Key Facts & Policies

ZOOM RULES| Each student will be provided with a copy of Yellow Dog’s ZOOM RULES.  We ask that parents of young children review these rules with their child/children prior to their starting lessons.

CONNECTING TO ZOOM STUDIOS|
Upon registration, students will be provided with their teachers ZOOM link, zoom password and a direct email address to use for communicating with their teacher re: homework, or to alert them of zoom connection troubles.   We encourage students to connect to their teacher’s ZOOM waiting room 5 minutes prior to their lessons start time. 

MATERIALS |  *NEW* VIRTUAL DOG METHOD BOOK PDF versions of the Virtual Dog Method book will available to all registered students.  *Hard copies are available to purchase directly from Yellow Dog.  Cost = $15 (shipping included) To order your copy, email: info@yellowdogmusic.ca

HOME PRACTISE AND PARENT SUPPORT | All students are encouraged to develop a solid practice rhythm as part of their weekly ‘homework’ routine, so they can progress at a satisfying pace.  Parents of young children can participate in their child’s musical growth in as many ways as possible, ie: make sure instruments are within reach/plain site on a regular basis; have music playing in the home/car as much as possible; watch live music videos with your child on youtube or Netflix; set up an itunes account and/or playlists and make both easily accessible to their children if possible. We invite parents to arrange with their child’s teacher, a day where they can attend and quietly observe a lesson, or, use part of the lesson for a private discussion with their child’s instructor to discuss ways to make the lessons more effective, efficient, or enjoyable.

MISSED LESSONS:  We ask that you kindly give Yellow Dog’s office as much notice as possible when needing to cancel lessons. Make-up lessons are offered between September and June, however they are not guaranteed.  To book a make-up lesson, visit our Make-Ups Calendar.   Please consult the list and if/when you find a day/time that works, email info@yellowdogmusic.ca. * UNIQUE TO YELLOW DOG MUSIC:  Make-ups can be booked for any day/time or instrument and can be used by ANYONE, FOR ANY INSTRUMENT in the student’s family!!!!!

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND METHOD  | Yellow Dog’s tuition schedule follows a calendar of sessions/terms that run 2 or 3 months at a time, depending on the time of year. The studio will be closed each year for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year’s’, Family Day, Easter Monday and Victoria Day.   PAYMENT: Due to social distancing restrictions, we are only able to accept electronic payments.  E-Transfers can be sent to info@yellowdogmusic.caNo security password required. Session payments are due upon receipt of invoice.  *Students who are not able to send payment electronically, can contact Yellow Dog’s office to discuss submitting payment by cheque via Canada Post.

COMMUNICATION | Want to know ‘What’s up at The Dog’!

EXPLORE the doghouse: www.yellowdogmusic.ca 
LIKE  us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/yellowdoghouse?ref=bookmarks
FOLLOW us on Instagram: @musicyellowdog
WATCH videos of student performances:
https://www.youtube.com/user/YellowDogMusicTO/featured?view_as=public 
READ – coming soon in fall, 2020, the Yellow Dog Blog! Stay tuned!

CONTACTING YELLOW DOG’S VIRTUAL OFFICE:  

Info@yellowdogmusic.ca  
416-858-1234.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MUSIC STUDIO. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME IN THE ‘DOGHOUSE’!