Registration

Panther Music registration is done online on a first-come and first-serve basis. Information about online registration will be sent out each semester through in early August and early January through the ISB e-news. Returning families can pre-register for the coming semester at the end of each semester and will be notified through a separate email. During the August registration, families may choose between registering for the entire school year or for one semester. Registration is complete once full payment is made in credit card payment online via CHQ.

Instruments

Finding good value when purchasing an instrument can be difficult, and some parents have questions about which instrument their child should learn. The teachers and specialists are happy to give advice about obtaining an instrument. Choosing an Instrument for Beginners.

Recital

An important component of developing musical skills is to perform in front of an audience. An informal recital is held at the end of the academic school year to allow students of all playing abilities to showcase their progress.

Missed Classes and Make-up Policy

If the student knows of a conflict with a scheduled lesson, (i.e. an ISB sports event, arts or cultural event, or school trip,) Panther Music Coordinator must be notified within 48 hours by email, and a make-up lesson will be scheduled. If the Music Coordinator is not notified within 48 hours, no makeup lesson will be offered. In the event of a medical emergency or illness, please notify Music Coordinator by email BEFORE the scheduled lesson time if possible. Make-up lessons will be offered at the discretion of the Music Coordinator. In the event of long-term illness/injury or unscheduled transfer out of the country, refunds will be made on a pro-rated basis.

Examinations

Students are encouraged to undergo periodic musical examinations run by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Working towards these exams encourages practice and helps students to set goals. Students who wish to take an ABRSM exam should discuss this with their IMP teacher to find out which grade is appropriate and whether he or she is ready for such a challenge.