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Music Lessons Info + Covid-19 Update
March 19, 2020
Dear Students and Parents,
As of Monday 3/23/20, in our continued response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, R&D Music will move all our music lessons to live online platforms. All in-person music lessons will be suspended until the crisis is over.
Since offering the Skype lesson option this week, we are pleased to say that the majority of students have taken advantage of this online solution. The technology works really well, and we are very grateful to make this work! Once things return to normal, we will be thrilled to welcome you back in our Studios!
For those of you who have not signed up for Skype lessons, here’s some information to make you more comfortable with making the switch.
Should we just cancel lessons until they can be resumed in person? We understand the stress many are under right now, and it may seem like music lessons should be the first thing to go. However, online music lessons are one of the few things we can continue right now. Playing your instrument provides great relief from stress and boredom, and offers a sense of normalcy to students and teachers alike.
How long will in-person lessons be suspended? This is the big question everyone is asking. We are hoping this situation will resolve in a matter of weeks; however, we are prepared to continue our lesson programs on Skype throughout the end of the semester and beyond if necessary.
We’re not familiar with Skype, how does it work? Skype is a free app to make video calls, and you can connect to any other Skype user for free. We have found it to be easy to use, with good video and audio quality. However, there are several other platforms out there. If you prefer Zoom or FaceTime, just let us know and we’re happy to connect with you that way.
Can we just take a break and resume lessons when the Studios reopen? Absolutely. Any students who choose not to continue lessons online will have a credit on their account to be used for in-person lessons in the future. We will be very happy to see everyone in person again.
Please click the link above to let your teacher know you will be meeting them on Skype. Once you complete the request form, the following page will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your lesson and give you your teacher's Skype ID so you can find them.
Radovich & Dean Music