Ladeeda! FAQs

I'm looking for in-person classes. Will you be offering them?

We're going through an unprecedented time in our history in this pandemic. The health and well-being of all our families is our #1 priority. For now we will continue to bring you the joy and creativity you know and love in our Ladeeda ukulele and music enrichment programs that brings out the fun and musicality in us all. 

Thank you for your understanding and support. Please consider joining us to ensure a bright, sustainable future for all the arts and for Ladeeda as we celebrate 22 years. Please visit our Covid19 info page for the latest updates.

 

If I miss the start date, is it too late to join?

Not at all! You're welcome to join us anytime, you're not behind.  We will meet outside at Austin Park. A virtual format is available, if you prefer one.

How do I register? 

We have an easy sign up!

  1. Click on our Sign Up page and complete the short form. Be sure to select the class you are enrolling in. Feel free to add grandparents or other special relatives and their emails, if you think they'd enjoy hearing from us about Ladeeda news.

  2. Ta-da, you've registered!  You'll receive an email confirmation and instructions to create a password for your new Ladeeda account at our secure off-site location, My Music Staff (MMS).

  3. To view your account & resources anytime  Go to My Music Staff, enter your email and password. We'll add a growing library of music resources during the session to our Members page here on the website. We'll notify you as we add them.

  4. Payment   An invoice will be sent to you within 5-7 business days. Your payment will be processed through a secure off-site location. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

What if I'm not musically inclined?

Everyone is welcome, no music experience needed for any of our Ladeeda programs. We're focused on providing a fun and caring place to nurture children and adults in the art of confident self-expression. Our classes are about relaxing and having fun with music while connecting with each other.

 

Why do you offer infant classes? Would my child benefit more to wait until they're older and more interactive?

Every child's development benefits from early introduction to music and movement. Research tells us what we knew all along . . . early integration of singing, dancing, rhymes, stories, and of course cuddles with you (!) in your child's daily routine helps them blossom. These beautiful experiences improves their ability to think, reason, create and express. All while bonding with you!

 

You are your child's first and most important teacher. Our format is thoughtfully designed to support you in bringing lovely fun, learning and interactment into your lives. Our music and movement experiences are rich and diverse with all genres of high quality music, instruments, voices and cultures selected especially for children. You'll learn songs, rhymes and dances to enjoy with your baby while creating memories together.

 

Who can join the family classes? Just parents, or can anyone join with a special child in their life?

Our community is intergenerational!  Ladeeda is for any child and their siblings with their favorite grownups - caregivers, relatives, friends or neighbors - near or far!

 

At this time our in-person family classes are not meeting. However, if you'd like to experience Ladeeda with a child who's special to you across the miles, please contact us. We'll be happy to help you both have the music and materials so you can sing, sway and smile together through your favorite online format. Makes a great gift idea!

We also invite you to consider our Music Enrichment option that's available (click on the "Lessons" menu tab; scroll to the bottom). Please check back with us for changes. Thank you for your understanding and support.

I'm an introvert and I don't know about these video calls. Can I join the call and just observe?

Yes!  If you would like to plan virtual music sessions with your long distance loved one(s), you can join in whatever way you're most comfortable.

 

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes!

  • In our ukulele ensemble, we offer student and senior discounts more than 50% off.

  • We offer sliding fee or scholarships too, if needed. Please contact our office.

 

Credits, Refunds

Sorry, no refunds after classes begin. Credits are only offered in special circumstances.

 

Try a Free Class

This option isn't available at this time, sorry. Thanks for understanding.