Frequently Asked Questions

 

How is our year structured?

At Jim Jam Studios our year runs from February to December, 38 weeks of classes with breaks over the school holidays.  To get the most from our programs and guarantee their place is held in a class we recommend staying enrolled throughout the year. This gives children a chance to build relationships with fellow students, learn and build on musical concepts and really immerse themselves into the program, grow and learn.

How do I know which class is right for my child?

Age recommendations for each level class are made to ensure that children are grouped in a developmentally appropriate way. Your child needs to be at least the minimum age for the chosen class by the start of a semester. If you are concerned at all, this can be discussed with the teacher to see if your child would be better suited to a different age group.

When can I register for a class?

Anytime of the year!

We are always happy to welcome new students to the Jim Jam Studios family. Once enrolled, we’ll keep you enrolled until you tell us you need to pause or withdraw. No need to constantly fill our enrolment forms. We want to keep things easy and convenient for you.

Either fill in an online enrolment form or call Nicola on 0419 809 055 to discuss the best class for your child.

How do I pay for classes?

It’s super easy!

We have a simple on-going enrolment system.

Once you have enrolled into a class we will set up your direct debit via ezidebit, you can do this either via credit card or bank details. 

An easy way to understand our monthly fee system is this;

Term 1 -Jan/Feb/March payments

Term 2 – April/May/June payments

Term 3 – July/Aug/Sep payments

Term 4 – Oct/Nov/Dec

If you join in the middle of a month then we work out the cost on a pro-rata basis.

What if we want to stop coming or take a break?

We would miss you so much!

If you want to pause or stop your enrolment please send us written notice on the 14 days before the next month’s direct debit date.

You can email admin@jimjammusic.com.au to advise of this.

Can I pay by the term?

Yes you can on request – please speak to our office staff at time of booking to arrange this.

What are the Kindermusik @Home Materials?

The @Home Materials are an important element of the Kindermusik experience. These ‘materials’ become part of your child’s life and they learn the songs we sing and dance to in class, enjoy reading their story books, doing activities as well as playing with their percussion instrument! Children who frequently reinforce and enjoy activities in their home environment will feel more secure in class and will participate more.

Students who attend our Kindermusik classes receive a CD and online@home materials with each unit/theme. Other programs like FunDrum, Kids on Keys, Junior Jammers and Learn to Sing will receive resources and materials through the term.

All home materials, CD’s, music workbooks are included in the monthly fees – we have no hidden costs, it’s all inclusive.

I have twins/two children who will be in the same class. Do I get a discount?

Yes, the price for the 1st child is the regular fee and there is a 10% discount for subsequent children. Please enquire at time of enrolment.

What happens if I miss a class?

We understand that sometimes you can’t attend class due to illness or holidays. If you give us appropriate notice, we are happy to offer you an alternate class to attend another week or day. Refunds are not given for missed classes. In some circumstances if something prevents you coming to class for a long period of time we can put your monthly payments on hold but we cannot guarantee or hold your space in a class.

If the class is cancelled due to teacher illness or other circumstances it is rescheduled for another time.
(This is for Kindermusik Classes only – there are no makeup classes for after school classes)

My child is very shy and introverted, I’m not sure if they will join in with the class activities…

That’s the great thing about Kindermusik. It’s not performance based, so there is no pressure and all children are encouraged to participate in their own way. Children are all different little beings and our classes cater for all energy levels, moods and personalities. Some children like to sit back and observe what’s going on around them and that’s how they learn, others ‘dig in’ and want to experience everything! Children who are shy often find it’s a great environment to build their social skills by doing circle dances, interacting during instrument exploration time with other children and on the flipside a very busy child can benefit from rocking time, learning to relax and just ‘be’.

I have a younger child, can they come too?

We do have some multi-age classes (Level 3) where younger siblings can join in (check with Nicola in our office). The class content will be the same as in our other classes however there will be age appropriate instruments and the teacher will give guidance as to how to adapt different activities to the younger child. If your child is attending Level 4 Kindermusik, younger siblings can join in the last 10 minutes with parents/caregivers. Babies under 12 months are free to attend any classes with older siblings.

Can I attend an introductory or trial class?

We have introduced a 4-week taster pack for $70, which entitles you to attend 4 classes (one class each week) over one month, subject to class availability.  Why 4-weeks we hear you ask? Children take time to adjust to a new experience and need to feel safe and secure in their environment before they can let their creativity take flight.  In order to give them the time they need and for existing members of our class to adjust as well, we request that you attend for 4 continuous weeks to try our music programs.  If you love it as much as we know you will,  then you can enrol after your 4-week taster anytime during the term.

Just call Nicola on 0419 809 055 or email admin@jimjammusic.com.au to book.