Update: August 1st, 2020
After several months of tutors teaching online via Skype, Zoom and Facetime, we feel the time has come that lessons can safely be provided at the academy once again.
It goes without saying that we’ve implemented a lot of changes to make sure things are as safe as possible for students, family members, tutors and anyone else visiting the academy. Although we want to make things as normal as we can, we hope you’ll bear with us while things are temporarily a little different to usual. Safety is our number one concern, and this will be reflected in several different ways now that the academy is open for face to face lessons.
Here’s what we’re doing to keep things as safe as possible:
1. Sanitisation station
When you enter the academy, you’ll be greeted by a hand sanitisation station. We request that all visitors to the academy sanitise their hands upon entering the building.
2. Face coverings
All tutors will be wearing a face shield and/or a face mask during lessons.
3. Distancing during lessons
All lessons will be taught from a distance of 1m plus (as close to 2m as possible). Piano lessons and drum lessons will temporarily be taught utilising two instruments, with the student using one, and the tutor using another.
4. Sanitising instruments
Instruments used by students will be sanitised after every use. For guitarists, bassists and drummers, we politely request that you bring your own instrument/drum sticks. We understand this is not possible for all instruments, such as pianos, which is why tutors will be especially vigilant when it comes to keeping the academy’s instruments clean.
5. Closing the waiting room
Due to not being able to maintain a distance of 1m plus in the waiting room, we’ve decided to keep it closed for the time being. With this in mind, we request that students wait in their car (or outside if the weather permits) until their lesson is due to begin.
We’re really excited to get back to face to face lessons and we hope you’re as ready to get back to it as we are.
See you at the academy soon!
The Amped Up Team