Kindermusik® Academy and Young Years Music Program Policies | Webster University

Kindermusik® Academy and Music for Little Mozarts Program Policies

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If you have your online Connections account set-up:  

Discounts and Tuition Assistance
Registration Fee
Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Make Up Class Policy
School Closing
Payment Policy


Early registration:  $10 discount if form and payment are received on or before January 10, 2020.
Twin/Sibling:  $15 discount for the 2nd and each additional child.

Tuition Assistance:

The CMS offers a tuition assistance program that is based on a family's total household income. A percentage discount is provided based on the total household income with highest discount being 71%. Click here to download a Tuition Assistance form and instructions. 

Tuition Assistance forms should be submitted with or prior to the registration form in order to determine eligibility. Tuition assistance is not awarded retroactively. The assistance is applied once the award is determined and communicated to you. If you choose to begin classes before the award is determined, you will be responsible for the full tuition up to the date of the award.

A Tuition Assistance form must be completed for each child.

PLEASE NOTE: If a child receives Tuition Assistance, no other discounts may be applied.

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Registration fee:

Each class enrollment has a $10 per semester, per child registration fee charged in addition to tuition and materials kit fees.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy 

Withdrawal Deadline: January 10, 2020

If registration is withdrawn on or before January 10th, only the $10 registration fee will be charged and the rest refunded.

After January 10th, if registration is withdrawn, the $10 registration fee and a $40 withdrawal fee will be charged and the rest refunded.  Opened Kits cannot be refunded.

There are no refunds after the 3rd week of classes.   There are no refunds for opened materials.

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Make-up Class Policy: 

If a teacher misses a class, a make-up class will be offered.

If a child misses a class due to illness, arrangements may be made to make up that class at another time.  Contact your own teacher** at least 48 hours before the make-up class and she will make arrangements with the teacher whose class you would like to visit.

If the class you would like to visit is too full and additional children and adults will negatively impact the educational value for the families enrolled in that class, a teacher may choose not to approve a family requesting a make-up class but will offer an alternative.

You may use this privilege no more than 3 times per semester. Please be respectful of this offer and use it only for classes missed due to illness. This is not to make up classes where a family chooses another activity or family function over their scheduled class time.

Make-up classes are not provided when inclement weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances force the closing of a location for safety considerations.

** Maureen Bolain:   Malinda Thompson: Nancy Love:     Jeanne Magee:   Karen Zelle: 

School Closing:

The Community Music School and all of its programs will be closed when Webster University closes.  Every effort will be made to avoid canceling classes due to bad weather.

School closing announcements will be made on KSDK Channel 5 TV, KMOX 1120 AM radio,, and, or by calling (314) 968-5939. Parents may also sign up for Webster Alerts to receive automated campus closing alerts.  For directions, go to:  Sign up must be renewed every two years.

The Lodge-Des Peres informs participants of building closures through the hotline, 314-835-6102 or the website:

The JCC, Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield lists facility hours and closings on the website:

Holy Communion in University City closes when the CMS and Webster University close (see above), but this location also closes when the University City School District closes.

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Families are encouraged to pay in full by check with their registration form.

However, payments may be broken up over monthly payments.  A monthly interest rate of 1.5% will be charged on the remaining balance after the payment deadline which is the first of every month.  A minimum of $60, paid by check, is required at the time of registration. 

Beginning in February, families will be mailed a monthly statement around the 6th of each month when there is a balance due on their student’s account.  The balance of the account is due on the 1st of the following month.   When paying the balance on a student’s account by mail or in person please include the top half of the paper statement that includes a student’s name and ID#.

Pay balances in one of following ways: 

  • Mail:  send tuition payments by check or money order with statement noted above to the following address. 

Webster University
P.O. Box 191165
St. Louis, MO  63119-7165 

  •  In person: Deliver tuition payments by check or cash to the front desk of the CMS Center at 535 Garden Ave. on the campus of Webster University in Webster Groves. Having your statement is helpful.
  • Online:   Pay tuition payments online after creating a student’s online services account through Webster University. (See below*.)  Make online payments with credit or debit cards or with electronic check/bank transfer. Note there is a 2.75% convenience fee for use of a credit or debit card. There is no fee for electronic check/bank transfer.
  • Direct Bank Payment: When directing your bank to send a check for tuition allow 7-10 business days.  The bank must indicate the student ID# on the check and mail the check to the address noted above. 

*Online Bill Pay through Office 365/Webster Connections

All NEW families will receive an email that will include the student’s Webster ID#, Webster email address, and how to set-up Webster’s online services.  When these services are set-up, families will have the ability to pay tuition online, sign up for Webster Alerts and access Wi-Fi while on Webster University’s campuses.

Start by setting up Office 365:

  1. Refer to your email from CMS Staff/Ken Lederle for your child’s Webster Student ID# and a Webster email address before setting up their online accounts.
  2. For best results use either the web browser Chrome or Fire Fox
  3. Register your student’s Office365 account

    1. Go to
    2. Enter your students Webster email address and your temporary password (Temporary password is the students first initial capitalized, last initial lowercase, the students Webster ID# and a # sign. Example: Kc1234567#)
    3. Click sign-in
    4. Follow prompts to set-up account.

      For more information on setting up Office 365, click on this link:

To access Webster Connections

Go to

To make an online payment or direct bank payment log-on to Webster Connections https://connections.webster.eduOnce logged on to Webster Connections click on Student Account Services on the left side of the main page to make a payment

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The Community Music School wants to stay in touch with you.  Here are some ways to receive up-to-date information:

Constant Contact:  CMS uses an email marketing service called Constant Contact to send information to families.  Please do not unsubscribe from Constant Contact while enrolled in the CMS to ensure you receive all important communications.

CMS Website:  For Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts information go to

Monthly e-newsletter "C-blast": contains school news, updates, musical performances, and special offers for CMS students from local organizations.  You are automatically subscribed to our C-blast when you enroll.

"Like" the CMS on Facebook: Join the CMS community on Facebook! 
General CMS Page: and 
Kindermusik Page:

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