This is a unique and rich music making community with participants age 1 months to 129 years! Since music is a universal language creating a variety of responses and expressions from all generations , WeeElderCLAP provides an atmosphere of positive socialization, stimulation, interaction and great memories.
Sessions may include moving, listening, singing, playing, learning and remembering. These sessions are structured around a theme or topic which is always changing and evolving. We will also explore musical terms, rhythm patterns and phrasing and of course, create music.
What is expected of me and my child?
Parents will be expected to participate fully in the class and take a little time at the end of class to chat and socialize with the other parents and residents in the class. Your child will be expected to have fun and make some new friends!
I make every effort to keep the studio safe. Please tell me if there is anything further you would like me to do. Also, please be aware that for safety reasons we do not encourage moving around with rhythm sticks or sharp instruments. Putting instruments in mouths is a vital part of every child’s development and therefore we do not necessarily discourage this in our classes. However, we do ask that any instrument that goes in your child’s mouth be put in our ‘WET’ basket. All instruments are sprayed with a non-toxic antimicrobial spray after use in the classes.
If your child or you are sick, please do not attend class. There are many children who attend class who have compromised immune systems, as well as many pregnant women in attendance. Sometimes what seems like “just a little cold” in one child can cause another child to have serious complications. Please stay at home if you or your little one have, in the last 24 hours, had:
⇒ New or productive (cough with phlegm) cough
⇒ Contagious or weepy rash
⇒ Green or yellow runny nose
Talking in Class:
You are your child’s role model. Please save your talking to other parents for before and after class, NOT during class. It is distracting to the teacher and children.
Each class is restricted to 12 enrolled children and their caregiver. Spouses, grandparents, aunties, uncles etc. may be welcome to come check us out, but please check in with Claire before bringing anyone extra so we don’t overcrowd the room.
All MOBILE (crawling or walking) siblings must be registered and paid for if attending weekly. Sibling discounts are available by using promo code SIBDIS to save 30% on your second enrolment.
If older siblings sometimes need to attend due to PD/PA Days, March Break or Summer vacation, they are considered a drop in attendee and subject to drop in rates.
OpenCLAP or Drop in Classes:
Classes that are open to anyone (OpenCLAP)are offered at least twice a month. The cost to attend an OpenCLAP class is $7.00 per child. If you would like to try out an OpenCLAP class for the first time, please use promo code FREETRIAL to attend free of charge. If you would like to drop in on a WeeCLAP class already in session, please contact Claire to find out if there is any availabilty. WeeCLAP session Drop in classes are $15.00 per child, per visit.
Make up classes:
Make up classes are only available if there is space in the other classes or the monthly OpenCLAP classes. Make up classes are NOT guaranteed. If you would like to make up a class at the monthly open class, please contact Claire for your promo code to register free of charge.
For 10+ week programs, if you request a refund before the 3rd week of classes, you will be refunded the pro-rated amount for the remaining weeks less a $30 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after the 3rd class. For 4 – 8 week sessions, refunds are only done for extreme circumstances at least 48 hours before the first day of classes and will be less any banking fees incurred. If you need to withdraw from class and choose to keep a credit for a future session, no banking fees will be charged. There will be no refunds for drop in or OpenCLAP classes.
Try to get to class a few minutes early. Give your child (and yourself) time to settle into the environment, as well as attend to diaper/potty needs, etc. Children respond well to ritual, and it is very important for you to be at class in plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Gathering Drum with your child.
Other Studio Notes:
Please redirect children from standing, jumping or climbing on the Gathering Drums.
Please redirect children from running in the studio.
Please avoid bringing food or drink (except water) into the carpeted area of the studio.