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Studios Fall Semester 2020 Overview: Safety with Covid-19


We have developed the following protocol for in-person lessons based national guidelines provided by the CDC, and on the preliminary results of the International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study, conducted the University of Colorado - Boulder, and the University of Maryland. To read the results of the Aerosol study, click here:   https://www.radovichanddean.com/covid-19-info.htm

  • Fall semester Dates:

o   Tuesday September 8 – Saturday January 30.

o   Makeup Lesson Dates: February 1 – February 6, 2021

  • In-Person and Online Lessons: We will offer in-person music lessons for most instruments (not all), as well as online music lessons via Skype or Zoom. Our in-person capacity will be reduced by approximately 50% to limit the amount of people entering our facility at a given time. In-person lesson registration will be available at a first-come-first-served basis, and changes to your chosen lesson time may not be possible once the semester gets underway.  
  • Voice Lessons: Based on the research provided by the Aerosol study, voice lessons have not been deemed safe to conduct in-person at this time. Voice lessons with Aja Broderson will remain online via Zoom for the fall semester.
  • Oboe Lessons: Due to our very limited capacity to conduct in-person lessons, oboe lessons with Tiffany Radovich will remain online at this time.
  • Drum Lessons: Our drum instructor, Ed Murphy, will only be offering lessons online for the time being. We will revisit the potential for in-person drum lessons later in the fall.
  • Tuition: Weekly half hour lessons: 4 payments of $180; Weekly 1 hour: 4 payments of $360. (Payments due: Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1). All payments must be made by credit/debit card online via our Parent Portal, or over the phone. No cash/checks will be accepted at this time.  
  • Refunds/Credits: any student who wishes to discontinue lessons at any point during the semester will receive a store/studio credit for any untaken lessons. No refunds.
  • Lesson Cancellations: We are suspending our 24 cancellation policy for the fall semester. Please see further details for the cancellation policies and makeup lessons procedures specific to in-person or online lessons below.  
  • Recitals: No performances will be planned until April 2021, at the earliest.
  • Re-PAUSE: In the event of our region going back on PAUSE, all in-person lessons will be moved online.
  • Spring Semester 2021: In November, we will begin to review where we are at, and make appropriate plans for the spring semester. Spring semester begins February 8.

 

In-Person Lessons - General Protocol: How we’re keeping everyone safe:

  • Limited Capacity: We are limiting the number of teachers coming in each day, as well as the number of students we are scheduling in-person.
  • Staggered Lessons: We are staggering lesson start times by 15 minutes, to control the number of people coming and going at a given time.
  • Face Coverings: Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all time in our studios. Plastic face shields alone are not suitable. Wind and brass students, please see more information below regarding your lessons.    
  • Waiting Room: We are limiting our waiting room capacity and will only permit 1 person to accompany each student attending lessons.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Everyone entering the Studios is asked to use hand sanitizer (provided at the entrance) upon their arrival.
  • Lesson Room Capacity: All lessons will be 1-on-1. Parents wishing to hear a lesson may sit directly outside the lesson room, and leave the door slightly ajar.
  • Air Filtration: Each lesson room and the waiting area will have HEPA Air Filters running throughout the day. Each lesson room will have a clear plastic pull-up barrier between the teacher and the student.
  • Between Lessons: There will be a 15 minute gap between each lesson to allow the air to filter, and for teachers to wipe down high contact items such as piano keys, music stands, and chairs with disinfectant.
  • Cleaning: High contact surface areas in the lobby such as door knobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms will be cleaned repeatedly throughout the day with disinfectant. We have chosen to use “SDC3A”, a non-toxic EPA-registered hard surface disinfectant with broad spectrum efficacy and 24 hour residual protection. There are only 3 ingredients: citric acid, silver ions, and water.
  • Borrowing instruments or music books: We will no longer be able to provide extra music books, or instruments to borrow in the event a student forgets to bring theirs to their lesson.  Please make sure you have everything you need before you arrive for your in-person lesson at the Studios.
  • Cancellations: We are suspending our 24 hour cancellation policy for the fall semester.

o   If a student needs to cancel a lesson, they may request to move that lesson online at their scheduled time, or online another time that week.

o   In-person makeups will only take place during the designated makeup week at the end of the semester. Due to the limited availability of in-person lesson times this semester, students needing several makeups may need to take them online instead.

o   Please note, with the suspension of our 24 hour cancellation policy this semester, we must ask all students (in-person or online) to be respectful of their teacher’s time. Students who cancel lessons frequently will be asked to move permanently to a better lesson time, or take a break until they can be consistent with their attendance.


Woodwind and Brass Lessons - Additional In-Person Protocol:

o   Woodwind and brass students may slide their masks to their chin as they play their instruments and then cover their mouth again when speaking.

o   Woodwind and brass students will have a box of tissues, a garbage can, and hand sanitizer next to their music stand to dispose of any saliva produced as they play.

o   Based on the recommendations put forth by the Aerosol study, in-person woodwind and brass lessons will be limited to 30 minutes. Hour lessons will be available online only.

o   All woodwind and brass lessons will take place in Lesson Room B at the Studios (this includes Dave’s students – he will not be teaching in his room at the store).

Online Lessons– How they’ll work.

  • Regularly weekly lesson appointments will take place on the online platform of your teacher’s choice (usually, Zoom or Skype).
  • Half-hour or hour lessons available.
  • Students should be ready to start their lesson on time – have your instrument and music ready, and contact your teacher via the platform at the right time.
  • Make sure your lesson room is appropriate, and properly set up:

o   Choose a quiet room in your home without any distractions (siblings, pets, high traffic areas).

o   Choose good camera placement – most teachers will prefer to see you from the side, and include your hands and instrument in the view.

o   Avoid back lighting – light sources coming from behind the camera works best.

o   Consider the acoustics – rooms with hard wood floors will make the sound coming through your device harsh for teachers. A small area rug can make a huge difference.

  • Cancellations: We are suspending our 24 hour cancellation policy for the fall semester.

o   If a student needs to cancel a lesson, they may request to reschedule online for another time that week, subject to teacher availability. We will also have a makeup week at the end of the semester, as we have in the past.

o   Please note, with the suspension of our 24 hour cancellation policy this semester, we must ask all students to be respectful of their teacher’s time. Students who cancel lessons frequently will be asked to move permanently to a better lesson time, or take a break until they can be consistent with their attendance.

 
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