Coronavirus Operating Status
Saturday, January 2, 2021 | News
REMOTE LESSONS The default location will be "remote" through the end of the school year on June 20, 2021. For most students, remote lessons are going very well! Many students are able to receive a substantially equivalent service remotely and if this is the case for you, we encourage you to attend your lessons remotely.
IN-PERSON LESSONS We are now able to teach lessons in-person for any registered student who requests this option. An additional waiver/policy document needs to be signed upon your first visit to the Studio. And of course we are following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, including but not limited to the wearing of face masks, maintaining distance between teachers and students, and disinfecting shared equipment after each lesson. Our big studios (most with two pianos) let us spread out while still sharing the same room!
THE STUDIO IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY If you are a current student and you want to attend your lesson in-person, just ask your teacher. Give at least 48++ hours notice. If you are a new or prospective student, we are happy to schedule a FREE interview/trial lesson by Zoom. Just contact us to make an appointment! Once you register for lessons, we will be able to meet you in-person at the Studio.
GUESTS/FAMILIES/WAITING ROOM We have a large and comfortable waiting room but unfortunately it must remain closed until at least June 2021. Likewise with guests. In the past, we treasured welcoming guests into our Studio but for now, all appointments will be for a maximum of three people: parent, teacher, and student.
WORKSHOP CLASSES We will hold workshop classes (supplementary small-group classes) in a remote format through May 31, 2021.
BRIGHT STARTS CLASSES We've made the difficult decision to not offer any in-person Bright Starts (young beginner) classes during 2020-21. We continue to serve former Bright Starts students in individual lessons and we welcome those who might have considered a group class to instead consider individual lessons. We hope to resume in-person Bright Starts group beginner classes in September/October 2021.