Music Well 
engaging music & movement education that promotes wellness
Home Studio 212 Edward Street. Verona, WI 53593
 

Music Well, LLC Policies, Updated 8/13/2021


 

Updated Safety Protocols

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/child-care-guidance.html
 

Social Distancing 

  • 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 
 

Teacher

  • 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 

Students

  • 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

 

Home Studio

  • 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

Movement activities

Student input, feedback, and creativity

Composition

Creating & collaborating 

  

Classes for Children Under 4

Siblings:
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."


CLASS:
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.

Food, toys or other "distractions" often cause problems rather than provide comfort when brought into music class. Since another child might want your child’s drink or stuffed animal, it is often easier to leave those things at home or in the car.

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.


WEATHER:
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.


OBSERVATIONS:
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:
Participating in regularly scheduled lessons is a commitment for both the student and the teacher.  As a teacher, I am committed to being prepared for each lesson with varied and developmentally appropriate materials and teaching techniques.  I strive to follow the interest of the child and bring enthusiasm to each lesson.  Each student must make a commitment too!  To come to lessons with a willingness to learn and try new things, and to be prepared with adequate practice for their lesson.  Regular practice is essential.  Becoming a competent pianist/vocalist will not happen without the hard work.  Beginner students may practice 10 minutes a day, and find that is enough, if it is truly every day!  As the number of songs, length, and difficulty increase, it is recommended that the student strive for 20-30 minutes of practice daily.  


 


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.  Partial refunds or credit are given ONLY in unusual circumstances (moving out of the area or prolonged illness), or if the class is canceled.  

A one month notice is required to stop piano lessons.  If your child does not attend lessons during that one month, payment is still collected.