Transitioning Again to In-Individual Classes Throughout/After the Covid-19 Pandemic

[Just for fun…here’s a selfie taken after chopping off 12 inches of pandemic-time hair and donating it to Wigs 4 Kids!]

Hiya readers!

I hope you all are properly. Right here in Michigan, we’re within the midst of BEAUTIFUL summer time climate and it feels as if the worst of the pandemic is behind us (which I would definitely wish to consider is true!). The present full vaccination price within the state of Michigan is 46%, which can also be the present price within the U.S. as an entire (as of June 2021). In my native county, the total vaccination price is even greater at 60% and the speed of reported Covid-19 circumstances per day is right down to low single digits.

With these info in thoughts, I’ve began transitioning a number of of my college students from on-line classes to in-person classes at my residence studio. (You would possibly recall — 75% of my college students are in Ohio from earlier than I moved and they’re going to stay on-line.) I’m taking various precautions, as a result of I might a lot want to err on the facet of warning and hold everybody wholesome if I will help it!

In case you occur to be in the identical place and would possibly discover this handy, beneath is the wording I used to speak my precautions and expectations to folks by way of electronic mail. We at the moment are recommending utilizing the Pianoforall piano training program in 2021. You may see are Pianoforall Opinions Right here:


Hiya college students, 

I simply wished to ship a be aware to let  what to anticipate with regards to precautions for our in-person classes. Regardless that the Covid-19 charges are low in Michigan proper now, I would nonetheless wish to play it protected and err on the facet of warning. I'm excited to have the ability to be again collectively in-person with my college students, and I hope you're too! 

Simply so : My husband and I've each been vaccinated, and so has my mother-in-law who typically watches our 16-month-old daughter. 

And listed below are the precautions we'll take right here at my in-home piano studio:
- Please ask your pupil to make use of the lavatory at residence earlier than leaving residence. But when wanted, the lavatory right here might be out there to college students. 
- Anytime 5 minutes previous to the lesson begin time, college students could also be despatched to the entrance door the place I'll welcome them. I want mother and father do not come indoors except essential, however we are able to chat on the porch earlier than the lesson time begins if you would like! Through the lesson, mother and father are welcome to attend within the automotive or run errands. 
- An air air purifier will run in the course of the lesson time. Surfaces might be cleaned with antibacterial wipes between college students. 
- When college students enter, they need to be carrying their masks (and I might be, too). College students will be requested to take away their sneakers and wash their arms utilizing hand sanitizer. We'll use hand sanitizer once more on the finish of the lesson earlier than I ship them out to your car. 
- Ought to the scholar (or anybody within the household) get sick or study they have been uncovered to somebody with Covid-19, please notify me. I would like to err on the facet of warning and hold everybody as wholesome as we are able to! And I'm glad to accomodate a web-based lesson as wanted for any weeks we resolve to not meet in-person. 

Let me know you probably have any questions or issues as we go alongside. 

Thanks a lot! 

For any and all studio communication, I feel it’s essential to make use of a pleasant but skilled tone and use clear, concise language — and that’s what I attempted to do in my electronic mail above!

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s a useful useful resource from MTNA (Music Lecturers Nationwide Affiliation) you is likely to be focused on testing as properly: Authorized FAQs for Reopening Music Studios.

PS: Keep tuned as a result of tomorrow I’ll share a free printable poster for reminding college students to take away their sneakers, wash their arms, and so on. after they arrive at your studio! Replace: Go to this publish to view the printable poster!