Academy guidelines have been established to ensure that students and teachers have productive musical experiences. If parents share our belief that excellent musical training is of great importance in a child’s life, their commitment and encouragement, plus our pleasurable and motivating program, will carry the child through the temporary periods of lagging interest that sometimes happen with any regular discipline. Following through with projects begun is also an important lesson for the child. We ask parents to be sure of their commitment before enrolling and then plan to remain in the program for the entire academic year, unless the teacher determines that the child is not yet ready. Resources to assist and inspire both parents and students will be available year-round in the Academy lobby.