Until the weather makes it too cold, all in-person lessons, weather permitting, will happen either on the front lawn of the church or the gym. Exceptions: (1) inclement weather, where lessons will happen by Skype, (2) if you choose to continue with Skype lessons instead of in-person ones.
When it becomes too cold, we will either move into the gym or go back to doing lessons over Skype. The gym allows for good ventilation as we can open windows and turn on fans.
Cancelling or Rescheduling Due to Illness
If either parents or students have or have had in the past 14 days a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, difficulties breathing, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal upset, or experienced a loss of taste or smell, do NOT come for an in-person lesson. If I experience any of these symptoms, I will either cancel or we will Skype.
If you are well enough, and with enough advanced notice, we can change to Skype. There will be no penalty for changing or canceling under these circumstances. The health and safety of everyone comes first.
If there are back to back lessons where one is in person and other is over Skype, the Skype student will need to adjust time. I don’t have Skype on my phone so that has to happen while I am at home. As usual, advanced notice is helpful whenever possible, so I can offer the time to other students and accommodate schedule changes.
If you have recently traveled to a state that is on the Chicago Travel Quarantine List, we will do lessons over Skype during the time you are quarantining.
The waiting area will be on the opposite side of the lawn where lessons are happening. I will be tracking the shade, so it may change from hour to hour. Staying in your car until it’s your lesson time is also fine. If we are in the gym, just wait outside until the previous student leaves and I come get you.
It will be mandatory for everyone to wear a mask and to keep a minimum distance of six feet. This means both students AND parents. As long as you are on church grounds (where the grass starts), a mask is required. I will have hand sanitizer for all to use.
Try to keep items to a minimum. Bring your violin, music books and notebook with pencil. Everyone will write their own notes.
After each lesson, all items that were used will be sanitized. The church has agreed to sanitize daily commonly touched items such as doorknobs and bathrooms. They will make sure that schedules of church personnel do not conflict with when we are using the premises.