Following the WAG announcement in July, all schools are starting to welcome back pupils in a safe and secure way. We are hoping that music lessons will be able to resume soon in most schools, but it is up to all schools to make individual decisions. Where a resumption of live lessons is not possible, we are recommending a continuation of remote learning.
We are recommending that teaching continues in one of 2 ways:
- The sharing of resources (written, audio and video) with progress recorded by the pupil and feedback given by the teacher.
- Online video lessons (via Skype, Zoom etc.)
In both cases, communication (whether via email, phone or social media) must be between the teacher and the parent (not directly with the pupil). For video lessons, we ask that you ensure that your child is safe in their environment for the duration of the lesson, with minimal disturbances, and with an adult present in the house at all times. Lessons should take place in an appropriate space, i.e., not a bedroom.
These strict guidelines follow the recommended protocols given by both the Musicians Union and Incorporated Society of Musicians.
This change to our service will continue until further notice.
We hope you all stay well.
David Miller and John Murray
Directors, CAVMS Ltd