Yellow Dog Music A new breed of music school

Yellow Dog Music

KEY FACTS & POLICIES

**PLEASE INFORM THE YELLOW DOG DIRECTOR  IF YOUR CHILD HAS NUT ALLERGIES.  ** 

Arriving/Leaving the Studio: We encourage students to arrive  a few minutes prior to their scheduled lesson time. Guitar students are encouraged to tune their guitars while they wait for their lessons to begin.  Family members/caregivers are welcome to wait in the front reception room.  Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher during the first or last 5 or 10 minutes of their child’s lesson.

At Home: Practice and Instruments | All school-age students are encouraged to develop a solid practice rhythm as part of their weekly ‘homework’ routine, so they can progress at a satisfying pace, and discover for themselves that making music can be ‘rocket fuel’ for the heart, brain and soul.  For general advice on how to support your child with homework, please see our staff’s ‘practise advice binder’ in the front reception room, speak to your child’s teacher, or make an appointment to chat with Yellow Dog’s Director. 

Materials: Students are responsible for purchasing necessary music books, as advised by their teacher.  Manuscript, tab paper, ‘loaner’ guitar picks, special papers/art utensils, photocopies, etc. will be provided by Yellow Dog.  *Young students are expected to bring a journal or binder with loose leaf to each lesson so their teacher can send home a record of lesson progress and daily practice instructions. 

Calendar and Payment Schedule: 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, March Break, Easter and Victoria Day.  

Payment Methods:  Session payments are due 2 weeks before the first day of each session.  Late payments will incur a late fee of $1 for each day late.  We regret that we are not set up to process payments by credit or debit cards.  

Accepted payment methods:
e-Transfers
Cheques made payable to: YELLOW DOG MUSIC INC.
Cash 

Missed Lessons:  We ask that you kindly notify the studio with as much advanced-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 for you, email or call the studio to book: 416-696-1226

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!!!!!

Parent Participation:  Parents of young students are encouraged to be supportive and active participants in practice at home.  Support can be simply by making sure the instruments are within reach/plain site on a regular basis; having music playing in the home/car as much as possible; taking their children to live concerts; setting up an itunes account and/or playlists and making both easily accessible to their children if possible. Parents are also encouraged to attend and quietly observe lessons once or twice a year.

STUDIO EVENTS + ONLINE PRESENCE

Studio Jams: Occasional Jams are provided for private students of similar ages/levels to promote student camaraderie and to reinforce concepts taught during private lessons.  

Studio Concerts: Each year, the studio aims to schedules a live, video/audio recorded concert featuring those students who have been working toward performing on stage for a live audience.  To watch videos of past performances, visit www.yellowdogmusic.ca

Music Videos:  Yellow Dog offers the chance for students to make live solo/duo/group performance videos at various locations including Yellow Dog’s affiliate space in Leslieville: Gallery Fontana Swing.  For more info including our discounted music video rates, contact: 416-696-1226.

Facebook Page: Like Yellow Dog?  LIKE  us on Facebook and stay in the doghouse loop!  https://www.facebook.com/yellowdoghouse?ref=bookmarks

Yellow Dog’s YouTubeChannel:  WATCH videos of student performances.   https://www.youtube.com/user/YellowDogMusicTO/featured?view_as=public 

Contacting the Studio:  

Info@yellowdogmusic.ca  

416-696-1226.  Phones are answered live:  Monday-Thursday, 3:30 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 12-4 pm.

WE THANK YOU KINDLY FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME IN THE ‘DOGHOUSE’!

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416 Moore Ave Suite 301 Toronto, Ontario M4G 1C9 Tel: 416 696-1226