Letter from the Director
Re: The Importance of Healthy, Clean Music Studios!
Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Dear Students & Families,
I hope this note finds all of you doing well! It has been a busy start to the month, as I've been doing quite a bit of traveling for performances & educational programs out of state.
However, I've also been keeping a very close eye on the reports about
the coronavirus, and I wanted to make an official statement to ensure
everyone knows our stance and how we are supporting our families &
First of all, every staff & faculty member in my studios is aware that during the entirety of our 10-yr. existence, we
have had a policy of wiping down/disinfecting the piano keys &
doorknobs of every studio space each day (as well as encouraging
hand-washing, especially during the cold & flu seasons!). We always
ask that folks stay home if they are sick each season, and we have
asked that teachers use their discretion on
disinfecting more frequently throughout the course of the day to err on the safe side if a student seems to have the sniffles.
Since the coronavirus announcements several weeks back, I asked the
faculty to begin disinfecting the piano keys in between every
lesson to be extra safe...and finally, I have a moment to write this
notice and inform all of YOU about what we continue to do to keep
our spaces clean and our students happy & healthy!
We are also working studiously to ensure we have a backup supply of
disinfectant wipes and sprays available in each location.
Some of you may be concerned about what happens if you miss a lesson
(in part or in full because of concerns of illness). After plenty of
hard work to create this revolutionary, one-of-a-kind environment, it
brings me great satisfaction to remind you that we have a variety of
viable options for making up for missed lesson time (including, but
not limited to an online/Skype lesson with your teacher!). You will
also continue to receive periodic updates on the variety of scheduled
events & classes that add so much value to your educational experience
while enrolled with us, and will mostly be occurring in the late spring.
In light of the announcements from the CDC, WHO & others, we want to be particularly sensitive to the concerns of those students who are in a higher risk category (older adults and individuals with other health complications). Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally and initiate a dialogue on what we can do to better support you!
Lastly, this is a great opportunity to remind all of you about the importance of
receiving notices & updates from us:
1. We have revitalized our Facebook
page and will be using it very frequently from now on. Please click
here to "Like" our page (and consequently, to receive notices & great
content via that medium).
2. Additionally, please be sure to "drag" any
emails from us (that may have originally ended up in
your promo or spam folders!) into your regular inbox. Alternately,
you can create a filter in your email settings that ensures all emails
from firstname.lastname@example.org are routed directly to your
Inbox (easy to do in most email providers' platforms).
You always know how to reach us with any thoughts or questions, and here's to wishing (and working together) toward a season of carefully protected health & awareness and a time filled with progress, positivity, treasured memories & milestones!
Director, Piano Lab