ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

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PRIVATE OR GROUP INSTRUCTION
• Private Lessons in Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello, Organ
• Group Piano - Beginners 
• Group Piano - Intermediate
• Group Piano - Adult Beginners
• Ensemble Class - Adult Beginners & Intermediate Learners
Summer Private Lessons Begin June 11, 2024
  • Deadline for Returning Students May 6
  • Deadline for New Students May 13

Summer Registration Form (Private Instruction)

Summer Registration Form (Group Instruction)  

Fall Classes Begin September 3, 2024
  • Deadline for Returning Students August 12
  • Deadline for New Students August 19
Spring Classes Begin January 21, 2025
  • Deadline for Current Students Dec. 2
  • Deadline for New Students Jan. 6 

Fall or Spring Registration Form   


FAMILY MUSIC CLASSES
Classes are taught in-person
Current Class Offerings Include:
• Babies Musikgarten Classes (Newborn - 14 months) 
• Babies and Toddler Musikgarten Classes (Newborn - 3 1/2 years) 
• Family Music Level 1 | Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3 1/2 - 4 1/2)
• Family Music Level 2 | Music Makers at Home in the World (Pre-Piano) (Ages 4 1/2 - 5 1/2)
• Music Makers at the Keyboard (Ages 6+)
Summer Family Music Classes Begin May 22, 2024

Summer Registration Form 

  • Deadline for Returning Students May 6
  • Deadline for New Students May 13
Fall Classes Begin September 3, 2024
  • Deadline for Returning Students August 12
  • Deadline for New Students August 19
Spring Classes Begin January 21, 2025
  • Deadline for Current Students Dec. 2
  • Deadline for New Students Jan. 6 

Fall or Spring Registration Form 


SUMMER CAMPS
Registration Available March 25, 2024
Preschool Creative Arts Camp 
July 15 - July 19, 2024 Old McDonald's Farm
Register online

Co-Directors Judy Farley and Doris Sing

For ages 3 1/2 to Completed Kindergarten. We are so excited to bring this camp back as it has been on hiatus since 2019! This weeklong camp takes place M-F on the week of July 15-19, 2024 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. We will explore the animals and activities on Old McDonald's Farm through music, art, and drama - with a little science and literature thrown in. The week will wind up with a parent presentation at 2:00pm on Friday. Both Judy and Doris have decades of experience teaching preschool creative arts. It's hard to tell who's having more fun, us or the kids!

 

Creative Arts Camp

In partnership with Building Blocks

July 29 - August 2, 2024 Summer Around the World
Register online

For 1st - 5th Graders, 9:00AM - 2:30PM with option to drop off at 7:00AM. Aftercare may be added for a fee, email [email protected] for Extended Day availability.  SOFA students who participate in the Creative Arts Camp are exempt from the $100 registration fee. If you enroll in more than one week of BB Camp, there will be a $100 registration fee.

Piano and Strings Workshop
August Dates TBD

Register and Submit Deposit Online | Deposits due June 1 | Workshop Flyer

Kick off Fall 2024 with a weekend Piano Workshop. This will be like a condensed piano camp, and will help piano students get energized about the new year after a slower paced summer break. Intermediate and advanced students will have opportunity to collaborate with String students. Performance opportunities, coachings with guest clinicians, theory and technique challenges/games with their peers along with new technical challenges will invigorate the students as they dust off the rust that accumulated during the summer months! 

Students will be divided into 2 groups: Elementary and Middle/High School. Participants must have a minimum of two years of private lessons. Stay tuned for the workshop schedule.


STUDENT POLICIES
New Parents and Students: Please review the FAQ (frequently asked questions) and Attendance Requirements before enrolling.

Review our Policy for Private/Group Instruction

Review our Policy for Family Music Classes

IMPORTANT DATES

Download the SOFA Calendar

 

AUGUST

8/21 (Mon)   Fall Registration Deadline for Returning Students

8/19-8/20 (Sat -Sun)  Piano Workshop (Elementary & Middle/High School)

8/27 (Sun)   Teacher Blessing Sunday - 10 a.m.

8/28 (Mon)   Fall Registration Deadline

 

SEPTEMBER

9/4 (Mon)     Labor Day - No Classes

9/5 (Tues)    First Day of Fall Classes – Late Fees Apply

9/25 (Mon)   Fall Holiday (HISD)

 

NOVEMBER 

11/7 (Tue)  Election Day (HISD No School)

11/20 (Mon)  Spring Automatic Enrollment Begins

11/20 & 11/21   Make-up Lesson Days 

11/21-11/24(T-F) Thanksgiving Holiday

 

DECEMBER

12/4 (Mon)   Spring Enrollment Deadline for Current Students

12/10 (Sun)   Student Recital – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

12/12 (Tues)  Spring Registration Open for New Students

12/15 (Fri)     Last Day of Fall Classes

12/18-12/21  (M-Th) Make-up Lessons 

12/25-1/2     SOFA Office Closed

 

JANUARY

1/2 (Tues)     Spring Registration Deadline for New Students

1/15 (Mon)   MLK Holiday - No Classes

1/17 (Tues)   Spring Classes Begin – Late Fees Apply

 

FEBRUARY

2/19-2/20    (M-T) HISD Teacher Inservice Days

2/14 (Mon)   Ash Wednesday

 

MARCH

3/11-15       (M-F) Spring Break - No Classes

3/25 (Mon)  Chavez-Huerta Day

3/25 (Mon)  Summer Camp Registration Begins

3/29 (Fri)   Spring Holiday

 

APRIL

4/10 (Wed)   Spring Holiday

4/22 (Mon)   Summer Registration Opens

4/23 (Sun) Spring Student Recital - 3 p.m.

                   

MAY       

5/1 (Wed) Last Day of Spring Family Music Classes

5/3 (Fri)   Last Day of Spring Classes (CP Closed)

5/5 (Sun)  Spring Student Recitals 3pm (all) & 5 pm (voice)

5/6 (Mon)   Summer Registration Deadline for Current Students

5/13 (Mon) Summer Registration Deadline for New Students

5/22 (Wed) Summer Family Music Classes begin 

 

JUNE/JULY/AUGUST

6/10 (Mon) Summer Private Lessons Begin

7/15-7/19    Preschool Creative Arts Camp (3 1/2 to Completed Kinder)

7/29-8/2     Creative Arts Camp (1st-5th Grade)

Aug TBD     Piano and Strings Workshop (3rd to 8th Grade)

8/16 (Fri)    Last Day of Summer Classes

 

 

ENROLLMENT POLICIES

  • Fall and spring classes are on a 14-week term. There will be one week off for Spring Break in March, and Tues-Fri off on Thanksgiving week.
  • Students enrolled in private instruction are not guaranteed placement with the same teacher from one semester to the next. However, we highly encourage consistency in instruction and try our best to keep students with the same instructor.
  • The SOFA Calendar can be found above and on the SOFA Bulletin Board. SOFA’s vacation schedule differs from HISD and St. Andrew’s Children’s Place. In extreme weather conditions, we follow HISD public announcements for cancellations. Check the SOFA website and social media platforms for emergency announcements.
  • Registrations received after the registration deadline will be assessed a $25 late registration fee.
  • All tuitions include a non-refundable registration fee of $50/Private and Group and $35/Music Readiness Classes. Check the SOFA Calendar for registration deadlines for returning and new students.
  • A deposit of $100 or full payment is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot for each student.
  • Returned Check Fee: $20 for checks returned for any reason.
  • Once a lesson time is agreed upon, it is the student’s responsibility to commit to that time slot for the entire term. Refunds will not be given if a student can no longer come during their assigned time after the semester begins.
  • In the event that we are unable to place you in the desired class, you will be notified and given the option to (a) switch to a different class, (b) be placed on a waiting list, or (c) be refunded the tuition.
  • A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot. Installment plans and scholarships are available and must be arranged through the director. Email [email protected] to request a scholarship application.
  • Make checks payable to St. Andrew’s SOFA and write the name of the student and semester in the memo. Do not send cash through the mail.

ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES - SUMMER SESSION

  • All tuition includes a non-refundable registration fee of $35.
  • Summer classes are offered on a 6 or 8 week term.
  • Schedules in the summer are designed to accommodate vacation plans and other commitments, and cannot be adjusted once lesson times are confirmed with the instructor.
  • Summer Private Students enrolled in the spring semester must take a minimum of 6 summer lessons in order to gain priority placement for the fall semester.
  • Private and Group students not enrolled for the minimum summer lessons are not guaranteed studio placement in the following fall semester and may be placed in a different studio based on availability.