For Early Childhood Music Classes:

What's the caregiver's role in class?

Caregivers are expected to be actively engaged in the class.  Consider yourself to be a playmate, a back-up singer, a jungle gym, and a Solid Gold dancer.  You are the perfect model for your child – he or she wants to do exactly what you do – so your job is to show them how it’s done.  Sing out, dance as though no one is watching, laugh with those around you.  And if for whatever reason your child has a melt-down in class, feel free to step outside of the studio, help your child self-regulate, and return to class.

Can I take pictures in class?

Absolutely!  However, Mister John recommends that technology be used for the sake of taking a few pictures stealthily and stashed away for the remainder of the class.  Think of it as an opportunity to disengage with the world for an hour and solely focus on your child – he or she will greatly appreciate it. Be sure to share any moments on Mister John’s Facebook page or with the #misterjohnsmusic on Instagram 🙂

What about food?

Due to allergy issues, all food and beverages should be kept outside of the classroom.  The only exception to this rule is for our Newbies class – feedings for newborns are allowed.

Can I bring visitors?

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – they’re all welcome!  If you’re planning on bringing more than two adults to class, please check in with Mister John first.  And if you’d like to invite a friend with a child of the similar age for a free trial, please have them sign up HERE.

Can we try out the class before registering?

Absolutely!  Sign up for your free trial class HERE.

Can I pay for classes with Venmo?

Absolutely! Click here! Registration is only complete if you have received a confirmation email from Venmo regarding your transaction.

I'm running late to class. What should I do?

Come!  We all run late now and then.  As long as you can make 30 minutes of the class, you should come.  If you’re going to miss more though, see below.

I missed my class. Can I do a make-up class?

Absolutely.  Make-ups classes should be organized by contacting Mister John at john@misterjohnsmusic.com.  Students are limited to two make-up classes per session.

There are no more slots available for my desired class. What should I do?

Occasionally slots open up.  If you would like to get on the waiting list for a class, contact Mister John at john@misterjohnsmusic.com.

It's mid-session and I'd like to join the class. What do I do?

Great!  If there are slots available, we’d be happy to have you.  Contact Mister John at john@misterjohnsmusic.com to check availability.  If there is room, the registration will be pro-rated depending on the number of classes left in the session.

For Guitar Classes:

Where can I get a guitar? How do I find the right size for my child?
If you’ve got the time, Mister John recommends searching Craigslist instruments for used kids guitars.  If not, there are a plethora of local music stores and of course the Guitar Center in Cherry Hill.  Don’t worry about getting an expensive guitar to start – if your child really takes to the guitar, he or she will grow out of this guitar before you know it.
In terms of size, if your child is shorter that 4’5″, go with a 1/2 size guitar.  If your child is 4’6″ to 4’11”, go with a 3/4 size guitar.  If your child is 5′ or taller, it’s time for a full size guitar – and maybe you should consider putting her or him on a basketball team.
I missed my class. Can I do a make-up class?

Unfortunately there are no make-up classes for group guitar because only one class is offered a week.  Perhaps in the future if there are multiple classes!

How many times can/should my child take Group Guitar 1?

Mister John recommends Group Guitar 1 at least two times, but your child is welcome to continue for as many sessions as he or she likes.

Is there a Group Guitar 2?

At present no, but once we have enough interest, there will be!

Does Mister John teach private guitar lessons?

Yes. Mister John prefers teaching private lessons after a child has enrolled in group guitar, but occasionally, depending on the needs of the children and scheduling, he will take on first-time private students.