Armstrong Community Music School remains committed to serving Austin by providing excellent music education opportunities to all. ACMS has been fortunate as an organization to maneuver most classes and lessons to an online format during the shelter in place period. This includes free programming provided at several locations serving many of Austin’s most underserved populations as part of our Harmony Initiative. As a nonprofit organization ACMS always welcomes and seeks financial support to stay on track with the costs associated with keeping these commitments. Your unrestricted contribution ensures that ACMS will continue to provide these opportunities while offering stability for faculty and staff. 

Music Together, Canta y Baila, and Rhythm Kids Online FAQs

Fall 2020 EC Schedule

Mondays
  10:30am Canta y Baila Monica ZOOM
  10:30am Music Together Chrissy Facebook
  2:00pm Rhythm Kids Anthony Facebook
Tuesdays
  10:30am Music Together Lindsey Facebook
Wednesdays
  3:30pm Music Together Anthony ZOOM
  5:30pm Music Together Bethany Facebook
Thursdays
  10:30am Music Together Larisa ZOOM
  1:30pm Music Together Anthony Facebook
  3:30pm Rhythm Kids Toshio Facebook
Fridays
  9:30am Music Together Bethany ZOOM
  3:30pm Music Together Larisa Facebook
Saturdays
  9:30am Music Together Lindsey ZOOM
  3:30pm Music Together Natalie Facebook
Sundays
  11:00am Rhythm Kids Toshio ZOOM
  3:30pm Canta y Baila Monica Facebook

 

FAQs for Fall

Are classes on Facebook or Zoom?
It's a mixture of both. You're siging up primarily for your Zoom class time. But we'll also have short, 15-minute videos posted to a private Facebook group as per the schedule posted here. 

 

Am I signing up for a particular time? Can I only do one class per week?
Yes, you are signing up for a particular Zoom day and time. While guests and visitors are certainly welcome, we've found that having a reliable core group of families helps on several levels. For the teacher, knowing whom to expect and how they might interact - favorite songs, favorite animals, favorite activites - helps in lesson planning. For families, seeing other familiar faces (even if briefly) helps establish a sense of community.

So, as we to transition back towards a more robust number of class offerings, we are requiring that everyone pick a day and time for the interactive Zoom classes. If you're interested in maintaining access to all Zoom classes offered, please sign up for our All Access Pass. 

There are no restrictions on the number of Facebook videos you watch.

 

What happens if I miss my Zoom class?
As with our in-person classes, we know that things happen. Families are allowed 2 make-ups per session. If a situation arises and you require more flexibility please contact us. To schedule a Zoom make-up, please call the front desk at (512) 920-2267 or (512) 474-2331. You can also use the online Make-up Scheduler.

 

What is the All Access Pass?
Those who purchase the All Access Pass add-on will be authorized to come to any and all Zoom classes.

 

Will Zoom classes be recorded and posted to the Facebook group?
No, we will no longer be recording our Zoom classes. 

 

How will I access Facebook?
We have a special Fall 2020 Early Childhood Music group on Facebook. Anyone enrolled in Summer 2 will receive an invitation to join the group.

 

How will I access Zoom?
We have set up a page with Zoom information - a meeting link, meeting ID, password, and schedule. Anyone enrolled in the class will be able to access this page if they're logged in on our website. The page will also be accessible via a password in the case that the kids are somewhere where they don't have a caregiver with login access to our website. Again, an email will be sent in the next few days.

In addition, a direct link to the Zoom class will also be posted in the Facebook group prior to class beginning.