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  • Where are your classes located?

    Classes are located at the Frost School of Music. 5501 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146 and at the Wesley Foundation 1210 Standford Dr., Coral Gables, FL 333146


  • What if I miss a class?

    Group piano classes offer one makeup class per semester, during “makeup week”, which takes place after the final week of classes. Students may come to one class if they missed a class during the semester. Ensemble classes such as Suzuki Group, Rock Bands, Musical Theater, and Songwriting cannot be made up, due to the nature of the class.

    For private lessons, the student must notify the teacher if they will miss a class. If less than 24 hours notice is given the lesson is automatically forfeited. Missed classes due to a true emergency on the student’s part should be made up via Zoom whenever possible. Teachers must provide 15 classes per semester (not including classes forfeited by the student due to no shows or late cancellations without a true emergency).

    Little Canes Music classes cannot be made up due to the nature of the class. 

    Any classes cancelled by the teacher for any reason will be made up. Lessons and classes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

  • Do I have to stay in class with my child?

    Students enrolled in Little Canes classes and Strings class must attend all classes and lessons with their child as it is an integral part of the curriculum. For group piano and all other Frost Prep lessons and classes, parents must wait outside.

  • Where can I rent/purchase an instrument?

    Strings students may visit Music & Arts or Sharmusic.com to be fitted for their instrument. You may rent or purchase an instrument with them.

    It is recommended that beginning piano students begin on a basic electric keyboard for the 1st year. After the first year, you may purchase/rent an acoustic piano or purchase a full-length, weighted key keyboard. The Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables offers a rental program for pianos.

  • Where do I park?

    You may park on campus using the PayByPhone system after 4:00 PM. Please download the app. Do not back into a spot as you will receive a ticket from the parking department.  Metered parking is available along San Amaro Dr. before 4:00 PM.

  • Do you offer gift certificates?

    Yes, we have gift certificates available for purchase. Often times family members like to gift classes and lessons for their loved ones.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    No, lessons and classes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

  • Do students have performance opportunities?

    Yes, Strings and Frost Prep students have a variety of performance opportunities; Harvest Studio Class, Holiday Outreach Performance, Federation, Final Recital, and more.

  • Do you offer classes in Spanish?

    Yes, we offer a Bilingual class for Little Canes ages 0-5 years.

  • My child is enrolled in group piano class. What items do I need to bring to class each week?

    All students should have a bag (ie. reusable tote), piano books, a small notebook to write weekly assignments, a pencil, headsets, and a water bottle.

  • Where can I purchase the music books needed for the lessons?

    Books can be purchased on Amazon.com or at your local music store.

  • Do you provide the music books?

    No, all music books must be purchased by the student. 

  • What if I am running late for pick up. Do you offer aftercare services?

    No, we do not offer aftercare services. All students must be promptly picked up after class. No child may be left on campus unattended.

  • My schedule has changed. Can I move to a different section or receive a credit?

    If you need to change sections, please contact our office for availability. A $20 section change fee will be charged. Section changes are only allowed if space is available.

  • What is your hurricane policy?

    The safety of our families is our number one priority. The cancellation of classes due to severe inclement weather conditions are determined by the University of Miami.  If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather an extra make-up for any missed class will be provided. Please note, no refunds or credits can be given for class cancellations due to inclement weather. 

  • Do you provide in-home lessons?

    No, all lessons and classes take place on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus.

  • What curriculum do you use?

    The Frost Preparatory Program uses Kodaly, Suzuki and the Piano Adventures method.

  • At what age can my child start playing an instrument?

    The Frost Preparatory Program offers formal instrument instruction for children ages 4 years and up. Students may begin with violin, cello, piano, or ukulele.

  • My child has had a few lessons. Can we join any group class?

    No, all students with previous experience must schedule a Zoom audition. Contact our office at frostprep@miami.edu to schedule your audition.

  • Do you offer a sibling discount or UM employee discount?

    No, we do not currently offer a discount.

  • My child is enrolled in a Little Canes Music class. What items should I bring to class each week.

    Please bring your instrument kit, a yoga mat or towel to sit on, and socks.

  • What is an instrument kit? How do I purchase one?

    Students enrolled in a Little Canes Music class will need an instrument kit. The instrument kit comes with a carrying pouch and includes 2 rhythm sticks, 2 shakers, 2 castanets, 2 jingle bells, and a scarf. Instrument kits can be purchased at the time of registration. You do not need to purchase a kit if you have one from previous semesters.  

  • Do you offer virtual classes, in-person, or both?

    Our private lessons are offered in-person or virtual. All group classes and Little Canes Music classes are offered in-person only. Songwriting and Music Production are offered virtually only.