Covid-19 Information Page

Covid-19 Information Page 2020-08-19T14:04:06+00:00

Virtual Lessons and In Person Lessons

We are very positive and looking forward to a great year for learning music at the studio. We have already started a number of new students over the summer, and families have been very happy with the progress the students made in the spring and summer. We are very glad the Summer Recordings were able to come out on schedule over the summer on CD and online, as well as still have our 25th annual recitals virtually in the spring.

While we are starting the academic year with virtual lessons on September 8, we have tentatively scheduled the return to in-studio lessons starting October 5, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back! The plan is a hybrid, alternating weeks between in-studio and virtual lessons after October 5.

When we return to in-studio lessons, you don’t have to come in – you can just continue with virtual lessons if you want. You can also switch back to video lessons at any point during the year.

Safety Precautions

Safety is our top priority and we will be using safety protocols with diligence so we can minimize the risk of any one person falling ill. We are ready with many cleaning procedures between lessons and at the end of each day, implementing social distancing practices, and having smart strategies for the return to in-studio lessons.

Precautions include:

  • Frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces between each student and at the end of every day,
  • 50 % capacity for in-studio lessons
  • Masks for teachers, students, and all entering the studio
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Social distancing
  • Forehead scanner temperature checks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • And much more

We will also be following the guidance and protocols of the CDC, the State of New Jersey, the town of Westfield, and paying attention to the state and local departments of education.

Please understand that these plans are subject to change and may be updated throughout the school year.

Please feel free to email or call for any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to another great year of music at the studio!