Reopening our school

This webpage provides a summary of the measures we are taking to minimize risk during our return to in person teaching. We hope that by providing you with our operations procedures you can make the choices that work best for your family. 

Westport Site

- all private lessons will remain online *
- all string group classes will be in person (you may opt to zoom in)

- theory classes will remain online
- flute group will remain online

- chamber music will be in person


- string private lessons will be in person (you may opt to zoom in)
- piano private lessons will remain online *

- theory classes will remain online
- string group classes will be in person (you may opt to zoom in)

* please note that if your private lessons are online you may inquire with your teacher about them booking one of our large rooms for an in person lesson.
The schedule of large rooms is limited so booking early is essential

Zoom Links for Remaining Online

If you are not comfortable coming to class in person - that's fine! We have offered you the flexibility of taking part in your group class with a zoom link available through our Parent Page. and teachers can share a personal link for private lessons

Safety First Pledge for In-Person Families

If you do decide to come to lessons in person - we are so looking forward to seeing you - you are agreeing to adhere to the family Safety First Pledge on our Parent Page

Limited Building Entry

We are limiting the number of occupants on our building. All communal seating has been removed from the building and classroom chairs have been limited to just our classes with young children where a parent accompanies.

- if your child is older and does not need you at group class, please consider waiting in a socially distanced setting outside of the building

- If your child is young and needs you during class we ask that, if possible you make arrangement not bring siblings to lessons.

Health Screening & Masks

If you are coming to classes please expect to be asked daily health screenings. Teachers and staff will be taking temperatures and asking you about your general health. This is in addition to the self-check monitoring that we expect every family to do before coming to the school each day. If you, or someone in your family, have any symptoms please stay home!

Everyone entering the building is required to wear a mask to enter. Disposable masks are available for those who have forgotten theirs. If there is a medical reason for you not wearing a masks please make alternative arrangement to have another adult bring your child.

Social Distancing & Sanitizers

You will see social distancing markers on the floor placed at a minimum of 6ft apart. A parent chair has been placed by some of these markers so that parents accompanying their child may remain within the distanced parameters recommended,

At our Westport campus we will be monitoring entrance to the building and families are asked to follow the floor markers of our new one way system - entering through the main lobby and exiting through the teaching corridor fire exit. Touchless hand sanitizing stations have been provided at our entrance for you to use. The school has installed medical grade air purifiers in each of its main teaching rooms, 

In order to avoid cross infection, we are limiting access to copy machines, removing communal seating and asking you to help us help your child keep communal areas clean. If possible use a restroom before you get to the school

Our teachers have been instructed to help students keep socially distanced, Please follow their instructions and don't be offended if they avoid physical contact with your child or their instrument!