While we can teach students as young as four years old, and parents are usually astonished at the level of focus their young child maintains in our program, not every four-year-old is ready to sit quietly for an hour. Just as a piano teacher would, an art teacher may feel that a student needs to wait a few months to a year before continuing. If that is the case, we will let you know. This is rare, but can happen after the first or second week of classes, after the initial novelty of the new environment wears off, for a student who is not quite ready, developmentally, to sit quietly for an extended period of time. Every child is unique, and it is normal for a small percentage of students up to six years old, and sometimes older, to be interested in class for a time, take a break, then return with enthusiasm after maturing for a just few months.