Changes to In-Person Teaching, updated April 2021:

Given Covid-19 could be with us for a long time, I am making changes in the teaching environment to keep students, parents, and myself safe. In the few rare cases where online learning will not be possible, I am offering in-person lessons subject to the requirements listed on this page.

  • Those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does or who have been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate, should follow guidance to stay at home.
  • 30 minute maximum lesson time (the longer the visit, the higher the risk). This includes any time for setting up & packing away.
  • If stricter lockdown measures come back into effect, all scheduled face-to-face lessons will be held via Zoom.

Instruments & what to bring:

  • Whenever possible, bring your own instrument (you can plug in to an amp & cable here – these will be cleaned after each use).
  • If you don’t have your own instrument (for example if this is your first lesson), one spare instrument will be provided. This will need to be cleaned after use.
  • Bring any accessories you might need (No tuners, capos, or plectrums will be given to students.)
  • Bring a personal tablet / phone with enough charge. We will use this to show your music.
  • For children’s lessons, only the parent & child will be allowed to attend.
  • Adult students and parents are required to wear a face covering. Children under 11 don’t need to wear a mask.

Distance:

  • Keep your distance (2m) at all times to protect both me and yourself.
  • No “hands on” adjustments will be given (see above).
  • Lessons will not be scheduled back-to-back. If you arrive early, please wait until your allocated slot begins.
  • Parents are encouraged to wait outside in the garden seating area, weather permitting, or in their car.
  • For indoor lessons, furniture will be arranged to maximise floor space, and a screen will be placed between the student and teacher.

Sound Levels:

  • My partner now also works from home, so noise should be kept to a minimum to allow her to make calls without interruptions.
  • No siblings are to be brought along.
  • Singing or shouting carries a greater risk, so this should be avoided.

Cleaning & Hygiene:

  • Use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival.
  • Avoid touching surfaces or your face.
  • Contact surfaces will be cleaned before and after your visit.
  • Windows or doors will be kept open to increase ventilation.
  • Door handles & touch points will be cleaned after each visit.
  • The toilet & teaching space will be cleaned more often than usual.
  • Please be aware that I have two cats. If you have allergies, please consider online lessons instead.

94% of my students said online lessons work better than they expected.

6% said they are the same as expected.

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