all classes unless you have chosen to setup a monthly payment plan with Sonya
Greear, owner. There is a once per year,
per child $15 registration fee. There is
also a $15 late fee on monthly payments.
$35 fee on all returned checks.
If you need to mail a payment, please mail to: The Kindermusik Room, 194
Royal Oaks Dr, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Please do not mail any payments or correspondence to The Annex as the postal service does not deliver to our building.
We want you to enjoy your classroom experience throughout
the week, so each curriculum comes with a monthly materials package, which is
included in the price of our classes. Each materials package comes with access to the Kindermusik app with all our class music and the class book. NEW! Every month, there is an instrument as well. Spend time with your child enjoying these
materials every day if possible. Our
class music is often the soundtrack playing in the car as our families go about
town. Your child will get so much more
out of class time and participate so much more in class when you enjoy your
home materials together. It builds their
confidence, expands their learning, helps them feel familiar with class and
strengthens their bond with YOU!
We also offer an exciting birthday party package! You can schedule it at our studio or we can bring the party to you.
We center our theme with your party theme (past themes include: Superheroes,
Pirates and Princesses, Around the Farm, Going to the Zoo, and SOOOO many
Parties are $125 for established Kindermusik familes, for up to 12 children for 45 minute party time in our
studio or your venue. Book your special day with us at 423-737-0402.
Sick Child Policy
We truly go the extra mile in trying to keep your child
healthy in The Kindermusik Room. We
clean, scrub and sanitize all instruments and props after each class so they
are ready and germ free for the next class to use. We use the Kindermusik
International recommended cleaners for our instruments and props. These cleaners do not leave a harmful residue
on the instruments, after air-drying.
Our studio is also cleaned multiple times per week by US and the staff of Central Baptist Church. We have also installed medical grade air purifiers in each room to "scrub" the air.
While we strive to keep our studio as clean as possible, we
realize many things are out of our hands.
This is where we need your help.
If you have been running errands before class, please feel free to
wash/sanitize hands in the kitchen or bathroom sink before class. We also keep hand sanitizer on our desk for
your use. Also, when possible, remove
your shoes and place them in the shoe cubby outside the room. Diaper changing facilities are located in the
bathroom for those messy situations.
We know almost everyone will come down with something this
semester. If this occurs in your family,
please know The Kindermusik Room’s policy on sickness: If your child has had a
fever in the last 24 hours, please continue to stay at home and get well until
you have been fever free for at least 24 hours.
Also, if your child has colored mucus, please also remain at home. If your child has been diagnosed with a
contagious illness such as pink-eye, the flu, a rash, etc, please remain at
home until your doctor says your child is no longer contagious. These policies are in place for the safety
and wellness of everyone who visits our studio.
When you miss a class due to illness, please speak with your teacher
about a time to make-up a class.
Class schedule and
Our 14 week fall semester begins in August and concludes in
December. Our 14 week spring semester
begins in January and concludes in April.
Throughout the summer, we offer classes and play dates. Please be sure to pick up a class calendar
each month to refer to as you plan your semester. We observe Washington County school system
fall and spring breaks and some federal holidays in our studio. All breaks and holidays are posted on our website
home-page as well on our Face book studio page and our private Face book family
Class is 45 minutes each week, with the exception of Young
Child classes, which are 60 minutes each week.
We encourage you to register for and attend the same class each week to
build relationships in class as well as allowing your little one to thrive on a
One of the best components of a Kindermusik class is that
they are designed WITH parents and caregivers in class. No more sitting in a separate room wondering
what your child is learning! YOU become
a joyful part of class with them! For
the younger students, (Foundations, Level 1, Level 2) a grownup attends the entire class.
For the older classes (Level 3, Level 4 and Young Child) grownups can
enjoy a cup of coffee in the lounge or run a quick errand and then will join
these classes for the last 15-20 minutes of class for special presentations or
together time. Please discuss with your
teacher an approximate time to join class so you will be back from your errands
when your child comes to get you. Please
spend class time as an active learner with your child, whatever their age. We respectfully ask that you not be on your
phone, either talking or texting, during class unless you want to snap a quick
photo of your child participating!
Friends in class
We know that you will love Kindermusik classes so much that
you will want to share this news with friends.
When you refer a friend to class, and they attend a FREE class, you will
receive a $10 credit toward tuition costs.
Even if your friend attends or registers for a different class, you will
still receive this discount. Please make
sure to tell us when your friend attends class so we can adjust your account.