Preparing all scenarios for a safe year of music & Band
All of us at Music Learning are eagerly awaiting the time we can return to the classroom. While we hope to return to in-person instruction as soon as possible, we understand that distance learning must also be a meaningful experience at this time.
This year, your band classes will be available both in person (when and where allowed) and online. Your child will be able to continue in band in whatever environment is most comfortable for you.
Our upgraded Distance Learning Platform is scheduled to launch in early August.
Music Learning Teachers and Staff members have trained and are following current local, state, and federal guidance. Additionally, Music Learning is a member of an international coalition of 125 music organizations researching and studying how to safely and effectively continue to create and teach music during the current pandemic. Research from two sponsored studies of aerosol spray by the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Maryland have further guided our internal safety mitigation strategies.
A few of our safety strategies and mitigation techniques for all music classes include:
Safety strategies & Mitigation techniques for class
- Social Distancing of at least 6 feet in any music setting
- No sharing of student materials
- Increased Emphasis on Rhythmic Studies, Music Theory, and Music History
- Hand washing and/or hand sanitizer for all students at the start & end of class.
- Flexibility in class location and cohorts
- Masks and face coverings for teachers
- Student masks can easily be modified for instrument accessibility
- Enhanced Blended Learning lesson plans and models for in person, distance learning, and hybrid learning opportunities for all students. This approach will allow students to continue to pursue their vocal and instrumental music studies through lessons both on campus and at home in a consistent, comfortable, and meaningful way.
Science Supports Safe Music & Band Classes
(As of 7/15/2020)
Nashville Music Scoring – Demonstration of Air Circulation
for Brass & Woodwind Instruments
Phase 2 Results & Presentation From the NFHS Performing Arts Aerosol Study (As of August 6, 2020)
Trumpet Air Projection vs. Speaking