July 15, 2020
Dear Joyful Noise Music Studio Families,
I am writing to provide you with the most information I can at this time about plans for teaching and learning in the coming fall term.
The world faces many uncertainties at this time, and yet music has the power to be an uplifting force, a calming refuge and a wholistic activity that gives a sense of normalcy. I have been working hard to provide my students with continued options and opportunities for learning, and am dedicated to supporting their continued education in every way I can.
There are many unknowns about the public health conditions and directives that will apply in August and beyond. This letter proposes a flexible plan that will take into consideration the many variables and options ahead.
Since the beginning of this pandemic, my primary concern has been the health and wellbeing of my students and studio families. Within this context, I am also motivated to ensure that learning can continue.
Should health conditions and official directives allow schools to be open in August, piano lessons will resume in person. The following precautionary steps will be taken:
Should we begin in person lessons and then receive an official directive that changes the social distancing requirements, we will reassess and make adjustments to in-person procedures or continue lessons online.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
In order to maintain the safety and well being of myself and all my students, I will ask that if the student or any member of the student’s household is experiencing or has experienced any of the above symptoms within 14 days of their lesson date, the student will not attend an in-person lesson and would opt to have online lessons until the symptoms have passed. I reserve the right to send a student home if they show up to an in-person lesson with any of the above symptoms. If a student or any member of their household is diagnosed with COVID-19 I would ask that the student stay home in quarantine and continue lessons online until the 14 day quarantine period is over and/or you receive a negative test result. PLEASE act responsibly and with concern for your fellow musicians when you attend lessons.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!