Saturday, January 16, 2021
Dear Students and Families,

We are excited to welcome back our hybrid students to the studio!  There are a few changes for you to be aware of:  

1.  Please note our NEW Hybrid Lesson Calendar.  Group A will return this week, January 18 - 22nd.  
2.  Please remember to wear your mask at all times and for caregivers to continue to drop off/pick up students only.  As a reminder of our COVID-19 studio guidelines, please review our in-studio precautions.
3.  There may not always be a staff member behind the front desk, but we are always reachable by phone and email during studio hours.  
4.  Students are most welcomed to continue their lessons virtually!  Please respond 24 hours before your lesson day if you prefer to remain virtual while pandemic numbers remain high. 

We look forward to seeing our Hybrid Students in-person!

All the Best,
The Music 101 Team


Saturday, January 9, 2021
Dear Students and Families,

Thank you for your patience as we consider our return plan for all hybrid students. 

​This upcoming week, January 11 - January 15, all lessons will be conducted virtually and teachers will be working remotely.  We will continue to monitor all state recommendations and will update you with a new hybrid student schedule toward the end of the week. 

All the Best,
The Music 101 Team


Thursday, December 18, 2020
Dear Students and Families,

After much consideration, Music 101 will be conducting all lessons virtually beginning Monday, December 21st and continuing through Friday, January 8th.  As a reminder, the studio will be closed for all lessons December 24 - January 3rd with a return to virtual classes on Monday, January 4th.  We have watched Melrose climb into the red category over the past two weeks along with the uptick in case numbers after the Thanksgiving holiday.  We feel this shift to all virtual is the best option to keep our instructors and students safe at this time.  We hope to resume in person classes on January 11th and will be reassessing this choice as we move closer to that date.
All of us at Music 101 would like to thank you for your flexibility and commitment to music education this past year.  It has been wonderful to stay connected to our students, both virtual and in person, during a time when so much of our lives have changed.  We look forward to picking up with lessons in the new year and wish you the very best holiday season.

All the Best,
The Music 101 Team


Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Dear Students and Families,

After much consideration, we have decided that all lessons will be virtual for the two weeks following Thanksgiving.  It is with an abundance of caution that we have made this decision, due to rising numbers in our state and the upcoming holiday.  It is our goal to keep our staff, students and families safe and healthy so that we may continue to enjoy music together.

​Virtual lessons will be in effect starting Monday, November 30th and will continue through Wednesday, December 9th. 

Please refer to our updated hybrid calendar reflecting these changes.  We thank you all for your flexibility this year and look forward to seeing everyone back mid-December!

​Thank you,
The Music 101 Team


August 10, 2020

Welcome back to fall lessons!  Thank you for your patience as we carefully revise lesson format plans for the new academic year.  With the information we currently have regarding after school activities, Music 101 will offer two options of study for our students to choose from:

  • Option 1:  Virtual lessons.  Students who prefer not to attend inside the Music 101 building may continue the year with weekly virtual lessons.  

  • Option 2:  Hybrid lessons.  Students will alternate weeks between in-person lessons at the studio and virtual lessons from home.  

Please read through our FAQ page where many of your questions will hopefully be addressed.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with additional concerns.

Thank you for the role you have played in making our virtual lessons over the past months such a success.  It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to stay connected and we look forward to continuing with each of you for the new academic year.

Related Links:
FAQ for Fall lessons
COVID-19 Guidelines & Waiver
Online Registration


​August 4, 2020

All August lessons will remain virtual. 


June 30, 2020

Below you will find the necessary information for the beginning of your summer study.

All students, both those who registered for virtual and our hybrid schedule, will begin July with virtual lessons.  We are preparing our space for socially distanced study and plan to welcome students back closer to the end of July.  You will soon receive a separate email outlining our guidelines and procedures for the return to the studio.  Any family who would like to remain virtual for the entirety of the summer may elect to do so.  Students who registered for ‘in-person only’ lessons will be contacted with a schedule closer to our reopening date.

Based on the guidance we have received; all voice lessons will remain virtual at least through the end of August.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


June 1, 2020

With the fluid nature of COVID-19 and the necessary precautions schools and businesses are adhering to, it is not possible at this time to know if summer lessons will be conducted at the studio or if they will continue via a virtual format.  The safety of our students and staff is our primary concern.  We will continue to monitor all guidelines as they pertain to our studio and will keep you posted as the summer months grow closer. 


​Thursday, May 14, 2020
Dear Students and Families,

We hope this email finds you well.  We so miss seeing each of you in person and couldn’t be more proud of the work you are doing and the flexibility you have shown adapting to our new virtual format.

We have been monitoring the news closely and will continue to do so in the upcoming weeks as new guidelines become available for businesses and the reopening process.  For now, we will remain entirely virtual for the month of May and possibly June as well.  The safety of our students and faculty is our primary concern.  We need to have a more clear picture of what a reopening would look like before we can assign a date to it.  We will provide another update later this month with our finalized plans for June.

It has also become increasingly clear that the type of gathering we typically host for recitals will not be appropriate for this season.  We will be postponing our annual in-person performances until it is possible to host a concert with an audience while still practicing safe social distancing guidelines.  We are, however, happily planning to gather virtually during recital weekend for performances we may enjoy from our homes.  We want to celebrate the progress our students have made throughout the year and to provide a venue to come together to share those accomplishments.  We are working to keep our virtual concerts as close to what you have come to expect from Music 101 recitals as possible:

- Students who wish to participate in a virtual recital will need to complete an online registration
- Dates and times will remain the same as previously scheduled recitals
- Teachers will be in virtual attendance throughout the weekend
- Families will receive programs and certificates via email
- All family members and friends are welcome to login for the event.  We will share the meeting codes and passwords as the weekend gets closer
- All student performances will be pre-recorded by families and submit to the studio prior to the recital dates (detailed information will follow regarding this process).

Please complete the following form whether you plan to attend a virtual recital or not:

Virtual Recital Registration

Many of you have asked to donate your recital payments to our small business and for that we are incredibly grateful.  For this reason, we have included the option on the form you are asked to complete.  We understand that not everyone is in the financial position at this time to make such a donation.  Please do only what you are comfortable with.  Follow this link to complete the recital form and necessary tuition questions:

Virtual Recital Registration

Please do not hesitate to speak with your instructors or any of the staff in the upcoming weeks.  We are always available by email and also by phone on weekdays from 2:00-8:00.


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!

Tanya Pellecchia


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.

Tanya Pellecchia


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.​

Tanya Pellecchia

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