The cost of the PLAY @ Home Summer ’21 family membership is $150. Classes run for 8 weeks: Tuesday, June 1st – Sunday, August 1 (skipping the week of 6/29-7/4). Your membership includes:
- Your eight weekly, 35- to 45-minute live PLAY music classes via Zoom
- Recorded music classes for unlimited viewing during the term of the session. (As of mid-May, there are twenty-seven of these in the materials, and we continue to add them.)
- PLAY music orange session web materials, including song videos, ideas for at-home play, downloadable tracks, sheet music & lyrics.
- At-home art making resources, including project starters, and a comprehensive list of supplies & tips. (Physical supplies are not included.)
Families with a class credit on file: When you opt-in to the PLAY @ Home membership via the online form, the fee will be deducted from your class credit on file. *All credits are non-refundable once deducted.
Families paying online to join: To join PLAY @ Home, please register and pay via the online form. *All fees are non-refundable.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a possibility we may offer some very limited capacity in-person music in our space later in the summer if we can determine that doing so is both safe and within the county guidelines, and that we can make the program fun & beneficial within those constraints. (The nature of singing and movement make this more complicated for PLAY music than for our art program.) Fees paid for the @ Home program will not be transferable to any other programs offered.
TO ALL FAMILIES
- Reserving Your Online Class Time: When you join, we will ask you to choose a regular weekly time for your live class. The Zoom desktop app is free, and easy to use. If you miss your live class, there will be opportunities for you to join a different one during the session. Just email us for a link to your make-up class. (Participation in the live classes is not required, and we know that some of you may prefer to focus on the recorded classes and other web materials.)
- Siblings: All families wishing to participate with multiple siblings (pets, stuffed animals, additional adults, etc.) in one household are more than welcome to do so.
- Age Range: Our music-and-movement program is mixed-age, geared for kids from around 6 months through 4 years. In the online format, we have also seen many recent PLAY music alumni who are now school kids. All are welcome. For online tips specific to families with infants & babies, please click here.
- For Pods: If you plan to attend regularly with a learning pod, please contact us for pricing options, which include private class times and per-family discounts for small pods joining our existing classes.
- Recorded & live classes: With the exception of a couple of classes that were previously recorded at our space, all live and recorded classes and materials are currently being given/recorded from our homes. (Many of the song videos you will see in your materials were recorded pre-Covid.)
- Recording on Zoom: PLAY will never record your or your child’s image in Zoom without your express permission. We may, however, record the teacher of your class. In such cases, your child’s first name might be heard in the recording if mentioned by the teacher.
- Parent participation is just as (maybe more) important in the online format as it is in our in-person classes. Interacting with a screen is not ideal, but your participation with your child easily outweighs that, and can make your online class a fun, interactive time for your family. Your teacher is just facilitating (which is really always the case).
- We have been online since April 1st, 2020. We continue to be amazed at how much we can share together in this way, and so grateful to all the families participating–many of them straight through since we began. We will continue to rise to the challenges of bringing our community together, and evolve logistics as we go to give you the best and easiest experience possible. As we continue to adapt, we will address any issues that come up in a way that honors our longstanding relationships with you.