MHMT Policies

Inclement Weather Policy:

Please check our home page or Facebook for updates! We also use 'cancellations.com' for weather related cancellation updates.
Poughkeepsie Locations: if the Arlington Central School District closes due to inclement weather, our classes are canceled and additional classes will be added at the end of the term to make up for the missed classes. If the district is running on a one- or two-hour delay, our classes will usually be held at their regularly scheduled time. Please check our Home Page and Facebook. For families in Saturday classes, we will email you as well.

New Paltz Locations: if the New Paltz Central School District closes due to inclement weather, our classes are canceled and additional classes will be added at the end of the term to make up for the missed classes. If the district is running on a one- or two-hour delay, our classes will usually be held at their regularly scheduled time.  Please check our Home Page and Facebook. For families in Saturday classes, we will email you as well.


High Falls Locations: if the Rondout Valley School District closes due to inclement weather, our classes are canceled and additional classes will be added at the end of the term to make up for the missed classes. If the district is running on a one- or two-hour delay, our classes will usually be held at their regularly scheduled time.  Please check our Home Page and Facebook. For families in Saturday classes, we will email you as well. When class is scheduled on a national holiday (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), please check our calendar page to find out if classes are scheduled.

Millbrook Location: Please look on this website Homepage or our Facebook page to see if class has been cancelled due to weather related issues.

Tuition Refunds:

Registration is on a first-come, first served basis and classes tend to fill quickly. Register early to avoid disappointment! Tuition will only be refunded prior to the registration deadline (credit toward future semesters may be issued in exceptional circumstances). A $28.00 service fee will be charged for returned checks.

Classroom Guidelines:

Making up missed classes: Please go to our make-up scheduler page: MAKE-UP, misplace your access code? Email: Info@MHMusicTogether.com

  • We allow two make-ups during the current term on a space-available basis, unlimited make-ups for summer sessions
  • You can make-up a missed class at any of our locations during the current term
  • You can schedule your make-up class in advance of missing the class (for vacations, etc.)
  • Please schedule make-ups at least one day in advance of the class
  • Missed make-ups cannot be made-up, so if you need to cancel please do so using this make-up scheduler online
  • Adult participation- Enjoy yourself and participate! Like singing “Happy Birthday” at a party – it doesn’t matter how good we sound, but that we all join in together and have fun. Modeling in this way is essential to your child’s development of a disposition to make music.

    Child participation– During early childhood learning is accomplished through play. Allow your child to participate in whatever way he or she chooses, using his or her own unique learning style. Only intervene if it seems that there is a safety issue or if your child’s behavior appears disruptive to the group dynamic (your teacher can clarify this for you and help develop strategies to address issues if they arise.)

    No talking, please!- We ask that everyone refrain from talking during the 45 minutes of class. This creates a special musical environment, allows for observation of the children’s musical expressions (and audiation!) between songs, models respect for the teacher and conveys the value of the musical experiences. If you need to communicate something important, try singing it!

    Punctuality- Every effort will be made to begin and end classes as scheduled, so please be on time. Your child's adjustment will be easier if they are present for the “Hello Song” ritual.

    Guests- Spouses, grandparents and any other adults close to you may attend class at any time. Under special circumstances, another child may attend class as a guest (advance permission from the teacher is required.)

    llness- For the health of all, please do not come to class if you or your child is sick. If there is any question whether you may be coming down with something, please be on the safe side andstay homeand schedule a make-up instead. We want to keep everyone healthy and happy!

    Shoes off- For the comfort of all, please remove your and your child’s shoes before class.

    No toys- Please do not bring any toys into the classroom, as they can be a distraction for all the children.

    No food- No food is allowed except during the lullaby, when a bottle or sippy-cup is appropriate (and nursing is always okay.)

    Dirty diapers– Sorry for the inconvenience, but please take them with you!

    Safety– Please supervise your child at all times. We make every effort to create a safe environment but children are children and sometimes accidents do happen. In the unlikely event of a serious accident, please be sure to complete an Accident Report Form provided by your teacher.

    Weather cancellations– Please see above, and check our homepage for updates.

    Photos & Videos– Over the years we have observed that the taking of pictures and videos in the classroom can be disruptive to the learning process. However, we do understand that many parents are eager to capture one of their child’s musical moments for posterity. Therefore, please note that we do permit the discreet use of cameras for picture taking of your children only during class, but ONLY during the “playalong” activity, when it will be the least distracting. And we also ask that you limit your camera use to once per term. Thank you!