Music Well, LLC Policies, Updated 8/13/2021
Updated Safety Protocolshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/child-care-guidance.html
- For indoor lessons & classes, only the student will stay inside for lessons (parents & siblings may drop students at the door)
- For outdoor classes, family pods will remain together in one area/blanket and any socialization between families/children is monitored by each family.
- No sharing instruments or class materials
If sick, in person lessons will be canceled, rescheduled, or changed to online lessons
Mask is required for indoor lessons/classes
Hands washed before and after each lesson; hand sanitizer available for frequent use
Stay home when sick and self-report signs or symptoms
Mask required for indoor lessons/classes
Hands washed before and after the lesson; hand sanitizer available for frequent use
Bring your own materials if possible (books, pencils, etc.)
No eating or drinking during lessons
Cleaned and sanitized daily and between student lessons, including piano keys, commonly touched areas and door knobs
Air flow & Air quality: We have installed double UV Lights into our furnace/air system along with the MERV13 filter to improve air quality and kill mold, bacteria, germs & viruses of various sizes (July 31, 2020) Also installed is an iWave-R Residential Air Cleaner, air purification system (March 2021).
Illness and/or Quarantine
If a child becomes sick while at the lesson, they will be separated/isolated, the parent will be notified and the child will go home
masked environment dismisses the requirement for contact tracing and quartentine, for family classes where young children do not wear a mask, families will be notified of any studio community risk
Come back to in person piano lessons when you’re healthy.
Absence and Make-Up Lessons
If parent/child/teacher reports illness or symptoms, online lessons will occur and make-up lessons will be available
No make-up lessons are given for missed lessons due to vacations, forgetting, or other unplanned absences
Planned absences can take advantage of a lesson swap with another student
Piano Lesson Content
- Family/student materials will be used for lessons & at home
Both student & teacher will have a copy of all music and piano books
Lessons may include:
Rhythms & patterns, steady beat activities
Tones & patterns, vocalizing solo and as a group
Playing the piano; assigned lesson materials & improvisations
Listening activities, listening & responding to music
Student input, feedback, and creativity
Creating & collaborating
Classes for Children Under 4
Siblings receive 10% class/lesson tuition discount for enrollment in the same class of similar age grouping. Contact Beth for pricing of sibling "tag alongs."
Please try to be one time. Being present during the "greeting" song affirms your child as a person; you won't want to miss that opportunity.
Dress for “moving and dancing!”
Outdoor classes - please bring a blanket for your family, family pods spaced apart at the discretion of each family. Masks are optional.
Indoor classes will occur when the weather is inclemental and masks will be required for all adults and children age 2 and older. Virtual class will remain an option during inclement weather.
Purchase Family Materials which come with an instrument pack. Special instruments like drums or other percussion instruments will be supplied for one time use and returned to an instrument tub for cleaning.
If public school is closed due to bad weather, we will also be closed. Every attempt will be made to make up missed classes. If public school is operating on a delayed schedule, we will be open and classes will run on their regular schedule. Families have the option to attend lesson virtually.
For outdoor classes - inclement weather, class will be moved indoor and a virtual class experience will also be offered.
Understand that all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Some children will be quiet in class, others will be active. Some children will do everything perfectly at home, but not in class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so check your comparisons at the door and let the music work it's magic!
Private, Partner & Group Pre-Piano and Piano:
Siblings in piano lessons, private or group, receive 10% tuition credit for 2nd child, and 15% for 3rd child.
CANCELLATIONS, MISSED LESSONS, WEATHER:
There is not a reimbursement for missed lessons. If you know that you will be gone, please try to make arrangements to trade lesson times with a fellow student. Contact me for names & numbers. Lesson make-ups will be scheduled only for school cancellation days due to weather or if I need to cancel for any reason. If the Verona School District has weather cancellation, piano lessons will be canceled also, OR a virtual lesson may be arranged. If there is a delay of school, lessons will follow the regular schedule. I understand that sport schedules cause changes throughout the year. We'll need to make adjustments as needed.
COMMITMENTS & PRACTICE ROUTINE:
NON-REFUNDABLE Cancelation Policy
By registering for lessons or classes, you are enrolling your child for a full program. Classes are by sessions or semesters. These are paid in full per semester or per class session at the beginning of the program (due date will be listed). Piano lessons are full school year. For piano, payments can be made monthly, by semester or by the full lesson year.