Q: Why choose LoveBug & Me?
There are 3 main reasons that our families come back to LoveBug & Me time and again. One, we play real instruments and don’t rely on pre-recorded CDs. Two, we have special themes each session to keep things interesting and fresh. Three, our Magical Music Educators really care and put their hearts into each class, recognizing your little ones’ special qualities. We could go on and on, but don’t listen to us, check out our Yelp reviews.
Q: What should I expect in music class?
Each class is full of singing, dancing, instrument playing, puppets, creative movement, learning and fun! Every week there is a special activity such as scarf dancing, parachute play and some surprises. Songs are a mixture of traditional favorites, original LoveBug & Me music and some popular songs that grown-ups like.
Q: How old should my child be to start classes?
We welcome newborns to age 4 years. The smallest of babies can benefit from the enhanced brain development, socialization, listening, motor skills and bonding that our music classes provide. Young children are drawn to rhythms reminding them of their mother’s heartbeat.
Q: What do I need to bring to class?
Just yourself and your little one and prepare to have fun! Please do not bring food or non-essential drinks into the classroom. Socks are recommended as we are a shoe-free venue. (Bare feet recommended for Greenheart in San Marino and our Downtown LA venue.)
Q. Do I need to register for classes, drop-ins, and make-ups in advance?
Our classes are subject to change and you must register for your class, drop-ins, and make-ups in advance online. We highly recommend that you check the website for the latest updates in class days/times/teachers before you register. Our schedules are based on demand and we really wouldn't want you to show up for a class that is either full or cancelled.
Q: Do you offer Make-Up classes?
Absolutely! We have a very lenient makeup policy. Please schedule through our MAKE UP SCHEDULER. Here is the fine print for any classes you might miss: You can make up classes within your currently enrolled series, as long as the Make-Up is reserved online through our Make-Up Scheduler. Please notify us in advance of any classes that you are going to miss by (1) Scheduling a Make-Up or by (2) updating your schedule in your account. If you have to cancel your make-up class, please do that prior to the class or the make-up will be forfeited.
Q: Is it possible to receive a refund?
We offer refunds in full up to 15 days prior to the series start date. After that date, we cannot offer refunds or credits toward future series. The reason for this is that we reserve a space for your family once you have enrolled and it can be difficult to find a replacement so close to the series start date or beyond.
Q: Do you clean the instruments?
YES! We clean ALL of the instruments in between each class! We use a non-toxic formula that has been proven effective in minimizing germs, including flu and rotavirus.
Q: My child is very active, will this be distracting?
We have had so many LoveBugs take their first steps in our classes! We encourage kids to be kids. The only rule is to stay safe. If you find that your child is aggressive towards others in class or becomes upset, we recommend stepping outside of class for a few minutes until they are feeling better.
Q: Why would I want a mixed-age class for my child?
Our classes are developmentally appropriate, allowing every child to approach the activity at their own pace and progress to the next stage of music development on their own timetable. In addition, mixed-age classes provide children with the opportunity to interact with groups of different ages, to be models for younger children and have older children, parents and teachers model for them.
Q: What is your sick policy?
We all want our little lovebugs to stay safe and healthy. Please do not come to class if you or your child's caretaker is sick. Here are some things to consider if you are trying to decide whether to attend class or stay home. If you or your child has a runny nose, fever within 24 hours, cough, vomiting or diarrhea, rash or any other illness, please stay home and rest instead of coming to class. We clean our instruments in between each class to keep germs to a minimum. We recommend that you wash or wipe your hands when you arrive in class and wash your hands when you leave. Hand washing with warm, soapy water has been proven to reduce the spread of germs. If you are showing any signs of sickness, but have been OK'd by your doctor as not contagious, please notify your teacher prior to the start of class so everyone will know that they are safe. Teacher have been instructed to request that anyone (child or adult) exhibiting the above symptoms to leave class and schedule a make up on our website.
Q: Do you perform for birthday parties and private events?
Yes, our Magical Music Educators are available to celebrate your child’s special day! Whether you are having your party at your home or any other location, we can come to you. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Event Form.
♥ 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Winner Most Loved Music Class (Hulafrog)
♥ 2019, 2018 Favorite Mommy & Me Classes Best of LA For Family & Kids (Fun With Kids In LA)
♥ 2018 Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner
♥ 2017 Winner Top 10 Kids Music Companies in Los Angeles (Care.com)
♥ 2016 Winner Most Magical Music Class of Los Angeles (Red Tricycle ~ Totally Awesome Awards)
♥ 2016 Winner Best Baby & Me Class in Los Angeles (Mommy Poppins ~ Best of LA Kids Award)