COVID-19 UPDATE (07/09/2021):
- During Alert Level 2, all lessons continue as normal.
- If the situation escalates to Alert Level 3, we are ready to teach online again. See here for how to set things up to make the most of Zoom lessons.
Here is our plan for the different Alert Levels:
ALERT LEVEL 2:
- All lessons continue as normal.
- We practice safe social distancing, by trying to keep 1m distance from each other during lessons, especially for woodwind and singers.
- Mask wearing is not mandatory for schools, however it is highly recommended (especially for those over 12 years old).
- Hand washing, and regular sanitisation of commonly touched surfaces.
- Shared instruments (such as piano) sanitised between users.
ALERT LEVEL 3 & 4:
- All individual lessons held online via Zoom or Skype. Our teachers are prepared for this, with great technical set ups. See here for how to set things up to make the most of online lessons.
- All duo lessons held online via Zoom or Skype. Students can choose to have the lessons together, or each have an individual lesson for half the total lesson time.
- All group lessons, including bands, on hold until we return to Level 2.
Video lessons are a safe, effective, tried and tested method of teaching music. We’ve done it before with great results, as have thousands of tutors worldwide.
The next few months are likely to be very stressful for everyone, so we want to be prepared and on top of things. The well-being of our students and teachers is our single biggest priority! Please let us know if you have any concerns, questions or comments.
Take care of each other, and stay safe!
From Jake, William, and the team at Apollo Music.