Here are some questions and answers about the Music Clubhouse, our programs and class policies.
If you would like to suggest a question for this page, please email the director.
How can I tell which classes have openings?
During online enrollment, only classes with openings are available. As classes are filled, the option is removed from the enrollment options. Please contact us with any questions.
Why do children need to start Piano Detectives Club in the summer session?
Summer is the perfect opportunity for a child to try something new. Once the academic year begins each fall, children have an array of life adjustments to make. Having a summer start to Piano Detectives Club, our students are already comfortable and know what to expect from their experiences at the Music Clubhouse when the academic year begins each fall.
Can a child enter Piano Detectives Club at any other point in the year?
It depends on the child’s age and ability and on the size of existing classes. Occasionally, we add a new student into an existing class if the child has previous piano study or if the child is willing to take some private lessons (at additional cost) along with Detectives in order to “catch up” with the group. Parents should contact the director for evaluation and placement if pursuing this option. Of course, if placement in a Piano Detectives Club class is not possible, private lessons are always available.
What if I cannot attend one of my classes?
There are no refunds for missed classes or lessons. Since Piano Detectives Club classes are at many different levels, make-up classes are not possible, but you can email your teacher to request a copy of the week’s assignment. Private piano lessons can only be rescheduled by switching lesson times with another student. You may request a “swap list” from your teacher and make those arrangements when necessary. Please notify your instructor of the change once it has been arranged.
What happens if the Music Clubhouse cancels a class due to inclement weather?
Please check local media outlets for school closings. If Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 has cancelled classes due to weather, the Music Clubhouse will as well. A notice will be posted on our homepage. We usually try to send out a broadcast e-mail to all enrolled families, when possible. All classes and lessons cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.
Can I enroll online?
We offer online enrollment for the summer Piano Detectives Club program. Online enrollment is not available for private piano lessons or the academic-year Piano Detectives Club program. Please visit the program page for your class of interest and follow the instructions for registration. Payment may also be made by personal check.
Can I pay my tuition with a credit card?
Yes. The Music Clubhouse accepts PayPal payments for courses using the registration form on this website.
How do I know which instructor I will have? Can I select the instructor I would prefer?
Click on the program of interest to you and look for the course availability box on the right margin. Scroll to the final column and the class instructor for each section of the class will be listed there.
Why is the materials fee non-refundable?
We must order materials for each class in advance. Returning materials for students who do not actually attend is costly and often not allowed by our vendor.
Do you offer payments for class tuition in installments?
Yes. For private piano and Piano Detectives classes we offer the opportunity to make monthly tuition installments over the course of your enrollment term. Please contact Janet if you need to make special payment arrangements.