FAQs and T&Cs

How does the membership system work?

Our new flexible GOLD membership system puts you in charge.  We offer live online classes 51 weeks a year (which are included in your membership) and ‘real life’ classes during term time (where corona-related issues aren’t preventing us!) so that wherever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can make sure your little one gets their weekly (or daily if you like!) dose of brain boosting musical learning. SILVER membership is for online classes only. The auto-renewing monthly membership fees start when you do, and will continue until you cancel. You can do so at anytime via the homepage by clicking ‘Cancel Subscription’ or via ‘My Account’.

What are you doing to mitigate the risk of COVID-19?  

We will be ensuring everyone is temperature checked and hand sanitised before they enter the class room and have completed a risk assessment in conjunction with each of our venues to decide on how many pupils we can safely admit and how they should enter and exit the building.  We’ve introduced a gap between classes to ease the changeover and ask that each pupil be accompanied by only one adult. Our venues all have enhanced cleaning regimes, and the Mini Mozart kits will be quarantined for a week between classes to make sure that no virus is present. You are encouraged to bring your own hand sanitiser to class which we’ll use before any shared equipment (like the parachute) is handled, and you may wish to bring your own shaker and scarf to wrap around the parachute and scrunchie or use as an alternative prop for those exercises. Following government guidelines on PPE in early years settings, we won’t be wearing masks, though you are, of course, welcome to.  Read in more detail about our new COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

I only want to come to the real classes.  Why do I have to pay for the online ones in the meantime?  

If there’s anything COVID-19 has taught us, it’s not to count your chickens! As you can imagine, our mum-run business has been hit hard by the virus, and with so many variables affecting when all classes can restart (some venues still on furlough or in some cases closed for good / a second wave / the ever changing government guidelines), we needed to come up with a system with some inbuilt flexibility so that we can scale back up quickly. Our new membership model provides you with value (online classes), and us and our musicians an income so that we don’t have to throw in the towel while we’re waiting to start everything up again. 

Why Mini Mozart?

What do you mean? Have you not seen our video yet?

What happens in each 45 minute class?

Seriously – watch the video!

What are the term dates for 2010-21?

We run 13 weekly live online classes 51 weeks a year and physical classes during school term time. 

Autumn Term runs from Monday 7 September to Friday 18 December 2020 with half-term from Monday 26 October-Friday 30 October 2020 inclusive

Spring Term runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 31 March 2021 in London and Monday 4 January to Friday 26 March in Hertfordshire with half term from Monday 15 February-Friday 19 February 2021 inclusive

Summer Term runs from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 July 2021 with half term from 31 May 2021-4 June 2021 inclusive

Some of our classes have slightly different dates and these are listed within our individual class descriptions or will be emailed to subscribers.

Why is the price for one location different to another?

The cost of the class varies due to different room and piano hire rates from venue to venue.

Why is it more expensive than some of the other baby & toddler classes?

Because you get what you pay for! No seriously, we have a piano accompanist, AND an orchestral musician leading the class, AND occasional visiting ensemble musicians and they all have to be paid! 

Can I book a taster class?

Yes, but only for online classes at the moment while we try to keep as COVID secure as possible.  

What happens if I go on holiday or my child is ill? Can I do make up classes?

Not at the moment while we’re trying to keep as COVID secure as possible. You can always take one – or more – of the 13 weekly live online classes instead.

How do I cancel my place?

Simply click the ‘Cancel My Subscription’ button on our home page or do it on the ‘My Account’ page. We’ve made it as easy as possible.

I’d like to cancel half way through my membership month. Will you refund the remainder?

Sorry – no! We’ve tried to make membership as flexible as possible, but we couldn’t find a membership system that would facilitate refunding partial months (literally no other subscription system does it) and the idea of doing it manually makes us want to curl up in the corner and whimper.  You will of course have access to all your membership benefits until the end of your membership month, whenever you cancel. 

Can I bring my baby to a toddler class?

The toddler class is for children ages 16 months – 4 years. Babes in arms (under 6 months) can come along free to their older siblings class. Once they’re sitting up, some venues have a mixed baby and toddler class but if not book both children into the Toddlers class.

Can I bring my toddler to a baby class?

The baby classes are for ages 0- 15 months. We like to preserve the relative calm of the Babies class so no toddlers allowed!

Our baby classes are specifically aimed at the babies, where they can be safely laid on the ground to experience the music without being stomped on by marauding toddlers!

Is there a sibling or twins discount?

There used to be, but we’ve had to reduce our class numbers by at least 25% to comply with COVID regs which has eaten up our profit and means we’re no longer able to offer a sibling discount. Sorry!

How is the mixed Babies & Toddlers class different?

It’s not really. But the teacher is aware that whilst the babies enjoy the class with their adults, they need to entertain the older siblings.

The teacher will of course circulate as normal so that the younger children can also enjoy the instruments.

The class is showing full, how do I get on the waiting list?

Flowers and fine wine help. Just kidding. Sign up to the waiting list. Although it won’t cost anything, you must ‘Add To Cart’ and complete the transaction to be added to the list. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

How many children are in each class?

This depends on the size of the venue, usually between 10-15, a reduction of 25% on pre-COVID numbers.

Can I bring more than one adult?  

Although we used to be able to be easy-going about this, until COVID is no longer a risk to our clients and staff, we’re asking that each child be accompanied by only one adult per week.

Can I use my phone in class?

The children get some much more out of class if their adults join in, so please support our policy in only using phones to take photos.

Can my children eat in class?

To keep our venues clean and allergy friendly, we ask that you don’t bring food into class.

Why don’t you offer Pay As You Go classes?

We used to, but the classes were so popular that they were packed to the rafters making it difficult to maintain the quality of the class. It didn’t seem fair to turn people away who’d actually made it out of the house with a dressed and fed child, but we had to cap the numbers somehow and taking advance bookings is the fairest way to do that.

Also, it’s difficult to track and trace for COVID if we allow drop-ins. 

Our Photo Policy

Mini Mozart is in agreement with the NSPCC who say that “It’s important that children feel happy with their achievements and have photographs and films of their special moments. Family and friends also want to be able to share the successes of their children when they have been part of a special event or activity.” We occasionally take photographs at class for you to purchase and for publicity purposes. In accordance with the NSPCC guidelines, we never publish a photo of a child with their name or any other piece of information that could later be used to identify them.

If you take photos/videos of your child during class, check with other parents/carers first if their children are in view.

If you DO NOT want us to photograph your child, you may opt out by clicking here.

Do you have classes in my area?

Lets see!