During this time when California has declared a state of emergency and has determined the coronavirus outbreak "past the point of containment," and until NMS determines the crisis is over, we at NMS will have to take stricter measures regarding teacher and student illness.
NOTE: some of the below restrictions go beyond minimum conventional restrictions, and are being put into place in order to provide psychological and emotional comfort to the listening party.
If a teacher has any fever or cold-like symptoms including sore throat or deep-chested coughing, they should by NO means enter the premises of NMS. Teachers recovering from having any fever or cold-like symptoms must wear a face mask at all times for at least 7 days after the symptoms have completely disappeared. (We are currently out of face masks but will be getting a shipment in by March 25, and can be obtained by the front desk upon request.)
If students have any symptoms, they should notify NMS and their teacher as soon as possible and arrange for a make up lesson. Extra leniency shall be granted for make up lessons, as long as the teacher has not already arrived at the lesson. (1 month limit extended to 6 month window for make up lesson) If any student shows up with any of the above symptoms, they should be sent home immediately.
Teachers who have fever or cold-like symptoms, including sore throat or deep-chested coughing should contact NMS immediately, and should notify and reschedule their students or ask NMS to appoint a sub.
Teachers will disinfect door handles and piano keyboard before and after entering the room.
The bathroom sink, front desk and chair armrests should be wiped down after usage.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Anyone who has traveled abroad shall contact email@example.com to arrange for online lessons or package alterations to fulfill the 14 days required self-quarantine period for 14 days after travel.
Anyone who has recovered any illness or flu within 7 days shall agree disclose recovery or recent illness to the other party, and if all possible wear a protective face mask for up to 3 days after the symptoms are gone.
Thank you for being considerate toward the safety of our community during this time of high alert.
Over the next 2 months the following teachers will offer only online lessons:
Lori: flute, piano Olivia, violin, viola
Suzanne: violin, viola
The following teachers are offering online lessons upon request but are still available for live one-on-one lessons:
Jason: guitar, bass, ukulele
Jeffery: voice, piano, guitar, ukulele drums
Jonathan: voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, drums
Ken: guitar Kenny: drums
Sean: guitar, bass, ukulele Shirley: Chinese
The following teachers have not made it clear if they can do online lessons, but will be available for live one-on-one lessons: