Thursday, April 16, 2020
Music 101 will hold virtual lessons April 20 - 24th. Usually, this would have been our pre-scheduled April Vacation week, however, we are using this time to make-up lessons that were cancelled at the end of March.
Tuesday April 7, 2020
Music 101 will extend our physical closure until further notice, in accordance with the non-essential business closures in MA.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
We are so thankful for a great first week of virtual lessons. It was wonderful to be able to check in with our students and provide a bit of normalcy to both their days and ours. Although it could never take the place of working with a student in person, it is such a relief to have the resource of distance learning available to get us through this uncertain time.
We are writing to let you know that we will be extending our physical closure through April 7th in accordance with the non-essential business closures in MA. Our plan going forward is to continue with our lessons virtually until we are able to reopen the studio. We will begin teaching our lessons on a typical weekly basis beginning the week of March 30th. You can expect to stay on the same day you had during the school year with small adjustments in times to accommodate siblings.
Please be on the lookout for a separate email detailing your virtual lesson day/times for March 30th and beyond. You will receive a unique meeting ID that can be used for all lessons beginning 3/30 through April. You will not need a new one each week.
Thank you again for being an amazing community that prioritizes music education. We miss all of you and hope to see you at the school soon!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Good Afternoon Students and Families,
Thank you for your outpouring of support in response to my previous email announcing our temporary closure. Your words and actions have fortified and energized us to move toward building a solution that keeps our music community vibrant during this difficult time.
Our teachers and administrative staff have come together to formulate the following plans:
- For our planned two week closure, 3/16 - 3/27, we will be providing one virtual lesson via the Zoom video platform and one make-up lesson per student. We will do our best to keep to your current schedule for the virtual lesson but may need to make adjustments because of our many siblings who typically attend lessons simultaneously. A separate email will be sent to let you know of the exact day/times of these lessons as well as details on how to access the classes. The make-up lesson will take place the week of our previously scheduled April vacation, providing the studio is open by then.
- If our temporary closure needs to be extended, we will be ready to move to a complete distance learning model at that time and lessons will resume virtually on a weekly basis as of March 30th.
We realize this will be somewhat of a learning curve for us all and so appreciate your patience and commitment as we navigate this together. We feel it is the right thing to do to both support our instructors and to keep our students engaged. We sincerely hope that our June recitals will be able to take place and we need this time to be working with our students toward that goal.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
At Music 101, the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and administrators is our primary concern. We have carefully monitored the response of local schools and organizations to the COVID-19 virus and feel it is best for us to close our physical location through March 27th.
The arts community, similar to many others, has taken a tremendous financial loss due to the necessary cancellations. Teachers whose livelihood is derived from instruction, concerts, and church positions are finding themselves in particularly challenging times. We are left with many questions on how to make this work, especially if the quarantine period is extended beyond two weeks.
Please be on the lookout for upcoming emails from us. We are working to organize make-up lessons as well as the possibility of virtual lessons for the time period we are closed. We thank you in advance for your patience as we coordinate this new landscape to maintain a regularity of lessons while prioritizing everyone's safety.